Startup Funding In Austin, TX Finds Its Way To Minority Entrepreneurs
Austin is known for a lot of things including a booming tech scene and sharp increases in population. But one thing the Texas capital is not receiving (positive) recognition for? Being diverse. A number of organizations and entrepreneurs are hoping to change that.
Profits And Sustainable Startups Remain Elusive In The On-Demand Economy
Consumers continue to value convenience in their increasingly busy lives, and a number of startups are poised to take advantage of that despite an overall slowdown in the on-demand space.
Startups Race To Cash In On The Growing Last-Mile Delivery Market
Immediate gratification. That’s what appears to be driving the on-demand delivery space, which has seen its share of struggles in recent times.
As Investment In Robotics and Drones Surge, Startups And Investors See Positive Impact On Jobs
Venture capital funding for robotics startups has surged as the price of building robots has fallen dramatically in recent years. What this means for jobs depends on who you talk to. And if you talk to venture capitalists and the startups they fund, the impact is a positive one.
VCs Take An EdTech Breather, But For Those Who Look Globally, Optimism Isn’t Hard To Find
Funding in education and education-tech related companies more than doubled from $817.63 million in 2012 to $1.85 billion in 2015. Investments slowed to $1.24 billion in 2016, but if the first half of this year is any indication, the sector appears to be bouncing back.
Women Are Working To Change The Ratio, But Progress In Venture Capital Remains Slow
One year after a comprehensive Crunchbase report found that 7 percent of partners at the top 100 venture firms globally are women, female venture capitalists say they still have a long way to go to catch up to their male counterparts in the industry.
Sensors Over Bricks: How Smart Building Investment Is Poised to Grow
Making buildings smarter has traditionally been an expensive endeavor. But as the cost of sensors and other related equipment has dropped dramatically, the ability of companies to improve the efficiency of commercial buildings has in turn gone up exponentially.