With more people carrying smartphones with high definition cameras and fast connections, ResolutionTube has raised a seed round to turn those handsets into a powerful collaboration tool out in the field.
Big data, the internet of things, digitizing medicine and even more marketplaces to drive efficiency all were themes at Tuesday’s Techstars Austin demo day.
Classtivity, a TechStars-backed startup, is shifting gears from a discovery and booking site for activity classes to a subscription-based fitness membership program.
Connected devices startups get their own TechStars accelerator program in NYC thanks to a aprtnership with digital marketing agency R/GA.
TechStars has opened a new startup accelerator program in the capital of Texas, roughly 90 miles up the road from its TechStars Cloud program in San Antonio. With SXSW and Google Fiber, Austin is hot.
Timed to Halloween and the presidential election, New York-based social loyalty startup CrowdTwist analyzed user data related to brand preferences for chocolate and political affiliation. Its data suggest that Democrats tend to prefer non-premium chocolate, while Republicans opt for more up-market sweets.
Book discovery startup Libboo, a TechStars Boston graduate, has raised $1.1 million in a seed round led by MassVentures. The company aims to build online buzz around books and is working with publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Marketers and the media already get instant feedback from the people they communicate with on Twitter and Facebook, but Poptip, a startup opening to the public this week, wants to help them do it at scale.
Eleven startups building the “plumbing of the internet” presented today for the TechStars Cloud demo day, and the common thread running through them all was making it easier to build app-like products and services as well as an obsession with data. Plus one cool consumer startup.
SendGrid, a TechStars graduate, has become one of largest email platforms in the world by handling the boom in transactional emails that web application send out to stay in touch with users. The company is announcing it has raised a $21 million Series B round.
Hyperlocal startups in a crowded marketplace are testing new ways to stand out, and they discussed their strategies at the Street Fight Summ…
TechStars announced it has raised a new $24 million fund that will allow it to up the amount of money it provides each startup to $100,000. The money will be applied to all of TechStars classes in 2012 including Boston, Boulder, New York City and Seattle.
Austin’s answer to TechStars or YCombinator shows off its graduating class of startups today (plus 15 other companies) as the third year of the Capital Factory accelerator program comes to a close. I went out last week to interview the startups to get readers the scoop.
Startup Flixmaster is making it easier for video creators to make interactive applications. Its platform provides a drag-and-drop interface for creating branching relationships between videos and publishing them online. The platform publishes in HTML5 video, aiming at the growing number of mobile devices that support video.
TechStars’ Boston class came of age today at their demo day capping off a frenzied three-month program that has produced a strong, business-focused class that was especially memorable for its health component. Here’s a look at a handful of the startups that caught my eye.
Shelby.tv surfaces videos that are shared by your Facebook friends or Twitter contacts and presents them to you as a full-screen stream of videos. The main idea behind this approach is to make online video more like actual TV through an instant-on playback experience.
A new crop of incubators, labs, and training programs are cropping up to teach tech entrepreneurs the skills they need to turn their idea into a business plan, prototype, and company. These e-schools – entrepreneur schools – are designed to create the founders of tomorrow’s successful startups.
Of 39 startups who have participated in TechStars through this spring, six have been acquired, five have failed, and 28 are still active. If nothing else, you have to love that level of transparency. In an interview, founder David Cohen shared more.
Updated: TechStars, a seed-stage investment program which has outposts in Boulder, Colo., as well as Boston and Seattle, recently decided to grade itself.…
Last week, when down in Los Angeles, I had a chance to interview Paul Graham, co-founder of YCombinator on-stage at the Twiistup conference. The wide ranging conversation spanned a good 45 minutes and generically talked about the Internet start-ups and entrepreneurship. Here are some highlights.
Conventional wisdom says now is a great time to start a business, but the economic reality makes such a prospect a daunting…