Startups

The newest companies that could change the world

  • Wallflower wants to prevent cooking fires by making your stove smarter

    Wallflower wants to prevent cooking fires by making your stove smarter

    The fire department responds to a home fire every 86 seconds, and many of those start in the kitchen. Wallflower is a device that easily hooks into most electric stoves, between the outlet and the stove itself, to notify users if there is risk of a fire. If the stove is on when you leave the home, the Wallflower will send a notification to the your phone to remind you to turn it off. In fact… Read More

  • Node raises $10.8 million to find you better sales leads

    Node raises $10.8 million to find you better sales leads

    The first step of any salesperson is to figure out who to pitch, but some of them are wasting time targeting the wrong prospective clients. That’s the premise behind Node, a startup that says its platform uses artificial intelligence to find sales leads. In “stealth mode” for the past 2.5 years, the company is now announcing a $10.8 million venture financing round. Read More

  • Social media analytics company Synthesio acquires Social Karma

    Social media analytics company Synthesio acquires Social Karma

    Synthesio is announcing its second acquisition of the year — it’s buying Social Karma, a company that uses social data to help marketers understand consumers. Back in January, Synthesio announced that it had acquired presentation software-maker Bunkr. Co-founder and CEO Loic Moisand told me that this is all part of a two-year strategy to buy up companies and technologies that can… Read More

  • HubSpot acquires Kemvi to bring more AI into its sales and marketing platform

    HubSpot acquires Kemvi to bring more AI into its sales and marketing platform

    HubSpot is announcing that it has acquired Kemvi, a startup applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to help sales teams. A few months ago, Kemvi launched DeepGraph, a product that analyzes public data so that salespeople can identify the best time (say, after a job change or the publication of an article) to reach out to potential customers. It also proactively reaches out to… Read More

  • Agtech startup Prospera, which uses AI and computer vision to guide farmers, harvests $15M

    Agtech startup Prospera, which uses AI and computer vision to guide farmers, harvests $15M

    Tel Aviv-based startup Prospera has raised a $15 million Series B to expand the scope of its technology, which uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to help farmers analyze data gathered from their fields. The round was led by Qualcomm Ventures, with participation from Cisco Investments, ICV and returning investor Bessemer Venture Partners, and brings Prospera’s total funding… Read More

  • Vacation home pricing engine Beyond Pricing picks up a startup for nearby comparisons

    Vacation home pricing engine Beyond Pricing picks up a startup for nearby comparisons

    While Airbnb may have started off the wave of renting out a room in your house periodically to travelers for some extra income, that industry has blown up to include a lot of other competitors like VRBO. That’s led to many vacation rental owners putting their homes on multiple sites, which has led to the emergence of startups like Beyond Pricing — which helps vacation home… Read More

  • Mobile banking startup Varo Money has applied for a bank charter

    Mobile banking startup Varo Money has applied for a bank charter

    Varo Money, which provides a mobile-first banking product to consumers, wants to take on the big banks. In an effort to offer similar — but better — checking, savings and lending products to consumers, the company has applied for a national bank charter with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Read More

  • Former Voodoo PC head Rahul Sood talks about the road to real token sales

    Former Voodoo PC head Rahul Sood talks about the road to real token sales

    This week on Technotopia I interview Rahul Sood, former founder of Voodoo PC and the current CEO of Unikrn, an e-sports betting service. Sood, who spent a number of years at Microsoft Ventures, started Unikrn because he saw the e-sports space was exploding in popularity. His company allows people to bet on gaming events and even bet on themselves as they get better at games. Sood’s… Read More

  • Korean startup Urbanbase gets $1.8M to turn apartment floor plans into virtual reality

    Korean startup Urbanbase gets $1.8M to turn apartment floor plans into virtual reality

    Urbanbase, a Seoul-based startup that makes virtual reality tools for interior planning and design, plans to expand in Asia after raising $1.8 million in Series A funding. Its investors are CKD Venture Capital, Magellan Technology and Capstone Partners. Read More

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