Adam D’Angelo wants the world to share its knowledge on the Internet. But can Quora grow beyond Silicon Valley and convince every human to do just that?
Hinge, the fast-growing mobile dating app that looks to connect friends of friends (and their friends), just raised a fresh $12 million to expand.
That’s what Aspiration, a new personal finance startup, is aiming to do. But there’s a real chance this could backfire, according to industry experts.
To be fair, it takes time to grow a company, even one with 500 million users. WhatsApp lost about $138 million in 2013.
MTailor is a new app that uses an iPhone camera to figure out your body measurements and sell you fitted shirts. It works really, really well.
MTailor, a company that develops an app to sell shirts that fit well without trying them on, has raised a little more than $2 million in venture capital financing. It isn’t the first online-focused retail brand, but the technology behind it is quite different.
Leeo, a WiFi-connected device, listens for smoke alarms and sends notifications to the owner’s smartphone. But it isn’t trying to market to the Silicon Valley crowd.
For some projects, it’s not just about raising cash. Hardware creators on Kickstarter are looking for ideas, too.
Product Hunt, a leaderboard of sorts for new products, has raised $6.1 million in financing. But can it burst out of the San Francisco bubble and become a household name?
Discover the household names of tomorrow, today.
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Twitch CEO Emmett Shear wasn’t born a leader, he became one almost by accident. And he now runs one of the most valuable video properties on the web, just purchased by Amazon.
The online retailer of affordable fashion jewelry has now raised a total of $15.6 million.
Customers can rent three expensive accessories such as handbags and jewelry at a time and swap them in whenever they’re ready.
A brutally hilarious commentary on fawning startup coverage. Vessyl, we hardly knew ya.
MTailor delivers a high-end, custom-fit shirt for around $69, using the phone’s camera to get the exact measurements.
This infographic compares life in the two cities.
The leading automated financial advisory startup has rocketed up from $700 million in assets in February to cross the billion-dollar mark less than four months later, as its young demographic has continued to invest using the algorithm-based technology.
The chain, founded by a former private equity associate at Wexford Capital, is winning fans with its “farm-to-counter” restaurants.
Twenty years ago Newcastle was run down and destitute. Now it’s home to the U.K.’s second most vibrant tech sector behind Silicon Roundabout. And those involved see no reason it can’t be one of Europe’s brightest lights too.
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The leading mobile financial advisory service is going after a younger, more tech-savvy demographic with low fees and a fiercely independent corporate mission. But is the model sustainable?
Joe Fernandez finally found a buyer for his somewhat floundering social analytics company, according to a report from Re/code.
The company spent a lot of money buying companies and issuing a dividend to Yahoo shareholders. But its advertising business is still struggling, sending its stock down 5% today on its fourth-quarter earnings report.
A totally unscientific analysis of the latest buzz-worthy startups joining the billion-dollar valuation club, ranked from least to most justified.
They can both be agony when you’re not hot enough. According to these answers on Quora.
Profiles of small businesses in the shadow of Detroit’s bankruptcy. What they’re doing and how.
The courtship of startups by venture capital firms is the greatest love story of our time.
Startups, pizza, ego, beer, filth. The collapse of a hacker house and the battle for Silicon Valley’s soul.
A history of the city’s anti-tech backlash, as told through protest flyers.