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Innovation Digital transformation to drive tech spending in China, India Originally appeared on ... Read the post
Innovation How vulnerable are you to digital disruption? Originally appeared on ... Read the post
Innovation Top 10 Trends For Digital Transformation In 2018 Originally appeared on ... Read the post
Sales Founder Led Selling Maturity Stages - Founding Sales Originally appeared on A design pattern for iterative startup GTM development & execution.... Read the post
People / Talent Options Plan Originally appeared on This post presents our current recommendation for how tech startups should structure employee stock incentive programs.... Read the post
Product Intercom on Onboarding Originally appeared on Onboarding is the one truly universal problem every piece of software has. It’s the only one thing literally all your customers are going to do, and you’re guaranteed thousands of your use... Read the post
Sales Startup Sales Stack Report 2017 Originally appeared on This report is meant to serve as a guiding framework for anyone evaluating sales solutions. Whether sales, marketing, customer success or management, if you are thinking of using or buying software to... Read the post
Now Mixing Innovation Is as Much About Finding Partners as Building Products Originally appeared on Have you ever stopped to ponder the true complexities involved with trying to create a viable, safe, autonomous vehicle? The innovation alone is a herculean task, but imagine being that upstart pionee... Read the post
FinTech Klarna unveils free P2P payment service, Wavy Originally appeared on Swedish payments unicorn Klarna has had a busy past few months, receiving investments from the likes of Permira, Visa and Brightfolk as well as gaining its banking licence. Now, the company has launch... Read the post
Growth / Marketing Why onboarding is the most crucial part of your growth strategy Originally appeared on When people talk about growth, they usually assume the discussion is about getting more people to your product. When we really dig into growth problems, we often see that enough people are actually co... Read the post
Now Mixing Alphabet Inks Deal for Avis to Manage Self-Driving Car Fleet Originally appeared on Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc., has reached an agreement for Avis Budget Group Inc. to manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles. It’s the first such deal in a field that’... Read the post
Product The Only Metric That Matters — Now With Fancy Slides! Originally appeared on In the deck below, I came back to the core question about metrics and knowing whether or not something is growing and working. It’s easy to get lost in vanity metrics and data points that other... Read the post
People / Talent How to Interview Engineers Originally appeared on We do a lot of interviewing at Triplebyte. Indeed, over the last 2 years, I've interviewed just over 900 engineers. Whether this was a good use of my time can be debated! (I sometimes wake up in a... Read the post
Growth / Marketing Startup Growth Guide Originally appeared on This handbook is a comprehensive growth marketing reference. It leaves you with an agency-level proficiency in user acquisition and conversion optimization. ... Read the post
FinTech European banks to launch blockchain trade finance platform Originally appeared on Seven of Europe’s biggest banks are stepping up their attempts to shift trade finance on to blockchain technology by hiring IBM to build a platform for small businesses to finance their cross-bo... Read the post
Tech News Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017 Originally appeared on The Reuters Institute commissioned a study to understand how news is being consumed in a range of countries and the report was just published. This year's report reveals new insights about digital... Read the post
Tech News Google’s Elite Hacker SWAT Team vs. Everyone Originally appeared on Brash. Controversial. A guard against rising digital threats around the globe. Google’s Project Zero is securing the Internet on its own terms. Is that a problem?... Read the post
Tech News Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering Originally appeared on A new crop of technology entrepreneurs is forgoing the usual routes to raising money. The entrepreneurs are not pitching venture capitalists, selling stock in an initial public offering or using crowd... Read the post
Tech News Bosch is building a $1.1 billion self-driving and smart city chip plant Originally appeared on Tier one auto industry supplier Bosch is investing heavily in where the market is headed, with a newly-announced $1.1 billion facility that will produce semiconductors uses in self-driving cars, smart... Read the post
Now Mixing Nestlé leads $77M round for healthy meal startup Freshly Originally appeared on Freshly has raised a big funding round from a big name — the U.S. division of food and beverage giant Nestlé.... Read the post
Now Mixing American Express invests in insurance startup Next Insurance Originally appeared on American Express Co has invested in Next Insurance, a Palo Alto-based technology startup that sells customized insurance for small businesses online, as Silicon Valley companies look to shake up the i... Read the post
Now Mixing BBVA spawns new biometrics company Veridas out of two-year startup partnership Originally appeared on BBVA and the startup Das-Nano have formed Veridas, a new biometrics technology company that will develop client identification and authentication systems.... Read the post
Now Mixing Apple working with startup Health Gorilla to add health diagnostic data to iPhone Originally appeared on Health Gorilla and Apple are reportedly working together to add diagnostic data to the iPhone, including measurements such as blood work. The two companies are integrating with hospitals and lab-testi... Read the post
Artificial Intelligence Meet the Chinese Finance Giant That’s Secretly an AI Company Originally appeared on The smartphone payments business Ant Financial is using computer vision, natural language processing, and mountains of data to reimagine banking, insurance, and more.... Read the post
Blockchain New Study Finds That 3 Million+ People Use Cryptocurrencies Originally appeared on Bridging the gap between financial systems and computer whizzes, cryptocurrencies are poised to gain ground in today's markets. These peer-to-peer systems utilize blockchain technology to conduct... Read the post
Tech News Samsung quietly acquired VR app studio VRB, sources say for $5.5M Originally appeared on Samsung has been bullish on virtual reality hardware, hoping that its early moves in headsets and devices to shoot content will give it a stronger position in the space as (and if!) it continues to ex... Read the post
FinTech Will Amazon become a force in fintech? Originally appeared on Amazon is the tech giant most likely to become a dominant player in fintech, predicted James Lloyd, Ernst & Young’s fintech leader, when speaking on stage at TechCrunch and TechNode’s... Read the post
Now Mixing Bombardier expands startup collaboration to create the transport solutions of the future Originally appeared on Bombardier Transportation has announced the expansion of its startup collaboration activities with the aim to develop new paths into ground-breaking mobility and connectivity solutions.... Read the post
Now Mixing Accenture joins with quantum computing start-up to fight disease Originally appeared on Accenture has partnered with quantum computing startup, 1QBit, to develop the process of advanced molecular design for drug discovery.... Read the post
Now Mixing Cleveland Clinic partners with startup Oscar to offer insurance in Ohio Originally appeared on Oscar Health has a new partner that holds a lot of weight in the world of healthcare: Cleveland Clinic. On Thursday, the two businesses announced that they'll work together to offer individual hea... Read the post
Now Mixing Bold Penguin Announces New Partnership with Hiscox International Originally appeared on Bold Penguin, an insurtech portal provider delivering a more streamlined insurance experience via an online marketplace for commercial lines property and casualty (P&C) agents, is pleased to annou... Read the post
Now Mixing Financial technology is proving less of a battleground than feared Originally appeared on The relationship between banks and technology companies is becoming increasingly collaborative... Read the post
Tech News Here are some of the highlights from Mary Meeker's 2017 internet trends report Originally appeared on Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has released her highly anticipated, annual presentation on internet trends at this year’s Code conference. ... Read the post
Now Mixing Telegram mixing with Stripe, RazorPay, FlutterWave, and others Originally appeared on Messaging app Telegram has dropped a major update today that sees its service gain support for chatbot payments. It has also added short video messages and new design options for its Instant View read... Read the post
Tech News Silicon Valley's Big Bet on Europe's Hip New Start-Up Scene Originally appeared on Dipping into brick-and-mortar campuses could help American tech giants win major battles against foreign regulators.... Read the post
Now Mixing HSBC Partners Silicon Valley AI Startup, ‘Ayasdi’ for Anti Money Laundering Originally appeared on HSBC Holdings has partnered up with a startup from Silicon Valley called Ayasdi. Ayasdi Inc. will implement artificial intelligence to automate some of the bank’s compliance processes in a bid t... Read the post
Now Mixing Aviva just backed insurance focused fintech startup Neos and will probably acquire one soon, says CEO Mark Wilson Originally appeared on Aviva is splashing cash on a startup focusing on insurance for connected homes in the latest signal of the insurers intent when it comes to technology - and it may even stretch to buying a small tech... Read the post
Now Mixing London tech startup Spoon Guru partners with Tesco to power food searches for consumers with specific dietary needs Originally appeared on Tesco has announced a partnership with Spoon Guru to help its customers with specific diets and tastes quickly and easily find food suitable when shopping online. It marks the latest step in Tesc... Read the post
Growth / Marketing Beneath the growth iceberg Originally appeared on Tips from transitioning a business from marketing to growth.... Read the post
People / Talent If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention Originally appeared on When researcher Kieran Snyder interviewed 716 women who left tech after an average tenure of 7 years, almost all of them said they liked the work itself, but cited discriminatory environments as their... Read the post
People / Talent Diversity in Tech FAQ v0.1 Originally appeared on Nicole Sanchez from GitHub presents some of the typical arguments lodged against diversity efforts, followed by responses. Copy and paste, refer people to it, use this information as a guide.... Read the post
People / Talent Compensation at Startups Originally appeared on Homebrew VC provides best practices on compensation. In the beginning stages of hiring key talent for an early stage company, an engaged founder may spend anywhere from 40-50% of his or her time... Read the post
Product Intercom on Product Management Originally appeared on Some helpful thoughts on the challenges of building software products from the team at Intercom.... Read the post
People / Talent How Lever Got To 50–50 Women and Men Originally appeared on For two years, Sarah Nahm was the only woman at Lever, the company she co-founded and now runs as CEO. Even though Nahm started off her career a decade ago as a speechwriter at Google for Marissa Maye... Read the post
People / Talent Diversity and Inclusion… Why does it matter early on? Originally appeared on Homebrew ( companies have come up with some basic guidelines for thinking about “Diversity at Startups” to help them and you hire with diversity in mind during the early stages... Read the post
Now Mixing Facebook launches telco infrastructure accelerator with Orange Originally appeared on Facebook working with French telco Orange to launch a new “Telecom Track” in the Orange Fab accelerator based in Paris to find more startups focusing on solutions to improve infrastru... Read the post
Tech News The world's biggest ad company plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat this year Originally appeared on The CEO of the world's largest advertising group, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell, said his firm plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat in 2017 during an interview with the news network Cheddar on T... Read the post
Tech News Red-hot software start-up Rubrik has zoomed to a $1.3 billion valuation in two years Originally appeared on Two years ago, former venture capitalist Bipul Sinha had 25 developers working on his new start-up Rubrik, aiming to revolutionize the boring data back-up space. Rubrik now has 330 employees and Si... Read the post
Tech News Cloudera finishes up 20% in stock market debut Originally appeared on After pricing its IPO at $15 per share, Cloudera, the enterprise big data company, closed the day up more than 20 percent, at $18.09. This also is above the range of $12 to $14 for which Cloudera was... Read the post
Now Mixing, Apple Music Ink New Partnership, With More to Come Originally appeared on Over the past year, few new apps have captured the attention of the music industry -- and teenagers across the globe -- than, the social video network that allows users to make 15-second cl... Read the post
Innovation Cushman & Wakefield CIO builds innovation through partnerships Originally appeared on With the help of key partners, Adam Stanley is exploring emerging technologies in AR/VR, IoT and cybersecurity to buttress the commercial real estate firm’s portfolio... Read the post
Now Mixing Gett and social care startup Cera announce partnership for London cabbies to deliver medicine on-demand to elderly patients Originally appeared on On-demand black cab app Gett is partnering with social care startup Cera to deliver over the counter medicines and other essential items to elderly patients.... Read the post
Now Mixing Adidas partners with Silicon Valley startup to 3D-print shoes Originally appeared on Adidas launched a new sneaker with a 3D-printed sole that it plans to mass-produce next year, part of a broader push by the German sportswear firm to react faster to changing fashions and create more... Read the post
Now Mixing Delta is partnering with the on-demand helicopter startup Blade so that VIPs can avoid the airport Originally appeared on Blade, the on-demand "Uber for helicopters" startup, wants to help its customers avoid the airport completely. ... Read the post
FinTech Nordea strikes partnership with Swedish mobile payment startup Originally appeared on Swedish bank Nordea has continued its policy of financial technology (fintech) collaboration by forming a partnership with Stockholm-based payments startup Betalo to expand its mobile offeri... Read the post
Now Mixing Wipro invests & partners with US security startup Demisto Originally appeared on Wipro has partnered with Silicon Valley-based security startup Demisto to deliver integrated and automated incident response as a managed service.... Read the post
FinTech How Banks Can Compete Against an Army of Fintech Startups Originally appeared on Small businesses are starting to demand banking services that have engaging web and mobile user experiences, on par with the technologies they use in their personal lives.... Read the post
Now Mixing What3Words has announced a new partnership with one of the world’s biggest transport companies Originally appeared on Innovative addressing startup what3words has revealed that German transport giant Deutsche Bahn will be utilising its three-word worldwide location system after its venture capital arm invested in the... Read the post
Tech News Several Google engineers have left one of its most secretive AI projects to form a stealth start-up Originally appeared on Google has slowly been pulling back the curtain on homegrown silicon that could define the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Some key creators of that project — the Tens... Read the post
RetailTech How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All Originally appeared on Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, design... Read the post
FinTech Challenger bank Revolut and proptech startup Trussle are joining force to offer mortgages Originally appeared on Two up-and-coming fintech startups are joining forces to offer mortgages via a mobile banking app.... Read the post
Blockchain BBVA and Ripple complete blockchain cross-border money transfer pilot Originally appeared on BBVA has announced the completion of “the first real-life implementation of an international money transfer using Ripple’s new distributed ledger technology (DLT)”.... Read the post
Now Mixing Fintech start-up for SMEs Hufsy teams with SolarisBank for German launch Originally appeared on Hufsy, a Denmark-based fintech start-up focused on SMEs, is expanding into Germany. Its banking partner in Germany is SolarisBank.  ... Read the post
Blockchain Global Supply Chains Are About to Get Better, Thanks to Blockchain Originally appeared on Now, a slew of startups and corporations are exploring a radical solution to this problem: using a blockchain to transfer title and record permissions and activity logs so as to track the flow of good... Read the post
Now Mixing Blockchain technology startup Humaniq and global auditing firm Deloitte join forces. Originally appeared on Humaniq is on a mission to provide financial inclusion products and services powered by blockchain technology to the 2 billion unbanked people across the globe. Their first three operational prioritie... Read the post
Product Everything I Needed to Know About Good User Experience I Learned While Working in Restaurants Originally appeared on Satisfying user experiences build on good customer-service principles. Restaurant UX provides many lessons for design strategy.... Read the post
Now Mixing The robots are hiring: San Jose startup raises $3M, partners with IBM Watson AI Originally appeared on Messaging startup TextRecruit raised $3 million in funding this week to connect employers with job candidates with the help of IBM Watson AI technology.... Read the post
Now Mixing Cincinnati startup Connxus partners with global software giant Originally appeared on A Cincinnati startup is partnering with software giant SAP Ariba to expand its reach worldwide.... Read the post
FinTech HSBC's partnering with fintech startup Tradeshift to offer trade financing and help businesses increase their working capital Originally appeared on HSBC is working with a fintech startup to offer trade finance to more businesses to help increase their working capital, in a tie-up it has called "game-changing".... Read the post
Now Mixing Fulton-based cybersecurity startup Dragos partners with Deloitte Originally appeared on Dragos works to secure industrial systems and infrastructure. After linking up with the consulting giant, it is eyeing growth.... Read the post
Tech News The Enterprise Strikes Back Originally appeared on You might have missed it amidst Snap’s noisy consumer debut, but enterprise-facing IPOs put points on the board during the first quarter of 2017, even more than their consumer-focused siblings.... Read the post
Tech News Robinhood stock trading app valued at $1.3 billion with big raise from DST Originally appeared on Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is completing a huge fund raise to fuel its attack on old brokerage firms that charge around $7 to $10 per trade. According to sources, the round is led by Yuri Mi... Read the post
Tech News Elon Musk enters the world of brain-computer interfaces Originally appeared on Do human beings need to embrace brain implants to stay relevant?... Read the post
FinTech Banks and fintech startups see more value in cooperation than in rivalry Originally appeared on In 2011, ICICI BankBSE 2.90 % was confronted with a unique problem. Most of the frontend staff of India’s largest private sector bank by consolidated assets were reasonably fresh, and had to be... Read the post
Now Mixing Singapore startup partners IBM to pilot blockchain technology Originally appeared on Singapore financial technology startup Invictus is tapping IBM’s blockchain and Bluemix cloud services to provide small companies with financing options from banks and other financial service pr... Read the post
Now Mixing Nordstrom is the latest department store to turn to a startup to court millennial shoppers Originally appeared on Nordstrom is turning to a modern competitor to Men’s Wearhouse to lure young customers into its full-price stores.... Read the post
Now Mixing Secretive VR company Magic Leap is partnering with Disney to overlay Star Wars on your entire life Originally appeared on Lucasfilm’s special effects division, Industrial Light and Magic, has partnered with a company rumored to be just as magical—Magic Leap—to bring Star Wars even closer to your eyeball... Read the post
Tech News Are investors too optimistic about Amazon? Originally appeared on Investors think Amazon is going to grow faster, longer and bigger than almost any firm in history... Read the post
Tech News How Alibaba’s Jack Ma Is Building a Truly Global Retail Empire Originally appeared on To realize Jack Ma's vision—which relies on technology to buy, sell, finance, and deliver goods on Alibaba’s digital platforms around the world—Ma has been busily recasting... Read the post
Artificial Intelligence A.I. Is Doing Legal Work. But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet. Originally appeared on Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley’s next victim.... Read the post
Artificial Intelligence Customer Service Chatbots Are About to Become Frighteningly Realistic Originally appeared on A startup gives chatbots and virtual assistants realistic facial expressions and the ability to read yours.... Read the post
Artificial Intelligence How DeepMind’s Memory Trick Helps AI Learn Faster Originally appeared on While AI systems can match many human capabilities, they take 10 times longer to learn. Now, by copying the way the brain works, Google DeepMind has built a machine that is closing the gap.... Read the post
Tech News Porsche invests in tech services to offset possible sales decline Originally appeared on Porsche will invest hundreds of millions of euros in digital services to generate the revenue needed to offset an expected decline in car sales in the coming years, its finance chief said on Friday.... Read the post
Artificial Intelligence The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI Originally appeared on The Chinese company has more than 1,300 people working on tech like deep learning.... Read the post
FinTech Fintech startup Revolut is getting into loans Originally appeared on Fintech startup Revolut has partnered with a peer-to-peer lender to offer loans to users, its newest product in addition to a current account and money transfers.... Read the post
Now Mixing State Farm partners with Openbay for auto maintenance Originally appeared on State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. has tied up with Openbay Corp., an online marketplace for automotive maintenance and repair, the companies said.... Read the post
FinTech MassMutual signs deal with Human Longevity Inc Originally appeared on A US life insurance company is encouraging its customers and staff to have their DNA decoded for $1,400 apiece, in the hope that the results will enable them to live longer, healthier lives.... Read the post
Now Mixing Sephora’s latest app update lets you try virtual makeup on at home with AR Originally appeared on Sephora is joining multiple other companies in recognizing the importance AR is going to play in future beauty product shopping. The makeup retailer introduced a “Sephora Virtual Artist&rdquo... Read the post
Virtual Reality VR, AR headset shipments will increase tenfold by 2021: IDC Originally appeared on According to new data from IDC, augmented and virtual reality headset shipments will increase from 10.1 million shipments in 2016 to an estimated 99.4 million in 2021.​... Read the post
Growth / Marketing Starting and Scaling Your Growth Team Originally appeared on Growth teams need to spend as much time thinking about how to scale themselves as they do on scaling the product. In this post, Casey Winters from Greylock outlines how he's seen growth... Read the post
Tech News Siri’s Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore: Alexa is now in the Amazon App Originally appeared on Starting today and available to all iPhone users next week, you can talk to Amazon’s intelligent assistant Alexa while using the Amazon app.... Read the post
Tech News Mulesoft IPO Originally appeared on MuleSoft prices IPO at $17 a share Here comes the first big enterprise software IPO of the year. MuleSoft, provider of a platform for building application networks, priced shares for its IPO at $17 ea... Read the post
Now Mixing Chipmaker Nvidia says working with Paccar on driverless trucks Originally appeared on U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp said on Thursday it was working with truckmaker Paccar Inc to develop autonomous vehicles.... Read the post
Funding News Airbnb Closes $1 Billion Round To Keep Delaying IPO Originally appeared on Airbnb closed another $1 billion round of funding, the company noted in a SEC filing on Thursday. That figure is up from the $555 million the home-sharing startup declared in September.... Read the post
Now Mixing AirBnb breaks into music scene with SoFarSounds Originally appeared on A major pillar of the new ‘Music Experiences’ category is intimate concerts in unique spaces, enhanced by hosts such as Sofar Sounds, a brand that has revolutionised the live music scene b... Read the post
Now Mixing John Deere Floats Drones as the Next Big Tool for Construction Workers Originally appeared on John Deere sees a future where construction workers use drones to help with their jobs.... Read the post
Now Mixing Uber partnering with Barclay card Originally appeared on I received an interesting email yesterday highlighting what is effectively a new Uber rewards scheme, in partnership Barclaycard. The premise is extremely simple: “Every 11th ride using Barcl... Read the post
FinTech ING Poland partners with local fintech startup inviPay on supplier financing Originally appeared on  ING in Poland is partnering the fintech inviPay, a service which pays bills on your client’s behalf.... Read the post
Now Mixing Bright Pattern Partners with Alterra AI to Bring Virtual Agent AI to the Contact Center Originally appeared on Bright Pattern announces its partnership with Palo Alto startup, Together the companies are bringing innovative AI and Deep Learning technologies to the contact center industry... Read the post
Now Mixing These Are the 50 Most Promising Startups You’ve Never Heard Of Originally appeared on Market researcher Quid uses data to identify promising startups that are flying under the radar.... Read the post