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Chowbotics raises $5 million for salad-making robots named Sally, of course

Chowbotics Inc. has landed $5 million in a Series A round of venture funding to develop what it’s calling food service robots. These are machines designed to prepare food in restaurants, cafet

Codementor raises $1.6 million to become elite marketplace for freelance developers

Codementor (incorporated as Peer Idea Inc.) has raised $1.6 million in seed funding to grow its online education business into a marketplace for elite freelance developers who are among the top-rated

Amazon has a shiny new startup accelerator to advance conversational AI

Big tech companies have been creating accelerators left and right to evangelize their brands and get developers engaged with APIs and other open-source efforts. Today, Amazon joined the crowd by annou

With a fresh $2 million Simple Contacts looks to cut refill costs for lenses

Simple Contacts, a new startup launched by a former Techstars entrepreneur-in-residence and the co-founder of the 3D printing startup Sols, is looking to make the process of refilling contacts cheaper

Techstars selects the first class of its New York-based IoT accelerator

Techstars has selected the first class for its new, New York-based internet of things accelerator. For the accelerator, the first class is the culmination of a year of work putting the pieces togethe

Lease marketplace Flip raises $1.2M

Flip, a startup that helps tenants find someone to take over their lease, is announcing that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The New York City-based company has created a marketplace where

Preply pulls in $1.3M to expand its tutoring marketplace in Europe

Edtech startup Preply, which has built an online marketplace for finding and booking private tutors for a range of subjects, has closed a $1.3 million seed round. It supports booking of both in-person

Techstars launches accelerator with the world’s biggest brewery

It's not much of a secret that the beverage industry is big business, with Anheuser-Busch alone taking a $43 billion slice of the cake last year. The beer maker also has a venture arm, ZX Ventures, wh

GreatHorn raises $2.25 million for its young cloud security platform

GreatHorn, a cloud security platform focused on stopping phishing attacks, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding led by ff Venture Capital and SoftTech VC, with participation from Techstars Ventur

SPLT brings ridesharing to you and your colleagues

SPLT is bringing ridesharing to the corporate world. Instead of pairing you up with strangers who happen to be heading the same way, SPLT is targeted at large organizations to help ease the logistical

StatMuse Picks Up $10M For Its AI-Based, Graphic Search Engine For Sports Statistics

The business of sport revolves around stats — from those who use them to improve performance, through to enthusiasts who look at them for fun, or for more financial ends. Now a startup that he

Online Seller Profiling Startup eRated Raises $1.7M

Techstars London alumni eRated is another startup taking aim at the online reputation problem, specifically relating to online sellers. Targeting online marketplaces, it lets sellers of a product or s

Sundar Raises $1.3 Million From NEA To Bring Transparency To Fashion’s Supply Chain

It was in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza disaster, amid a growing push for greater oversight and an increasing number of startup fashion brands catering to this sustainable sensibility, that Jag Gill

The Pros And Cons Of Accelerating Your Startup

Startup accelerators are an excellent way for early stage startups to get up to speed quickly, identifying their best growth strategy and a reasonable plan to achieve it. The number of accelerators ha

Target Teams Up With Techstars To Create A Retail-Focused Startup Accelerator

Target is the latest big company to launch its own startup accelerator. This will a partnership between Target and Techstars, and it’s being led by West Stringfellow, former chief product office

Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here

Compass recently published its second report on the global startup ecosystem. The report is the result of more than 200 interviews with entrepreneurs from 25 different countries, 11,000 startup sur

Accelerators Are The New Business School

It's no secret that most startups fail. What’s a bit less obvious is that most startup accelerators also fail. While a few top-tier programs get the cream of the crop unicorns of the future, the hun

Foundry Group Is Providing Free Housing To Techstars’ Detroit Program

Startups participating in <a target="_blank" href="http://www.techstars.com/program/locations/mobility/">Techstars Mobility</a> have a new option for housing: Foundry Group purchased a lovely house in

Techstars Buys UP Global, The Non-Profit Behind Startup Weekend

Techstars — the startup incubator that has built up a network of programs across the U.S. and Europe and specific verticals like health and education — is expanding once again. The company

How To Make The Most Of Your Startup Accelerator Program Experience

Seed accelerators have been around for 10 years now and their popularity doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon. Sure, criticism for the programs themselves and the proliferation of different pro
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