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A Founder’s Guide to Prepare Your Series A Fundraising

By | Jul 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When it’s time to raise a Series A for your startup, having a general idea of what you are walking into is always helpful, and it makes your meeting with the investors more impactful. I’ve put together an “internal guide” that I frequently share…



Germany Could Fine Social Media Companies Millions for Hate Speech

By | Jun 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Social media companies operating within Germany may face fines of up to $57 million if they don’t remove hate speech from their platforms within 24 hours of its posting, according to a law just passed today. This “unlawful content” includes illegal, prejudiced, and slanderous…


Consider These 3 Variables Before Expanding Your Business Internationally

By | Jan 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

If you’re thinking of taking your business overseas, examine market need, local regulations and your local network. Despite the fact that it has never been easier, a company’s international expansion still retains an exotic allure today. Wells Fargo’s 2015 International Business Indicator recently found…



Camera Stabilization Isn’t Just for the Pros Anymore

By | Oct 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

A lot of time when I shoot video on my smartphone I’m convinced it’s picture perfect. The reality is, more often than not, it’s shaky because I’m moving my hands around during the filming. It’s kind of the catch-22 of smartphone cameras: they’re light,…

Internet of Things


The Smartest Countries in the World in STEM

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm

The world around you is evolving. The Internet of Things is expanding and tech startups are making the world smaller every day. But with all this technology comes a dire need for people to maintain and advance it. Luckily, science, technology, engineering and mathematics…



Freeletics is Spreading Personalized, Mobile Fitness Worldwide

By | Dec 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

When it comes to work, travel, and socialization, millenials are living increasingly mobile lifestyles. As society in general continues to rely on freedom from time and geographic constraints, personalization is becoming a major consumer demand across all markets, but it’s especially strong in the…



People are Looking for New Ways to Message Each Other

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

These days people are looking for various ways to say a simple hello. Whether it’s friends connecting for a weekend of fun or parents checking in on their kids, the very essence of messaging is changing before our eyes. We’ve seen platforms like Imgur…



Moviepilot Listened to Their Fans: It Paid Off Big Time

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

About seven years ago Tobi Bauckhage planted the seed of an idea in Berlin, Germany with his company Moviepilot. His mission was to fill the void in his home country where an IMDB page would sit: at the time the site hadn’t expanded internationally….



Nanoplug Surpasses Their $80K Indiegogo Funding Goal

By | Dec 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

When they started their Indiegogo campaign back in November, Nanoplug reached over $25,000 of their $80,000 goal before the first week was even over. Today, with 21 days left on the campaign clock, Nanoplug officially announced that they have surpassed their funding goal on Indiegogo….



Nanoplug Isn’t Your Grandparents’ Hearing Aid

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Somewhere between the size of a coffee bean and a grain of rice, the Nanoplug is a brand new hearing aid half the size of even the smallest, current hearing aids available at market. The German based company started an Indiegogo campaign in the…


Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin: Etiquette Guide For International Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

News outlets all over the world are going crazy about Mark Zuckerberg speaking Mandarin to audiences in Tsinghua University, Beijing. The Facebook CEO has been learning the Mandarin for the past four years, but right from the beginning of the talk he called his Mandarin…


German Court: If Requested, You Have to Delete Nude Photos of Your Ex

By | May 23, 2014 at 2:31 pm

According to The Local, the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, Germany, published a ruling on Tuesday saying that exes should delete nude photos and videos of their partners if requested. A German couple brought the case to court, with the woman demanding that her…



Pay with a Tweet: Digital Content for You, Social Buzz for Publishers

By | Apr 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

Leif Abraham and Christian Behrendt built Pay with a Tweet in 2010 so content creators and publishers could market their content by selling it for the price of a tweet or social post. Today, they are announcing the end of their beta testing and…



Post-Accelerator and Growth Funding in Berlin

By | Mar 31, 2014 at 11:00 am

A couple of weeks ago, a colleague and I went on a trip to Vienna, Austria to deliver a keynote to a state-funded innovation agency to discuss entrepreneurship and the role of mentoring. One of the key points that came out of that discussion…


Key DLD Takeaways To Help You and Your Business in 2014

By | Feb 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

DLD (Digital:Life:Design) celebrated their 10th conference anniversary this year. This annual invite-only conference, with 150 speakers and 1,000 people in attendance, brings together influential opinion-makers, industry leaders, startups and digital giants to Munich, Germany for three days of learning, networking and setting the stage for the coming…


Black Forest Games Releases Halloween DLC for Giana Sisters Franchise

By | Oct 31, 2013 at 3:38 pm

To celebrate Halloween, this week the German indie game developer Black Forest Games released specially designed Halloween content for their Kickstarter funded game. People playing Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams can enjoy the exclusive PC content absolutely free. The DLC release is an entirely new…


MLOVE: A Little Mobile Zen for the Soul

By | Jul 12, 2012 at 11:00 am

I spent a most empowering week in a castle in Germany, exploring the current state and the future of mobile. The MLOVE ConFestival gathered 200 thought leaders from around the world, exploring how communication and mobile are progressing quickly and how it is indeed…