Funding

3 Keys to the Perfect Startup Funding Proposal

By | Jul 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm

To succeed in the startup world, it’s essential to have a scrappy attitude. It’s not enough to know that cash is king – you have to know how to spend and save your money to push your startup forward. But chasing your first round…

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Slack Is Investing in Chatbots Left and Right

By | Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Chatbots and A.I. are some of the leading innovations that are taking the tech industry by storm. Companies are pushing to better incorporate these tools to help them streamline, organize, and better communicate with their consumers. But how can these tools help companies who…

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5 Red Flags for Startups Looking for Their First VC

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Getting a venture capitalist to back your startup is difficult. You’ll need experience to convince them you’re worth it, meaning that you’ll likely want to start with a few other funding options. So, once you finally land your first VC, you’ll be tempted to immediately…

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Startup Zenreach Secretly Raised $50M

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

WiFi startup Zenreach raised a stealth $50 million over the last three years. Peter Thiel is on the board of the startup, which exists to monitor a physical store’s returning customers. It’s a metric that stores have long wished they could track, and since the…

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There Are Just 4 Ways to Earn Startup Funding in 2016

By | Jul 17, 2016 at 10:33 am

At TechCrunch, Shabih Rizvi and Muzzammil Zaveri of KPCB have recently taken a look at the universe of early-stage startups, all of which want one big thing: Money. Getting startup funding as a tiny or even barely existent business is a massive chore, but in the…

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Here’s a Helpful Map of VCs in Europe [Infographic]

By | Jul 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Check out the digital version of Techstars’s ‘Investors in Europe’ map, where you can find VCs who invest in European startups. The map was created with help from Dealroom, and makes European investor information even more accessible to entrepreneurs and investors all over the…

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Study: VC Investment Was ‘Ludicrous’ Last Quarter

By | Jul 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

VC investment in unicorn startups has hit an all-time high, according to a recent study from Pitchbook. In the second quarter of 2016, investments in startups totaled $22.3 billion. However, these investments weren’t spread out: a larger chunk than ever went to the unicorns, those…

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How to Attract Foreign Investors to Your Startup

By | Jun 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

While the US market is ripe for investment and numerous funding opportunities, not all the global markets can boast the same kind of ecosystem. Startups are booming worldwide, yet the majority of investment rounds are still closed in the Silicon Valley. But what if…

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5 Entrepreneurs Weigh In on Federal Startup Funding

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Tech.Co has partnered with Arlington Economic Development to bring you this story. For more in this sponsored series: AED ecosystem. Every startup is looking for funding at one point or another. Whether you’re a bootstrapping company that’s in need of some capital or a unicorn that’s…

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Yotpo Gets $22M to Help Enterprises Leverage User-Generated Content

By | Jun 14, 2016 at 11:45 am

With a recent $22 million Series C funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, the Tel Aviv- and New York City-based Yotpo is planning to expand to other regions to grow its customer base. The platform helps facilitate genuine and honest user reviews. The Future of…

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…