Stanford’s student startup accelerator, StartX, had its eighth demo day tonight in Palo Alto, showing off the latest class of 11 companies* to go through the program. The accelerator, which just raised another $400,000, has already had about 100 startups go through, raising $100 million along the way between them. This next batch is hoping to follow that lead. → Read More
StartX, which is a startup accelerator for Stanford students, has raised another round of funding, adding $400,000 to its coffers since last December. That money comes from new investors that include Cisco, Founders Fund, AT&T, Groupon, and Founder.org, and was primarily raised by Stanford students — StartX Sr Managing Director Jeff Mounzer and Partnerships Director John Melas-Kyriazi. → Read More
This evening at the StartX demo day, the Stanford-based incubator provided a few metrics as a validation of its model. Among other things, StartX announced companies that have gone through its program have raised a total of $80 million. With about $1.3 million raised per startup, it’s ahead of most for-profit incubators. In fact, it claims to be Number 2 in the incubator space, behind Y… → Read More
StartX, the startup accelerator for Stanford students, has raised its first big piece of funding — an $800,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Under the name SSE Labs, StartX first launched in 2010. Since then, 240 founders launching 90 companies have participated in the program. The accelerator says that 85 percent of its companies attract institutional or angel funding… → Read More
Diffbot is a geeky and incredibly interesting technology that uses bots, algorithms, computer vision and artificial intelligence to process the content on the Web the way a human being can. “The entire Internet can be broken down into 30 different page types” explains Co-founder Mike Tung, also known as “Diffbot Mike,” and “Diffbot can identify them all.” Diffbot knows the difference between a… → Read More