As the global battle for online food delivery heats up, Bangalore-based Swiggy has raised $16.5 million in additional funding to make a play for the Indian market. Swiggy launched in Bangalore in August of last year with a curated takeout delivery service targeting young, working professionals. While many food delivery apps rely on restaurant employees for delivery services, Swiggy has… Read More
China may be known as the world capital of mass production, but the country’s tech industry can foster innovation by focusing on markets with very specific needs. Read More
There’s never been a better time to start an early-stage startup in China, according to one of the country’s most successful foreign entrepreneurs. Read More
Apple had a lot to announce at its Worldwide Developer Conference this morning, and it was easy to miss big news as it happened during the two-hour-plus keynote. We’ve summed it up right here, with links to our coverage if you want to know more. Off the bat, Apple announced Mac OS X El Capitan. While it doesn’t come with a visual overhaul like last year’s Yosemite update,… Read More
If your goal is to build a world-changing product (or to create one of those unicorns everyone is talking about), at some point you’re probably going to need the help and resources of outside investors. But pitching investors can be a painful process. We investors are fickle – we might respond to your email in 30 seconds or 30 days, depending on how you came onto our radars. We can… Read More
Bigcommerce, the Austin-based platform that helps retail businesses go online, now has a new chief executive officer. The company announced today that Brent Bellm, who is a former CEO of Paypal Europe, will lead Bigcommerce as it eyes an initial public offering. Read More
Apple broke quite a lot of ground today at its yearly developer conference. The company, the most valuable in the world, announced new operating system builds for PCs and mobile devices and made its Swift programming language open source. Read More
Finance is littered with the graves of startups that have tried to do social. Remember, Kaching, Cake Financial, Robinhood.io? Everyone has failed. But this has not deterred a new crop of fintech entrepreneurs from throwing their hats into the ring. Venture capitalists again are pouring money into these startups. And it is likely to end in tears. Read More
Apple’s Design Award is a sleek aluminum cube with a lit logo and no seams. It’s available nowhere else but Apple’s yearly developer conference WWDC.
It’s incredibly coveted and can mean an enormous amount of attention for an indie developer — or bigtime validation of a major company’s mobile strategy.
Apple rates the apps by a series of items including… Read More
Apple has a new streaming Music app, and it’s pushing users of its old one Beats Music to switch. Following Apple Music’s unveiling at WWDC today, Beats Music’s FAQ has updated to focus on how people can transition their accounts. They’ll be able to keep their playlists, library, and account name when they switch to Apple Music, which costs the same $9.99 per month.… Read More