February 2017

Posted on February 24, 2017 by admin

Co-founder conflict

 Here’s how it felt in the weeks before I resigned from my last startup: I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t eat. Resting pulse at 120. I had reached a point where I couldn’t agree with my co-founder over the future of the company. I had to step away. Every co-founder situation is different, but one common Read More

Posted on February 24, 2017 by admin

TheBlindGuide acquires UPenn startup ThirdEye, bringing computer vision to the visually impaired

 There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of a college hackathon. Amidst the free t-shirts and apps to help you find parties on campus always lie a few hidden gems for those with the patience to hunt. ThirdEye, one of those gems forged out of PennApps, UPenn’s hackathon, is being acquired today by TheBlindGuide for an undisclosed Read More

Posted on February 24, 2017 by admin

2017 is the year your startup gets funded

 The turn of the calendar is cathartic for entrepreneurs — there’s something about starting a new year that inspires folks to launch a new startup, build a new product or raise capital. If you’re starting to raise capital, this is your guide. Let’s get to it. Read More Source: TechCrunh Startup

Posted on February 24, 2017 by admin

When less is more

 Money doesn’t necessarily mean freedom. Yet the ability to maneuver in response to business challenges is the one thing a startup founder needs most. Some of these decisions are minor; others are existential. As grueling as it can be to make a call on the hard decisions, it’s much worse to be unable to make Read More

Posted on February 24, 2017 by admin

Monzo, a UK digital-only bank, is closing in on new funding led by U.S.-based Thrive Capital

 Monzo, one of a number of new digital only or so-called ‘challenger’ banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, is closing in on new Series C funding, which could be announced as early as this week. According to multiple sources, U.S.-based Thrive Capital is leading the round. Read More Source: TechCrunh Startup

Posted on February 24, 2017 by admin

How Pinterest’s visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine

 Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked, and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision. At least that’s the philosophy that Pinterest engineer Andrew Zhai and his team have taken, because Read More

Posted on February 9, 2017 by admin

Hardware Battlefield winner CubeSensors is reborn as Klevio

 You’re not losing a CubeSensor. You’re gaining a Klevio! Or something. CubeSensors, the company created by Ales Spetic, has folded itself into a wireless access company called Klevio to bring the tiny tech necessary to allow for keyless entry into homes and apartments. CubeSensors participated in our Hardware Battlefield and brought a set of clever Read More

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