Startups

The newest companies that could change the world

  • MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy

    MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy

    MOCAheart wants to make keeping track of your cardiovascular health as easy as pressing a button. The device, which is currently on Kickstarter, was developed by a team led by Naama Stauber and Dr. Daniel Hong, who was a physician at National Taiwan University Hospital, one of the country’s top teaching hospitals, before becoming an entrepreneur. Read More

  • These Aren’t The Drones You’re Looking For

    These Aren’t The Drones You’re Looking For

    As we approach the holiday season, San Francisco startup Doorman has been getting a lot of attention from the press — after all, by delivering packages when you’re actually home, rather than when it’s convenient for the delivery service, Doorman should reduce the risk that your gifts will get stolen while they’re sitting on your doorstep. I was actually quoted in an… Read More

  • Le Wagon Is An Impressive French Coding Bootcamp For Entrepreneurs

    Le Wagon Is An Impressive French Coding Bootcamp For Entrepreneurs

    Coding bootcamps are nothing new, but they have always been more popular in the U.S. than in Europe. Last year, when Le Wagon started, it was a breath of fresh air. The team not only wanted to bring the concept back to Europe, but also wanted to add its own flavor. Le Wagon is a coding school specifically targeted towards entrepreneurs. It designs its own high quality content to make you… Read More

  • Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital

    Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital

    Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital. The Singaporean startup’s existing investors, Rakuten Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups, and serial entrepreneur Darius Cheung, also returned for this round, which brings Carousell’s total raised so far… Read More

  • Quikkly Wants To Be A Better QR Code

    Quikkly Wants To Be A Better QR Code

    You’ve all used a QR code, right? Those weird-looking barcodes you’re supposed to scan using a mobile to open a related web link. Nope? I thought not. For one reason or another, the technology, which was originally developed for the automotive industry to track parts in vehicle manufacturing, has never really gained critical mass from a consumer point of view. Enter Quikkly… Read More

  • Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App

    Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App

    If you’re worried about blowing your diet over the holidays – or perhaps, thinking about making a New Year’s resolution to “eat healthy” (you know, again) – an app called Applause, now seed funded by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, may help. The startup aims to bring to market a more lightweight food and activity tracking service combined with virtual… Read More

  • Emojiary Is A Mobile Diary App Where You Visualize Your Feelings With Emoji

    Emojiary Is A Mobile Diary App Where You Visualize Your Feelings With Emoji

    Regularly journaling your thoughts and feelings is a good way to “check in with yourself,” raise your self-awareness and connect with your intuition, but it can also be a time-consuming activity that most of us don’t have time for, given our busy lives. A company called All Tomorrows wants to change that, by offering a quick and arguably more fun way to track your feelings… Read More

  • Social Marketing Startup Tiger Pistol Raises $3.1M As It Plans For US Growth

    Social Marketing Startup Tiger Pistol Raises $3.1M As It Plans For US Growth

    Tiger Pistol, a startup offering social marketing tools for small businesses, is announcing that it has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding. The company started in Melbourne, Australia, and I first covered it in 2012, when it left beta testing. Since then, Tiger Pistol (named after the tiger pistol shrimp) has moved its headquarters to Los Angeles, though it retains an office in Melbourne. Read More

  • Microsoft-Backed Inlope Is An Interest-Based Local Social Network

    Microsoft-Backed Inlope Is An Interest-Based Local Social Network

    Is there room for another social network in your life? Inlope, a Munich, Germany-based startup which was founded last year and has just launched its app reckons so. And it’s not alone — having persuaded Microsoft to cover its costs for a year while it seeks to scale its idea into a living and breathing local social network. Read More

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