• This founder couldn't convince male investors to fund her smash-hit wedding startup - now she's part of a plan to bust up 'the old boys club' of venture capital

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    New York-based venture firm F3 has founded a new program to mentor and advise female entrepreneurs in cities throughout the US.
    Among the entrepreneurs participating is Zola co-founder Shan-Lyn Ma, who says that her wedding company at first struggled to spark interest among the predominantly male investment scene.
    When Zola co-founder Shan-Lyn Ma first began pitching her idea for a one-stop wedding site to investors, she says they were mostly unimpressed.
    "One of the things I remember very vividly from the first few years starting out was a meeting in which I was pitching a group of all...
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  • Blissfully grabs $3.5 million seed investment to help companies get their SaaS in gear

    Blissfully grabs $3.5 million seed investment to help companies get their SaaS in gear

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Blissfully , a New York City startup that helps companies understand their SaaS usage inside their organizations, announced it has received a $3.5 million seed round.
    The investment was led by by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Hubspot, Founder Collective, and several unnamed pre-seed investors also participated. They got a $1.5 million pre-seed investment, bringing the total so far to $5 million, according the company.
    Company co-founder and CEO Ariel Diaz says Blissfully actually helped him and his co-founder solve a problem they were having tracking the SaaS usage at their previous...
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  • Samsung debuts Galaxy Watch with improved battery and health features

    Samsung debuts Galaxy Watch with improved battery and health features

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Samsung is officially saying goodbye to the “Gear” smartwatch brand in favor of a new name - Galaxy Watch. And as it announced today at its Unpacked event in New York City, its latest wearable includes some noteworthy improvements to the two-year-old Gear S3 lineup, even though it's a largely evolutionary update. The Galaxy...
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  • New York City Temporarily Halts More Uber And Lyft Cars On The Road

    New York City Temporarily Halts More Uber And Lyft Cars On The Road

    2 monthes ago - By NPR

    The New York City Council voted to put new licenses for Uber and Lyft cars on hold for a year to study the services' effect on traffic congestion and look at how drivers are paid.
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