Business

Is 2016 The Year You Close The Retirement Gap?

By | Jun 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm

If you’re about to retire in 2016, you must be wondering whether this year would finally be the year when you could close the wide retirement gap. That gap is the difference between the total amount of money that you should have saved for your…

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India

Amazon Pledges $3B Towards India Expansion, Startups

By | Jun 8, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos just announced the company’s intention to invest an additional $3 billion in India, bringing their commitment to a $5 billion total. The funds will go towards helping Indian startups in addition to funding Amazon’s own expansion into the region. The web…

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San Francisco

SoftTech VC Closes Two Funds at $150 Million

By | Jun 8, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Time is money, particularly when talking about startups. And while many venture capital firms believe that allowing a fund to blossom is a good thing, SoftTech VC went for a faster, more effective play when it came to their two new funds. And while their…

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San Francisco

Helpshift Raises $23M to Make In-App Customer Support More Accessible

By | Jun 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

Today, San Francisco,CA-based Helpshift is announcing the successful close of a $23 million Series B round of funding. Launched in 2012, Helpshift offers native, in-app, mobile customer support, and has since expanded to reach all major platforms including web and email. Their platform allows…

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Denver

Notion Raises $3.2M to Bring Smart Sensors Home

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

Today, Denver,CO-based Notion, the Internet of Things home awareness system provider, is announcing the successful close of their $3.2M seed round. The company plans to use the capital injection to further commercialize their offering, which is said to already have 10,000 units in homes….

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The Top 7 Benefits Your VC Should Provide

By | May 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Startups and venture capitalists, or VCs, go hand in hand. But one of the primary reasons why startups take to venture capital is because of just that – the capital. But entrepreneurs should expect their investor to bring a whole lot more than just…

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8 Entrepreneurs Weigh in on the Importance of Funding

By | May 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

The Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City, California is a Google-powered gathering of entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world. With a bevy of knowledge to be found in the speakers and attendees alike, I felt it necessary to document some of the nuggets…

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What VCs Consider When Deciding to Invest in a Founder

By | May 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Your big idea and market validation – checked. Scalable model and further monetization strategy – checked. A great team ready to hustle and a user base growing day by day – checked.  Is there anything else to add to the list prior to approaching…

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Detroit

3 Things Bootstrapping Startups Need to Succeed

By | May 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

While capital is arguably the most important resource for a budding startup, the ability to survive without it is a characteristic exclusively found in successful companies. The term “bootstrapping” is commonly associated with a businesses that weathered the financial storm of early stage entrepreneurship. And the…

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Detroit

Your Guide to Finding Startup Funding in Detroit

By | May 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

When it comes to running a business, there are few things more important than funding. It helps you produce your product, it helps you manage your business, and it allows your to spread the word of your company far and wide. And while many…

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Cash Flow, Financial Stress Are Greatest Entrepreneur Challenges [Survey]

By | May 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm

This article was brought to you in partnership with the Consero Group. Before you pursue any plans into an entrepreneurship track, it’s important that you realize the very real costs of starting a company. Sure, you may have a (possibly) great startup idea, but…

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NYC

Teckst Raises $2.5M So You Can Text Customers Easier

By | May 17, 2016 at 9:06 am

Today,New York City-based startup Teckst is announced the successful close of a $2.5 million seed round. The team plans to use the new funding injection to advance their growth and expansion into new markets. According to a statement, their seed round investors include Composite…

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Columbus

4 Important Steps to Building Your Startup’s Credit

By | May 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Every startup at some point must determine how to properly finance their business, but for some people, taking into consideration the necessary steps to even get to the point of receiving that funding can sometimes become a mere afterthought. At Columbus Startup Week, the…

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Connecticut

$5M Digital Health & Fintech Challenge VentureClash Launches in Connecticut

By | May 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

We all know the major tech hubs around the nation, but what are states doing to retain their top talent or even bring in new ones? From innovation challenges to tax breaks, cities and states are competing to draw in the interest of those…

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Kansas City

Local Startup Ecosystem Matters for Kansas City’s The Collective Funds

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 9:45 am

The key to a burgeoning startup ecosystem is generous investments in local talent. When investors are willing to take risks on behalf of regional startups, they are contributing to the overall success of that area. And in Kansas City, one venture capital group is taking…

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Tado Raises $23M to Make Temperature Control Smarter

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 8:06 am

Among the most popular smart home devices are those like Nest that can regulate temperatures automatically and remotely. This is great if your home’s temperature is controlled from a central source, but what if you don’t? What if your air conditioner comes from a remote…

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Internet and Mobile Still Lead VC-Backed Deals

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Technology is awesome – plain and simple. It makes the present seem interesting and the future seem possible. But consumers aren’t the only ones that think the latest gadgets are the best investment. Venture capitalists and other firms have typically leaned towards Internet and mobile markets…