Startups

The newest companies that could change the world

  • Revolut launches a premium subscription and starts raising a new round

    Revolut launches a premium subscription and starts raising a new round

    Fintech startup Revolut has been a free service and this isn’t going to change. But the company is going to add a premium tier with more features for £6.99/€8.50/$8.50 per month in 42 European countries. If you sign up to the new “Premium Account,” you’ll receive a MasterCard with a new design. There are three different options and I love pink so I think they look… Read More

  • Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free WiFi

    Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free WiFi

    Zenreach is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding. The round comes from venture capital firms like Maverick Ventures, Maverick Ventures, Founders Fund (Founders Fund’s Peter Thiel joined the board last year), 8 VC, Bain Capital Ventures, First Round Capital and SV Angel — plus two celebrity investors, NBA star Kevin Durant and actor/VC Ashton… Read More

  • CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

    CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

    A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce operations – from production to delivery. In addition, CALA’s new mobile app where this apparel is sold is upending the traditional way garment sizes are created and fitted by way of 3D body scanning technology. The result… Read More

  • A new app lets you list and Shout

    A new app lets you list and Shout

    Shout is a sharing app. Think of it as a stripped-down Pinterest for those with no interest in messing with pretty photos of cookies and you get the general idea. And I think, with a little work, it could be a go-to collaboration tool for partners shopping for supplies, couples interested in not buying two boxes of beans at the grocery store, and a micro-blogging platform for the plugged… Read More

  • Lystable takes $10M top-up to tackle freelancer payments

    Lystable takes $10M top-up to tackle freelancer payments

    Lystable, a startup that makes a workflow management platform aimed at businesses needing to manage lots of freelancers, has topped up its Series A again — this time with an additional $10 million, which founder and CEO Peter Johnston says will be used to fund a change of business model with a payments focus. Read More

  • Causes of the global water crisis and 12 companies trying to solve it

    Causes of the global water crisis and 12 companies trying to solve it

    It’s World Water Day. Time to wake up and take shorter showers. That is, if we’re fortunate enough to have them. Water scarcity and pollution are persistent global problems. According to End Water Poverty, some 663 million people around the world have absolutely no reliable access to clean, safe water year-round. And two-thirds of the world population faces water scarcity for… Read More

  • The News Lens raises Series B to challenge Asia’s traditional media companies

    The News Lens raises Series B to challenge Asia’s traditional media companies

    The News Lens, an online journalism startup that aims to be the voice of reason in Asia’s raucous media landscape, will focus on creating more original video content after landing a Series B round. The startup hasn’t disclosed the exact amount, but says it is in the range of $2 million to $3 million. Read More

  • Zendesk is also partnering with startup megacampus Station F

    Zendesk is also partnering with startup megacampus Station F

    Station F is going to be the world’s biggest startup campus. A thousand startups are going to work in this huge building. And Station F wants to partner with the biggest tech companies, such as Zendesk, so that young startups don’t even have to pay to be there. “By now, everybody knows where we are. We are at Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus. We will have… Read More

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