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90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

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Editor’s note: Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. Relan founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming companies. Incubators are now an industry segment...
90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World
Startups Are Getting Sick Of NYC's Dirty, Overcrowded Coworking Spaces

The Opinion Graph? Cheerboo Launches An Easy Way To Gauge Public Sentiment On Any Topic

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Just as Pinterest has become increasingly important to marketers, it’s been said that the first company to own sentiment, or the interest graph, in a social context will be a force to be reckoned with. But don’t take it from me, take it from a giant, robot dinosaur: “FIRST PERSON...
The Opinion Graph? Cheerboo Launches An Easy Way To Gauge Public Sentiment On Any Topic

Fledglings take flight: 7 startups looking to make the world a better place

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Earlier this year we introduced you to Fledge, a start-up incubator founded by Seattle techie Michael “Luni” Libes that’s working with non-tech focused “conscious companies.” These companies, Libes explains, are looking to address the needs of increasingly health, environment and sustainability-conscious consumers in a variety of ways. The first group...
Fledglings take flight: 7 startups looking to make the world a better place

In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

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When it comes to the future of the web, there are a few incubator-style seed investors that are worth paying attention to, and New York-based Betaworks is likely at or near the top of that list — founder and CEO John Borthwick has been an early proponent of some of...
In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme

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News updates all day from Fast Company.According to well-sourced rumors, Microsoft is poised to reveal Bing Fund, a brand new angel incubator effort. It's not a typical fund, however, and as its name suggests it's actually intended to drive innovation in Microsoft's own Online Services Division (the segment of the...
Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme

Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $630,000

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  Shopspot, a startup out of Thailand with a mobile shopping app, has won $630,000 (S$779,000) after switching its shopper matchmaking app to a more traditional shopping interface. Its earlier app focused on connecting individuals keen to sell their wares. The app would pair sellers and their goods with buyers...
Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $630,000

DogVacay Fetches $6 Million from Benchmark Capital

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DogVacay has raised $6 million in capital to build out a local marketplace providing in-home boarding services, a category being referred to as “Airbnb for dogs.” Benchmark Capital contributed to the company’s first round, and previous investors include First Round Capital and Science, the L.A.-based incubator. DogVacay is live in the U.S. and...
DogVacay Fetches $6 Million from Benchmark Capital

Qualcomm learning how to incubate new technologies

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Qualcomm has a big, well-funded research and development operation, but its program for commercializing new innovations is still a learning experience for the wireless chip maker. Qualcomm Labs was set up about two and a half years ago to explore ways to bring new technologies into the world. Despite...
Qualcomm learning how to incubate new technologies

Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Scene

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Hong Kong’s startup scene is still in its infancy, but the founders of AcceleratorHK, the city’s first accelerator program, have high hopes that it will become one of Asia’s leading tech hubs. AcceleratorHK, which is sponsored by Telerik, is now seeking the second batch of startups from within and outside...
Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Scene

Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

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Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just Tweeted an interesting data point about the valuations of YC startups. As of now, Graham says that 37 Y Combinator companies, out of 511 startups, have valuations of or sold for at least $40 million. My first thought when reading Graham’s Tweet was which...
Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M
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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

Want A Free Desk In SF? i/o Ventures Is Offering Space For Three Startups

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I don’t want to become the publicity arm for every tech organization throwing contest or giveaway, but once in a while, something comes along that seems like a perfect fit for TechCrunch readers. For example: i/o Ventures, the co-working space and startup incubator based in the Mission District (that’s San...
Want A Free Desk In SF? i/o Ventures Is Offering Space For Three Startups

The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

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The New York Times has just announced timeSpace; an incubator which invites early stage media startups into the company’s headquarters. The program will allow up to five companies to connect with NY Times staff, demo their product, and “teach/learn alongside entrepreneurs and employees who make their livings in digital media, technology...
The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

500 Startups Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi

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Dave McClure’s 500 Startups continues its expansion across the country and world today with two new partner hires: Shai Goldman in New York and Pankaj Jain in New Delhi. The firm is quickly closing in a portfolio large enough to meets its namesake. From what I understand, 500 Startups...
500 Startups Hires Shai Goldman in NYC, Pankaj Jain in New Delhi

Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

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When SendGrid landed itself on the wrong side of a debate about sexism in the tech industry, I was shocked. I live in Colorado and know the folks at SendGrid. SendGrid is the anchor of Boulder's warm-and-fuzzy startup community, one of the most successful companies to come out of incubator...
Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

Liquid Labs launches with Mavendi receipt-tracking tool

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Liquid Labs, a new ‘innovation laboratory’ based in Hamburg, has just released its first beta product, an expense management tool called Mavendi. If it takes off, it may validate an interesting approach to marrying innovation with aggressive execution. The company was founded at the start of February by two prominent...
Liquid Labs launches with Mavendi receipt-tracking tool

LinkedIn Launches An Incubator To Turn Employees Into Entrepreneurs

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Any employee with an idea can get up to three months to develop their own project, so long as it's good for LinkedIn. LinkedIn has launched [in]cubator, a program that allows any company employee with an idea to organize a team and pitch their project to executive staff once...
LinkedIn Launches An Incubator To Turn Employees Into Entrepreneurs

Betaworks' News.Me Team Is Rebuilding An All-New Digg, Launching August 1

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News updates from Fast Company.The team at News.me, a mobile news app from NYC tech incubator Betaworks, says we'll see a completely rebuilt version of Digg on August 1, built out in just six weeks by their team of 10. We already knew Betaworks was going to put the News.me...
Betaworks' News.Me Team Is Rebuilding An All-New Digg, Launching August 1

Y Combinator "grew too fast" this summer, will shrink winter class

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Y Combinator, which launched more than 80 startups at its demo day this summer, is taking a step back with this winter’s class in both funding and size. The famed Silicon Valley incubator has accepted fewer than 50 startups for the winter 2013 class, down dramatically from the 84 of this summer,...
Y Combinator "grew too fast" this summer, will shrink winter class

These eleven companies relocated to San Antonio to join the first TechStars Cloud

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I’m here in San Antonio, Texas for the first ever TechStars Cloud Demo Day, and the action, along with the weather, is definitely heating up. This is the first ever “Cloud” version of TechStars, which was started as an incubator and mentoring project in Boulder, Colorado. Eleven teams from all...
These eleven companies relocated to San Antonio to join the first TechStars Cloud

Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

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Depending on how you define it, blogging is about 15 years old now, and many believe that it has either been killed off by social networks such as Twitter and Facebook or forced to go upscale like The Huffington Post. But there are those who are trying to reinvent the...
Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

Tracking 1m+ user acquisitions, Science-backed HelloInsights launches as Pinterest-focused analytics

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Los Angeles-based tech incubator, Science Inc. has just funded another startup, this time focused on creating an analytics tool for marketing campaigns on Pinterest. Known as HelloInsights, this platform will target brands who have a desire to run a marketing campaign on the social network while preserving Pinterest’s core essence....
Tracking 1m+ user acquisitions, Science-backed HelloInsights launches as Pinterest-focused analytics

Dropbox Is Doing The Smartest Thing It Can To Protect Itself From Google: Staffing Up In Mobile (GOOG)

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Dropbox is hiring a bunch of Android, iPhone and iPad developers to regear its file-storage service for mobile devices, according to a post listing job openings on Hacker News. It looks like the company is completely remaking its mobile applications — both for consumers and for businesses. Here are some of...
Dropbox Is Doing The Smartest Thing It Can To Protect Itself From Google: Staffing Up In Mobile (GOOG)

General Catalyst Joins Y Combinator’s Fund

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General Catalyst Partners is joining the roster of venture capital funds behind Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator's start-up fund....
General Catalyst Joins Y Combinator’s Fund

Huntsy, a dashboard for finding your dream job, passes 10K registered users in 2 months

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Huntsy, a new tool for managing your job search, has only been in the public eye since its launch in March. Since then, it has garnered strong early traction, passing 10,000 registered users as of last week. The easiest way to think of Huntsy is as a content management system...
Huntsy, a dashboard for finding your dream job, passes 10K registered users in 2 months

YouTube Cofounder Steve Chen Explains What He's Doing With His New Company

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About a year ago, YouTube cofounders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley bought bookmarking service Delicious from Yahoo, and used it as the basis to form a new company called Avos Systems. We haven't heard much from them since. Until today, when Avos announced its first round of outside funding. (PDF...
YouTube Cofounder Steve Chen Explains What He's Doing With His New Company

Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

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After some hinting around the edges in recent days, Microsoft today unveiled the Bing Fund, its new tool that will both invest in and incubate startups. The Fund is sponsored by Bing, as you likely guessed. According to its FAQ, the Bing Fund is looking for “startups that are building...
Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

How LA’s latest incubator plans to bring a $1B VC fund down south [video]

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We’ve been covering quite a few companies from Science, the latest incubator to make a splash in the L.A. tech scene. In this clip, VentureBeat chats with Peter Pham, one of Science’s co-founders, about how Science companies may be light on tech but make up for it with an...
How LA’s latest incubator plans to bring a $1B VC fund down south [video]
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