Business Start Up

4 Things You Didn’t Know You’d Need for Your Small Business Startup

Starting a small business is a massive undertaking. Even if your operation only involves working as an independent contractor, there are several things that you will need to bear in mind as you get your business off the ground. While you have very likely considered the apparent necessities like funding and transportation, there are few […]

Technology

Can Blockchain Assure Data Privacy

Blockchain’s explosive debut into the modern marketplace has made it one of the most important technologies powering our economy today, and it hasn’t even reached its full potential yet. With everything from cryptocurrencies to startup companies relying on blockchain services to survive and thrive in the 21st century, it’s only natural that this impressive technology […]

LinkedIn

AllTrails gets $75M to keep hikers happy

The app for hiking enthusiasts just secured a big round of capital that will help it map more trails worldwide. AllTrails has raised $75 million, led by Spectrum Equity, which has taken a majority stake in the company in the process. Founded in 2010, AllTrails raised a small amount of capital years ago from investors, including […]

LinkedIn

Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV

Backed with nearly $87 million in venture capital funding from GV, Oak HC/FT and F-Prime Capital, Quartet Health was founded in 2014 by Arun Gupta, Steve Shulman and David Wennberg to improve access to behavioral healthcare. Its mission: “enable every person in our society to thrive by building a collaborative behavioral and physical health ecosystem.” Recent […]

LinkedIn Startups

Our 3 favorite startups from Urban-X’s 4th demo day

Urban-X, the urban-tech startup accelerator backed by MINI and early-stage urban-tech fund Urban.Us, hosted a demo day today for its fourth cohort of companies at its Brooklyn HQ.  The seven presenting companies offered solutions to issues plaguing modern cities, including toll-road pricing, energy and construction management, and even the inefficiencies of modern cycling helmets. In a […]