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?

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.

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.

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 ( www.adtechsummit.com ), 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

deal architect

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

deal architect

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.

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

SiliconHills

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

Oracle Launches Startup Cloud Accelerator Program in Austin

SiliconHills

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.,

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

RideScout and GlobeSherpa Rebrand as moovel

SiliconHills

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

Austin-based Mood Media Buys focus4media

SiliconHills

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

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.

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

SiliconHills

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.

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

SiliconHills

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

SiliconHills

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.

Capital Factory and moovel Launch a Transportation Technology Accelerator

SiliconHills

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.

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.

RetailMeNot Names Tarleton as its New Chief Marketing Officer

SiliconHills

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.

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.”

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

SiliconHills

“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.

Messaging is the story of the 2010s

The Equity Kicker

Snapchat has 30m active users , Line and Wechat are starting to build their presence in North America, and everywhere I go now somebody asks me to join a Telegram group. Everyone this morning is talking about the WhatsApp user data released yesterday, as per the chart above.

Announcing Version One Fund III

Version One Ventures

We invest across North America. We are very happy to announce the launch of Version One Ventures III with $45M USD ($57M CAD) in commitments. With Fund III, we’re doubling down on all that has worked in our previous funds – our strategy, geography, investment thesis and philosophy. It’s an exciting time to be launching a new fund as our focus on network effects and broad geography are driving opportunities in both existing and emerging markets. About Fund III.

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.

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.

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.

[Infographic] Insights Holiday Marketers Just Can’t Ignore: Experian

YoungUpstarts

As expected, marketers in North America are likely to allocate for higher budgets to holiday marketing compared to their counterparts from other parts of the world, and they also plan for such campaigns earlier in the year.

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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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.

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.

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.

Instagram And Pinterest New Social Media Stars: Experian

YoungUpstarts

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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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Millennials: Ignore The Advice Of Your Helicopter Parents

YoungUpstarts

by Trevor Throness , author of “ The Power of People Skills: How to Eliminate 90% of Your HR Problems and Dramatically Increase Team and Company Morale and Performance “ Let me take a moment to smash a myth that has been embraced by millions of young people throughout North America.

7 Keys To Market Growth - Think Global, But Act Local

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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Four predictions for 2015

Version One Ventures

We’ve seen Bitcoin adoption by major retailers like Overstock.com 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.

Find an Angel Investor, Without Going Through Hell

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 120,000 members worldwide.

5 Ways Your Business Should Be Using LinkedIn

The Startup Magazine

For an example of a company creating consistently great visual posts on LinkedIn , check out Deloitte, North America. If you’re in business, you’re on LinkedIn. But if you’re only using the platform to post job openings, then you, and your company, are missing out.

Branding And Marketing Your Blog For Business: Act-On

YoungUpstarts

Teaming up with some of North America’s most highly regarded online branding and marketing experts, the concise and simple-to-follow guide covers topics such as the use of branding, marketing, and social media to boost your online visibility.

3 Business Services To Improve Timeliness And Efficiency

YoungUpstarts

Another service that will be very beneficial to a business is AuptiX , a tech startup that wants to change the LTL shipping industry for small and medium businesses across North America. In order to run a successful business, there are many things that need to be kept in mind.

Six Simple Ways To Digitally Declutter Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

by Brad Harding, Technical Support Supervisor for North America for Crucial. Brad Harding is the Technical Support Supervisor for North America. Any small business owner can tell you that if you’re not careful, it’s easy for clutter to pile up in the office.

[Singapore] Location Based Marketing Association Launches Local Chapter

YoungUpstarts

LBMA currently covers North America (Toronto, Montreal, New York, Atlanta and San Francisco), EMEA (Amsterdam and London), Asia Pacific (Singapore), as well as an upcoming chapter for South America (in Brazil).

7 Ways To Prepare For A Growing Global Opportunity

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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