The Business Graph was built on the realization that the startup and venture investment world has evolved. Startups, as we know them, have expanded from disruptive, tech-centric hardware and software companies to a globally inclusive set of products and services meeting new demands. With that, the schema of markets and categories changes on an almost daily basis. Continue reading...
Venture investment slowed to a crawl last week as only 160 venture rounds were announced, according to CrunchBase data. Characteristically, the 'No-Vacation Nation' accounted for over 60% of them last week. Internationally, only India, Canada, Great Britain, China, Japan, Australia and Spain tallied more than a single venture round. Continue reading...
From mattresses to medical practices, venture capitalists are backing it all this summer, investing over $1.7 billion in 136 venture rounds in the beginning of August. In the past two weeks, the amount of total cash raised topped weekly totals for the past two months. Continue reading...
Apparently there's no summer slump when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. Companies spent over $167 billion acquiring 100 companies in July, according to CrunchBase data. This figure doesn't include the 120+ acquisitions with undisclosed amounts, and is greater than June amounts at $109 billion through 96 acquisitions. Continue reading...
From the earliest days at CrunchBase, countless PR and marketing teams have harangued our customer support staff about their team being out of date and who should be in the top spot. As it happens, keeping the "people moving" section current can be really hard. For the new CrunchBase platform we wanted to do a much better job of managing content that is changing. Continue reading...
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Join Startup Socials on August 14th to connect with 500+ founders, CEOs, developers, designers, marketers, and professionals from around the world, work with expert Social Architects to achieve your goals based on your unique needs (VIP pass required), and meet a network of members (angel investors, mentors, partners) to accelerate your growth. Register now with CrunchBase discount code to save 30% off the already discounted Late Bird Rate.
VentureOutNY is hosting Tech Tango, a celebration of Argentinian Tech, showcasing out impressive delegation of Argentinian tech companies to the New York City community and a panel of esteemed venture investors. Use the code "partners50" for discounted tickets.
Startup BD is about growing your company by doing deals. Experts from Uber, New Relic, Cloudflare, GitHub, Foundersuite, Clover, and Okta, will talk about how to use strategic partnerships, APIs, and platforms to fuel growth. We will also cover best practice, tips for doing deals, and pitfalls to avoid. Use code "Crunchbase" for 25% off tickets!
Join the App Developers Alliance for a Make Money With Apps Workshop in San Francisco on Thursday, August 28. Attendees will get to learn from and network with senior execs from Millennial Media, OpenTable, Quantcast and more, receive best practices from industry leaders on how to monetize target audiences without compromising user experience, and gain exclusive insights around the best ways to bring apps to international markets. Register here with the code 'Crunch' to receive 50% off.
Houston Health Ventures (HHV) is a seed-stage healthcare investment fund focused on Health IT, Devices, and Diagnostics. HHV's NextHIT program will provide its first class of companies with 8 weeks of tailored curriculum, access to need-specific mentors, offices and amenities at University of Houston's brand new Innovation Center. Each team will also receive a $30,000 investment from HHV and $24,000 worth of services from Rackspace, Inc. Admissions are rolling, apply now before August 13th!
Sunnyvale, CA — Applications close August 15, 2014
SKTA Innopartners Accelerator is hosting a hardware hackathon focused on two distinct themes; Datacenter Infrastructure and Internet of Things. Pitch to SK Telecom, SK Hynix, SKTA Innopartners, VCs, and Advisors to win an SSD Drive and gift card and an opportunity to get introduced to investors. Sign up to participate in the hackathon before August 15th!
New Orleans, LA — Applications close August 25, 2014
IDEAx is a 12-week accelerator program for up to 10 New Orleans founders focused on creating scalable and fundable businesses. Central to the program is a curated network of business experts available to participating founders. Rolling interviews will begin on 8/11, with a final application deadline of 8/25. Apply now before August 25th!
New York City — Applications close August 25, 2014
Techstars and R/GA have partnered for their second accelerator program to address the booming "Internet of Things" marketplace for products and services that tap into interconnected devices, real-time data, and analytics. Ten teams will each receive up to $120,000 in seed funding. Qualified companies from around the world building technology that leverages or supports connected devices should apply by August 25!
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil — Applications close September 01, 2014
Created during Rio Info Portugal 2013, the Atlantic Accelerator aims to stimulate and generate business opportunities, partnerships and promote the internationalization of services and products. The program starts September 15th in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Esbjerg, Denmark — Applications close September 30, 2014
The Next Step Challenge is Europe's most ambitious accelerator program and startup competition with a first prize of €250,000. The Challenge helps promising tech startups within digital health, smart energy, smart home, and communication to open up a whole new world of opportunities. Over an intensive six months period, participants join a professional business development program worth more than €100,000. Apply now to join Next Step Challenge in December!
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