Category: Start Ups

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The value of venture capital investors and the importance of physical infrastructure

 Why is it important to invest via VCs, and do they add value further to the money they invest into a growth business? Furthermore, what role do physical transport links play in terms of business success and innovation in this, the digital age? Read More 00 Read full post on techcrunch.com

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Postmates now allows drivers to opt out of mandatory arbitration

 In fall 2015, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against delivery service Postmates which challenged the legality of the company’s mandatory arbitration agreement between it and its contractors. In Postmates’ fleet agreement, which contractors must sign as a condition of hire, the company had required that workers settle disagreements through arbitration. In… Read…

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As Trump stokes fears, startup backed by tech heavyweights aims to help immigrants ‘take control of their journey’

(BigStock Photo) Xiao Wang is an immigrant success story. He came to the U.S. from Nanjing at three and went on to earn advanced degrees from Stanford and Harvard Business School before jumping into leadership roles in tech. For the past three years, he’s been a senior product manager on Amazon Go, the Seattle retailer’s ambitious…

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Blin.gy puts you inside your favorite music video

 A green-screen effect, or chroma keying, is nothing new. But it’s not really consumer technology — mainly because of the need for an actual green screen, a static camera and studio-quality lighting. But being able to have a live video background behind you is cool. Meet Blin.gy, a new app that’s figured out how to…

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‘Spotify for business’ startup Soundtrack Your Brand raises $22M, plans to grow Seattle-area office

Soundtrack co-founders Andreas Liffgarden and Ola Sars. Photo via Soundtrack Your Brand. A Spotify-backed company that gives businesses legal and data-driven background music is raising more cash to help expand its operations. Soundtrack Your Brand today announced a $22 million round led by Industrifonden and Balderton Capital. The Stockholm-based company will use the fresh cash to…

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EasilyDo brings its powerful Email app to Android

 EasilyDo’s simply named “Email” application is one of the most popular productivity apps on iOS, because it closely resembles the look-and-feel of Apple’s default Mail app, but comes with more powerful features. Essentially, it feels like you’ve given the Mail app an upgrade. Now EasilyDo’s Email has made its way over to Android, bringing the same core……

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This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower

‘Smartflower‘ claims to be the world’s first “intelligent energy plant.” It’s a solar system that unfolds its giant solar panel petals in the morning and follows the sun throughout the day. It closes up at night or during heavy weather conditions.  Its mobility makes it more efficient than traditional roof solar panel systems, while its…