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featured post 2016 Global Innovation Investment Report now available!
Jan 11, 2017 by Alexandra Mack

The new year is upon us, and it’s a great time to set out on the right foot by incorporating data into decision-making and business strategy. Crunchbase has access to all data around the innovation economy, and we’re illuminating the trends from 2016 – and what to look out for in 2017. Here’s a peek...

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Startup Calendar for July 14th
Jul 14, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: Tech Open Air 2015 (Berlin, Germany) The Conference 2015 (Malmo, Sweden) Mobile Growth Europe 2015 (Berlin, Germany) Other events: What’s Up With Apple (Carmel, IN) CoInvent LA Startup Happy Hour (Los Angeles, CA) How to Get Investment from a Silicon Valley VC (Chicago, IL)…

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Venture Capitalists Help Wearable Companies Expand Their Wares
Jul 10, 2015 by Ruochen Huang

When you hear the term “wearable,” you probably think of wristbands, such as the Fitbit or the Apple Watch. In reality, these devices represent only a small portion of an increasingly diverse sector. There are augmented reality headsets, such as the Microsoft Hololens, interactive textiles like the conductive yarn that Google’s Project Jacquard is developing for full-body monitoring, and…

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Startup Calendar for July 7th
Jul 07, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: Global Silicon Valley Innovation Summit 2015 (Mountain View, CA) Pirate Summit 2015 (Cologne, Germany) Industry of Things World (Berlin, Germany) Other events: Startup Grind NYC Hosts Joel Spolsky (New York, NY) Investor & Founder Virtual Reality Demo Day (Mountain View, CA) Strategy Chat –…

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Startup Calendar for June 30th
Jun 30, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: European Innovation Academy 2015 (Nice, France) Game Developers Conference Europe 2015 (Cologne, Germany) IoT Evolution Expo (Las Vegas, NV) Other events: UKBAA Angel Investment Summit 2015 (London, UK) Mobile Growth Hackers London at WeWork (London, UK) Educelerate + US DOE (Santa Monica, CA) Ask…

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Startup Calendar for June 23rd
Jun 23, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: Mobile World Congress Shanghai (Shanghai, China) SEAT 2015 San Francisco Conference (San Francisco, CA) SWXW V2V 2015 (Las Vegas, NV) Other events: Startup Socials Exclusive Networking Event (San Francisco, CA) Hyper-Local Marketing for NYC Businesses (New York, NY) Greg Nudelman (San Mateo, CA) IoT…

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Startup Calendar for June 16th
Jun 16, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: Axis Cap Digital Paris 2015 (Paris, France) Solid – The O’Reilly Internet of Things Conference (San Francisco, CA) WIRED Money 2015 (London, UK) Other events: Monitorama USA (Portland, OR) IoT Week Lisbon (Lisboa, Portugal) Startup Extreme 2015 (Oslo, Norway) EnterConf (Belfast, UK) Mobile Growth…

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Startup Calendar for June 9th
Jun 09, 2015 by Julie Kim

                    Featured events this week: NOAH Berlin 2015 (Berlin, Germany) infoShare 2015 (Gdansk, Poland) E3 (Los Angeles, CA) Other events: Droidcon Tel Aviv (Rishon Le Zion, Israel) Shift Conference 2015 (Split, Croatia) Abilities Expo Chicago 2015 (Schaumburg, IL) MoneyConf (Belfast, United Kingdom) Startup Socials Mixer San Diego June 2015…

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Startup Calendar for June 2nd
Jun 02, 2015 by Julie Kim

                      Featured events this week: Infosecurity Europe (London, UK) Web2Day (Nantes, France) The Europas (London, UK) Other events: Startup Village (Moscow, Russian Fed) GSV Capital Investor Day (Redwood City, CA) World Cup Tech Challenge 2015 (Mountain View, CA) Mind the Product San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) AWS Loft…

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Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase
May 26, 2015 by Gené Teare

Editor’s note: Gené Teare heads up the venture program and content for CrunchBase. Ned Desmond is the COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase. This report is the first in a series looking at female founders.  This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Anyone working in the startup world knows intuitively that women are not well represented in technical…

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Startup Calendar for May 26th
May 26, 2015 by Amruta Patil

                      Featured events this week: Pioneers Festival (Vienna, Austria) Social Media Week Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) Premoney (San Francisco, CA) Other events: Inside 3D Printing Melbourne (Melbourne, AUS) Global Mobile App Summit & Awards 2015 (Chennai, India ) TechFire Ignite – LA 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) Health…

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