Buying a new car is a high-value transaction, one that is often time-consuming and stressful. Tred, a Seattle startup, is trying to ease at least part of the process by delivering cars for consumers to test drive from their homes.
Unlike... Read more »
When Media Camp opened its doors in downtown San Francisco in 2012, it represented an exotic new species of startup accelerator. Unlike most other accelerators, it was owned and run by a big corporation—Turner Broadcasting. It was focused on a single... Read more »
Eight months after its public debut, Menlo Park, CA-based Calysta Energy has announced its first partnership deal. Calysta, a synthetic biology company, will attempt to engineer a new microbe that can live off methane gas and produce raw materials for... Read more »
In this “always on” era of online products and services, there is a time-saving appeal to the product introduced today by San Diego-based SlimSurveys. It’s designed to help businesses gather feedback from customers without sucking up too much of their time.... Read more »
Google was back on the stump Tuesday, trying to convince enterprise software buyers that it really, truly cares about their business.
Amit Singh, the president of Google’s enterprise business, took the stage at the E2 conference in Boston to talk about... Read more »
One of the main goals of California’s $3 billion stem cell research agency is to draw companies into the state so they can vie for a share of the funding.
With a recently funded $32 million initiative, the California Institute for... Read more »
After the dot-com crash in 2001, the tech world needed a few years to regroup. But starting around 2004, the year Facebook was founded and Google went public, the winds of innovation in consumer- and business-facing technology began to pick up... Read more »
What happens when you bring Silicon Valley business and product-design thinking to bear on problems faced by content creators, publishers, and average citizens looking for more powerful ways to communicate? That’s the question under investigation at Matter, a San Francisco-based... Read more »
Social media analytics company Dataminr in New York announced today it raised $30 million in a funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners and Venrock.
Dataminr, founded in 2009, uses Twitter’s firehose of public tweets to analyze events happening around the... Read more »
What does an ex-Facebook tycoon with a degree in electrical engineering know about fixing the U.S. healthcare system?
Well, Chamath Palihapitiya knows that healthcare is in need of some drastic reinvention, and that to some extent, this will involve training people... Read more »