Employees Wise Up

This week, a Bay Area founder was taken aback when an engineer being recruited by his startup asked for both its cap table and information regarding the liquidation preferences of its venture backers. The candidate presumably “worked somewhere where he discovered that these things matter,

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Employees Wise Up

This week, a Bay Area founder was taken aback when an engineer being recruited by his startup asked for both its cap table and information regarding the liquidation preferences of its venture backers. The candidate presumably “worked somewhere where he discovered that these things matter,

Selling Private Company Shares 2.0

Congratulations, you now own stock in a private company… but can you sell any of it? The considerations that go into answering this question have changed over time as the process for selling private company shares in the secondary market has become more restrictive. Read More

Startups And The Big Lie

A startup is hemorrhaging cash, and the VCs have yet to agree on terms for a capital infusion. The clock is ticking until deadpool, first weeks away then days. The founders, stress levels increasing to stratospheric levels, continue to sell their company to everyone, whether investors, employees,

Sources: Grand Rounds Is Raising At Around A $750M Valuation

Sources are telling TechCrunch that Grand Rounds, which sells companies a service that gives employees access to healthcare advice and treatment from experienced professionals around the United States regardless of where they live, is valued at around $750 million as part of a new financing round.

Dear Unicorn, Exit Please

In the last couple of years, it’s become the conventional wisdom that the hottest, fastest-growing tech companies benefit from steering clear of public market investors as long as possible.

How Venture Capital Incentives Promote Zombie Companies

It feels like every other day: Another company raises a massive round of funding. We tend to assume that a company that’s raising money must be doing well. However, the truth is that venture capital funds’ incentives drive them to fund companies that should have folded long ago.

Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies

It’s been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade’s most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies. In that piece we focused on the many entrepreneurs and investors who seek to build big,

Zuora’s Journey To Managing The Subscription Economy

The idea for subscription billing startup Zuora was born in Marc Benioff’s office. In 2006, K.V. Rao, then a WebEx senior engineer, was meeting with Benioff and Salesforce CMO Tien Tzuo. Tzuo made a comment that subscription billing was a hard problem for Salesforce,

Charting A Path From Seed To A Competitive Series A Round

Over the past five years, there has been roughly $3 billion of capital invested in nearly 3,500 seed-stage companies, with the number of seed investments rising every year. According to CB Insights, 2014 saw the largest year of seed investing since 2009, with a record $1.

Grovo Raises $15M More To Help Businesses Train Their Employees With Bite-Sized Videos

Grovo, which offers a video training platform used by customers like Arizona State University and Chevron, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. When we wrote about the company back in 2011, it was trying to become “the field guide to the Internet,

HER, the dating app for queer women, revamps profiles

HER, the app that provides safe space for queer women to meet, has today revamped the app’s profiles. The updated profiles allow users to express themselves more fully in the categories of gender, sexuality, pronouns, diet preferences, star signs, drinking, smoking and cannabis habits,

MIT AI tool can predict breast cancer up to 5 years early, works equally well for white and black pa

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed a new deep learning-based AI prediction model that can anticipate the development of breast cancer up to five years in advance.

Songtrust adds another 55,000 artists to its rights management service

Over the past year, Songtrust has added another 55,000 artists to its rights management service. The company, a subsidiary of Downtown Music Publishing, a publishing and rights management firm that manages rights for artists such as John Lennon, One Direction and Santigold, now has 205,

300M-user meme site Imgur raises $20M from Coil to pay creators

Meme creators have never gotten their fair share. Remixed and reshared across the web, their jokes props up social networks like Instagram and Twitter that pay back none of their ad revenue to artists and comedians.

Apple News launches a guide to the 2020 Democratic candidates and debates

Apple today is introducing a new section in its Apple News application for iOS, iPad and Mac that’s designed to familiarize voters with the 20 U.S. Democratic presidential candidates ahead of the first Democratic debates hosted on June 26 and June 27 by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo in Miami,

NSA improperly collected Americans’ phone records for a second time, documents reveal

Newly released documents reveal the National Security Agency improperly collected Americans’ call records for a second time, just months after the agency was forced to purge hundreds of millions of collected calls and text records it unlawfully obtained. The document,

Lifestyle goods resale marketplace StockX raises $110M, pushing valuation past $1B

Detroit-based StockX, which provides a way for people to resell luxury and lifestyle goods including streetwear, bags, watches and shoes, is now valued at over $1 billion based on its most recent raise of $110 million, just revealed by the New York Times. Alongside the raise,

UrbanStems Delivers Happiness (Well, Flowers) On Demand

UrbanStems, an on-demand flower delivery startup, is expanding to Brooklyn with the promise to deliver fresh bouquets of flowers, starting at $35, within two hours of ordering.The company launched in D.C. last year, the week of Valentine’s Day, and expanded to Manhattan in December. Read More

Data Privacy Just Makes Good Business Sense

A few years ago in an interview with Forbes, Tim O’Reilly famously said, “The Guy With The Most Data Wins.” It seems his statement was prescient, or perhaps organizations took it a bit too seriously and have been collecting as much data as they can ever since.

ShoCard Raises $1.5 Million For Its Digital Identity Card On The Blockchain

What if you could get rid of your driver’s license? We’re not there yet, but ShoCard just raised $1.5 million from Morado Ventures Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Enspire Capital and Digital Currency Group to do just that. Read More

Huawei preparing Ascend P7 to rival iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5: All the rumours

From the alleged leaked pictures of the Ascend P7, Huawei's upcoming device will follow very much in the footsteps of the Ascend P6, which was unveiled at a special event in London last year. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/06/huawei-prepares-ascend-p7-launch-in-paris-all-the-rumours/

2014 UL全球电线电缆论坛于7月盛大举行

东莞2014年7月10日电 /美通社/ -- 2014 UL 全球电线电缆论坛于7月8日至9日在东莞丰泰花园酒店盛大举行,本届论坛为期两天,由享誉全球的产品安全事业领导者UL主办,大中华区电线电缆协会及虎门信息传输线缆协会承办,共吸引了来自国内300家知名企业的500多名业界精英汇聚东莞,共寻商机。

IFA 2014: How to watch the launch of the Sony Xperia Z3 live

If you want to tune in to the Xperia Z3 launch live – where Sony is also expected to unveil a compact version of the handset, and a tablet – then we’ll show you how to do so.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/03/how-to-watch-the-launch-of-the-sony-xperia-z3-live/

运营商们该如何把握住“移动互联网入口”的优势?

一、互联网入口三大发展特征为了争夺互联网用户的第一界面,整个互联网都在经历着集合化-专业化-集中化三个特征的转换:集合化:即对各类网站、信息进行汇总集成,最为出名的为好123导航网站,互联网时代早期,为小白用户提供大部分网站的集合;专业化:随着小白上网用户的逐渐减少,用户对网络的熟悉度日益提升,各大网站被用户广为熟知,于是直接登录或通过端口登录,就成为一种习惯;集中化:随着同质化的专业化网站增多,用

VS2015 C#6.0 中的那些新特性 - aehyok

前言 VS2015在自己机器上确实是装好了,费了老劲了,想来体验一下跨平台的快感,结果被微软狠狠的来了一棒子了,装好了还是没什么用,应该还需要装Xarmain插件,配置一些参数吧,由于这块之前从未接触过,想了想还是先不把时间继续浪费在这里了,于是乎来体验一下新特性了。

Apple “第一员工”回忆录之一:一步之遥的成功

我们曾经听了太多讲述 Apple 公司崛起的神话。但是,在这千百次被人反复阅读的故事中,我们忽略掉了一个人。

想平買螢光棒做光影塗鴉?Tube Guard:僅需三十蚊就可做得到!

想玩 light painting 其實相當貴,唔少都係商業用既螢光棒。光繪攝影師 Eric Pare 最近就發現左一種簡單又廉價嘅解決方法:Tube Guard。The post 想平買螢光棒做光影塗鴉?Tube Guard:僅需三十蚊就可做得到! appeared first on UNWIRE.

上季度业绩低迷,联想宣布裁员 3200 人

联想——全球最大的 PC 制造商、第五大智能手机公司——正在进行裁员,削减 3200 个岗位,试图在经历业绩不如人意的上一季度之后回到更加健康的财务状态。

这么小还能那么强? AMD R9 Nano显卡图赏

复仇女神苏大妈为 AMD 带来了全新的活力,日前,AMD 终于公布了旗下最新款 Mini ITX 显卡 AMD Radeon R9 Nano,与其他 Fury 字头命名的基于最新 Fiji 内核显卡产品线一样,该芯片最大的特点便是首次在显卡上配备了与 SG Hynix 合作的革命性 HBM(High Bandwidth Memory)高带宽显存。

LG为旧款智能电视免费升级webOS 2.0系统

在拥抱Google TV之前,LG曾经从惠普那里买下了命途多舛的webOS并作为自家智能电视平台,甚至还推出过一款基于该系统的智能手表。近段时间,我们没有听到太多有关webOS的消息,但这并不意味着LG已经放弃它。

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