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Hong Kong revamps IPO rules to attract tech listings

The Hong Kong stock market has decided to loosen its rules for controversial dual-class shares normally seen in technology startups after the city lost mega listings such as Alibaba.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide For Dealing With Adversity

As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed. Based on my years of experience mentoring and advising entrepreneurs, you need to attack problems and challenges with a mindset of success, or it is unlikely that you or your business will survive. Show More Summary

6 Reasons Startups Need All Angels Plus Crowd Funding

Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). Show More Summary

Erik Huggers is stepping down as CEO of Vevo

Vevo, the music video service backed by major record labels, just announced that its CEO Erik Huggers is departing. Huggers previously worked at the BBC, at Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) and elsewhere. He joined Vevo in 2015. Under...Show More Summary

Dog-walking app Wag may be raising a huge round of funding

It looks like Wag may get another huge injection of cash following a big financing round earlier this year, according to a report by Recode, and also based on what we are hearing. We had heard a bit ago that Wag was looking to raise around $100 million, which the Recode report also suggests. Show More Summary

EyeEm’s new products aim to understand brand aesthetics

EyeEm is unveiling new tools to help the brands and marketers using the site to source their images. Underlying these tools is a technology called EyeEm Vision, which we described in-depth earlier this year. The goal is to expand image recognition so that it’s not just identifying the objects in the photo, but also its aesthetic qualities. Show More Summary

Let’s meet in New York to talk token sales

I’ve been holding a few micro meet ups over the past few years and thought I’d start it up again in honor of token/ICO mania. I’d love to hear what you all are working on in the New York area so we’ll all meet at Union Hall in Brooklyn next Wednesday at 7pm. The event is very informal and we’ll plan the next few months of micro-meetups during the event. My goal is… Read More

7 Groups Of Difficult Customers Test Every Business

Have you ever noticed that some of your business owner friends get all the bad customers, and yours all seem fairly reasonable? Or is it the other way around? I’m always amazed that, in my role as a business advisor, bad customers somehow seem to gang up on certain businesses. Show More Summary

Loot, the digital current account aimed at students and millennials, banks £2.2M Series A

“There are two types of competition for us at Loot: the banks and the money management apps,” Loot founder Ollie Purdue tells me. The U.K. startup, founded in 2014 while now 24 year old Purdue was finishing up university, offers a digital-only current account aimed at students and millennials. Show More Summary

7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co. Editor’s Note: We wrapped up the 2017 Lean Startup Week in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to share with you some of the best lessons learned in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation. Show More Summary

This home for underprivileged coders will put the Indian government and IT industry to shame

NavGurukul is a shining example of how easy it is to tackle poverty and a lack of self-belief and skilling all in one shot if there is a deep desire and commitment to do so. If only someone in India was listening.

Instacart promotes Sarah Mastrorocco to new position of VP of Business Development

Instacart is going through some growing pains right now, with Amazon buying Whole Foods this summer and target picking up Alabama-based Shipt in the last week. But growing pains come for a reason — the on-demand grocery delivery platform...Show More Summary

Squarespace reportedly raises about $200 million at a $1.7 billion valuation

Squarespace, the 14-year-old platform that makes it easy for essentially anyone to build their own website, is raising about $200 million from General Atlantic, valuing the company at a $1.7 billion valuation, Bloomberg reports. TheShow More Summary

CamSoda rolls our WebRTC for truly portable cam activities

They say the adult industry usually leads the way with new technology and CamSoda [NSFW LINK], a NSFW cam site, is no exception. The site, which connects models in various states of undress with viewers in similar states of undress, is now supporting WebRTC transmission thereby allowing cammers and viewers alike to stream via mobile phone. Show More Summary

Genalyte hires Facebook and Google exec Kevin Lo as company president

Khosla-backed one drop blood test startup Genalyte has hired former Facebook exec Kevin Lo as president of the company. Lo comes to Genalyte after leading “connectivity efforts” at Facebook “for the four billion people not online, and the 1.5B under-served who use the Internet at ‘2G’ speeds,” according to his LinkedIn profile. Before that, Lo worked for… Read More

Taiwanese media startup The News Lens lands deal with top video studio Dawin

Taiwanese digital media startup The News Lens launched only four years ago, but it quickly became one of the country’s most prolific news sources by leveraging social media to reach younger viewers. Today it took another big step byShow More Summary

Make 100 Is Back for 2018

  A nudge to get creating in 2018. Last January we launched Make 100, a creative prompt focused on limited editions of 100. The idea was to start the year with a new project and a commitment to creating. Over 470 creators participated,...Show More Summary

Food-X and Kickstarter Present a Request for Innovations

Green Top Farms Hunger, nutrition, factory farming, food waste, labeling issues, commensality…  When people say our food system is broken, it’s shorthand for a myriad of interrelated issues. These problems are complex, and it’s easy to feel as though they’re insurmountable. Show More Summary

SoundCloud resuscitates home screen with personalized playlists

After laying off 40% of its staff and securing $169 million in emergency funding, SoundCloud’s first product push is a much needed step in the right direction. It’s filling its home page with personalized playlists and best of collections from top genres rather than other content like it’s feed. Show More Summary

Wizeline expands its outsourced IT services business into southeast Asia

Wizeline, a provider of outsourced programming services, is expanding its global footprint with agreements to partner with a slew of development shops across Southeast Asia. Founded in 2014, the company’s vision is to provide programming...Show More Summary

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