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Talkray, an under-the-radar messaging app, takes off overseas

What happens when you realize the market for your app isn’t as big as you originally thought? If you’re playing the consumer web game—and many entrepreneurs and investors are—you aren’t in it for the small exit. 717 more words


Sustainable fishing and Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Fund

It is great to see many options for startups and entrepreneurs in Iceland to get Seed funding to get started with their idea or even a small amount of money to move them forward. 421 more words


Stanford to teach 'how to start a startup,' with a little help from some famous friends

When Sam Altman took over as president of leading tech incubator Y Combinator back in February, he said that one goal was to expand the program’s reach. 213 more words


Y Combinator Will Teach A Class On Startups At Stanford This Fall

Startup accelerator Y Combinator is a helpful resource for entrepreneurs looking for mentorship through the tough process of building a company. Unfortunately, it’s a very resource-intense program, in that the accelerator’s partners can only devote time to so many startups without being stretched too thin. 465 more words


Leaked Uber Numbers, Which We’ve Confirmed, Point To Over $1B Gross, $213M Revenue

by Matthew Panzarino (@panzer)

Today, Valleywag got its hands on leaked screenshots of Uber’s dashboard, along with a series of numbers from two weeks ago that show raw revenue, signups, active clients and ride request/completion ratios. 664 more words


Meet the five Google.org-backed startups that are part tech startups, part non-profits

When New York City teacher Charles Best started DonorsChoose — a nonprofit that lets teachers crowdfund projects and supplies for their classrooms — in 2000, philanthropy was still done the old-fashioned way: Wealthy folks went to charity galas, local organizations held food drives in parking lots, and technology like websites, smartphones, and online payments had no presence. 1,310 more words


Why Starting Justin.tv Was A Really Bad Idea, But I'm Glad We Did It Anyway

by Justin Kan (founder of Justin.tv)

Right now I’m neck deep in product launch mode, putting the finishing touches on our new mobile video application—Socialcam. Of course, I’ve been here before . 1,544 more words