Tag Archives: Startup

What It Takes to Build a Startup in 2017

Thinking about building a startup in 2017? You’re going to be up against a huge challenge this year. It’s a lot different building a startup today than it was a couple of years ago. It is far more competitive, the advertising costs are much higher and you have to do a much better job in acquiring customers. It’s great that ... Read More »

Market research tech startup Attest raises $3.1M

Attest, a London startup that has built a market research platform to enable companies to get market insights quicker and more often, has picked up $3.1 million in further funding. Oxford Capital, and Episode 1 led the round, with participation from a number new angel investors including London Business School Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing Paddy Barwise. The company ... Read More »

Tech Startup Market Hot Again?

We’ve gotten used to hearing bad economic news, to the point that most of us just tune it out now. After all, you can only take so much bad news without it wearing you down. But could the good times be back again? Judging from reports about Y Combinator’s recent Demo Day, it may be boom times again for Web and ... Read More »

Tech Startup Culture Gaining Momentum in Pune, India

Made in India startups are definitely gaining ground, and among them Made in Pune holds an increasingly important place. To further illustrate the success of Pune-based startups, we shall address a select few as a collective, while we hope for many more. Sapience Analytics Let us begin our discussion with Sapience Analytics, creator of an award-winning enterprise class product designed ... Read More »

Marketing Tech Startup Appboy Shuffles Cofounders As Bill Magnuson Takes Over As CEO

The five-year-old marketing tech company has named Bill Magnuson as CEO effective on January 1, 2017, with founding CEO Mark Ghermezian moving into a new role as executive chairman. As part of the reshuffling at the Series C startup, third cofounder Jon Hyman will assume the role of CTO from Magnuson after serving as Appboy’s CIO. “When you look at ... Read More »

Tech Startup Culture Gaining Momentum in Pune, India

0Made in India startups are definitely gaining ground, and among them Made in Pune holds an increasingly important place. To further illustrate the success of Pune-based startups, we shall address a select few as a collective, while we hope for many more. Sapience Analytics Let us begin our discussion with Sapience Analytics, creator of an award-winning enterprise class product designed ... Read More »

Startup Story: Finding Gaps in a Market Can Happen Purely by Chance

Successful entrepreneurial ventures are often based on business solutions and ideas that strive to plug a gap in the market. Once you identify the gaps and pain points, you work towards solutions and formulate a business idea. And most often, finding the gaps in a market happens purely by accident rather than by design. It was also by chance that ... Read More »

Startup Makes Wearable Tech to Monitor Vitals, Head Trauma

Believe it or not, there are some tech companies that aren’t interested in smartglasses or smartwatches. MC10′s approach to wearable technology has been to completely re-imagine how that technology can be used to monitor and improve a person’s health. It’s technology that can take your vitals, monitor for possible trauma, and even improve the outcome of surgical procedures. This is ... Read More »

Julia Kurnia of Zidisha: How Non-Profit Used Tech Startup Tactics to Build a Microlending Marketplace

Small Business Trends: Tell us a little bit of your personal background. Julia Kurnia: I’ve always been interested in using technology to bring better opportunities, better access to capital to the world’s poorest places. When Kiva got started in 2005, I was very excited by the idea and I got a job working with one of Kiva’s first intermediary banks ... Read More »

Got a Startup Tech Hardware Product to Sell? Try Grand St.

0 Grand St. aims to give independent hardware manufacturers a place to sell their products and to test prototypes. If you’re looking to get any consumer electronic to the marketplace, there’s an arduous process involved. One of the biggest obstacles is getting funding for a venture that could miss the mark. Another is finding customers interested in your product. Grand ... Read More »