Another high-flying, heavily funded AR headset startup is shutting down – gpgmail

[ad_1] While Apple and Microsoft strain to sell augmented reality as the next major computing platform, many of the startups aiming to beat them to the punch are crashing and burning. Daqri, which built enterprise-grade AR headsets, has shuttered its HQ, laid off many of its employees and is selling off assets ahead of a […]

How to stop vanity marketing from killing your startup – gpgmail

[ad_1] In 2014, I got in on the ground floor of what I thought was a rocket ship. Fling was the fastest-growing app in 2014, and I was pulled in as their chief growth officer, with a handsome compensation package — one that in retrospect should have given me pause. Within 24 hours of arriving […]

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M – gpgmail

[ad_1] Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the beta version of its online mobile finance platform. Kuda also received its banking license from the Nigerian Central Bank, giving it a distinction compared to other fintech startups. “Kuda […]

These brothers just raised $15 million for their startup, Dutchie, a kind of Shopify for cannabis dispensaries – gpgmail

[ad_1] Ross Lipson comes from an entrepreneurial family, so perhaps it’s no wonder that as a college student, he dropped out of school to jump into the online food space, including cofounding, then selling, one of Canada’s first online food ordering service startups. It’s even less surprising that having gone through that experience, Lipson would […]

Flat, a Mexican property tech startup, raises $4.6M pre-seed led by ALLVP – gpgmail

[ad_1] Flat has raised one of Mexico’s largest pre-seed rounds to take the Opendoor real estate marketplace model across the Rio Grande.  The company snagged a $4.5 million pre-seed round to expand its business helping homeowners quickly sell their properties in Mexico. The round was led by ALLVP, an active early stage fund in Mexico. California-based […]

Shared inbox startup Front adds WhatsApp support – gpgmail

[ad_1] Front, the company that lets you manage your inboxes as a team, is adding one more channel, WhatsApp. Starting today, you can read and reply to people contacting you through WhatsApp. This feature is specifically targeted at users of WhatsApp Business. You can get a business phone number through Twilio and then hand out […]

8-month-old startup FPL Technologies raises $4.5M to improve credit card experience in India – gpgmail

[ad_1] An eight-month-old startup in India that wants to improve the user experience of credit card holders in the nation has received the backing of at least two major investors. Pune-based FPL Technologies said Thursday it has raised $4.5 million in its maiden financing round from Matrix Partners India, Sequoia Capital India, and others. In […]

Is your startup TC Top Picks material? Apply to exhibit for free at Disrupt Berlin 2019 – gpgmail

[ad_1] If you’re the founder of an early-stage startup here’s a big, fat reminder about one of the great experiences you can have at Disrupt Berlin 2019 on 11-12 December. Apply to our TC Top Picks program for a chance to step into the startup spotlight. If you’re selected, you’ll receive a free Startup Alley Exhibitor […]

SF based African fintech startup Chipper Cash expands to Nigeria – gpgmail

[ad_1] The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has expanded to Nigeria. The San Francisco based startup, with offices in Ghana and Kenya, will offer its P2P payment service and app in Africa’s most populous nation in partnership with PayStack—the payment gateway company. Paystack CEO Shola Akinlade confirmed the collaboration. Chipper Cash will establishe a […]

‘Mental fitness’ startup Elevate Labs launches a personalized meditation app called Balance – gpgmail

[ad_1] While investors are already writing big checks for meditation startups, Elevate Labs founder and CEO Jesse Pickard said that none of the existing meditation apps can replace the experience of working with a human coach. “This experience where you have somebody that meets with you is wildly better than any digital product that’s out […]