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Bots are the tools of the future, and they can be used for everything from customer support, all the way to offering productivity tools like scheduling or reminders. Many people live inside their messaging app of choice which makes bots feel comfortable, and a perfect fit for reaching them.
San Francisco-based electric scooter sharing network Scoot tells TechCrunch it plans to share its back-end software with third-party scooter operators in congested cities around the world. The idea, as Scoots founder Michael Keating explained it, is to allow those in other cities who have vehicles tohook into Scoots back-end operation system, allowing them to also run a scooter sharing network in their area.
The Kairos Society isnt just trying to bring the next generation of entrepreneurs together its investing in their companies, too. The organization today announced a seed fund called Kairos Society Ventures, and the portfolio already includes Abaris (which offers a private-sector alternative to social security), Brazilian education startup Me Salva, Colombian transporation startup Mi guila, and Radish, which delivers serialized fiction in mobile apps.
A few years ago, I launched a daily email newsletter, and I was ecstaticto be striking out on my own for the first time. Alas, just a few weeks after filing to secure a trademark, an officious-soundingnote appeared in my inbox, and soon after, I found myself shelling out$10,000 in lawyers fees over a short-lived trademark dispute.
Food delivery startups abound in the U.S., but few of them deliver to customers in second cities and smaller towns. From early pioneers like Grubhub to newer services like DoorDash, food delivery businesses have tended to focus onurban areas with a high concentration of restaurants and people who frequentlyorder takeout.
Traders who have an idea for a money-making algorithm have two choices: learn to code themselves, or hire a great engineer. But neither of these two options are realistic, especially for part-time traders who dont have a large bankroll behind them.
Ross Baird is the founder and executive director of Village Capital. I started to realize that Demo Days might be getting stale when an investor at one of our events told me to share the highlights after the pitches were done he would be out in the hallway with a beer.
Clark, an app aiming to “turn every educator into an entrepreneur,” launches with $1 million in funding
Its hard to be a tutor. For one thing, many educators dont have time for extracurricular teaching, even while they might need to bolster their paychecks.
Born out of technology designed to help price a musician or bands live performance, based on their social media presence, SocialWall aims to be a smarter way for brands to display social media mentions at events or in venues. Like somanysocial media management products, the promise is less noise and more signal.