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Shopclues, an Indian E-Commerce Startup, Is the Latest Unicorn

Shopclues, an Indian e-commerce company, announced on Tuesday that it has closed a new funding round valuing it at $1.1 billion and making it yet another tech “unicorn.” Read more

The Erosion Of “Same Round, Same Price”

It seems most founders believe investors asking for “extras” on the side are simply greedy and short-sighted. While it’s easy to criticize investors, I believe this behavior is driven in large part as a response to conditions founders have created in […]

Battlefield Vet Staffly Snags $1.25 Million Seed Round

Staffly, an online retail staffing company that appeared in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition in September, announced that it has received $1.25 million in seed round funding today. Read more

What To Do If Your Lead Investor Asks For ESOP

As valuations continue to rise, early stage VCs are getting more “creative” with their deal structuring. In particular, I’ve seen a rise in requests for ESOP shares to be allocated to lead investors for their “value added services.” It’s common […]

Why VCs don’t invest in ‘good’ companies

Every VC says they are looking for great founders that are solving real problems in big markets. So why is it that so many “good” companies that seemingly meet these requirements still fail to raise money from VCs? Read more

Intuit and Fundbox Partner to Tackle #1 Pain Point Faced by Small Businesses: Cash Flow

Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) is partnering with Fundbox to launch a new product that gives small business owners a simple way to fix their cash flow by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices within QuickBooks. This new financing solution enables small […]

Staffly Supplies The Workforce For Independent Retailers

Independent retailers often have a hard time finding and retaining qualified employees. TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant Staffly, a startup created by husband and wife team Bjorn and Marissa Ovick, wants to make it easy for them to fill their staffing needs. Staffly […]

Fundbox Secures $50 Million In Funding, With Investment By Jeff Bezos

San Francisco-based Fundbox announced that it had raised $50 million in a new round of financing from new investors Spark Capital Growth and Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment arm of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos – a notable development, given how many B2B […]

PhysIQ receives FDA 510(k) clearance for physiology analytics engine

Naperville, Illinois-based PhysIQ has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for its personalized physiology analytics system. The offering is categorized as a Class II device for patient monitoring under the product code: automated calculation of a summary index based on several individual measured vital sign inputs. […]

Physical Therapists Use PhysiMax to Assess, Prevent Injuries

New technology allows physical therapists to record minute movements of healing athletes in order to help them heal properly and even prevent future injuries. News4’s Doreen Gentzler has the story. See more