incubators

  • 70 years of VC innovation Crunch Network

    70 years of VC innovation

    How old is venture capital? Probably as old as the first hunter/gatherer. Yet, until the mid-20th century, it was mostly practiced by wealthy individuals and families. Modern VC was initiated by French-born American Georges Doriot in 1946, who founded the world’s first publicly owned VC firm. Since then, VC has not stopped finding new ideas to provide an edge for success. Read More

  • Incubating innovation Crunch Network

    Incubating innovation

    Stanford University is regularly credited for playing a key role in the economic and technological success story that is Silicon Valley. So what should universities elsewhere be doing to emulate that same success? One academic says the schools of the future should be great, big incubators. Read More

  • ‘The Engine’ is MIT’s incubator for tech and science companies straight out of the lab

    ‘The Engine’ is MIT’s incubator for tech and science companies straight out of the lab

    MIT is getting into the incubator business in a big way with “The Engine,” a major fund and accelerator space aimed at nurturing early-stage companies solving big, difficult problems in tech and science. After The Engine raises its targeted $150 million fund, up to 60 companies at a time will benefit from the university’s equipment, services and considerable pool of expertise. Read More

  • The Miami Tech Scene Is Heating Up Crunch Network

    The Miami Tech Scene Is Heating Up

    Miami is a city of many traits. Historically recognized for the sun, beach and tourists of South Beach, it has now become much more than that. With one of the most diverse populations in the country, Miami is the strategic capital of the Americas, binding Brazil and Spanish-speaking Latin America to the U.S. market. Read More

  • Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things Crunch Network

    Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

    Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups reached approximately $1.48 billion in 2014, more than triple the amount of two years earlier. Meanwhile, the “fairy tale” acquisitions of Dropcam, Nest, Beats and Oculus — and the IPOs of Fitbit and GoPro — fuel public interest and momentum for new startups… Read More

  • Acceleprise Accelerator Aims $3.5M Fund At Early Stage Enterprise Apps

    Acceleprise Accelerator Aims $3.5M Fund At Early Stage Enterprise Apps

    Acceleprise Ventures, a San Francisco-based incubator anchored by investor Sean Glass, announced a new $3.5 million fund with a pronounced enterprise app bent. It also announced 10 newly funded companies. The company works with 8-12 pre-seed B2B companies per round to help them grow from acquiring their first customers “to building scalable and repeatable processes that can fuel… Read More

  • Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing

    Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing

    Suddenly major brands are looking to get into the startup funding game, whether we’re talking GE, Yammer or even non-tech brands like McDonald’s. Coca-Cola is another consumer brand looking for an edge by funding new startups. Coke isn’t doing it for pure investment purposes necessarily, but because they believe lean startups can give them the creativity, agility and speed… Read More

  • 500 Startups | Incubated

    Incubated: How The 500 Startups Accelerator Helps Startups Get Noticed

    It’s only been around a short three years, but the 500 Startups Accelerator has already cemented its spot as one of the top programs for founders who are looking to improve their products and reach new users. On this episode of incubated, we take a closer look at how it does that. Read More

  • Three Classes In, Boost.vc Is Raising A New Fund With Plans To Incubate 100 Bitcoin Startups By 2016

    Three Classes In, Boost.vc Is Raising A New Fund With Plans To Incubate 100 Bitcoin Startups By 2016

    Adam Draper and Brayton Williams launched Boost.vc in 2012 at a time when the accelerator market was beginning to burst at the seams with new entrants — some would say it was nearing saturation. In an effort to differentiate their approach and attract quality startups amidst the growing noise in Accelerator Land, the Boost founders decided to put a premium on experimentation. For… Read More