Tag: London

  • AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play

    Pitching app developers with a new way to convert app browsers into actual customers, AppOnboard has raised $15 million in a new round of funding, the company said. Based in Los Angeles, AppOnboard sees itself as one of a new breed of LA startup that’s steeping itself in the local ecosystem and trying to be […]

  • Londons transport regulator looks to startups to help fix urban mobility

    London’s transport regulator, TfL has announced a partnership with Bosch for its forthcoming co-working space in Shoreditch. The civic tech project is intended to run for 18 months as a pilot — though Bosch’s ‘Connectory’ co-working facility won’t open until the end of January. A company spokeswoman confirmed the partnership is nonetheless up and running […]

  • Jane VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them

    Find a person, typically a man, who made the VC you’re interested in pitching a whole bunch of money at some point and have them introduce you. Why? Because VCs love people who’ve made them money; naturally, they’ll be willing to hear you out if you’ve got at least one money-maker on your side. Jane […]

  • VCs say Silicon Valley isnt the gold mine it used to be

    In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay Area more than ever before. High-profile entrepreneurs and investors, Peter Thiel, for example, have left. Rising […]

  • What every startup founder should know about exits

    Benjamin Joffe The dream of a startup founder can often be summarized by the following well-intentioned, and mostly delusional, quote: “We’ll You invest a few years of hard work to build something of value. One day you receive an acquisition offer out of the blue. You’re elated. And you’re not prepared. You drop everything to focus […]

  • The Numbers Behind WeWorks Growing Empire

    tapping the bond market for the first time and in doing so, has provided a rare glimpse into the startling numbers behind its breakneck expansion. The co-working company, which is seeking $500 million to finance yet more growth, has amassed a global portfolio of more than 14 million square feet, approaching the size of the […]