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,

October lets 11 public companies borrow money on its platform

French crowd-lending platform October (formerly known as Lendix), wants to educate more people about new ways to borrow money. That’s why the company is launching a project called Grandir Ensemble (grow together). 11 big companies are borrowing €100,000 each on October at a 2.

Only one week left until Disrupt Berlin 2018 begins

Heiliger Strohsack! Holy smokes — Disrupt Berlin 2018 kicks off in exactly one week! We’re beyond excited to welcome thousands of startup movers, shakers and makers to Europe’s premier tech startup conference. We’ve packed a ton of top-notch programming into 29-30 November,

As Taiwan prepares to vote on LGBTQ issues, a homophobic group is running ads before kids videos on

This Saturday, several issues related to LGBTQ equality, including marriage, are up for referendum in Taiwan’s mid-term elections. A little more than a year after the country’s top court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage,

Movinga, the European house removals platform, raises further €15M

Movinga, the European house removals and relocation platform, has closed €15 million in further funding. The round was led by London-based growth investor ETF Partners, with participation from existing backers Santo Venture Capital, Earlybird, and Rocket Internet.

Cross-border fintech startup Instarem raises $20M for global expansion

Instarem, a Singapore-based startup that helps banks transfer money overseas cheaply, has raised a Series C round of over $20 million for global expansion.

Tencent e-wallet is following Alibaba to Hong Kong subways

China’s payments giants have taken their battle to Hong Kong. Less than a week after Ant Financial announced adding QR codes to the city’s MTR public transport network of rail and buses, Tencent’s WeChat Pay unveiled a similar scheme on Wednesday. Starting mid-2021,

Teaching STEM through the wonders of larva harvesting

There’s hardly enough room to turn around in Livin Farms’ office. Pretty standard, really, in Central, Hong Kong, where space is at a perpetual premium. It’s a small operation for the HAX-backed startup — there’s space for a few desks and not much more. The startup’s last product, the Hive,

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

今日嗅评:雷军想占领客厅,却忽略了他的发烧友大部分根本就没有厅

解构京东金融:无规模,难成活绿竹巷投稿:无论是to C的业务还是to B的,规模都是其面临的难题。如果只是给电商业务做点支撑,那可以,但要说赚钱,量上不去,刘强东说的七成利润靠金融,可就是吹牛不怕事大了。

[动态图]丧心病狂的Flappy48:“Flappy Bird”和“2048”合体

“Flappy Bird”和“2048”毋庸置疑是两款非常容易让人深陷其中的游戏,两款游戏的操作都非常简单,前者只需要简单的点击屏幕让小鸟飞过中间的障碍物;而后者则是通过不断的叠加来产生2048这个数字方块。

Michigan Is Getting a Fake City for Testing Automated Cars

The center of U.S. car innovation may have shifted toward California lately (*ahem* Google, Tesla), but Michigan carmakers aren't giving up. The University of Michigan is now building a test city and highway just for automated cars—a 30-acre facility complete with traffic lights,

LG G Watch Hands-On: A Smartwatch That Feels Like a Watch

Months after it was first announced, you'll finally be able to pre-order LG's Android Wear-powered G Watch for $229 this afternoon, and today, I had the chance to handle the hardware for the first time. And, for the first time, I saw a true smartwatch that actually works like a watch.Read more...

Java--使用多线程下载,断点续传技术(RandomAccessFile) - Hi_Amos

一.基础知识1.什么是线程?什么是进程?它们之间的关系?可以参考之前的一篇文章:java核心知识点学习----并发和并行的区别,进程和线程的区别,如何创建线程和线程的四种状态,

消息称iPhone 6或将于今年10月14日上市

MacRumors援引苹果零售店的一位高级主管的消息称,苹果可能在今年10月14日发售传闻已久的iPhone 6。

前美籍高管眼中的马云:2002年就把腾讯列为最仰慕公司,可原谅犯错、不原谅不作为

文 凤凰财经洛杉矶特约记者刘爽正当阿里巴巴路演在美国继续火爆推进之际,一位美国人在远离媒体焦点的亚利桑那州,一个人静静地看着网上流传的阿里巴巴路演宣传视频。“我得承认,这个视频让我的眼眶湿润了。

萨提亚·纳德拉的创新之道:读好书是灵感的重要来源

萨提亚 ∙ 纳德拉是电子工程学学士和计算机科学硕士,程序员出身的他可以说是一个标准的“理科男”。因此,当他走进 […]

Snapchat: Our Servers Were Not Breached In The ‘Snappening’, Blame 3rd Party Apps

In the last day, news has been circulating that a database of Snapchat photos is being leaked after a third-party app used to save people’s otherwise-disappearing pictures got hacked. While some people argue over which third-party app is responsible for the breach, 

ChromeOS将不支持外置储存设备的ext2/3/4文件系统

Chrome OS开发者终止支持外置储存设备ext2/3/4文件系统的决定在开源社区引发了广泛的争议。Chrome OS是由Google设计的基于Linux内核的Web操作系统,主要运行Web应用程序。

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