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Getting Into An Accelerator Is More Than Just Luck

Everyone is familiar with Y Combinator and TechStars, but not as many people know about Seedcamp. It is arguably the most prominent startup acceleration program in Europe and it has helped some of the

A Cold, Dark, East London Cinema Witnesses Techstars London Demo Day

Techstars has had a fast 3 years in Europe. After Techstars London, led by the departing Jon Bradford, had been set up, it opened a further three programmes: in Berlin, the Techstars Metro Accelerator

The Head Of TechStars London, Jon Bradford, Is Leaving For New Pastures

As Jon Bradford, head of TechStars London, hosts their annual Demo Day in a well-worn old cinema in East London, TechCrunch has learned that this will be his last in the role. Independent sources have

At The R/GA Accelerator Demo Day, Ten New IoT Companies Go Live

Here at the R/GA accelerator Demo Day, powered by TechStars, 10 companies are looking to make a difference in the world. Back in August, TechStars and R/GA got together once again to form a special k

Bench Bookkeeping Service Cooks Up $7 Million Series A

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/07/16/techstars-backed-bookkeeping-service-10sheet-relaunches-as-bench-with-new-2m-seed-round/">Bench</a>, the TechStars-backed company that matches bookkeepe

Techstars Lands In Detroit

Detroit has a new resident: Techstars. The noted startup accelerator is today announcing Techstars Mobility, a program designed to advance young mobility and transportation companies in the Motor City

Ello Raises $5.5 Million, Legally Files As Public Benefit Corp. Meaning No Ads Ever

Ello.co, the ad-free social media network which blew up last month, has nabbed $5.5 million in venture capital funding even as it plants a legal flag in the ground that the company will never make mon

Forget LinkedIn, Conspire Analyses Email To Be Your Next Networking Tool

LinkedIn — now with over 300 million users — has become the go-to platform for networking in the business world. Now, a new startup called Conspire is hoping to dig into that marketshare

Barclays Debut London Fintech Cohort Eyes Real Estate, Wider Access And Hardware

The Barclays Accelerator is holding its inaugural demo day today, with 11 startups presenting to potential investors after 15 weeks of mentoring and financial services hot-housing.

ClassPass Lands $12 Million Series A Led By Fritz Lanman, Hank Vigil

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/classpass">ClassPass</a>, the subscription service that offers unlimited monthly access to various fitness classes around town, has just

It’s Time For VCs To Run To Their Bubble Bunkers

Techstars, one of the most prominent accelerators in the world, announced yesterday that it was introducing what it called “an equity back guarantee.” The idea is that founders who join the progra

Women In Tech: It’s Not Just A Pipeline Problem

Why are there so embarrassingly few women in the tech industry? Repeat after me, robotically, defensively: "It's a pipeline problem!" So says David Cohen of TechStars, echoing many others, e.g. Paul G

Lua, The Mobile-First Comms Tool For Any Workforce, Launches Insights Metrics Product

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/21/techstars-backed-lua-will-open-to-the-public-by-2014/">Lua, the mobile first communications platform for any workforce</a>, has today launched a brand n

Second Round Of R/GA Techstars IoT-Focused Accelerator Announced

Based on the actions of Google alone (not to mention other big players in the tech world), it’s incredibly clear that the home is likely one of the next platforms to likely be dominated by tech.

TechStars London Demo Day 2014: Meet The 11 Startups (And Our Picks)

Gone Will Sell Your Old Crap For You

In an age when consumerism is almost the only path to survival, it's pretty easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. And then you get more stuff, and wind up startlingly close to a hoarder's lifestyle befor

Sphero And Ollie Robotic Toy Maker Orbotix Has Raised Another $20M, Say Sources

Orbotix, the company that makes fast-moving, robotic toys that you control with smartphone apps, has raised another $20 million in funding, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with a reliable source.

Techstars-Backed Codementor Launches To Provide Programmers With One-On-One Help

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.codementor.io/">Codementor</a>, an open marketplace for one-on-one programming help, is now open to the public after finishing a three-month stint at <a target="_b

PopTip Launches Zipline Analytics On Instagram, Letting Brands Monitor Photo-Friendly Conversations

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/poptip/">PopTip</a>, the Techstars-backed startup that offers real-time language tracking across social platforms, has today launched its Zipline analytics too

Ringblingz Is Wearable Tech That Helps Teens Stay Connected

The lack of wearable technology created just for teenagers is surprising, especially when you consider how tech-obsessed kids are: the average American teen spends 7.5 hours consuming media, while 70%
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