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27Feb/15Off

Smart Motorcycle Helmet Maker Skully Lands $11 Million In Series A To Start Manufacturing The AR-1

Skully Not long after closing on one of the most successful campaigns in the history of Indiegogo and landing another $1.5 million in seed capital, SKULLY, the motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Walden Riverwood Ventures and Intel Capital led the round, along with participation from Formation 8, Techstars, and Western Technology Investments. Part… Read More

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27Feb/15Off

PhotoMath Brings Its Awesome Math Equation Solving App To Android

01 PhotoMath-formula-scan-Android PhotoMath is a nifty little app. You point your phone camera at a math equation, and it will give you the answer and show you all the steps to solve this particular equation. Following its huge success in the App Store, the app is coming to Android. When I first played with PhotoMath before the team took the stage in our Battlefield competition at Disrupt London, I was impressed by its design… Read More

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27Feb/15Off

A Chat With The Researcher Who Found Online Bystanders Won’t Stop Bullying

Bully2 Kelly Dillon, a Doctoral Candidate at the Ohio State University School of Communication, found that people generally won’t act when the see someone bullied online. This news, while not surprising to anyone with a passing interest in technology, is worrying. In short, if you’re bullied online, don’t expect help. I asked Dillon to clarify a few of her points including sample… Read More

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27Feb/15Off

Beauty By Design: The Intersection Of Data And Digital Art

_P2_6859 It’s only through parallel creative exploration that the broader ramifications of open data can be clarified and communicated, both in terms of the value of the art itself and also what it can reveal about our increasingly complex lives. Read More

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27Feb/15Off

LeadDesk , A SaaS Call Center Startup, Raises €5.5M In Series A Funding

LeadDesk, the Finland-based cloud call center software company, has announced its first funding led by Dawn Capital with participation from public fund, Finnish Industry Investment. This investment round is designed to drive LeadDesk’s growth in European markets with particular focus on UK/Ireland, Spain, and the Benelux region. If you have not heard of them before it’s because… Read More

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26Feb/15Off

Twitter Will Crackdown On Serial Trolls By Tracking Their Phone Number

Twitter NYSE Twitter has a troll problem. Even its CEO knows it. And now the company is doing more to prevent its users suffering abuse and threats on its service. Read More

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26Feb/15Off

Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately

Zillow_ Real Estate, Apartments, Mortgage & Home Values in the US Zillow now makes it easier for homeowners to edit facts about their homes and have those changes immediately reflected in its price estimates. Zillow’s so-called Zestimates are one of the key features of its service. For every house in the U.S., Zillow will try to estimate its current value. Currently, that’s about 100 million homes, the company’s chief economist Stan… Read More

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26Feb/15Off

Kobalt Tunes Into $60M Led By Google Ventures For Its Music Rights Collection Platform

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 04.09.47 The rise of digital music services has had some musicians up in arms over the way (and how much) they are paid. Now a startup that has built a better way to track this is stepping up its role in the game. Kobalt — which has developed platform to help music rights holders collect royalties more efficiently from across different digital music services — has raised a $60… Read More

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26Feb/15Off

Grofers, An On-Demand Delivery Service For Indian Cities, Raises $10M From Sequoia And Tiger Global

Grofers An Indian startup called Grofers wants to help local shops take advantage of the e-commerce boom by not only providing them with a mobile platform for their inventory, but also facilitating on-demand delivery within 90 minutes. The startup just got a vote of confidence in the form of a $10 million series A round led by Sequoia Capital (a returning investor) and Tiger Global. Read More

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26Feb/15Off

As Kleiner Trial Plays On, VC’s Upper Echelon Is Laid Bare To The Real World

shutterstock_118238455 The world of venture capital has generally long been cloaked in understated reticence and secrecy. That’s especially been true for the more traditional top tier Sand Hill Road firms, such as Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. After all, a big benefit of being in the private market is, well, the privacy. Deals can be done over handshakes. Salaries and bonuses can be confidential.… Read More

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