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Iddo Tal has an infectious enthusiasm for fundraising. He believes that when startup founders know how to raise money, they can find the freedom to approach investors with confidence and raise the capital they need to grow their company. Tal developed his methodologies in the course of leading five startups …
Vietnamese on-demand e-commerce platform Loship raises $12M at a valuation of $100M
Loship, the Vietnamese on-demand e-commerce platform that started as a reviews app, announced today it has raised $12 million in pre-Series C funding, bringing its valuation to $100 million. The round was co-led by BAce Capital, an Ant Group-backed venture firm, and the direct investment unit of Sun Hung Kai …
Edtech Startup LearnSprout Takes In $4.2M To Unlock More Insights From Schools’ Data
U.S. edtech startup LearnSprout has taken in more funding — announcing today a $4.2 million round which it actually closed last August. Investors in the new round are prior investor Formation 8, Samsung Ventures and former Blackboard president, Justin Tan (who also sits on its advisory board). We last covered …
Apple Acquires Education Startup LearnSprout
Apple has acquired education-technology startup LearnSprout, Bloomberg reported a bit ago and we have just confirmed. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. LearnSprout is a three-year-old, San Francisco-based software startup whose online data insights help K-12 educators track students’ performances. The company had raised $4.7 million from investors across …
You can still grow your company during a pandemic - here's how.
Many companies will not see the uncertainty of a global pandemic as the perfect moment to go international, but for others the market is stronger than ever.
Google’s personalized audio news feature, Your News Update, comes to Google Podcasts
Last year, Google launched a personalized playlist of audio news, called “Your News Update,” for Google Assistant. The feature leverages machine learning techniques to understand the news content and how it relates to the listener’s own likes and interests. Today, the company says it’s publishing this personalized audio experience on …
Flipboard Expands News Coverage With Patch, Including Local Coronavirus Updates
Flipboard is bringing local news to 12 more U.S. metros and is adding critical coronavirus local coverage to all of the 35 supported locales. Patch alone is putting out more than 200 local coronavirus stories per day.
Box deepens partnership with Microsoft
The company announced a deepening relationship with Microsoft in which Box will take advantage of Redmond’s pure go-to-market clout
Fujitsu signs deal to integrate Box into its enterprise software
Box just inked one of its biggest deals in Asia so far as it focuses on international growth. Fujitsu, one of Japan’s largest IT services providers, announced today that it has struck a strategic partnership with the cloud-storage company and will integrate Box into its enterprise software.
Hola Code tackles the real migration crisis –
After spending eight months in an immigration facility in the United States, Abimael Hernandez made the tough decision to return to Mexico. He had spent 14 years in Florida and was leaving behind his wife and three children to return to Mexico so he could go through the process of …
Google will make real-time Final Four predictions this weekend, air them as halftime TV ads
Google wants to put its data science chops to the test – in real-time. This weekend, the company is going use data analytics techniques and machine learning during the Final Four in San Antonio to figure out what it thinks will happen next in the live games. And after doing …
TechCrunch - 1Password bolts on a ‘pwned password’ check
Password management service 1Password has a neat new feature that lets users check whether a password they’re thinking of using has already been breached. At which point it will suggest they pick another. This is in addition to the more usual password strength indicator bar that tries to encourage web …
How to make Twitter profitable
For better and sometimes worse, Twitter is one of the most powerful forces on the planet. Twitter has arguably played a critical role in at least two of the defining political upheavals of our era: The Arab Spring and the election of a political outsider, Donald Trump, as president of …
“When I grow up"
An Indiegogo campaign video I worked on for the Youth for Technology Foundation was featured on TechCrunch, helping the non-profit raise over $10000 for their 3DAfrica program. I came up with the concept and wrote the script while my friend did the art direction.
AI-Powered Ad Tech from Arkadium
I led B2B marketing for ad tech that placed interactive ads in sports articles. Using ABM campaigns, we built award-winning campaigns for the world's top sports leagues.
Disruption In Healthcare Could Be Costly
Ghostwritten article for Lantern Chief Science Officer: Entrepreneurs are giving the healthcare industry a much-needed injection of innovation.
Beauty By Design: The Intersection Of Data And Digital Art
At the Tate Modern last summer, over 150 coders, hackers and digital artists were challenged to take any dataset and turn it into a work of art over the course of 24 hours. With participants camped out overnight for the art hack, Tate’s cavernous Turbine Hall was transformed into a …
The App Ecosystem’s New Status Quo –
The smartphone supply chain has already become a central and unifying aspect of the tech industry. For the first time, there exists a ubiquitous technology that connects us all to a central ecosystem, and apps form a huge part of this. The bar is constantly rising for mobile, and if …
What Steam Engines, Robots And Analytics Have In Common
I worked frequently with this SAS marketing director on thought leadership pieces.
10 Art Apps To Inspire Your Inner Creative
What do you look for in an app? It might be something useful that helps to organise your life, it might be to connect with friends and family, or perhaps it’s a diverting game to while away the daily commute. But would you ever look for art on the App …
Remixing Culture And Why The Art Of The Mash-Up Matters
Editor’s Note: Ben Murray is the editor for The Space, a digital art non-profit organization in the UK and was a former BBC digital editor. The line “good artists copy; great artists steal,” attributed to Pablo Picasso and appropriated by Steve Jobs in a 1995 interview, is in some ways …
Harbingers Of Apps To Come, Here Are Four Google Glass For Fashion Hacks We Saw At Disrupt
With an abnormally high population of Google Glass owners in one convention center and ShopStyle’s API open to participants at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, it should come as no surprise that a number of hacks combined the two. Between the use of Glass at fashion weeks past and present and …