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Top 8 DIY Graphic Design Tools for Startups

Startups are awesome because they have to work miracles with resources that bigger players often take for granted. Yes, they do not have access to big budget software or expensive developers, but they

Tech Will Save Us raises $4.2M for its tech-focused range of toys, partners with Disney

Tech Will Save Us, the U.K. startup getting kids excited about technology through a range of ‘hackable’ toys, has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding led by Initial Capital. The round also

Algolia adds search analytics so that you can optimize your search results

Algolia had made a tiny acquisition to complement its product offering. The company is acquiring the technology behind SeaUrchin.IO — the team of two behind this product is not joining Algolia. For

LUS Brands, backed by Y Combinator, wants you to love your curls

Sahar Saidi has had curly hair her whole life, and spent most of that life straightening and treating her hair to try to conform to the media’s idea of beauty. But with the rise of social media, Saidi

Interfaith social network Pray.com raises $14M Series A to add new features to its mobile app

Pray.com, an interfaith social networking app for members of religious communities, has raised a $14 million Series A led by TPG Growth. Previous investors Science Inc. and Greylock Partners also

Codementor launches Dev Protocol, which uses blockchain to help developers build their reputations

Dev Protocol is a new project that uses blockchain to give software developers a secure place to build their professional reputations. Created by Codementor, an online mentoring platform and on-demand

Pilot raises $15M to bring bookkeeping into the modern era

The first time Waseem Daher, Jessica McKellar, and Jeff Arnold worked together on a startup, they built one that allowed administrators to patch security updates to a system without having to restart

PlayTable uses blockchain to connect video games and physical objects

I’ll be honest: When I first got the pitch for “the first blockchain-based video game console,” I assumed it must be some kind of gimmick. But Jimmy Chen, co-founder and CEO of Blok.Party, said the

ClassPass Live launches on-demand workouts from home

ClassPass has today announced the launch of ClassPass Live, an at-home workout platform that connects users with fitness teachers via live video. ClassPass Live was first announced in December of last
This Venture Capitalist Has an SOS Hotline for Founders Facing Sexual Harassment

This Venture Capitalist Has an SOS Hotline for Founders Facing Sexual Harassment

Jillian Manus, a managing partner at Structure Capital, keeps 'a little black book of predators.'

Cryptocurrency ad bans are a step in the right direction

Google just banned cryptocurrency and ICO ads, a move that follows Facebook’s decision to do the same. The language is stark: You are no longer allowed to advertise “Cryptocurrencies and related
This Venture Capitalist Has an SOS Hotline for Founders Facing Sexual Harassment

This Venture Capitalist Has an SOS Hotline for Founders Facing Sexual Harassment

Jillian Manus, a managing partner at Structure Capital, keeps 'a little black book of predators.'

Square Seeks BitLicense to Bring Bitcoin Buying to NY

Square is in the process of applying for a BitLicense in a bid to expand its Cash App's bitcoin option to New York residents.

Unicorn Visions: Bitcoin's Startups Aren't Startups Anymore

Coinbase and Bitmain, each valued over $1 billion, are showing grander ambitions than many people in the cryptocurrency space might have expected.
Voicery makes synthesized voices sound more like humans

Voicery makes synthesized voices sound more like humans

Advancements in AI technology have paved the way for breakthroughs in speech recognition, natural language processing and machine translation. A new startup called Voicery now wants to leverage those
SEC accuses Theranos and CEO Holmes of “massive fraud” while warning Silicon Valley startups

SEC accuses Theranos and CEO Holmes of “massive fraud” while warning Silicon Valley startups

The Securities and Exchange Commission did not mince words. In its March 14 statement, Theranos and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes were charged with “massive fraud”…

CFO Naeem Ishaq is leaving Boxed

Naeem Ishaq is leaving his role as chief financial officer of bulk e-commerce company Boxed. Ishaq joined Boxed in 2016, following a stint as head of finance, strategy and risk at Square. A Boxed
Delphia helps publishers create complex, AI-driven surveys

Delphia helps publishers create complex, AI-driven surveys

You’re probably familiar with quizzes from online publishers like BuzzFeed. But what if a quiz could actually help you sort through tough decisions and complex topics, not just which Sex and the City
Getting Out of a Failed Startup Gracefully

Getting Out of a Failed Startup Gracefully

It’s been said that many businesses fail within the first few years. The statistics differ when it comes to just what percentages of them fail verses the percentages that actually make it. Startups
Google’s Larry Page Invests in Flying Cars or Should We Just Call Them Helicopters

Google’s Larry Page Invests in Flying Cars or Should We Just Call Them Helicopters

Today's flying car is basically a helicopter — when was the last time helicopter startups, including Blade or Voom, really disrupted transportation? We're just not that interested in how the royalty