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Shopify rival Engine hopes to blaze a trail for Arkansas’ ecommerce startups

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

EXCLUSIVE: John James, a serial entrepreneur from Fayetteville, Arkansas, said he was faced with a dilemma in his quest to make his town a more friendly place for tech startups: “Is my time better served mentoring 10 people, or taking a 10 percent chance at building a billion-dollar company?” After consulting with mentors, James decided…Read More

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Slack Fund invests in 6 enterprise startups

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

Team communications chat app Slack today announced its Slack Fund invested in six new startups, including meeting assistant Clara and SaaS management service Epistema. The size of each investment was not disclosed. Since the fund was created two years ago it has provided early-stage financial support to nearly 40 businesses making services for Slac…Read More

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LockState raises $5.8 million to accelerate adoption of smart locks in homes

May 23, 2018 Editor 0

LockState, the parent company of RemoteLock cloud platform for smart locks, has raised $5.8 million in a new round of funding to accelerate the adoption of smart locks in homes. Denver-based RemoteLock is a cloud-based smart lock platform that allows users to manage any type of internet-enabled lock from a single centralized dashboard. The platform…Read More

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Blockchain’s big show: The good, the bad, and the ugly of Consensus 2018

May 21, 2018 Editor 0

GUEST: The world’s biggest and gawdiest blockchain conference takes place every year in New York City, congregating thousands of delegates from across the cryptosphere to mingle under one ritzy hotel roof. Consensus underscores all that’s inspiring, frustrating, depressing, and ridiculous about the rapidly shifting blockchain industry. If you could…Read More

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Facebook will let EU parliament livestream meeting with Mark Zuckerberg

May 21, 2018 Editor 0

Following several days of controversy, the European Parliament announced today that it had reached an agreement to allow the livestreaming of its meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani reported last week that Zuckerberg would appear and answer questions from a select committee of the EP. However, he noted…Read More

6 things I learned marketing for startups (and early stage companies)

May 20, 2018 Editor 0

The other day as I was putting new strings on my guitar, something interesting happened. As the sixth and final string slid up into tune, the other strings came alive; it’s a fairly normal occurrence called sympathetic resonance, and it made me think of the successful marketing teams that I’ve led or been on — those times when the team and marketing channels were working together in harmony, and the brand and product were resonating with consumers. This is especially […]