Is North America Still a Startup Heaven?

The Startup Magazine

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?

21 Teams Gather at Capital Factory to Hack Daimler North America’s Voice Technology for Truck…

Austin Startup

21 Teams Gather at Capital Factory to Hack Daimler North America’s Voice Technology for Truck Report On Friday, July 19th a group of 77 ambitious developers, designers and entrepreneurs gathered at Capital Factory to participate in the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Hackathon.

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The State of Business To Business (B2B) Content Marketing In North America

crowdSPRING Blog

MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute recently released a report on 2013 Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends for North America.

What Modern Tool Drives Crown Agencies? Board Portal Software

The Startup Magazine

For these reasons, Crown agencies across North America have turned to board portal software. The board of directors at Crown agencies needs to know that their communication tools are powerful and modern, but also totally secure.

First Business Trip to Hong Kong? What to Know

The Startup Magazine

Attire follows suit, literally, though the norm is a bit more formal than in Western Europe or North America. This may come as an unpleasant surprise to arrivals used to more forgiving milieus, such as North America’s dynamic, failure-tolerant startup scene.

How to Build an All-Star Remote Technology Team

The Startup Magazine

This kind of companies, for example, can augment the teams behind successful startups in the Bay area while operating in Asia, Eastern Europe or South America. Many Western Europe and North American companies engage teams in Eastern Europe, Asia, and South America.

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

VC Cafe

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.

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

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.

Tesla Officials Provide More Details on $1 Billion Cybertruck Plant Proposed for Austin Area


Rohan Patel, Tesla’s director of policy and business development, and Valerie Workman, Tesla’s head of human resources for North America, appeared via video before the Travis County Commissioners Court Tuesday afternoon.

MobilityX means transportation innovation and opportunity for Austin

Austin Startup

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

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

Rembrandt Communications

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.

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.

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

What is Content Strategy, Anyway?

Rembrandt Communications

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.”

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

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.,

Finding The Right Angel Investor For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

The ACA is the angel industry alliance, which now includes a directory to more than 275 angel groups and 14,000 individual angels across North America.

Business Immigration With CanadaCIS: How To Start A Successful Business In Canada


Doing business in Canada has been made even easier and flexible thanks to the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which gives you unhindered access to the entire North American market.

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7 Strategies To Prepare For Global Market Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

Anticipate greater growth outside of North America. New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one.

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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.

Regulatory arbitrage in crypto

Version One Ventures

Almost six years ago Marc Andreessen spelled out the playbook for creating the next Silicon Valley: Don’t copy the Valley but “figure out what domain is (or could be) specific to a specific region—and then removing the regulatory hurdles for that particular domain”.

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One year into Fund III: some high level stats

Version One Ventures

We are geographically agnostic, though focused on North America with main “hubs” in SF, Toronto, NYC, and Seattle. A few weeks ago I shared my reflections on my first year as a GP. Along with all the well wishes (thank you!!), many asked what Version One is investing in these days. Our portfolio companies aren’t as quick to publicize fundraising rounds like they used to and as such, we’re not making as many public announcements about our activity.

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.

A first-time founder’s guide to term sheets: What’s a convertible loan?

The Next Web

In North America, seed funds now represent 67 percent of all VC funds, up from 33 percent in 2008. Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures. In the past five years, seed-stage investing has experienced a boom.

Startup Stories: Zagster’s mission to make bike sharing simple

The Next Web

Founded in Philadelphia in 2007 as CityRyde and now headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Zagster helps property managers, hotels, businesses and universities across North America offer bike sharing programs to tenants, employees, guests and students.

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.

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

Hitting the ground: What it takes to launch Uber, Hailo and Citymapper in a new city

The Next Web

Beyond North America, Uber has only just got started. For most tech companies, expansion is all about country-by-county localization. When your service requires a city-by-city approach, the operation can be far bigger and more complicated.

There’s a perfect storm brewing for SaaS startups in Asia

The Next Web

For starters, with around 60 percent of the total global market volume in 2012, North America is still the largest and most mature economy for SaaS services. Pieter Walraven is the co-founder of Pie, a Singapore-based SaaS startup.

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Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

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 200,000 members worldwide.

How To Lead During A Time Of Crisis


Chargebacks911 has more than 350 employees globally, with offices in North America and Europe. by Monica Eaton-Cardone, Co-Founder and COO of Chargebacks911. The world is in a state of uncertainty.

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

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.

10 Positive Signs For Starting Your Own Business Now

Startup Professionals Musings

Crowd funding is setting new records worldwide, with $17 billion from North America alone, and VCs poured another $100 billion more into small growth companies last year.

Instagram And Pinterest New Social Media Stars: Experian


In fact, global information services company Experian has revealed in a study that Instagram and Pinterest are the two niche social networks that has seen the most growth worldwide – both sites now feature in the top 20 social media networks used in Singapore, the UK and North America.

Four predictions for 2015

Version One Ventures

We’ve seen Bitcoin adoption by major retailers like and Dell, but there’s still too much volatility and regulatory uncertainty for Bitcoin to be used as a mainstream currency in North America anytime soon. We shouldn’t look for much traction with the current use case (payments in North America), as most consumers in North America don’t view the current payment system as broken and in need of a fix.

Cloud Traffic to Grow Sixfold by 2016: Cisco Global Cloud Index


The index predicts that through 2016, the Middle East and Africa will have the highest cloud traffic growth rate, while the Asia Pacific region will process the most cloud workloads, followed by North America. zettabytes annually); followed by North America (1.1

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Should We Take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders? [New Data]

View from Seed

As for location, most are in North America, and not surprisingly, they are disproportionately located in Boston and New York (39%). But 22% of the startups founded by HBS alums are outside North America, with some ending up very dominant in their home markets.

How To Create Happy Employees — And Why It’s Even More Vital Now


Deb has delighted and inspired over 1,000 audiences across North America. by Deb Boelkes, author of “ Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring “ Happy employees are the best kind.

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.

The most successful Bitcoin / Blockchain company won’t look like any we have today

Version One Ventures

First, Bitcoin startups that focus on commerce/payment solutions in North America are competing with existing products with strong network effects. The first wave of Bitcoin apps went after payment-related use cases in North-America and hence against strong existing network effects. The Blockchain is such an innovative and fundamentally transformative technology, but Bitcoin and Blockchain apps have not yet scaled as much as I would have liked.

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.