Zenedge’s security solution targets large companies that need comprehensive protection against cyber attack

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A Q&A with Zenedge co-founder and CEO Yuri Frayman. The San Jose-based cyber-security startup launched out of stealth mode earlier this month with $3.5 million in Series A funding. Investors in the round include serial entrepreneurs Yehuda Neuberger, Fred Sorkin and Needham & Company … [Read more...]

With $6M in funding now in the bank, mParticle offers mobile app owners an end-to-end solution for data

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A Q&A with mParticle co-founder and CEO Michael Katz. The New York City-based startup, which has created a data management and analytics platform for mobile app developers, announced earlier this month the completion of a $1.5 million Seed funding raise. Investors include Battery Ventures, … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: DataRPM wants to enable business to ‘talk’ to their data, literally

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By Sundeep Sanghavi, DataRPM co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Leveraging the power of cognitive computing, DataRPM’s smart machine analytics solution delivers the unprecedented ability for business people to talk—literally—to their data in plain English and immediately receive visually … [Read more...]

Atlas Wearables looks to take fitness tracking and analytics to the next level

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A Q&A with Atlas Wearables co-founder and CEO Peter Li. The Austin-based fitness wearable startup revealed earlier this month that it has raised $1.1 million in new Seed money as a combination of funding from Crowdfunder, Fundable and Angel investors. The TechStars accelerator graduate was … [Read more...]

With a $4M funding infusion, 10 Minutes With is bringing its career matchmaking platform to the U.S.

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A Q&A with 10 Minutes With founder and CEO Manfredi Di Cintio. The London-based career matchmaking startup for students and recent college grads announced in early October the closing of a $4 million Series A funding round from a group of undisclosed investors. The company was founded in 2013 … [Read more...]

Risk management for startup founders

Torsten Kolind, YouNoodle

By Torsten Kolind, YouNoodle co-founder and CEO Starting a company is rarely a ‘safe’ choice, but can be amazing when done thoughtfully and strategically. Although founders tend to have a certain affinity for risk-taking, even the most hard-nosed entrepreneurs are occasionally overwhelmed by the … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: From the Lab is on a mission to make luxury beauty products with quality ingredients available at lower prices

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By Lorraine Dahlinger, From the Lab co-founder ELEVATOR PITCH There’s a widespread misconception in the beauty industry that women must pay exorbitant prices for luxury beauty and skincare products that actually work, but From the Lab believes that all women deserve access to incredible, … [Read more...]

Smartzer’s video overlay tech is built to make content ‘shoppable’

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A Q&A with Smartzer founder Karoline Gross. The London-based visual commerce tech startup announced last week that it has raised a total of $400,000 in Angel funding from entrepreneur Jamie True and other, undisclosed, investors. It was founded in 2012. SUB: Please describe Smartzer and your … [Read more...]

Female founders and the evolution of ecommerce

Lorraine Dahlinger, FromtheLab

By Lorraine Dahlinger, From the Lab founder There are basic, and well-documented, behavioral differences between the way men and women shop online. Women typically browse products, read reviews, look for bargains, and utilize online chats and discussion forums. Not only is shopping online a … [Read more...]

Eversight lands $9.7M for its cloud-based promotions platform built to optimize the way retailers reach consumers

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A Q&A with Eversight co-founders Jamie Rapperport (CEO) and David Moran (chairman). The Palo Alto-based marketing technology startup announced the completion of a $9.7 million Series A funding round at the start of this month from Emergence Capital Partners. It was founded in 2013, and this is … [Read more...]