Tag Archives: startups

Fitspot – Get A Personal Trainer At Home

It’s sometimes hard to find the the time or motivation to go to the gym and exercise. It’s often much more convenient to be able to exercise wherever you are. Fitspot offers an app that lets you request a personal trainer to come at home or to the office and train you for a flat fee. […]

Roomi Raises $4M to Help You Find The Perfect Roommate

Roomi has developed a platform that helps you find a better roommate. The company just announced that it has raised an additional $4 million to start expanding internationally. The platform has already more that 375,000 users across the United States and is rapidly growing. More and more people are looking for roommates these days. Rents and list prices […]

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

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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 […]

Get Paid For Your Help Over The Phone

Instantgo is a new platform that let people search and find people that can provide them with their expertise and get compensated for it. The idea is really for people to make the best of their time when talking over the phone and get paid for the time they spend helping others. Much like lawyers […]

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 […]

Tablelist Acquires NightPro

Tablelist has just announced the acquisition of NightPro, a global venue, ticketing and CRM platform targeted at the $75bn nightlife market. NightPro has already helped manage more than 4 million guests in 22 cities. Tablelist is the leading company provider for real time and online reservations for nightclubs, bars & lounges in the United States, the […]

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 […]

Managed by Q

Managed by Q is the leading company in the U.S. which offers a new way to easily order anything you need to run your office. The goal of the company is to simplify managing and scheduling all the tasks that are usually required to have a properly functioning office. Think about cleaners, assistants, handymen and any other […]

Virtual Reality Will Be Mobile

Virtual reality is on everybody’s lips today. We are constantly seeing new products being launched in the market and the largest technological companies such as Facebook and Samsung are investing massively in it. In the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week, both companies have presented new initiatives to accelerate the penetration of virtual reality. […]

The Secondary Market For Startups Is Rapidly Cooling

The secondary market which allow people to buy and sell unlisted shares is an important component of the startup world. By definition, shares and stocks of a startup are usually not listed in a trading exchange and therefore are quite illiquid. People find themselves owning shares of promising companies which they can’t resell easily. The […]

Digital Investments In India

It seems clear to everyone that India is going to be one of the largest markets for startups and technological companies in the coming years. Large companies such as Facebook and Amazon have already invested billions of dollars to try to get a good position in that market in the future. This vision is not only reserved to large conpanies. We […]

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 […]

Time To Invest Massively In Virtual Reality

Like many people around us, we do believe the virtual reality is going to experience a very important push in 2016 and beyond. Many companies have already received significant investments and this trend is about to continue this year. As the technology of the products underlying the virtual reality revolution is getting more stable and […]

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 […]

Business Opportunities Arise When The World Crumbles

The beginning of this year 2016 is filled with substantial uncertainties. China is still heavily suffering which provoke important turmoil and volatility in the financial markets. The Fed just raised its interest rates for the first time in years. The Middle East is prone to constant incidents and geopolitical tensions. Europe’s growth is uncertain. Valuations […]

Splitting The Cake – Options Or Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)?

For the longest time, the way to incentivize employees and sharing a piece of the action was exclusively through option grants rather than with restricted stick units (RSUs). Stock options offers a form of ownership to employees by giving them the right to purchase stocks in a company after certain conditions have been met (traditionally based on […]

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 […]