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Top 50 News Websites Around the World

Today, information is power. And everyone needs to be informed as fast as possible. The Top 50 News Websites report by RocketCompanies presents the most popular websites in the news industry, by number of monthly estimated unique visitors. Some are global, some are regional or even national websites; some take on a variety of topics, while other specialize in a certain niche; but the truth is this: they reach their …

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Chrono Raises $32 Million to Help Smokers Quit

Do you know someone who wants to quit smoking but cannot? I know a few and I’m sure you also know some more.  Consider the following facts about smoking: One out of 5 deaths is caused by smocking in the US and kills over 400,000 Americans every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 70% of the 45 million US smokers want to quit smoking but they are finding it …

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Techstars backs promising mobile health start-ups

The Demo Day, on June 12, 2014, for the Sprint Accelerator, created by Techstars has been an important milestone. Although it represents the end of their first program, 10 promising mobile health start-ups are at the beginning of their journey. Mobile Health Start-ups Mission With a goal to create faster, better and of higher quality services all around the world, the 10 start-ups chosen by Techstars are developing a wide …

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Venture Capital Investments 2014 February (Part 1)

Venture Capital nvestments of January 2014 showed that the year 2014 began well for some companies, which raised hefty amount of dollars. Let us have a look at the Venture Capital Investments 2014 February.  In January Biotech was one of the most funded industries, in February it’s not the same… Advertising, and eCommerce have some big rounds with 15.5 mil Totango, and 20 mil The Trade Desk, a demand-side platform that powers …

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Venture Capital Investments 2014 February (Part 2)

After reading through the Venture Capital Investments 2014 February  Part 1 , let us have a look at the second part of Venture Capital Investments 2014 Feb,  which talks about Mobile, Networking & Hosting, Photo & Video, Real Estate, Security, Semiconductors, Social, Software, Travel and Web industry. Vungle and Remind 101 topped the Mobile Industry Respectively With Series B Investments Mobile Video Ad Platform, Vungle, raised US$ 17M in series B funding. …

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A trash wallet: The Plastic Bank prints the First 3D Recycled Object

The Plastic Bank, founded in 2013 with a goal to preserve our Mother Earth and help developing countries, is the soul child of CEO and founder David Katz, and VP and co-founder Shaun Frankson. Their vision is to empower poor countries with access to ocean shores to harvest washed-up plastic. Think this is a waste of time? Think again!  Waste impact on the environment More than 45,000 tones of plastic …

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Handybook Raised $30M in Funding Round Series B led by Steve Case

Funding Round Series B led by Steve Case from Revolution Growth has been a great success! The 2012 start-up Handybook raised $30M from important investors: Revolution LLC, Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Partners, the last two being active in previous series A rounds. Founded by Umang Dua and Oisin Hanrahan, in their room at Harvard Business School, Handybook is the new Uber for everything home-related. Revolution LLC Supports Handybook …

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Top 20 most funded Companies of all time

Here is the top 20 most funded Companies of all time. Some big money there! While most companies have raised around $1B, Facebook really stands out from the rest, having raised a massive $18B (that’s $13B more than Clearwire at number 2).  Now let’s dig a bit deeper into these companies and see what they have in common. Geography Apart from a few startups located in cities such as Seattle, Chicago, Los …

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B2B Markets: one of the best opportunity for Startups

What is the secret of a successful startup?  You can find tons of articles about this. Entrepreneurial qualities, determination, skills, team, environment, methodology, maybe the idea  are all important things, but  the most critical factor for sure is the Market. Without a Market (someone who is willing to pay for your product or service), even the most talented entrepreneur will not achieve success.  In other words, Yes, you must find a solution …

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