Over the weekend, Google announced the Global Impact Challenge, with an award of £2 million ($3 million) for four UK-based non-profit startups making innovations in education, economic development, healthcare, the environment and community service. A[...]
According to TechCrunch, comScore has published their latest research reports on worldwide smartphone penetration, broadband and consumer digital services.
Though Europe saw overall online audience expand by 7%, America is still the most digital-f[...]
In a blog post, Brad Feld -- managing director of the Foundry Group -- notes that startup communities are sprouting up worldwide, and ascribing to his goals laid out in his "Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City"[...]
Videdressing, a French 'social fashion' e-commerce site which apparently is already at 'cult status' in Europe -- has raised $6 million in Series A funding co-led by Earlybird Venture Capital, DN Capital and Piton Capital, according to TechCrunch.
Oliver and Marc Samwer -- a.k.a. 2/3 of the notorious Samwer Brothers -- are launching a new venture capital fund, Global Founders Capital, with entrepreneur Fabian Siegel, raising a total of $194 million to initially focus on developing markets and [...]
Blackbird Ventures -- a $31 million VC fund based in Sydney, Australia -- launched this week, according to The Next Web. The fund will focus on growing Aussie-based startups into worldwide ventures.
Blackbird has close ties with the U.S. entrepren[...]
According to TechCrunch, Nielsen has announced the launch of its government-backed, $25 million Israel investment fund 'Nielsen Innovate' this week, with a focus on early-stage ventures in web, media, research, investments and advertising. Last summe[...]
Lightning Lab, an accelerator based in Wellington, New Zealand, has announced its first class of nine startups -- all hailing from either New Zealand or Australia, according to TechCrunch. Each team will receive $18,000 NZD -- a little less than $15,[...]
Brad Feld announced on his blog that Springboard – a UK-based accelerator – will now operate under the TechStars umbrella and rebrand itself as TechStars London.
The Springboard accelerator is a 13-week long, mentor-led program which provides see[...]