Google has announced that it’s more than doubling the number of markets in which its Launchpad Accelerator program is open to startups. The internet giant first unveiled its Launchpad Accelerator for a handful of countries across Latin America and Asia back in 2015, and it has since expanded to 17 markets around the world, including Europe and
Paul Heirendt, a principal at True Bearing Advisors and co-founder of multiple startups, has first-hand experience with how hard it can be for entrepreneurs to find seed funding in St. Louis. “Of the nine startups I’ve been involved with in St. Louis in the last few years, four had to relocate to find adequate seed-stage funding,” said Heirendt. Relocation is far from the worst thing that can happen to
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Appier, a Taiwanese startup that helps companies harness artificial intelligence to make marketing decisions, announced today that it has raised a $33 million Series C round from an impressive roster of Asian investors. They are SoftBank Group Corp., Line Corp., Naver Corp., EDBI (the Singapore Economic Development Board’s corporate investment arm) and Hong Kong-based financial
ANALYSIS: At first, a pivot to video made sense. High bandwidth on mobile, mega-platforms like YouTube, and the promise of disrupting TV commercials made it alluring. As did the steadily declining cost-per-click rates on text-centric content — not to mention the painful memories of what happened to newspapers that waited too long to move online.
An Uber spokesperson tells us its board has reached a decision to offer someone the CEO role. “The Board has voted and will announce the decision to employees first.” We’ve confirmed from a source familiar with the situation that this person is Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia. Kara Swisher of Recode was first with the
Esports VR broadcasting company SLIVER.tv announced it completed series A round equity funding with $9.8 million raised. To date, the company has received $17.5 million. Danhua Capital, Heuristic Capital Partners, and ZP Capital led the round while addition funding came from DCM, Sierra Ventures, The VR Fund, Samsung Next Fund and Sony Innovation Fund. SLIVER.tv CEO and
User experience, also known as UX, is made up of many moving parts that allow it to positively impact how users feel when they visit your website. Without a positive user experience, your marketing tactics can be affected, so it’s important to understand what exactly makes for a great UX design. In this post, we’ll
I gave in and finally after a year or so, I signed up to Truly Rich Club. I already have my BPI Trade account a year ago. Today I finally decided to jump in and invest in the stock market. I have faith and confidence in Bo’s (and his financial mentors) tips on what stocks