Tag Archives: startup

Smart Health Scheduling With Orchestra One

Orchestra One offers a software platform to schedule, bill and communicate intelligently with patients for direct-pay health providers. The company lets doctors and clinics offer a world-class experience to their patients which is unmatched by regular health practices. The system lets patients chat directly with their health providers, automatize payments and even create memberships plan […]

Dollar Shave Club Is Acquired For $1 Billion

dollar-shave-club

Great news today as Unilever, the large FMCG conglomerate acquired Dollar Shave Club for $1bn. The move by Unilever is to better compete with its largest rival, Procter & Gamble which owns the historic leader in the shaving category, Gillette. The growth and rise of Dollar Shave Club has been absolutely stellar with great offerings […]

Earny – Automating Price Protection

Earny offers an automated price protection service. Whenever you buy something, Earny will review the receipt you receive in the email and check if there is a merchant that offers a lower price on the item you just bought. Because of the money-back guarantee of many retailers and several credit card companies, Earny is then […]

Roomi – Finding The Right Roommates

Roomi has developed a platform for people who are looking for roommates. Finding the right roommate is often difficult and Roomi offers a numbers of features to make sure that people who gets to live together are making the right choice. With current high real estate prices for most cities in the U.S., the market is rapidly […]

Rappi – South America

Rappi offers instant delivery of groceries leveraging a crowdsourcing model through a large network of drivers that delivers online orders to consumers. The Y Combinator startup focuses its efforts primarily in Colombia and partners with large retailers and brands to offer a unique and targeted offering to its user. The demand for ecommerce, online deliveries and instant […]

Better Child Care With Trusted

Trusted offers an on-demand service to help you find child care. The company has developed an app that let you easily pick a time and date and find the right provider for your child. With Trusted, you can directly engage in a discussion with potential child care, review the entire process and get additional information […]

Mattermark Raises $7.3M

Mattermark, a company that offers tools to discover, prospect and track companies just announced it has raised more than $7M in funding valuing the company at $42M post money. Bayrock has been a big fan and early investor as part of a syndicate for Mattermark since its earlier financing round and is excited to share this great news. […]

Adapting Your Initial Vision

When we get first started with a new project, we should have quite a good idea of what we want to achieve and what we are trying to build. The more laser-focus we can be, the faster and the better we will manage the first key steps of the creation of a company. Still, having […]

Not Raising Money Is Sometimes Better Than Not Raising Sufficiently

We had an interesting business case and dilemma in the last week where we saw an interesting startup that had quite a lot of potential. The company offers an intelligent system for hotels to better manage and communicate with their clients through their phones. You can use the system to order for example new towels […]

How Economic Cycles Affect What You Should Do

The economy is cyclic. We have period of growth followed by period of deceleration. We all know that and we have witnessed some of the biggest bubbles and period of growth in the last decades. This will always be the case as it is the normal cycle of business. Still, the interesting aspect of this […]

Relying On The Right Technological Partners

Most if not all startups and companies use external service providers to be able to offer their products and services. Having your servers in the cloud with AWS, your company’s email through Gmail, your databases with MongoDB or any other 3rd party extensions shows to which extent we have become reliable to their services to be […]

The Art Of Saving

When we launch a new company or project, we usually analyze how much money we are going to need short-term, make an initial budget and get started. The issue is that most often than not, things tend to take more time that we initially planned and if we didn’t carefully save some extra money, we might […]

Europe Is Going Full Blast On Privacy

Let’s get ready. After long battles with American tech companies, the European Union just ratified a new set of laws regarding privacy which are extremely though. Those regulations will make it hard for big tech companies to comply without a lot of efforts, changes and money. For small startups, it will create important compliance barriers to enter the […]