14 November 2012

Berlin startup scene gets nod from Google

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Berlin startup scene gets nod from Google
''Google's investment in the startup scene here is a clear signal,'' said lawyer Andre Egger, who specializes in financing for technology and entertainment companies. Egger noted that the city, whose unofficial motto is ''poor, but sexy,'' gained a bad ...

And Now We're At The Point Where Startups Are Running Out Of Cash
Business Insider
Unable to convince investors to give them millions more, startup founders are being forced to throw in the towel. Some are softly landing at larger companies for an offer of employment and options but next to no cash; others are closing up shop completely.

Business Insider

Visa, startup iZettle settle mobile payments issue
IDG News Service - Mobile card payments startup iZettle has settled its payments dispute with Visa Europe and can now accept Visa payments in Norway, Finland and Denmark, the company announced on Tuesday. To accept Visa, iZettle had to add a new ...

Startup Riot breaks out in Portland
Bizjournals.com (blog)
Founded in Atlanta in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Sanjay Parekh, Startup Riot has since extended to Seattle in 2011 and now to Portland. The event brings early-stage businesses and investors together for a day of pitching, concept demonstrations and, ...

Stealth startup Quik.io hits the ground with iPad content streaming app
Stealth startup Quik.io hits the ground with iPad content streaming app. Summary: Astartup by three former Cisco veterans has been in stealth mode for over a year developing an iPad app that aims at making streaming content to an iPad a simple operation.


Startup Must-Reads — Tuesday, Nov.13
Wall Street Journal
Here's how the startup's founders chose who to go with. Entrepreneur.com. Payless raises: Money is everyone's first choice as a reward for a job well done, but for astartup looking to stretch its funds, it's not always easy to hand out raises that are ...

Wall Street Journal

Fitness startup Retrofit adds $8 million in funding
Chicago Tribune
Local fitness startup Retrofit has raised $8 million in a new funding round, bringing its total investment to $10.7 million. The company, which is based in Skokie but moving to Chicago early next year, crafts 12-month weight loss programs for customers ...

The 86-Year-Old Startup Guru
He can also tell you everything you need to know about hiring people, pitching big companies for sales, and creating a healthy culture at your startup. As it turns out, the things we value at contemporary tech startups—values that many of us assume ...

Startup CogniMem demos new road to computing
EE Times
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- CogniMem Technologies Inc. aims to demonstrate at Supercomputing 2012 the scalability of its non Von Neumann approach to computing based on pattern recognition. The startupwill demo a system using 40,000 of its silicon processing ...

Startup Weekend Boosts Profiles of New Entrepreneurs — and Host Cities
It's the final stage of a 54-hour competition to create a startup from scratch. Nearly 300 lanyard-clad entrepreneurs squeeze together on rows of plastic chairs to watch fellow hopefuls pitch their way to the top. Under the intense scrutiny of ...

Loyalty Rewards Startup LocalBonus Launches An iPhone App ...
By Ryan Lawler
The new LocalBonus app provides an easy sign-up process, allowing users to simply take a picture of their credit card to begin receiving rewards. The app also..

News app editor Lauren Rabaino brings a startup mentality to the ...
By David Holmes
Rabaino is no outsider to the startup mentality, having worked as a designer at two journalistic startups prior to joining the Seattle Times as homepage producer in June 2011. Even before taking up the mantle of news app editor, Rabaino ...

Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster
By Josh Wolford
They put $1 miilion into a four-year old startup called SumZero that just happens to have been co-founded by Divya Narendra. Yes, that Divya Narendra that was a part of the now famous lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.

Boulder travel journal startup Everlater acquired by MapQuest/AOL
By Andy Vuong
Boulder travel journal startup Everlater acquired by MapQuest/AOL : Insight on all things tech and telecom, with an emphasis on developments that matter most to Colorado and the West. Colorado.
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Wireless monitoring startup EarlySense secures $15M ...
By Jonah Comstock
Wireless monitoring startup EarlySense secures $15M. By: Jonah Comstock | Nov 12, 2012. Tags: EarlySense | home health monitoring | Pitango Venture Capital | remote wireless monitoring | wireless remote patient monitoring |. EarlySense ...

Startup America's Veterans Working Group Launches to Capture ...
12, 2012– The Startup America Partnership today announced the formation of the Veterans Working Group, an initiative that highlights the best practices for ...

The $500 Startup | Tweaky
There are a lot of great startup ideas out there that can be validated using two things we know very well: WordPress and Tweaky.com. Tweaky itself got a lot of ...

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