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Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

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Back in March, Obvious Corporation, the mini accelerator founded by Biz Stone, Ev Williams and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, announced its second incubation in Branch, a stealth startup co-founded by developers Josh Miller, Cemre Güngöre, and Hursh Agrawal. Branch was — in their words — on a mission “to...
Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia's MAD Incubator launch accelerator program in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia is showing signs of developing into a promising market for startups and it’s got another boost with the launch of a new accelerator program — BootstrapAccelerator Asia — formed by San Francisco-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia’s MAD Incubator. Starting this July and based in Malaysia, the program is twelve months long...
US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia's MAD Incubator launch accelerator program in Southeast Asia
Site Builder Wizard Infinite.ly Leaves Incubation
Introducing the Android for grid batteries: GELI

Xbox team's 'consumer detector' would dis-Kinect freeloading TV viewers

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A newly surfaced patent filing from Microsoft’s Xbox Incubation team details one of the new innovations they’ve been thinking about. This one probably wouldn’t generate much excitement among Xbox users. But it could be very popular among major movie and television studios. The patent application, filed under the heading “Content...
Xbox team's 'consumer detector' would dis-Kinect freeloading TV viewers

Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

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Playcez, a startup out of Delhi, has closed a seed round of several hundred thousand USD for an events discovery app for Indian users. It wouldn’t say how much funding it got exactly, but noted that the figure is under and closer to $1 million. Its founder, Ashwani Gaur, acknowledged...
Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

Zappos Clone StyleTread Secures $12 million To Keep Australia Heeled

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StyleTread, the leading Australian online shoe store modelled around Zappos principles, has secured a Series C financing of AUD$12 million led by Starfish Ventures, joining existing investors Lakestar, Nine Entertainment Co., and Adinvest. Nine Entertainment recently invested $4 million and is further evidence of a bit of a tech boom...
Zappos Clone StyleTread Secures $12 million To Keep Australia Heeled

Y Combinator of Education, Imagine K12, Raises A "Start Fund" Of Its Own, Brings Funding For Each Startup To $100K

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According to Y Combinator’s estimates, today, there are more than 100 startup accelerators in the U.S., which is almost awe-inspiring considering that there were only four as recently as 2007. While the number of accelerators and incubators continues to rise, popping up in nearly every vertical, Education has been slower...
Y Combinator of Education, Imagine K12, Raises A "Start Fund" Of Its Own, Brings Funding For Each Startup To $100K

Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

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Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor / incubator / holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process. Nine months later, Betaworks has acquired news-oriented company, this time bringing Marco Arment’s popular story-saving app...
Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

From The Heart Of Beirut, Startup Accelerator Seeqnce Plans To Thrive

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If you were going to choose an interesting place to run an accelerator program for startups, Beirut would probably be one place you’d pick. I recently travelled to the city to meet with Seeqnce, a unique project which hopes to woo the Lebanese diaspora – spread throughout the world...
From The Heart Of Beirut, Startup Accelerator Seeqnce Plans To Thrive
APIs and data dominate TechStars Cloud demo day
Founder Of Dubai’s First Startup Accelerator Looks To Educate, Inspire Global Entrepreneurs

Seeking To Become The Eventbrite Of Japan, PeaTiX Raises $1 Million From 500 Startups And Others

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Like the U.S., Japan has a ticketing problem. Big incumbents keep independent event producers from managing ticket sales and growing their events. In the same way that Eventbrite helped to provide more efficient options for event organizers to get the word out and sell tickets in the U.S., PeaTiX is...
Seeking To Become The Eventbrite Of Japan, PeaTiX Raises $1 Million From 500 Startups And Others
Microsoft starts the Bing Fund, a mysterious new 'angel incubator'

Think Seattle has startup mojo? Vancouver’s GROW Conference kicks it up a notch (or two)

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This sponsored post is produced by Chris DeVore of Founders Co-op. As a Seattle-based seed investor, it’s my job to scout out the most talented and ambitious software teams located anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Four years ago, Andy and I created Founders Co-op because we saw a region stuffed...
Think Seattle has startup mojo? Vancouver’s GROW Conference kicks it up a notch (or two)

What numbers and a new book tell us about the Y Combinator way

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It seems like incubator and accelerator programs are a dime a dozen these days. But it was Y Combinator, co-founded in 2005 by investor Paul Graham, that paved the way for these other programs, proving its success with the incubation of companies like AirBnB and Dropbox. So what’s the secret to Graham’s success...
What numbers and a new book tell us about the Y Combinator way

InnoSpring's US-China accelerator opens for applications, offering startups $100k in funding

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US-China technology incubator InnoSpring has opened application for its inaugural accelerator program today, which offers up to 10 startups the opportunity to receive 6 months of mentoring and $100,000 in funding. Applications are open until the end of August and the program has been specifically designed to give promising startups...
InnoSpring's US-China accelerator opens for applications, offering startups $100k in funding

Enter the accelerator. Seven Wayra London Academy teams discuss their first weeks

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Getting any startup off the ground is no mean feat so bagging a place on an accelerator is a neat way to speed up the process and gather skills in a nurturing environment. As we reported last month, Wayra, the technology accelerator of O2’s parent company, Telefónica, took on 16 startups...
Enter the accelerator. Seven Wayra London Academy teams discuss their first weeks

Pivotal Labs is in takeover talks

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Developing story: Pivotal Labs, one of the smartest web consulting firms known for its pioneering work in agile development is in talks to be acquired, according to some of my sources. The San Francisco-based company held an all hands meeting yesterday that lasted for hours, a source tells me. Pivotal is...
Pivotal Labs is in takeover talks
Out Of Africa — A Whole MEST Of Startups Emerges In Ghana

Microsoft's 'Casablanca': Taking C++ to the cloud

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Microsoft’s DevLabs has delivered a new incubation — a set of libraries for C++ developers interested in consuming and implementing RESTful services....
Microsoft's 'Casablanca': Taking C++ to the cloud
Vizify turns your 'ugly' social media pages into a hip presence

PayPal X Developer Challenge Winners Unveiled

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In November, PayPal launched its PayPal X Developer Network, and with it it let a slew of developers into its platform, so that PayPal’s backend technology could be integrated into web and mobile applications. PayPal also launched the first PayPal X Developer Challenge and at DEMO yesterday, announced both...
PayPal X Developer Challenge Winners Unveiled
From Minor Ventures To Big Leagues — Keep Your Eye On Ron Palmeri’s Latest Firm, MkII Ventures

Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods

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Scientists across the world are tweeting about how experiments really get done. Some are brutally honest, most are very funnyScientists are a precise bunch. Our experiments are carefully planned down to the last detail, the methods we use are selected with great care and forethought and our sample sizes are...
Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods

The Open Data Institute opens up for applications to work with crime and justice data

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If you didn’t already have it marked on your calendar, Saturday February 23 is Open Data Day. Rather suitably, to highlight the call for more data to become available, the recently opened Open Data Institute (ODI) has launched a new initiative. The Open data Immersion Programme is a series of events...
The Open Data Institute opens up for applications to work with crime and justice data

Meg Whitman: HP's engineering is very much still alive, aims to be cloud computing leader

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HP sure knows how to wrap up a party -- by letting its CEO make a surprise appearance right at the end of the show. Joining Todd Bradley on the stage, Meg Whitman reassured the audience with her company's "commitment to fantastic products," and that "engineering is very much...
Meg Whitman: HP's engineering is very much still alive, aims to be cloud computing leader

Stunning News: Top Silicon Valley Startup Investor David Lee Is...Leaving Silicon Valley

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Perhaps setting aside Paul Graham's startup incubation firm, Y Combinator, there is no venture capital firm as important to early stage startups in Silicon Valley as SV Angel. SV Angel was founded by Ron Conway, but it's run day to day by partner David Lee. And here's the stunning news:...
Stunning News: Top Silicon Valley Startup Investor David Lee Is...Leaving Silicon Valley

Lightbank Looks Beyond Chicago As It Aims To Disrupt The Venture Capital Industry

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There’s a lot of talk about disruption in the venture capital world. We’ve discussed at length the shift that many VCs are making from simply writing a check to serving as a hands-on, end-to-end service driven by seasoned operators and former founders. Chicago-based Lightbank, the VC firm started by Groupon seed investors...
Lightbank Looks Beyond Chicago As It Aims To Disrupt The Venture Capital Industry

Wayra Week wraps up with 16 teams chosen for the London academy

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Wayra, the technology accelerator of O2’s parent company, Telefonica, wrapped up its search for startups to join the London Academy for 6 months of intensive incubation. In March, Wayra called out for startups and received over one thousand responses. From these, 30 were chosen to be a part of Wayra...
Wayra Week wraps up with 16 teams chosen for the London academy
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