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.

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.

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.

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.

Future Tech Trends And How They Will Influence IT Managers

The Startup Magazine

90% – Percentage of major banks in North America and Europe that are exploring blockchain solutions (3). Every year, the “next big thing” in technology is introduced and all sorts of forecasts about its impact on the future are published. But the following tech trends have withstood the test of time and worth and are here to stay. So how might these tech trends change the way IT managers work in the future? Artificial Intelligence.

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. 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

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

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.

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

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.”

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

Q4 2020 Portfolio Review

Version One Ventures

For a second consecutive year , Jobber was named one of the fastest-growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500. . Happy new year! We hope you’re well rested and recharged from the holidays!

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.

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., 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, […].

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.

Student Accommodation In Australia: Finding The Right Place For You


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.

How To Speak Confidently, Communicate Effectively, And Win Your Audience

Duct Tape Marketing

With his distinct and direct style, Tyler is emerging as one of North America’s sought-after leaders in the field of public speaking for personal and professional development.

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.

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

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.

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.

The Incremental Approach To Innovation?

Duct Tape Marketing

Chris is also a long-time member of the Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network and acts as the International Leader, helping grow the brand outside North America. The Incremental Approach To Innovation? written by Sara Nay read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

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

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.

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. 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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Facial Rejuvenation Treatments Projected To Enjoy Growth In The Next Five To Seven Years


The treatment is one of the most popular motivations for medical tourism, with some of its biggest markets located in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East and Africa.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.