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Gojek Founder And Ceo Nadiem Makarim Resigns To Join Indonesian Cabinet; Soelistyo And Aluwi To Be...

Nadiem Makarim, founder and CEO of Gojek, said on Monday he has stepped down from his role at the ride-hailing startup to join Indonesia president Joko Widodo’s cabinet. The announcement, which has taken many by surprise, comes a day after Widodo...
Related topics: Indonesia

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Max-q: This Week In Space

Space is becoming a major area of startup and commercial investment, and so I’ve decided to start providing a weekly round-up of the biggest news in aerospace, space science and space-related technologies. Let me know if you appreciate this or...

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Founders Will Pitch Their Ideas At This Upcoming Event

It seems like there are as many venture capital firms and accelerators as there are ideas for businesses these days. The good news is it is allowing people across all demographics to find a source of funding for their startups. Outliers was...

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Startups Weekly: The Unicorn From Down Under, An Uber Tv Show And All Raise’s Expansion

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Revel, a...

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I Study Blockchain. It Shouldn’t Be Used To Secure Our Elections

There are benefits to blockchain, including increasing voter turnout. But currently there are too many risks to deploy it at a broad scale. A developing technology called blockchain has gotten attention from election officials, startups, and even...
Related topics: Blockchain

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Vr/ar Startup Valuations Reach $45 Billion (on Paper)

Despite early-stage virtual reality market and augmented reality market valuations softening in a transitional period, total global AR/VR startup valuations are now at $45 billion globally — include non-pure play AR/VR startups discussed below,...

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Investors Say These Are The 11 Hottest Startups From Austin's Booming Tech Scene To Watch In 2020

Austin, Texas, is becoming a tech hub in its own right, with massive tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google moving in with an army of well-off employees looking for better cost of living without compromising vibrant culture. The influx of...
Related topics: Amazon, Amazon (AMZN), Facebook, Social Media, Google, Google (GOOG)

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4 Mistakes Of Machine Learning Startups

Have you heard of the Darwin Awards? Hop on YouTube and take a look. It’s generally pretty funny stuff. It’s a tongue-in-cheek honor that recognizes people for the most sophisticated attempts to do something they think is cool. One takes...
Related topics: Youtube

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As An Extremely Busy Startup Co-founder, I Use An Effective Special Mantra Every Day

Jaleh Bisharat, co-founder of NakedPoppy, repeats this mantra to help focus on the things that are important.

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In The News: Learn What Motivates Your Millennial Employees

Is starting a business right for you? This is what our CEO and Founder, Anita Campbell asks in this week’s entrepreneur quiz. And as part of our weekly roundup, it is in the Startup section. After that, you can take a look at the other big...

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Bloomberg Beta, Now Six Years Old, Closes Its Third $75 Million Fund

Bloomberg Beta, a San Francisco-based outfit that uses Bloomberg LP’s money to make bets on startups, has closed its third fund with $75 million, according to Roy Bahat, who’d previously run the online media company IGN and who operates...
Related topics: Bloomberg

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Where Are Us Fintech’s Next Billion-dollar Startups?

As fintech investments soar to new heights, investors are looking at the bottom and top levels of the services stack to find the next billion-dollar startups. That’s the word from seasoned investors like Andreessen Horowitz’s managing...

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Tilting Point Acquires Game Monetization Startup Gondola

Tilting Point announced yesterday that it has acquired Gondola, a company that aims to increase to improve game monetization by optimizing in-game offers and video ads. Tilting Point CEO Kevin Segalla described his company’s model as...
Related topics: Tech Videos

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American Express Is Following In The Footsteps Of Brex And Stripe With Plans For A Corporate Card...

American Express is targeting startups as part of a revamp of its corporate card structure.  Servicing the startup community has become a popular business plan for many companies, several of which are startups in their own right. Brex once...

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Three Of The Best Tackle The Thorny Issue Of Brexit For Startups At Disrupt Berlin

The turbulence of Brexit has left both UK and European startups alike wondering about the best path forward. From recruiting to acquiring investment to scaling into other parts of Europe, the challenges seem to be mounting. By December, who knows...
Related topics: Germany, Berlin, United Kingdom

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Exclusive: 2019 Hax Report Reveals Hardware Startup Trends

Hardware startups are expanding from the world of consumer tech; global hardware accelerator HAX knows this better than most and details the latest trends in its yearly report. One of the most active early-stage hardware investors, the group today...

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Yellowheart Allows Musicians And Concert Organizers To Take More Control Of Resold Tickets

YellowHeart is trying to solve a problem that should be familiar to anyone who’s ever tried to buy a ticket for a popular concert: Those tickets will often get snatched up by scalpers, who then resell them at a much higher price. In fact, the...

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How Austin Has Become A Hub For Female-led Startups

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely venture, particularly for female founders. Fewer than 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and female-founded startups receive only 2% of venture capital funding in the US. But the city of Austin, Texas, is helping to...

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The Dorky Recorder You Had In School Just Got A Futuristic Remake

The recorder’s simplicity has made it ubiquitous in music education. Digital builders want to refresh it and make it cool – and no, this isn’t an April Fools’ joke. Italian startup Artinoise is taking on the recorder as...

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Wework’s Fall Could Spell Disaster For Other Overvalued Unicorns

Being a unicorn doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a successful company. WeWork has undergone a dramatic fall from grace in the last few weeks. Just two months ago the office rental startup was expecting to offer shares to the public at a...

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