Entrepreneurs of startup Telepathic, which is launching its first app, Hooked are thinking of commissioning short stories that take the form of text message conversations. Instead of turning pages, you tap the screen to bring on the next message. The husband-and-wife team Parag Chordia and Prerna Gupta sold their last startup, Khush, to music app-maker Smule and announced that Telepathic has raised $1.2 million in new funding, bringing its total raised to $1.9 million. Read More>>
Since 2010, venture capital investment in hardware startups is up by more than 30x. This explosion in hardware funding is due to increase in private hardware investors which can be categorized in three buckets: Hardware-only VCs, Hardware-friendly micro VCs, and Hardware-friendly traditional VCs. A few breakout companies like GoPro and Fitbit have paved the way in proving that hardware companies can be tremendously profitable. Read More>>
Google has updated a patent for a wrist-worn device with removable headset that has multiple sensors and can collect data such as heart rate, skin conductivity, movement rate, and frequency.
The wrist-worn device has the ability to collect data through sensors while the user sleeps, exercises, or goes about their daily activities. When reconnected to the head unit, the device may provide this data to the head unit for further analysis or processing. Read More>>
How can altering the trajectory of brand strategy impact reputation and revenue? New results from The CMO Survey indicate a strong intent to take on riskier growth strategies aimed at selling new products to new consumers. Large companies are thinking more like start-ups and evoking the behaviours of a pivot: a strategic course correction meant to change the trajectory of a company. Read More>>
CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk’s former project the Hyperloop is slowly getting off the ground. Hyperloop is now funding itself and building operations. Instead of raising venture capital money and hiring engineers to design the product, Hyperloop is using crowd sourcing for engineering talent and crowd funding to pay for early operations. Read More>>
To get right funding is the most important element to scale up your business. From the past few years, many new funding options have emerged to support business growth. It is now important choose the right kind of funding opportunity for your venture. Read More>>
Being a part of a startup is like trying to build a bike while riding it. Startupyness or startup mindset is valuing doers and makers, as well as moving fast, occasionally breaking things and asking for forgiveness instead of permission. However, you don’t need startup experience to have a mindset that will work great at a startup. Read More>>
According to a new research from CB Insights, Startups developing technology related to drones, space, augmented reality and virtual reality collectively pooled $3.15 billion in venture capital through 183 deals in the 18 months spanning January 2014 to June 2015.
The acceleration of deals means that the drone industry is maturing. CB Insights calculates that drone startups have raised $285 million across 58 deals. Read More>>
The venture capital industry has grown and matured over the last 50-plus years. With the recent rise of crowdfunding platforms and angel investing, many new and different players have emerged as active and engaged participants in the venture capital ecosystem.
One critical element of it all is corporate venture capital, a mature and growing segment of the venture capital ecosystem. Beyond their representation in the NVCA, corporate venture groups are flexing their muscle across all sectors of our economy. Read More>>