Rare Bits wants to be eBay for the blockchain, where you buy, sell, and trade non-fungible crypto-goods. After CryptoKitties raised $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz last month for its decentralized digital collectibles game, there’s been an explosion of interest in the space. But without a popular marketplace, it’s hard to find the goods you want at […]... →
Investors, it seems, aren’t entirely soured on the world of 3D printing. The technology is still making progress in the enterprise sector, and Shapeways is certainly continuing to make a case for it in the world of online marketplaces. This morning, the New York-based company announced the closing of a $30 million Series E. The […]... →
Helios and Matheson Analytics is looking to push additional capital into its prime and wildly popular asset, MoviePass, by raising money in a new stock sale that appears to be giving Wall Street fits. Looking to raise additional capital, Helios and Matheson said it would sell up to $150 million in a stock sale that […]... →
В издательстве «Альпина Паблишер» вышла книга эксперта в сфере подбора управленческих кадров для крупного бизнеса Антона Стороженко «Дао СЕО. Как создать свою историю успеха». Firrma публикует фрагмент, в котором автор описывает эволюцию рынка подбора топ-менеджеров в России за последние 10 лет.
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«Тучные» годы закончились для всех, в том числе и для рынка подбора руководителей. Смена рыночной парадигмы привела к резкому уменьшению числа открытых вакансий. Причем сейчас большая ча... →
Венчурный фонд AltaIR Capital Игоря Рябенького вложился в российские стартапы Realtime Board и ProdCenter. Было несколько закрытий траншей в проекты в течение 17-18 гг. Об этом Firrma сообщил Рябенький.
В ProdCenter фонд вкладывался в мае 2017 и январе 2018 года, в Realtime Board — летом прошлого года и в феврале этого года.
RealtimeBoard — сервис для совместной работы, который представляет собой онлайн-доску и позволяет визуализировать процессы, работать с контентом, обсуждать дизайн и планировать. По со... →
As you can probably imagine, launching satellites is a complicated business. To get into the game, companies must often go to the biggest players, like Nasa. It makes puts the opportunity for small companies to participate in the benefits of satellite usage completely out of reach. Until recently. Mini or nano-satellites are proliferating and so […]... →
As renewable energy continues to gobble up more and more of the new energy capacity coming online, the solar project lending company Wunder Capital has raised $112 million in primarily debt financing to boost its business. The 90% debt and 10% equity commitment came from the multi-strategy investment firm Cyrus Investments, which has backed renewable […]... →
Days after Disney-owned ESPN launched its new streaming service, ESPN+, a three-year old streaming TV service for sports fans, fuboTV, is announcing the close of $75 million in Series D funding. The round was led by new investor AMC Networks, and includes existing investors 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky, and the former Scripps […]... →
What if there's a drug that already exists that could treat a disease with no known therapies, but we just haven't made the connection? Finding that connection by exhaustively analyzing complex biomechanics within the body — with the help of machine learning, naturally — is the goal of ReviveMed, a new biotech startup out of MIT that just raised $1.5 million in seed funding.... →
Qapital, one of a slew of mobile applications trying to make it easier for users to save money (and spend it more wisely), has raised $30 million in fresh financing as it expands beyond savings to offer investment advisory services. Since its launch in the U.S. in 2015, Qapital has amassed roughly 420,000 users that […]... →
While smaller companies are seeing a lot of new options for distributed office space, or can pick up a couple offices in a WeWork, eventually they get big enough and have to find a bigger office — but that can end up as one of the weirdest and most annoying challenges for an early-stage CEO. […]... →
When you’re raising venture capital, it helps if you’ve had “exits.” In other words, if your company has been acquired or you’ve taken one public, investors are more inclined to take a bet on anything you do. Boston -based serial entrepreneur David Cancel has sold not just one, but four companies. And after a few years […]... →
Петербурженка Елизавета Врацких училась в Европе, работала в британских компаниях, возила в Россию партии iPhone, пробовала силы в стартап-акселераторах, объездила полмира, а затем вернулась в родной город, чтобы привлечь инвестиции у основателя «Технониколь» и развивать маркетплейс услуг для детей Kidkin.... →
Can Artificial Intelligence replace lawyers? Perhaps sometime in the distant future, but in the meantime AI is already augmenting the work done by legal professionals as startups race to reach that ultimate goal. One burgeoning player in the AI-powered legal tech space is Tel Aviv-based LawGeex, which has developed automated contract review technology to help […]... →
Kdan Mobile, a Taiwanese startup that makes cloud-based software for content creators, announced a $5 million Series A today, raised from investors including W.I. Harper Group, Darwin Venture Management and Accord Ventures. Founded in 2009, the Tainan City startup says its products have been downloaded more 120 million times, with about 40% of its customers […]... →
Elon Musk’s tunneling startup The Boring Company has raised $113 million to fund its vision of the near/distant future of transportation, according to newly-filed SEC docs first spotted by CNBC. The startup, which is centered around the goal of creating underground tunnels, plays a central part in Musk’s integrated view of urban transportation that he […]... →
Mixcloud, the London startup that offers an audio streaming platform designed for long-form content, has closed its first-ever funding round, TechCrunch has learned. According to a regulatory filing and since confirmed by co-founder Nico Perez, the ten-year old company has raised approximately $11.5 million led by WndrCo, the media and technology holding company based in […]... →