Swvl’s $100M acquisition of Smart Bus startup Zeelo is off, amid tech stocks slump
All is not well with the proposed acquisition of U.K. start bus platform Zeelo by Mass transit group Swvl. Back in April, we covered how a possible $100 million acquisition was on the cards, and, inde
How e-commerce companies can brave the new retail environment
Even with inflation, and a potential recession on the horizon, now is the time to reach out to existing customers and stick with them through the ups and downs.
Multiverse nabs $220M at a $1.7B valuation to expand its tech apprenticeship platform
We’ve been tracking a worrying trend of layoffs in the technology industry, but that is not the full story. There is, concurrently, a wave of organizations that are also in the process of traini
Make human services more accessible without losing the ‘human’ touch
Utilizing AI and automation tools to enhance the delivery of human services can make exclusive services available to more people. For this to happen, the human and tech aspects must be balanced.
HacWare lands $2.3M to expand cybersecurity awareness training
If you work at a company above a certain size, you’ll understand just how little patience we all feel for internal phishing awareness, even despite the fact that phishing remains one of the lead
Peloton adds gaming-inspired ‘Lanebreak,’ which looks like ‘Beatsaber’ on a bike
Why stop at just gamifying fitness with a leaderboard? Peloton is literally adding games to its repertoire today as it launches Lanebreak, which the company calls its “first gaming-inspired expe
Spain’s Rosita Longevity, an app that helps seniors be more active, is headed to Florida
Hearts Radiant, a Spanish startup that’s building a “longevity coach” for seniors — with the goal of extending quality of life through app-based personalized coaching designed
Justin Kan’s NFT platform suffers rocky debut as scammer makes off with $150K in user funds
Despite billions in VC investment, many web3 crypto platforms are still pretty hostile places for users new to the crypto world. Case in point, today Justin Kan’s NFT platform Fractal suffered a
Bellabeat’s Ivy bracelet tries to do it all — but it can only do some
Wellness startup Bellabeat, which has primarily marketed its wearable health trackers to women, recently introduced Ivy, a stylish, comfortable health tracker with a long-lasting battery life, poised
LinkedIn launches a $25M fund for creators, will test Clubhouse-style audio feature in coming weeks
When LinkedIn first launched Stories format, and later expanded its tools for creators earlier this year, one noticeable detail was that the Microsoft-owned network for professionals hadn’t bui
3 tips to align your values with your startup’s culture
Being a CEO is more than building on a vision, a product or an idea. It's about leading your people with values to accomplish mutual goals in a way that doesn't zap them of their morale or dignity.
How founders can avoid blind spots and make better decisions with EchoVC’s Eghosa Omoigui
Eghosa Omoigui explained what it means to have an All-22 tape and the steps founders should take to develop a skillset that will allow them to see and understand the playbook from all sides.
Investors and business leaders: It’s time to take coaching mainstream
Business leaders are led to believe that reaching out for support is a sign of weakness. That stigma is a huge part of the problem.
Psykhe secures seed funding to match consumer personalities to fashion products
In an overcrowded market of online fashion brands, consumers are spoilt for choice on what site to visit. They are generally forced to visit each brand one by one, manually filtering down to what they
SMB mentorship platform Ureeka raises $8.6M, will facilitate grant programs for Facebook, Salesforce
The best founders seek out great mentors and guidance from folks who know best, but during the coronavirus pandemic, asking for help when it’s needed is critical for all entrepreneurs. Ureeka, a
Salesforce wants to bring voice to the workplace
At its annual Dreamforce mega-conference in San Francisco, Salesforce today introduced the next steps in its Einstein Voice project, which it first announced last year. Einstein Voice is the company&#
‘Breaking Into Startups’: Torch CEO and Well Clinic founder Cameron Yarbrough on mental health & coaching
There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and mental health coaching, a stigma that is even more pronounced in the business world, despite considerable evidence of the efficacy of services.
The winners of The Europas Awards 2019 display Europe’s continuing diversity and ambition
The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups came around again last week (Thursday 27th June), and once again proved that Europe’s enormous diversity in startups continues to shine through on t
Verified Expert Brand Designer: Stitzlein Studio
After spending years working for in-house design teams and well-known brand agencies such as Nike, Google, and Pentagram, Joe and Leslie Stitzlein, who are also husband and wife, decided to launch the
Fitness startup Mirror nears $300M valuation with fresh funding
Mirror, which sells a $1,495 mirror that doubles as an interactive home gym, is raising more VC.