Backed by Accel, GlowRoad helps Indian women build home businesses

 Indian e-commerce company GlowRoad is built on a simple premise. By connecting manufacturers with resellers and using drop shipping, it keeps everyone’s overhead costs low. The Bangalore-based startup, however, doesn’t just aspire to be an online reseller network. Founded by a former physician, GlowRoad’s goal is to give housewives and stay-at-home mothers a low-risk way to… Read More

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia joined by leading Aussie names

 As you’ve probably gathered TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early-stage startups, in partnership with ELEVACAO. As we like to say these days, ‘all roads lead to Disrupt’ and our focus now is to reach out internationally to find the best startups for our Disrupt stages, from all around the world. TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia is… Read More

Report: Jared Kushner used a private email server for White House work

 President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law and official White House adviser, Jared Kushner, used a private email server — set up after the election — to conduct White House business, according to a new report in Politico. Kushner used the private account in tandem with his official White House email account to correspond with current and former senior White House officials,… Read More

The Startup Alley from this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

 At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco we always have a huge and varied array of companies presenting.
Here’s a taster of the Startup Alley from this year, featuring companies from many of the pavilions at the event. Enjoy!
Health and BioTech Pavillion
Korea Pavillion
Germany Pavilion
Hardware Pavillion
IOT Pavilion
UK and Brussels Pavilion
AR/VR Pavillion Read More

The abyss of analytics

 I want to talk about a mistake I see client after client making. (I work at a tech consultancy. We have a lot of clients. Not all of them make this mistake! …But many do.) That mistake is to obsess over analytics data, without any strategy; to assume that all that needs to be done is to gather as much data as possible, and then this data will magically become knowledge, and knowledge… Read More

Deliveroo raises $385M in new funding, now valued at ‘over $2 Billion’

 Deliveroo, the London headquartered restaurant food delivery startup, has raised $385 million in new funding, giving it a valuation of “over $2 billion,” according to the company. Read More

Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

 Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics
Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly depreciating hunk of plastic and metal. Now all I want is a pleasant transportation… Read More