Venture capital investment in US companies to hit $100B in 2018

LakeArrowhead (#1) 8 days ago Business venture capital investment companies hit 100b 2018 All   Discuss  | Add To 
So many new unicorns valued at $1 billion-plus, countless $100 million venture financings, an explosion of giant funds — it’s no surprise 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for venture capital investment in U.S.-based companies. There are more than 2.5 months remaining in 2018 and already U.S. companies have raised $84.1 billion — more […]

The clock is ticking for e-cig companies to block underage users

LakeArrowhead (#1) 35 days ago Business clock ticking e-cig companies block underage users All   Discuss  | Add To 
The FDA is giving makers of e-cigarettes 60 days to come up with a more effective, forceful plan to combat underage use of the products. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb is yet again moving the goal posts for e-cig companies. He now considers underage use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) an epidemic, forcing the […]

Emptor looks to help companies more easily find contractors in the area

LakeArrowhead (#1) 94 days ago Business emptor companies easily contractors area All   Discuss  | Add To 
For any company looking to spin up some kind of operation in a new region, one of the first steps may be finding contractors in the area that can actually get the work started — but, especially as companies drift farther from cities, that can increasingly become a nightmare that’s quite familiar to Matt Velker. […]

Konsus looks to give companies a way to get specially designed documents in under a day

LakeArrowhead (#1) 115 days ago Business konsus companies specially designed documents day All   Discuss  | Add To 
Fredrik Thomassen as a consultant used to have the resources to offload the annoying project tasks — like making PowerPoint presentations — but now that it’s gone, he and his team wanted to make that available for everyone. Now the startup, called Konsus, wants to turn that around even faster. Konsus is a design marketplace […]

Here are the perks some companies are offering to keep employees from retiring

LakeArrowhead (#1) 149 days ago US News perks companies offering employees retiring All   Discuss  | Add To 
Faced with a wave of baby boomer retirements and a worsening labor shortage, some employers are offering part-time schedules, work-from-home and other perks to hold on to older workers, USA Today reports.

Pivotal CEO talks IPO and balancing life in Dell family of companies

LakeArrowhead (#1) 178 days ago Business pivotal ceo talks ipo balancing life dell family companies All   Discuss  | Add To 
Pivotal has kind of a strange role for a company. On one hand its part of the EMC federation companies that Dell acquired in 2016 for a cool $67 billion, but it’s also an independently operated entity within that broader Dell family of companies — and that has to be a fine line to walk. […]

Alphabet's bets on health tech are paying off as portfolio companies go public

LakeArrowhead (#1) 201 days ago US News alphabets bets health tech paying portfolio companies public All   Discuss  | Add To 
Alphabet's venture capital investment arm, GV, has seen four of its portfolio companies go public in the last year.

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wants to sue big oil companies for murder

LakeArrowhead (#1) 218 days ago US News arnold schwarzenegger sue big oil companies murder All   Discuss  | Add To 
Schwarzenegger is planning on taking on big oil companies for "knowingly killing people all over the world" in the name of their product, USA Today reports.

The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies

LakeArrowhead (#1) 225 days ago Business dos donts crafting frontier-tech companies All   Discuss  | Add To 
 Powerful tools, amazing talent and endless dollars flowing from eager investors makes today an amazing time to start tomorrow’s technology companies. Curious and ambitious founding teams are putting their skills to work toward solving real-world problems. Here’s how to build hard value while avoiding common pitfalls in nine exciting startup categories that will brighten our future. Read More

ScopeAI helps companies analyze their customer feedback

LakeArrowhead (#1) 230 days ago Business scopeai helps companies analyze customer feedback All   Discuss  | Add To 
 If you’re running a company with a lot of customers, it can take time to sort through all that feedback. A startup called ScopeAI is working to make that process a lot easier. The startup is announcing that it’s raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Y Combinator (where it was part of the winter batch last year), Menlo Ventures, Social Capital and Salesforce Ventures,… Read More

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