Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 15 largest rounds in the US during the month of September. I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, location of the startup, investors in the round, and date of funding to further the analysis. To maintain a focus on tech-enabled startups, […]
Abacus is a simple, fast way for businesses to reimburse their employees for company expenses. On mobile. In real time. They are re-imagining from the ground up how expense reporting would have worked, if it had been born mobile. Easily categorizing everything, and saving time on all that paperwork that no one likes doing anyway. […]
Founders Fund Partner Peter Thiel discusses the shift in venture capitalist behavior.
They each won $100,000 to change the world. Find out how the 2014 Thiel Fellows are planning to do it—all in under 60 seconds.
With the growing popularity of on-demand services like Uber, Instacart and HandyBook, Button is launching the acquisition and retention platform built for the mobile economy. And the company is poised to help propel these businesses into hyper-growth by helping them to retain their best customers – and attract new ones. They just closed their $2.25 […]
Every business has to start at the bottom and work its way up. A few examples that have become big household names are: Apple, PayPal, and, in the UK, Amstrad. Each of these businesses started as an idea and by hard work and perseverance, have grown into the big businesses that they are today. According […]
With the Identity Theft Resource Center® reporting a 30% increase in privacy breaches in 2013, there seems to be a growing population out there worried about all the people intent on hurting them. Why is everyone so paranoid these days? My plea to entrepreneurs is to recognize these concerns as an opportunity to make people’s […]
By most definitions of the term, an entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business, incorporating innovative changes to existing products, services, business models and creating new markets. Yet very few achieve that great aspiration of really driving economic, social and environmental changes on a global scale. What does it take to get to that […]
Beacons are the latest technological darlings positioned to reshape the consumer experience in retail. But are they just a fad? Like their precursors with similar promises such as augmented reality, QR codes and geofencing, the success of beacons will depend on the adoption rate of consumers. They do however present some pretty interesting opportunities for […]
The obvious application of beacon technology is to push content — be it welcome greetings, discounts and special offers, product information, branded content or other alerts. What else can beacons offer in-store? Based on the research in Forrester Research, Inc.’s March 2014 report The Emergence of Beacons in Retail Get Elastic believes there are 5 […]