Ovuline raises $3.2M to help even more women make even more babies

Ovuline, the Boston-based developer of apps designed to help women track their fertility and pregnancy, has raised $3.2 million in a new funding round, according to chief executive Paris Wallace. The company submitted filings to the Securities and Exchange Committee on Friday. Read more

Clue to the future: A challenger emerges in Indian e-commerce

In what pitches it against India’s three biggest e-commerce names — Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal —  mass market online marketplace Shopclues has been aggressively adding sellers and building its catalogue. In the last one year, it has overtaken Snapdeal in […]

Blue Cross partners with Ovuline to personalize insurance for members

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has partnered with fertility and pregnancy app Ovuline to offer insurers a better way to connect with their patients. Developed as a pilot in February with an undisclosed amount of funding from Blue Cross […]

Is Competition Really For Losers?

While declaring “competition is for losers” has become fashionable among unicorn-chasing VCs, most founders still reject this line of thinking. They know there is a gray area, and that large markets with multiple similar companies can produce multiple success stories. Nevertheless, any startup […]

Online Lenders Offer a Faster Lifeline for Small Businesses

Yaniv Liron has pulled cash and credit from every available source to keep his 11-year-old web design and development business, Lumina, running smoothly — a situation familiar to many small-business owners. Even though his company, in New York City, is established […]

New Bento Mastercard Safeguards SME Procurement

Small businesses are especially in need of resources to help manage procurement spending and mitigate the risk of fraud. But the smallest startups do not often qualify for a corporate credit card, forcing business owners to resort to giving their personal […]

A Corporate Card Just For Small Businesses

Even well-funded startups and small businesses face challenges getting credit cards and when they do qualify, there is very little designed specifically to meet their needs. Yet if you’re a small business owner, how do you control spending and expenses? […]

Fundbox Raises $40M To Keep Small Businesses’ Cash Flowing

IT TAKES MONEY to make money, so the saying goes. Which is why, for so many small businesses, the sometimes months-long gap between filing an invoice and actually getting paid can spell death when you’re already barely scraping by. Enter FundBox, an […]

Using Machine Learning And Wearables To Make Babies

Last week I explored how small data, rather than big data, can be a critical component of the Internet of Things. To drive the point home I went looking for more examples of companies using both small and big data […]

Amyris & Genome Compiler Partner to Commercialize DNA Construction Software Services for the Pharma and Biotech Industries

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS), an industrial bioscience company, and Genome Compiler Corp., a synthetic biology platform company, have entered into a collaboration agreement to integrate Amyris’s automated lab services with Genome Compiler’s online design tools and e-commerce platform to enable users to design […]