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Wut Raised Seed Round from Foundation Capital and Google Venture

“We believe that things shouldn’t last forever.” words of Paul McKellar, co-founder of Wut, a social app that raised seed round from Foundation Capital with participation from  Google Ventures. Wut is an insanely simple social app that lets you send anonymish, ephemeral messages to your all your Facebook friends. Wut offers just a text screen with a fluorescent background. Using this app, you can anonymously send push notifications to all …

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TransferWise, the disrupting Startup Raises $ 25M (Branson, Thiel, Klein)

With more than £1 billion processed, TransferWise, a 2011 start-up company, has managed to raise over $25m on their last funding spree, adding names like Sir Richard Branson, Kima Ventures, Peter Thiel’ and father and son Robert and Saul Klein, founders of TAG. This funding round up raises the total amount of funding received by TransferWise to more than $33m, making it the most desirable UK start-up. Trasferwise: the Richard …

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Online Dating Sites Top 10

With more and more hours of our lives spent online, it’s no wonder that online dating sites are so popular. A few of them started back in mid 90’s, but nowadays there are thousands to choose from. Many sites make use of complex algorithms to try and match you with people with similar world views and opinions. There are also dedicated sites to different demographics, from single parents and vegetarians …

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Kickstarter most funded Startups from UK

In the recent years, crowdfunding has become a viable option for startups to raise funding for their new products. Indiegogo was among the first platforms, having been launched in early 2008, and is still popular. Kickstarter was launched in 2009, and is probably the best known platform of its kind, though dozens of others have been created since. The most funded Kickstarter project of all time is currently the Pebble …

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Let’s find the market before the idea

Most Startups begin from a “I could really use a…” or “It would be great to be able to…” moment. Then (hopefully) follows a brief period of market research, before the entrepreneur starts enthusiastically building the product. There’s also another way to go about it. Instead of first having a product and then finding a market for it, first select the target market and then create a product that the …

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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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Entrepreneur Success Secrets: Don’t Fail Fast!

There is a lot of talk about failure in the world of start-ups. Everyone tells you that it’s not going to be easy, that you need to fail a few times, learn from your mistakes and eventually succeed. But it is all true? Entrepreneur Success Secret. The assumption: The “fail fast” concept is closely linked with the lean startup methodology, encouraging entrepreneurs to test their hypotheses quickly and cheaply to see …

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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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