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  • How to protect yourself in a sharing economy
    by SmartCompany on 2017-10-16 at 09:58

    If you sublet your apartment on Airbnb to a guest who damages it, will your home and contents insurance cover the damage? Or if you rent your car to a stranger via Australian startup Drive My Car or Car Next Door and it’s stolen, will your comprehensive car insurance cover the loss? These are all […] The post How to protect yourself in a sharing economy appeared first on SmartCompany. […]

  • Australian fintechs are pitching to the RBA to create DAD, Australia’s very own cryptocurrency
    by Angela Castles on 2017-10-16 at 04:50

    Australian fintech startups are throwing their support behind a proposal to create a government-endorsed Australian cryptocurrency called DAD, or the Digital Australian Dollar. Led by FinTech Australia, a group of startups have submitted cases to the Reserve Bank of Australia and the federal Treasury that highlight the potential benefits of a government-back digital currency. The DAD […]

  • Gary Vaynerchuk on why working incredibly fast matters
    by Martin Kovacs on 2017-10-16 at 04:26

    Moving at a cracking pace in business should be valued above anything else, says Gary Vaynerchuk. But the serial entrepreneur says many company founders fail to understand how essential their every single minute is in their longer term quest to scale their startup. Instead, in Vaynerchuk’s words, “in the day-to-day they’re slow, and in the macro, […] The post Gary […]

  • Power Ledger raises $34 million in one of Australia’s first successful initial coin offerings
    by Angela Castles on 2017-10-16 at 03:25

    Perth-based energy trading startup Power Ledger has secured $34 million via an initial coin offering (ICO) in one of the largest successful raises by an Australian startup for this alternative mode of financing. Power Ledger provides a blockchain-based peer-to-peer trading platform that allows households to trade excess solar power in the hopes of making energy […] The post Power Ledger […]

  • The businesses reinventing themselves for a cashless society
    by SmartCompany on 2017-10-16 at 02:46

    According to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s consumer payments survey, cash is no longer king at the checkout. The RBA reports consumers are using cards more frequently, with the share of cash transactions dropping to 37% of payments last year, down from 69% in 2007. As cash dwindles at the checkout, SmartCompany’s investigation into payment […] The post The businesses […]

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  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-12 at 09:28

    What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates KPN acquires Dutch cybersecurity company QSight IT Delft-based cybersecurity and cloud consultancy QSight IT has been acquired by… Continue reading → The post Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT appeared first on StartupDelta. […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-12 at 09:18

    ‘s-Hertogenbosch-based startup InvoiceFinance has raised 6 million euro from a group of investors and business angels from the financial industry and Peak Capital. The capital raised will be primarily used for further growth through investments in marketing activities and the… Continue reading → The post Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth […]

  • MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-09 at 10:01

    It’s the biggest investment in history in Europe when it comes to software investments. The money is meant for a global roll-out. World domination for MessageBird?! Cloudcommunication platform aims for global growth The $60m series A round was led by… Continue reading → The post MessageBird raises $60 million series A investment appeared first on StartupDelta. […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-09 at 09:58

    Amsterdam-based smart bicycles startup VanMoof has raised 4 million euro from Slingshot Capital, also from the Dutch capital. A spokesperson said to the Dutch business news media outlet RTL Z that Slingshot will get a substantial minority share of something… Continue reading → The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally appeared first on […]

  • TNW launches a new service for enterprises, governments and startups, ‘TNW X’
    by Rohit Gopal on 2017-10-03 at 08:10

    TNW X is aiming to be the bridge between local tech communities, corporate giants and governments. The B2B channel jumps in to help traditional companies and organizations closing the gap with the tech community. Showcasing and attracting With X TNW… Continue reading → The post TNW launches a new service for enterprises, governments and startups, ‘TNW X’ appeared first on […]

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  • Romances Are Common At Work, But The Risks Are Great
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-15 at 13:30

    We all have to communicate and collaborate with other people at work, but most of us start out instinctively trying to maintain an emotional distance from others in the work environment. In fact, most employee training courses recommend the distance if the work relationship crosses management levels, and most management policies strictly forbid fraternizing with the team. Yet the 2017 Office […]

  • 6 Principles For Driving Online Reputation Management
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-14 at 13:30

    Every startup fears that one angry and unfair customer who can jeopardize the business by a negative post on Ripoff Report, Yelp, or one of the hundreds of other consumer complaint and review sites on the Internet. Most entrepreneurs don’t even know how to keep track of what people are saying about them on the web, much less how to respond or remove it. Web reputation management, both […]

  • 7 New Initiatives To Fearlessly Grow Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-13 at 13:30

    Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now, nor more difficult. Every opportunity is global, but so is the competition. Evolving customer expectations and technology are the norm, forcing every company, from startups to large enterprises, to innovate quickly, despite their fear of change, uncertainty, and doubt. As a long-time […]

  • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-11 at 13:30

    Every aspiring entrepreneur would love to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, but most have no idea what really sets these guys apart from all the rest. Conventional wisdom has them looking for a painful problem, a very large opportunity, and minimal competitive barriers to entry. In reality, most great entrepreneurs find these necessary, but not sufficient for the big win. They think […]

  • 10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-09 at 13:30

    Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies. They seem to all fall victim to a common set of mistaken priorities and well-meaning distractions that keep them from exceeding their own objectives. For example, I […]

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  • CEO of China oncology start-up BeiGene toils to bring drugs to fruition
    by Sarah Dai on 2017-10-16 at 03:35

    Hard work has taken a toll on John Oyler, and that is ironic considering he is from the health care industry. The 49-year-old American started BeiGene in 2010 in Beijing, an oncology drug maker with a market cap of about US$4 billion and now a Wall Street darling. Its Nasdaq-listed shares have jumped more than 2.1 times this year, or 84.6 per cent since it unveiled a overseas licensing deal of […]

  • The Hong Kong co-working space that wants to be the ‘Apple store’ of cryptocurrencies
    by Andrew Barclay on 2017-10-16 at 00:00

    Hong Kong has a new addition to its burgeoning co-working office scene: a space dedicated to the trading of digital currencies that comes complete with bitcoin ATMs and which its founder hopes will become a showcase for virtual money as Apple stores are for iPhones and iPads. Genesis Block, located in the city’s Wan Chai district, also aims to change an impression among the public that […]

  • Li Ka-shing shows strong backing for Hong Kong’s fintech sector with MioTech funding
    by Bien Perez on 2017-10-15 at 05:45

    Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, has given his strong backing to the city’s fast-growing financial technology start-up sector by investing in MioTech, a specialist provider of artificial intelligence (AI) for investors. Horizons Ventures, Li’s private investment arm, led a US$7 million Series A funding round for MioTech, one of just a few Chinese tech […]

  • China’s DJI offers system to track airborne drones as governments tighten restrictions
    by Bien Perez on 2017-10-13 at 13:45

    DJI, the world’s largest maker of recreational drones, has introduced a system that identifies and monitors airborne drones, as authorities in China and elsewhere look to crack down on use of the devices near airports and other sensitive locations. The Shenzhen-based company's AeroScope system uses the existing communications link between a drone and its remote controller to broadcast […]

  • Luxury carmaker Infiniti targets future ‘unicorns’ with new start-up accelerator programme
    by Bien Perez on 2017-10-12 at 11:15

    Infiniti Motor Company, the Hong Kong-based luxury vehicle division of Japanese carmaker Nissan, aims to add another name to the city’s nascent billion-dollar-start-up club, with the launch of a new accelerator programme focused on consumer retail innovation. “It’s going to take some time. But if we do our job right, these start-ups should go on to raise more equity, grow their […]

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  • Radio group Global acquires US firm AudioHQ to further build its audio ad platform
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-16 at 16:37

    UK radio group Global, the owners of Heart and Classic FM, has acquired US company AudioHQ, which will be integrated into its DAX audio advertising platform. No terms were disclosed. The acquisition marks Global’s entry into the US market with offices in New York, LA, Chicago, and Detroit and AudioHQ being rebranded under the DAX […] The post Radio group Global acquires US firm […]

  • French restaurant booking app Bim raises €2.5 million
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-16 at 11:39

    Bim, a French restaurant table booking app, has raised €2.5 million in new funding to begin its international expansion. The investment comes from several business angels including Blablacar cofounder Frédéric Mazzella and Havas Group CEO Yannick Bolloré. Bim’s app allows people to book tables in restaurants that have been cancelled last minute. It is currently […]

  • Belgian Industry 4.0 startup Arkite raises €1.6 million
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-16 at 09:55

    Arkite, a Belgian Industry 4.0 startup, has raised €1.6 million led by Capricorn Venture Partners with participation from existing shareholders. Arkite develops manufacturing hardware called the Human Interface Mate (HIM), which uses augmented reality to assist production operators in complex tasks. “In the highly competitive environment of the manufacturing industry, more complex […]

  • Draper Esprit will invest $100 million in seed funds around Europe
    by Jonathan Keane on 2017-10-16 at 08:16

    Draper Esprit, the London- and Dublin-based VC firm, has announced that it will invest up to $100 million in seed funds across Europe over the next five years. Thus far, the VC firm has committed to investing in Seedcamp and Episode 1 Ventures and previously invested in equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs and Crowdcube. Draper Esprit […] The post Draper Esprit will invest $100 million in […]

  • These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week
    by Robin Wauters on 2017-10-13 at 14:02

    These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week The post These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week appeared first on Tech.eu. […]

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  • The keys to your house belong to startups
    by Joanna Glasner on 2017-10-14 at 18:00

     Silicon Valley may be the techiest place on earth, but even here, the way people open the front door hasn’t changed much in a century. Most of us still get in by turning a flat metal key in a lock. Visitors ring doorbells, and we peep at them through peepholes. If we’re out, keyless guests are out of luck. If investors have their way, that status quo will look quite primitive in […]

  • My new favorite Twitter habit is saving me so much heartache
    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-14 at 17:02

     I have a new habit. It quenches a thirst. It soothes a weakened, battered piece of my psyche. It repairs my wounds and unleashes me, more powerful, into my day. It fulfills the saddest, most regrettable pieces of myself. It may also be a habit that you want to pick up. You too may find that this simple step into the breach of social engagement online can make you… Fitter. […]

  • Games developer Supersolid raises $4M Series A round led by Index Ventures
    by Mike Butcher on 2017-10-13 at 17:18

     Supersolid, a London-based mobile games developer with more than 50 million downloads under its belt, is best known for the smash hit games like Super Penguins, Adventure Town and Pororo Penguin Run. The company has now raised a $4 million Series A investment round, led by Index Ventures. Read Mor […]

  • Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year
    by Jordan Crook on 2017-10-13 at 16:55

     While Airbnb continues to grow its number of hosts and guests, landlords and building owners don’t share the same enthusiasm for the home-sharing platform as Airbnb users. But the company has a plan that gets each party on board with home-sharing: they are collaborating with Newgard Development Group to build a 324-unit building in Kissimmee, FL that will be branded as an Airbnb […]

  • Social commerce startup Meesho gets $3.4M Series A to build a reseller network in India
    by Catherine Shu on 2017-10-13 at 15:46

     While most of the attention paid to India’s e-commerce boom focuses on big players like Flipkart, there’s another fast-growing sector: people, mostly women, who resell items on social media. Several startups now exist to serve the so-called “housewife reseller” market. One of them, Y Combinator alum Meesho, announced today that it has raised a $3.4 million Series A […]

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  • GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to board
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-10 at 08:42

    Gitlab, a collaboration and DevOps platform has raised a $20 million Series C round led by GV, the venture arm of Alphabet. Founded in Utrecht in 2014 by Sytse Sijbrandij and Dmitriy Zaporozhets Gitlab, has since raised $45.6 million. GitLab is currently in use by more than 100,000 organization as a git-based open source tool […] The post GitLab raises $20M Series C, adds Matt Mullenweg to […]

  • Dutch Startup News: Messagebird, VanMoof, InvoiceFinance, QSight IT
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-09 at 12:51

    What happens in the startup scene in The Netherlands right now? Find out in another Dutch startup news update! News & Updates KPN acquires Dutch cybersecurity company QSight IT Delft-based cybersecurity and cloud consultancy QSight IT has been acquired by telecom firm KPN. QSight IT turnover of €50 million in 2016. Most notable investor in […] The post Dutch Startup News: […]

  • Fintech startup InvoiceFinance raises €6 million to fuel growth
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-06 at 08:56

    ‘s-Hertogenbosch-based startup InvoiceFinance has raised 6 million euro from a group of investors and business angels from the financial industry and Peak Capital. The capital raised will be primarily used for further growth through investments in marketing activities and the recruitment of sales reps. A part of the money will be used for the further […] The post Fintech startup […]

  • Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof raises €4 million to expand internationally
    by Samir Saberi on 2017-10-05 at 08:39

    Amsterdam-based smart bicycles startup VanMoof has raised 4 million euro from Slingshot Capital, also from the Dutch capital. A spokesperson said to the Dutch business news media outlet RTL Z that Slingshot will get a substantial minority share of something between 10 and 50 percent in return for its investment (in Dutch). The capital raised […] The post Tesla of bicycles startup VanMoof […]

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