9 Reliable Ways to Fund Your Startup

{}Where should you get the money to fund your startup? Just because you have a great and exciting business idea does not mean that people are waiting to throw money at you.   However, there are other creative ways to raise money for your new business, including: Negotiating an advance from customers or partners Look […] Article by MakeMoneyInLife.com. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

BikeParking.Club connects a social network to bike locks in a city

Palo Alto has a bike lock problem, and a pair of software developers and a designer took a shot at trying to solve that problem in 24 hours in New York this weekend. Eugene Tonev, Alexander Sivura and Yuri Dymov — currently at health startup HealthTap — put together a model of the kinds of bike racks you might see on the streets of Palo Alto. But this rack has a connected lock … [Read more...]

Twitter CFO thinks WH press briefings via Twitter are a great idea!

As President Trump continues to degrade our democracy and diminish the freedom of the press, Twitter’s CFO/COO Anthony Noto sees a marketing opportunity. @realDonaldTrump May I suggest questions submitted and answered via Twitter. A perfect record and we distribute to the world not just those with a TV — Anthony Noto (@anthonynoto) May 12, 2017 Trump issued a thinly veiled… Read … [Read more...]

Truepic fights photo fraud on apps like Tinder and Airbnb

“Is that what they really look like?” “Did they Photoshop the pics of the house we’re renting?” “Is this actually what I’m buying or just a photo ripped off the Internet?” These are the questions Truepic wants to answer with the startup’s photo verification technology. Today Truepic unveils its SDK for embedding its tech in other … [Read more...]

A conversation about digital copyright reform

The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market across the 28 Member States of the bloc, aiming to break down regional barriers to ecommerce. Read More Article by Social – TechCrunch. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

4 Tech Startups to Watch in 2017

{}Technology has matured and become fully integrated as a way of modern life. Nowadays, tech startups look for ways to improve on existing business models and to deepen their reach… Read more » (c) Noobpreneur.com Article by Noobpreneur.com. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Shade Room’s Angie Nwandu is coming to Disrupt NY

While many traditional publishers are figuring out their social media strategies, The Shade Room has already built an Instagram-centric media juggernaut. Since its founding in 2014, the startup’s Instagram account (which offers celebrity news aimed at a black audience) has attracted more than 8.9 million followers — compare that to The New York Times’ 2.4 million,… Read … [Read more...]

Why Startups Should Embrace Online Learning

{}Thanks to the digital age, the way in which we learn and solve problems has quickly adapted. Online video sites such as YouTube now mean that we can find the… Read more » (c) Noobpreneur.com Article by Noobpreneur.com. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Tinder Online is a new web version of the dating app

Tinder is today introducing a new way for users to access the platform with the launch of Tinder Online, a web-optimized version of the dating app so people can Tinder at their desktops. Tinder Online still requires that you sign on to your account through Facebook, and it doesn’t include any of Tinder’s revenue features like Tinder Boost or Super Like, for now. Head of Product… … [Read more...]

5 Ideas for Funding Your Startup

5 Ideas for Funding Your Startup Raising money is the toughest hurdle any entrepreneur has to face. As soon as you mention the words “money” and “startup” in the same sentence, doors slam in your face and acquaintances dash across the street to avoid having to say hello to you. Even bankers look at you with disdain. Remember, though, that your refusal to give up can make all the difference. As … [Read more...]

Coffee Meets Bagel introduces $35/month premium membership to fight ghosting

Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating site that focuses on high-quality, limited matches, has today announced the launch of a premium tier of the service. Thus far, CMB is one of the few reigning dating apps that has generated revenue solely through in-app currency without a premium membership. But no more. Coffee Meets Bagel works by sending men 21 profiles that may be a good match, each day at noon. … [Read more...]

Gobi raises $500K to take on Snapchat

Norwegian startup Gobi raised $500,000 at a $15 million valuation to take on Snapchat with its “Stories” communication tool. The platform enables users to create public and private groups where users can share photos and videos that stay around for three days before vanishing into digital pixel-dust. Read More Article by Social – TechCrunch. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The Failure Podcast: All My Failed Business Ideas And The Mindset Shifts They Created Leading To Over A Decade Of Business Success

{}[ Download MP3 | Transcript | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] Welcome to the EJ Podcast ‘Solo Session 2’, otherwise known as the Failure episode. The episode itself is not a failure, but features business projects that I created during my earlier years as an entrepreneur that did... The post The Failure Podcast: All My Failed Business Ideas And The Mindset Shifts … [Read more...]

Snap explored selling a 360 camera

What comes after Spectacles for the “camera company”? Snap has explored 360 cameras as a future product, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Snap brought in a camera developer with expertise in 360 cameras and stereoscopic cameras to pitch the company potential hardware options. Read More Article by Social – TechCrunch. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

My Experience at YC Hacks (Y Combinator’s First Hackathon)

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. At 33 years old, I knew I’d probably be older than the vast majority of the 400+ people attending Y Combinator’s first YC Hacks hackathon. But other than that, I didn’t have many expectations. YC Hacks was my first real hackathon. Many years ago, I went to the first SuperHappyDevHouse (and then 19 out of the first 20 of them), but I never … [Read more...]

This startup raised $220 M Even Before Its Launch

Fundraising is definitely the most terrifying and exhausting process. You have a brilliant idea, you know it will work, you know how to make it work, you believe in it but that doesn’t matter. What matters is what the investor thinks of your startup. You need to work a lot to sharpen your selling skills and impress an investor. But maybe some start-ups are really lucky. What else can you say about … [Read more...]

Interview With Founder of Lawnmower

Three classmates got together to provide a world with another amazing tool that could help them in their day to day life. They wanted to help you in your efforts to save money and hence Lawnmower was launched on April 9. Only within a few days, this startup has managed to create a lot of buzz. And that’s how it caught our attention. So, our team thought of interviewing the founder Alex Sunnarborg … [Read more...]

5 Steps To Grow Your Startup With Content Marketing

1. Know Your Customer Content Marketing isn’t about your product– it’s about your customers’ interests. If you don’t have customers or users yet, make sure you have a clearly defined target customer before you continue with content marketing (or product development, for that matter). If you have customers or users, find out who they are and build a primary archetype … [Read more...]