Posts Tagged ‘founder’
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.
You may have seen the startupBrightwheel scoring an investment from Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca on Sharktank last year. Or you may know Brightwheel if you have kids in preschool, daycare, or other early education programs these days.
Dating app Tinder is looking to get into video. The company announced today its acquiring an L.A.-based startup called Wheel, which had developed a social network for sharing video stories that were said to closely resemble Snapchats Stories.
According to Loom founder Chase White, theres a familiar cycle that tech entrepreneurs go through: When theyre first getting started, they sell equity to angel investors, then they use the money to hire developers to actually build the product. At a certain point, White (formerly the co-founder and head of product at Localeur) wondered, Why not cut out the middleman?
Being a new parent can become an isolating experience, where youre thrust into a world of playdates over happy hours a change that can lead to dwindling time spent with friendswho share a different schedule and set of priorities. A new app called Peanut, now available on iOS, wantsto help.
Desktop Metal has raised $45 million in a Series C round of venture funding to develop desktop 3D printers that make metal objects. The company aims to bring metal-making capabilitiestosmaller businesses and designers who couldnt afford, or find the space, for previously available technologies.
French startup Keymetrics just raised $2 million from Alven Capital and Runa Capital to build the best monitoring tool for your Node.js infrastructure. The startups founder and CEO Alexandre Strzelewicz also created the popular open source Node.js process manager PM2.
Hair color startup Madison Reed is on a tear. Over the past year, the San Francisco-based company quietly raised $13 million in new venture funding, landed its products on the television shopping network QVC, launched a chatbot, and opened a New York City storefront called the Madison Reed Color Bar.
Global domination: Alibaba is setting its sights on conquering the Australian and New Zealand markets next. Reuters SYDNEY: Chinese online retailer Alibaba Group opened its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne on Feb 4, its first expansion in the region as it seeks to tap growing global demand for products from the two countries.