Is North America Still a Startup Heaven?

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But, what does this mean for the North American startup landscape? North America is not just about Silicon Valley. For years, Silicon Valley has been synonymous with the North American startup scene. The post Is North America Still a Startup Heaven?

Meet North America's Billion-Dollar Green Energy Empire

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Invenergy is the largest independent renewable energy provider in North America. We took a look at their work on the ground. World's Coolest Offices

Lush North America CEO and Co-Founder Mark Wolverton on Growing a Values-Based Brand

Inc Startups

Committed to leaving behind the smallest possible environmental footprint, Lush North America has successfully expanded to 250 stores across the U.S.

Lost in the Tweetstorm: The Truth About Climate Doesn’t Change with the Weather

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News coverage across the United States this week has focused on the intense winter storm or “ bomb cyclone ” that brought snow, ice, hurricane force winds and bitter arctic air to the U.S. east coast.

State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

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Vickie Nauman, North America President of 7Digital and a keynote speaker at the upcoming MATI conference ( ), believes music licensing and royalties need to adapt to the digital era. Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong.

Amada North America considers building plant in High Point; more than 200 jobs possible

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Those jobs would come to the area between 2020 and 2024

The Last Solar Eclipse to Touch the U.S. Was 38 Years Ago -- This Was The Timeless Reaction

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The last time an eclipse touched North America was in 1979. The reaction was as priceless and inspirational then as it will be this time.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Might Be Coming to This Middle Eastern City First

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Levitating pods could be flying through tubes in the UAE long before they are built in North America

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Meet the New 'Airbnb for Dogs' (and Cats, and Ferrets, and Chickens)

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DogVacay is doing away with the need for kennels by matching pet owners with tens of thousands of sitters across North America

Austin and Dallas Make the Short List for Amazon’s HQ2


Texas is the only state to have two cities as finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters in North America. Austin and Dallas made the list of the top 20 cities in North America under consideration for the $5 billion project, which is expected to create as many as 50,000 jobs. Amazon reported it reviewed 238 proposals […]. The post Austin and Dallas Make the Short List for Amazon’s HQ2 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

car2go Offering Mercedes-Benz Vehicles in Austin


car2go, the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America, announced this week plans to offer Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Austin and other cities. The company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corp, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that the majority of its 5,500 car fleet in North America will be comprised […] The post car2go Offering Mercedes-Benz Vehicles in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills.

Part 2 of Interview with Stephan Sieber of Unit4

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The Unit4 brand is much stronger in Europe than in North America. In fairness, North America is already around 15%. This continues our interview with the new CEO of Unit4. Part 1 ran yesterday. What's your vision for changing that? Industry Commentary

Oracle Launches Startup Cloud Accelerator Program in Austin


The Austin program is Oracle’s first residential accelerator program in North America. Watch out Austin there’s a new accelerator in town. Oracle, based in Redwood Shores, Calif.,

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RideScout and GlobeSherpa Rebrand as moovel


based GlobeSherpa are merging under one brand: moovel North America. From now on, the company will be known as moovel North America. By HOJUN CHOI Reporter with Silicon Hills News Austin-based RideScout and Portland Ore.-based Under the rebranding, Joseph Kopser, co-founder of RideScout, will be taking on the position of president of moovel Group GmbH, a […] The post RideScout and GlobeSherpa Rebrand as moovel appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The Real Deal: Steve Mann on Neuro-Digital Marketing and the Quest for Joy

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This time it is Steve Mann, former CMO of LexisNexis North America and who now leads AbleBrains LLC, a digital marketing consultancy. This continues a series of columns from practitioners I respect. The category "Real Deal" describes them well.

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Would-Be Competitor to Uber Waves the White Flag

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Hailo, an app-driven taxi service, has decided not to operate in North America

The Top 5 Things to Look for in a Good Copywriter Today

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Tips to save thousands of dollars, hours and effort in the months ahead There are two factors marketers attribute their success per The Content Marketing Institute/MarketingProfs’ B2B Content Marketing 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America.

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Austin-based Mood Media Buys focus4media


Austin-based Mood Media, the parent company of Muzak, announced Monday afternoon that it has acquired focus4media, one of the largest Mood independent affiliates in North America. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Focus4media provides sight, sound, scent and system solutions to businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, including Alabama, Florida, Virginia and more […]. The post Austin-based Mood Media Buys focus4media appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Get Ready to Pay More for Business Travel Next Year

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American Express predicts North America is going to see the biggest hikes in airfares and hotel prices

Eagle Eye Networks Buys Panasonic Cloud Management Service and Expands into the European Market


Since launching in 2012, Eagle Eye Networks has become the largest cloud-based video surveillance provider in North America. It’s also the largest cloud-based video surveillance provider in Asia. And now, it’s set its sights on becoming the largest cloud-based video surveillance provider in Europe.

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Dropoff Raises $8.5 Million to Expand is Same Day Delivery Service Nationwide


The Austin-based startup, founded in 2014, plans to use the money to expand to 35 additional markets in North America, according to a news release. Dropoff, the same day delivery service, announced this week it has raised $8.5 million in additional funding. Last week, Dropoff announced it had entered three new markets: San Diego, Fort […] The post Dropoff Raises $8.5 Million to Expand is Same Day Delivery Service Nationwide appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

moovel Moves Austin Team to Portland Headquarters


In April, Austin-based RideScout and Portland-based GlobeSherpa merged and re-branded to form moovel North America, a subsidiary of Daimler. And on Wednesday, moovel announced plans to consolidate its operations and house everyone at its Portland, Oregon headquarters.

MobilityX means transportation innovation and opportunity for Austin

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Capital Factory and Daimler-owned moovel North America (N.A.) have partnered to create MobilityX, a transportation technology accelerator. Continue reading on Austin Startups ». mobility mercedes startup austin transportation

Valuation Inflation

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USV invests in North America and Europe and our largest density is in NYC and the Bay Area. In the blog post announcing changes at SV Angel last week , the SV Angel partners wrote: The amount of money raised in seed rounds has doubled and valuations have increased significantly. I thought I’d go back over the last three USV funds and see what I could learn about the market from our experience.

Capital Factory and moovel Launch a Transportation Technology Accelerator


So Austin seems like the perfect place for Capital Factory to team up with moovel North America, a division of Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, to launch MobilityX, a transportation technology accelerator. It’s no secret that Austin has traffic and congestion problems.

The Virtues of Team Leadership

Duct Tape Marketing

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International. The Virtues of Team Leadership written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

What is Content Strategy, Anyway?

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3 Tips to Make Your Business Words Boost Sales According to the Content Marketing Institute’s “BtoB Content Marketing 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America,” “70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago.”

Gap closing 175 namesake stores to boost brand

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Gap plans to close 175 of its namesake stores in North America, or 18 percent of its current total, and cut 250 jobs at its headquarters as the company tries to strengthen the struggling brand

RetailMeNot Names Tarleton as its New Chief Marketing Officer


RetailMeNot Tuesday named Marissa Tarleton as its new chief marketing officer for North America. Tarleton will be in charge of “all consumer brand advertising, customer acquisition and retention, search engine marketing, public relations, internal communications, business-to-business marketing, and customer relationship management,” according to a news release.

Car2go’s Parent Company, Moovel, Acquires Austin-based RideScout


“Today, just three years after the company was founded, I am proud to announce that RideScout has been acquired by car2go North America, a Daimler […] The post Car2go’s Parent Company, Moovel, Acquires Austin-based RideScout appeared first on SiliconHills. RideScout, an Austin-based startup that lets people find the best transportation options, just got acquired by Moovel, the parent company of Car2go. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

If You Can’t Find An Angel Investor, Look Again, Here

Startup Professionals Musings

The ACA is the angel industry alliance, which now includes a directory to more than 240 angel groups and 13,000 individual angels across North America.

Denver Startup Week

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But the leader of the pack is Denver Startup Week , the biggest event of its kind in North America. I’m partnering with Chase Ink and attending Denver Startup Week on their behalf.

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Where The Rich Live (Reprinted from The Economist)


America, home to 3.4m North America reclaimed its position from Asia-Pacific as home to more extremely wealthy people than any other region, but its lead is unlikely to last, as Asia has many of the fastest-growing economies.

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Rolling Stones announce Raleigh stop during North American tour

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LOS ANGELES — The Rolling Stones will play in North Carolina as they zip across North America again

N. Carolina prof on team that discovers new flying squirrel

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AP) — A North Carolina researcher is part of a team that has discovered North America's newest mammal WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP)

Post-stimulus Financing: Will Renewable Growth Continue?

EIN News

Bancorp (USB), Gestamp Wind North America, Spanish. sector investment just four years earlier. And venture capital investment for clean technology in the US. April 2011, the deal was arranged between U.S. Stephen Edkins, partner in Diverso, a Shanghai-based venture capitalist firm that specialises in connecting technology innovators

A Search For Japan's Entrepreneurs In Wake of Quake

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to China and North America. "In fifth of the average at 33.4. The United States was at 34.8, with Australia at 45.7. According to a survey by the Japan Venture Capital Association, investment in startups in Japan dipped. In the U.S. you have 10 or 15 times as

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Searching for a new Sony in the rubble of the great

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to China and North America. "In fifth of the average at 33.4. The United States was at 34.8, with Australia at 45.7. According to a survey by the Japan Venture Capital Association, investment in startups in Japan dipped. In the U.S. you have 10 or 15 times as

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How It's Made: Tesla Model S

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Take a look at the life of the vehicles, as they travel through the factory on conveyor belts, transforming from giant aluminum spirals to the top-selling plug-in electric car in North America Watch as a 20,000 pound metal coil rides a conveyor belt through a factory to become a car.

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

The reach is very broad, however, with 30 branches worldwide covering over 80 countries in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia, and over 500,000 members worldwide, perhaps the largest Angel investment community in the world.