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On-Demand Parking Startup ZIRX Gets Funding From BMW’s Venture Arm, Eyes Integration In BMW Cars

On any given day in downtown San Francisco, you’re bound to people zipping around on push scooters, wearing either blue jackets or yellow shirts. Their jobs are basically the same, which is to provide on-demand parking services, but they work for one of two competitive startups: Luxe or ZIRX. Show More Summary

8 Action Items Required To Sustain Market Leadership

Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on making change happen for others, that they forget that continually changing themselves and their company is equally important. Some get stuck in a rut and get run over by competitors with new...Show More Summary

Social CRM Provider Capillary Technologies Raises $45M, Acquires MartJack

Capillary Technologies, the Singapore-based social CRM company, has raised a $45 million Series C to fuel its evolution into an omnichannel retail platform. The round was led by Warburg Pincus with participation from returning investors Sequoia Capital and Norwest Venture Partners and brings Capillary’s total funding so far to $79.1 million. Read More

NewsCred Raises $42M As It Sets Its Sights Beyond Content Marketing

NewsCred is announcing that it has raised $42 million in additional equity funding. Founded in 2008, the company started out as a system for readers to rate the credibility of every online publication and story. It shifted focus a couple...Show More Summary

Ludacris Partners With Delivery App Roadie And Joins The Flood Of Entertainers Getting Into Startups

Roadie, the Atlanta-based shipping marketplace that’s angling to tap drivers already on the road to deliver packages, is adding some star wattage to its team with the announcement that music star Ludacris (aka Chris Bridges) is partnering with the company. Read More

UniversalAvenue, The On-Demand Sales Force App, Picks Up Further $5M Funding

UniversalAvenue is playing squarely in the on-demand economy with an app and service that lets companies, including startups, hire sales people (or ‘brand ambassadors’) on-demand. In the same way, perhaps, that Uber is disrupting traditional...Show More Summary

Lessons From A TechCrunch Disrupt Launch

May 26, 2010, was the most stressful and exciting day of my life to date. I’ve called it the most horrible and most wonderful, too. I didn’t sleep the night before. I woke up to pages of notes in my BlackBerry (it was 2010, and I was...Show More Summary

Why Startups Should Leverage Compliance

Business Insider recently reported that “The Clearing House, an advocacy group owned by the world’s largest commercial banks, is gunning for payment startups.” Not surprisingly, the banks don’t enjoy being the only ones told to play by the rules. Show More Summary

U.S. District Judge Grants Uber Drivers In California Class Action Status

A U.S. District Judge just granted the three people who filed a lawsuit against Uber class action status. That means the lawsuit, which argues that Uber should reimburse drivers for gas and other expenses, and effectively reclassify Uber drivers from contractors to employees, now represents the 160,000 people who drive for Uber in California. Show More Summary

Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

Avocados from Mexico. Apples from Chile. Broccoli from China. If you take a look at the stickers on the produce you’re buying at the grocery store, chances are they’ll read something like this. Fast-forward twenty years. Instead of driving...Show More Summary

Feedly’s News Reader Gets Business-Friendly With “Shared Collections,” Team Collaboration Features

Before Google decided that its online news reading application Google Reader was too nerdy and niche to warrant its further attention, a small but devoted community of consummate news gatherers were able to create “bundles” – groupsShow More Summary

MoPub Founder Jim Payne Joins Accel As An Entrepreneur In Residence

Jim Payne left day-to-day operations at Twitter nearly a year ago, and now he’s ready to work on his next company Not that Payne has been twiddling his thumbs since his departure — he’s been advising startups and also making plans of his own, for a startup has something to do in mobile video. With today’s announcement that he’s joining Accel Partners as an… Read More

City Made: Why NYC Is A Great Place To Be An Entrepreneur

New York City is a tremendous place to be an entrepreneur. For a pursuit that largely revolves around silent time spent at a computer by one person then, slowly at first, a few more people, a bit more talking, and on and on until failure,...Show More Summary

Pandora To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Day Of Ad-Free Listening

Our beloved Pandora is 10 years old this month. The music company has endured ups and downs but is set to celebrate that milestone anniversary on the 9th. It’s quite impressive. What started as the human genome project has become something much bigger, connecting artists to listeners 24/7. Show More Summary

Five case studies you'll see at the Lean Startup Conference 2015

The following is a guest post by Kirsten Cluthe and Ritika Puri from The Lean Startup Conference teamWondering what’s new in the Lean Startup community? With hundred of thousands of global practitioners, the supply of ideas and best practices is endless. Show More Summary

The Best Times To Get A Grip On Your Startup’s IP

What’s a tech startup’s most valuable asset? It’s not the seed money. It’s not the workspace. And it’s definitely not the espresso machine or Ping Pong table. The priceless heart of a promising startup is its intellectual property (IP) — the disruptive idea, the brilliant invention, the genius breakthrough. This hot commodity needs to be protected by… Read More

Wiselike, The Q&A Platform For Professionals, Picks Up $1.25M In Seed Funding

There is no shortage of Q&A platforms on the web. But today, a new startup with fresh funding is looking to repurpose the Q&A format into something more valuable for the asker, the answerer, and the general viewer. Meet Wiselike, which...Show More Summary

6 Reasons To Reconsider Your Planned Corporate Escape

The grass is always greener on the other side. It seems that everyone I know who works in a corporate environment dreams of escaping to become an entrepreneur, and every entrepreneur wishes he or she had the security of a regular paycheck. Show More Summary

AOL Acquires Photo And Messaging Startup Kanvas Labs

AOL is announcing another acquisition — Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. An AOL spokesperson told me that the company will continue to offer the existing Kanvas Labs products. Those include photo editing app Kanvas; Kanvas Keyboard,...Show More Summary

Your First 10 Customers Can Make Or Break You

Early in a startup’s life, the main focus is building the right product for the right market. For most B2B startups, this is the period when you start winning your first 10 customers. These 10 customers are unlike any others you’ll have over the course of your company. Read More

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