Network Locum bags $7M to grow its doctor staffing platform

 London-based healthcare startup Network Locum, which has built a staffing platform and workplace management software targeting the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), has closed...

Echobox raises $3.4M to let publishers intelligently share content to Twitter and Facebook

 Now calling itself an Artificial Intelligence (AI) service for the online publishing industry — because, why not? — Echobox, which has developed tech to...

Apps for planning your vacation

 It’s 4th of July weekend, and if you’re not off traveling somewhere, hopefully you’re taking a summer trip soon. From Kayak to Tripadvisor, there...

Your federal government drives innovation by investing in moonshots

 Imagine a future where “moonshots” are part of our everyday reality. Imagine that funding for these innovations comes not from Silicon Valley venture capital,...

Techstars’ David Cohen on fund strategy

 Uber, Twilio, Sendgrid. These are just some of the incredible companies David Cohen invested in with his first fund, Bullet Time Ventures. In our...

Jabra is all talk with its Halo Smart Bluetooth earbuds

 At $80, the Jabra Halo Smart is in a bit of a gray area. It’s hardly what the majority of users would call “cheap,”...

What this year’s M&A activity tells us about media and entertainment

 With Dalian Wanda Group’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Legendary Entertainment in January, this year’s media and entertainment M&A activity kicked off with a bang...

Why Google Capital deal could auger reemergence of PIPE deals

Last Wednesday, Google Capital ventured into the world of investing in publicly traded companies, announcing it has backed Care.com, a nine-year-old platform that connects...

The art of relationships for fundraising success

 With the incessant talk about unicorns, it’s easy to lose sight of the opposite end of the investment funnel. What feeds the industry is...

What businesses need to understand about chatbots

 Welcome to the bot-centric future, which is set to make smartphone users navigate the internet in a chit-chat fashion with a virtual assistant. But...

The things any startup could be doing to get Fortune 500 customers

 New-market disruption is a rare phenomenon and usually comes in waves in conjunction with some form of dramatic technological advance. Many disruptive companies (both...

#Brexit + #fintech: What happens now?

 The British public recently voted to leave the European Union. Only history will tell whether it was a good decision or not. The immediate...

The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion

 Let’s pause on the robots-are-taking-over-our-jobs panic for a minute and take a look at how some robots — telepresence robots, specifically — could be...

Technology will change where we live

 Governor Jerry Brown has recently proposed legislation that would streamline the path for large scale development across California. It could have a huge impact...

For everyone

 The imagination is a powerful thing, and what it creates may in fact be powerful beyond our imagining. That was certainly the case with...