With a wide range of options and new players continuously entering the industry, it can be difficult to know which online payment solution will best compliment your startup’s ecommerce platform. We took our top choices in the market and break down the pro’s and con’s for you to help you make an informed choice. Before we get into the actual solutions, we think it’s important to cover the basic lay of the land to accepting payments online, and go into some important trends happening in ecommerce. After that we will give you our top payment solution choices, their features, and...Continue Reading →
Anyone involved in marketing, analytics, or publishing will tell you that there’s no substitute for great content The question then becomes: what makes content great? Here, you’ll hear most people agree again that for content to be great it needs to be original, actionable, short, accurate, have a great headline, etc. – in other words, it takes work. Quietly has the team and the tools to help both brands and publishers with all of their content needs. (more…)Continue Reading →
When you’re driving on the highway at 6:00pm and your car is at a full stop, or putting along at a mere 10 miles per hour, the word “traffic” is downright ugly. Yet, in the digital world, traffic is the one thing every entrepreneur wants. Unfortunately, just like on the road, if you’re not prepared, popularity can cause digital jams that slow down your content delivery and leave your visitors frustrated. So how do you build a digital six lane highway that keeps everyone going at a happy speed? Well, there’s section.io for that. You’re probably thinking, isn’t that what...Continue Reading →
With world famous startups like Snapchat and Beats, the Los Angeles, California startup scene is on the rise and gaining more and more attention. Venture capital in L.A. continues to rise, with incubators and accelerators like Amplify, Disney Accelerator, and Science Inc. are providing lots of early stage opportunity, and the diversity in these accelerators and venture firms is telling to the depth and diversity of the L.A. talent pool. Los Angeles top value for entrepreneurs is the opportunity it provides for the merger of technology and entertainment, with studios and entertainment agencies offering a strategic value to entrepreneurs that...Continue Reading →
Have you ever wanted to make your own classifieds page, but don’t know where to start, or don’t have the technical know-how? If so, Yclas (who are also the same team behind openClassifieds) offer a fully customizable classifieds website platform. Yclas provides a fully functioning classified website which users can have up and running in a matter of minutes, and the best part is, it’s free (and required no technical know-how!)! “Yclas wants to make doing online business easier and accessible for everybody,” says Yclas founder, Marco Sanchez. And they’re doing just that. With responsive design and mobile ready sites,...Continue Reading →
The United Kingdom is home to over 30 startup accelerators that provide pre-seed funding to entrepreneurs in return for equity. Every year, they attract thousands of applicants from around the world, competing for a handful of positions in each programme. As a non-European entrepreneur you will not only need to beat the competition to get into the accelerator. You’ll also need a visa if the accelerator requires you to stay in the UK during the programme. Here’s the thing: There are five accelerators in the UK that can potentially give you an advantage in the visa process. These accelerators can...Continue Reading →
Chicago is a startup hub that does not have one defining characteristic. The tech community and coworking culture spreading throughout the city encompasses a variety of industries from social good and health tech, to food accelerators and real estate. Known for having one of the top ranking economies in the world in both size and diversity, Chicago attracts a highly educated talent pool, and stable infrastructure as the tech sector is split amongst diverse focuses. Chicago also has great funding opportunities with angel investors like Hyde Park Angels and Cornerstone Angels, to coworking spaces, incubators and accelerators like Lightbank, TechStars...Continue Reading →
As a bootstrapped company ourselves, we are always curious and inspired by the stories of companies who go from bootstrapping operations in the early days, to raising millions in VC capital just a few years later due to growth. There is a wealth of knowledge to learn from stories of how a company got from point A to point B, and our team was thrilled to get an insider interview from an example of one of those success stories with Brit + Co. Former employee of Apple and Google, Brit Morin, decided to pave her own path by combining her...Continue Reading →
We asked 50 entrepreneurs to share their experiences learned after launching their startups on BetaList, the platform that helps startups acquire beta users. Here’s what they had to say: – Stats from Beta List: Total unique visits: 426 Total signups: 118 Total Confirmation: 77 A 18% conversion rate between visitors and waiting list confirmation. We still have to see how many of them convert to users.but we are not in that phase still. The timing was perfect, we were featured just a week before launch the demo and were in the trending startup section for a entire week. I guess...Continue Reading →
With last month’s news of Biz Stone’s entrance into the flourishing Indian entrepreneurial economy—Stone described Lookup founder Deepak Ravindran as “an amazing person and inspiring entrepreneur”—we feel compelled to document the continually rising star of the deshi startup ecosystem. With a post-Series-A epicenter in the city of Bangalore, India is attracting billions of dollars from global VC and PE firms with a keen eye on last year’s best-performing emerging market. Indeed, 2014 was a stellar year for Indian startups, as the B2C space blossomed in typical “startup hotspot” fashion, with ecommerce notables Flipkart and Snapdeal garnering 50% of the $4.9B...Continue Reading →
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