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LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at its futuristic smoothie machine

Nearly two years ago LivBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to… 467 more words


Mentat will apply for jobs on your behalf and guarantee you get an interview

Did you know nowadays there are more people who dislike their jobs than like them?

While there was once a time where the vast majority of Americans were happy with their current job, now anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of employees are… 423 more words


How to value angel investments

My column in Hindu Businessline this Monday focussed on the issue of – how to value an angel deal.

In short – there is no method really to value angel deals. 182 more words


Are Startup Accelerators Like Y Combinator and TechStars Worth It?

Many early-stage college age founders are dying to get into the top accelerators. It’s no surprise, since they provide mentors, a network, the chance to get in front of investors and, sometimes, a small investment. 269 more words

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OMG Digital is basically BuzzFeed for Africa

OMG Digital, a West Africa-based startup founded by Prince Boakye Boampong and Jesse Arhin Ghansah, is on a mission to bring relatable content to African millennials. 359 more words


yup, it's personal

In an era of personalization (Starbucks, Chipotle, etc.) and catering to individual needs, the hair care sector has largely been lagging behind. Go to the pharmacy or salon and find a bottle of shampoo that hopefully suits your hair type and (if you’re like me) it also better smell good. 160 more words


MessageBird, a profitable rival to Twilio from Europe, introduces support for chat apps

Twilio’s IPO this month isn’t just good timing for the tech industry, which has been waiting for a promising public listing from one of its number, it has set up the perfect stage for a lesser-known European rival to boost its profile in the U.S.. 797 more words