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. Over the past few years, the number of entrepreneurs launching or moving their startups up north is rising, making Canada a new startup Mecca. The post Is North America Still a Startup Heaven? The world’s startup landscape keeps evolving.

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. DTNA is the largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in North America, and the market leader making the most advanced and fuel efficient trucks on the road.

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

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MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute recently released a report on 2013 Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends for North America. It’s a fascinating report with insights into the challenges faced by B2B marketers and how they are leveraging content marketing to promote their businesses. Although the sample size (1,416 respondents) wasn’t huge, it represented respondents from a range of industries, functional areas and company sizes.

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. Legal insight Technology Board of directors carbon footprint Cloud Collaboration communications designing encryption expenses governance hardware Laptop Newspaper North America Organization paperless portal software securityThe 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. There’s nowhere in the world quite like Hong Kong.

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. An all-star team is known as a group of high-performing people. The term originated in sports to have been adopted by other industries.

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. After peaking at $38 billion revenue more than a decade ago, the industry stabilized last year at $16.5 billion. Now the focus is on digital music GROWTH.

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. The Real Deal: Guest Columnist

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

SiliconHills

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. Telsa officials gave more details on its proposed $1 billion Cybertruck factory in the Austin area.

car2go Offering Mercedes-Benz Vehicles in Austin

SiliconHills

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

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

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

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.

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.”

Airbnb S-1 (Part 1): So How Profitable Is This Thing Really?

View from Seed

Fun Tidbit 1: Europe and North America are of similar importance in terms of revenue (40% EMEA / 41% N. America in 2019) though in terms of nights booked Europe was 43% and N. Airbnb’s public S-1 dropped Monday afternoon.

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., on Tuesday, announced it’s launching a residential Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. Oracle has eight other global locations in Bangalore, Bristol, Mumbai, Delhi, Paris, Sao Paulo, […].

Accelerators Have Resources To KickStart Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Another good online approach is a simple Internet search for articles like the “ The top 40 startup accelerators and incubators in North America in 2020 ” But don’t expect incubators to magically convert your pre-hatched idea into a successful company.

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. ACA member angel groups represent a wealth of accredited investors and are funding approximately 800 new companies each year, and managing an ongoing portfolio of more than 5,000 companies throughout 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

Student Accommodation In Australia: Finding The Right Place For You

YoungUpstarts

According to The Economist, Australian cities are not particularly expensive when compared to other cities in Asia and North America. The student accommodation sector is a part of the economy that is going from strength to strength. This is particularly true in Australia.

The Importance of Credibility in Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Since founding the Toronto-based company over a decade ago, Sharon has become an in-demand guest on some of the most top-rated programs in North America, and the PTPA Seal of Approval is one of the top three most recognized awards in the U.S.

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. ACA membership includes more than 200 angel groups and 20 affiliate organizations across North America.

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

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.

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. This approach, popularly known as “ glocalization ,” means you have to design and deliver global solutions that have total relevance to every local market in which you operate.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. All of 36 employees in the Austin office are being offered a full relocation package to move to […] The post moovel Moves Austin Team to Portland Headquarters appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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

YoungUpstarts

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. The study, which comprises 11 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, also showed that Canada’s business costs are the second-lowest recorded in the survey.

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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. The CEE region is no different: according to European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, the number of seed deals has increased 19x over the past four years.

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. ACA membership includes more than 160 angel groups and 20 affiliate organizations across North America.

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. Startup Stories is a series of short documentaries about TechStars companies, hosted exclusively by The Next Web. This time, we’re taking a look at bike sharing startup Zagster.

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.

Your Employees Kept You Going This Year. Thanksgiving 2020 Is The Perfect Time To Step Up Your Gratitude Game.

YoungUpstarts

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 “. Thanksgiving might look a little different for your employees this 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. To find out what such a granular approach to expansion involves, we spoke to three companies at different stages in their growth but all focused on conquering the world, a city at a time. Uber Having raised a total of $1.5

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. As an Asia-based SaaS business founder, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked: “Why did you base your startup in Asia, and not the US?” It’s an appropriate question.

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Regulatory arbitrage in crypto

Version One Ventures

Unfortunately for the Valley (and North America in general), a few regions have embraced this approach with cryptocurrencies and we are seeing more and more crypto companies coming out of the UK, Malta, Singapore, Hong Kong and other jurisdictions that are more friendly towards crypto than the US or Canada are. .

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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. ACA member angel groups represent more than 10,000 accredited investors and are funding approximately 800 new companies each year, and managing an ongoing portfolio of more than 5,000 companies throughout North America.