December 2, 2016. Source: VentureBeat

The Department of Defense’s deep web search engine to find human traffickers just got a boost

By: Khari Johnson Security and intelligence company IST Research has acquired Rescue Forensics to double down on its efforts to find human traffickers and victims of modern day slavery. IST Research and Rescue Forensics did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition announced Thursday. Rescue Forensics tech will be used to improve efforts by both the […]

November 30, 2016. Source: Techcrunch

Soracom launches SIM cards and services easing IoT rollout cost

By: Haje Jan Kamps One of the challenges of Internet of Things is the poor availability and high price of mobile data, especially in the U.S.. Twilio announced it was going to have a stab at changing that earlier this year. Today Soracom showed off its solutions to ease the pain of IoT adaptation across the industry. The company’s slightly byzantine pricing […]

November 29, 2016. Source: Finextra

Startupbootcamp InsurTech identifies 23 promising startups

By: Startupbootcamp Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the leading accelerator focused on early-stage, insurance technology startups and corporate innovation, announces the top 23 globally diverse startups chosen to participate in its Selection Days. According to a report from CB Insights, InsurTech investment has topped €1.3bn invested across 126 deals between Q1 and Q3 2016, with 82% of this […]

November 28, 2016. Source: Fast Company

This startup is teaching machines to think, reason and communicate like us

By: John Converse Townsend While AI is getting powerful very quickly, and more and more jobs are threatened with automation, we are not yet at the point of science fiction where we are communicating as equals with robots. Sure, some robots already understand the concepts of trust and regret, but machines can’t yet think, reason, or […]

November 22, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

Don’t underestimate the value of Chemistry in startup teams

By: Daniel Newman If your team members’ skill sets are the backbone of your company, their chemistry is the heart. Without a heart, your startup will die — regardless of how strong a backbone you have. Your startup will only be as successful as the team of people you hire. Ensure the longevity of your […]

November 22, 2016. Source: Fast Company

Startups are surviving longer than ever

By: Jared Lindzon U.S. small businesses are stronger today than they were before the recession, and entrepreneurs are now more likely to reach their fifth year of operation than businesses established any time in the previous three decades. The Kauffman Main Street Entrepreneurship report, which tracks overall small-business strength on an annual basis, showed many […]

November 21, 2016. Source: VentureBeat

How to launch your startup

By: Carol Broadbent, Tom Hogan (Crowded Ocean) Everyone in Silicon Valley has their own theory about how to launch a startup. There’s the “Soft Launch,” the “Rolling Launch,” the “Steady Drumbeat Launch.” You get the idea. Then there’s the founder who brags that he didn’t spend a dime on marketing and sold his company for […]

November 18, 2016. Source: Techworld

Why Startups fail: The main reasons why tech startups fail, from market fit to burn rate

By: Scott Carey Last week the UK saw two London-based startups shut up shop: Karhoo and Yubl. Inevitably, commentators have rushed in to decipher why and how these two startups were forced to close. And there is no shortage of Medium posts detailing why such-and-such startup failed, or the lessons learned by its founders along the […]

November 17, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

Franchise vs. Startup: Which one works for you?

By: Ceren Cubukcu You are tired of working for someone else and you want to start your own business, but don’t know if you should do it from scratch. Below you can find the pros and cons of franchises and startups, and decide which one works for you. Advantages and disadvantages of a franchise Higher Success Rate: A franchise is […]

November 14, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

10 Tips to turn your brain into an idea factory

By: Andrew Medal I like to believe that we are all born creative. Our creativity may vary in style, but never in quality. And while you might have lost touch with your idea-generating department, you can always reach it again. Here are 10 tips on how to start producing ideas on a daily basis. 1. […]

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