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News roundup from the startup world John Flatley Co. to host 6th annual tech startup contest Creative ways to promote your startup for free –  Creating your own business is no easy task. Here are helpful but creative ways on how to promote your startup for free. Venturing out on […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 17 Sept


News roundup from the startup world Google Innovation Hub Comes to the UAE University – The UAE University and Google are planning to work together to develop a high tech hub to inspire young locals to turn their tech obsessions into a successful business. The Google Innovation Hub would start […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 3 Sept


Juicero, a Silicon Valley juicer startup that raised $120m from investors and was widely ridiculed after the $400 machines were revealed to be the equivalent of two hands squeezing a juice box, is shutting down. The death of Juicero, announced on Friday, is the latest case of a San Francisco […]

Failed Startup: Juicero Runs Out Of Juice



Startup Shutdown: RIP Startup shutdown: In a case of crowdfunding disaster, Kanoa shuts after startup taking customers’ money – Kanoa, a Silicon Valley based startup promised a crowdfunded campaign to give music lovers state-of-the-art wireless earphones. However, it is shutting shop, joining the ranks of crowd-funded companies that took customers’ […]

Failed ventures Aug 2017 : RIP Startups that didn’t make ...


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Kanoa, a Silicon Valley based startup promised a crowdfunded campaign to give music lovers state-of-the-art wireless earphones. However, it is shutting shop, joining the ranks of crowd-funded companies that took customers’ money and shut down without shipping a product. The company posted the following statement (link) on its website. Over […]

Startup shutdown: In a case of crowdfunding disaster, Kanoa shuts ...


A weekly news roundup from the world of startups Startup News and Ideas Coinbase Raises $100m in Largest-Ever VC Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup – This round also makes Coinbase part of what is called a “unicorn” club in the venture capital industry.  In the single largest venture-capital fundraising by […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 13 Aug



Empirical data indicates that about 9 out of 10 startups fail within the first couple of years. Yesterday we looked at the saga of Virtual Reality startup AltspaceVR that announced it was shutting. In a recent medium blog post, Abhinav Chhikara, Designer and co-founder of @LisnApp announced that the venture […]

Startup shutdown: Music sharing site Lisn


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The technologies behind Virtual and Augmented reality are advancing at a fast pace and there is a lot of hype in the sector. However, the business models to leverage the emerging technologies are yet to mature.  Despite advances in virtual reality technology and plenty of hype, the medium has yet […]

Startup shutdown: Virtual Hangouts Startup AltspaceVR faces Slow VR ...


In a case of Set a thief to catch a thief, Indian police in Bengaluru are so impressed by the hacker they arrested last week that they have offered to hire him. Bengaluru’s Central Crime Branch police had arrested Abhinav Srivastav (31), a software engineer working in Ola’s head office […]

Police want to hire the hacker they arrested for data ...



Last week we looked at the Canadian Startup visa program to attract immigrants. Canadian Startup Visa to become Permanent A recent reCode article looks at the topic in the US. As the Trump Administration attempts to decrease the number of legal immigrants it allows into the U.S., it’s helpful to […]

Top U.S. tech companies founded by immigrants are worth over ...