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Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

CHASING DREAMS MAY BE THE NEXT SLEEPER HIT FOR VENTURE CAPITALISTS

After decades spent funding technologies tailored to deprive us of sleep (see: streaming video, gaming, social networks and 24/7 online...

Snapchat maker, Snap, acquired a tiny drone company as its pushes further into hardware

SNAPCHAT MAKER, SNAP, ACQUIRED A TINY DRONE COMPANY AS ITS PUSHES FURTHER INTO HARDWARE

Snap spent less than $1 million to acquire a tiny drone startup in Venice, according to a new report from BuzzFeed . It's not the first...

 
 
 
We flew to the Hamptons like the 1% with Blade, an 'Uber-for-helicopters' startup - and it was as fabulous as it sounds

WE FLEW TO THE HAMPTONS LIKE THE 1% WITH BLADE, AN 'UBER-FOR-HELICOPTERS' STARTUP - AND IT WAS AS FABULOUS AS IT SOUNDS

Madeline Stone / Business Insider Getting to the Hamptons can be a real drag, especially over big holiday weekends like Memorial Day. Blade...

Five Questions For. Houston Angel Network Chief Juliana Garaizar

FIVE QUESTIONS FOR. HOUSTON ANGEL NETWORK CHIEF JULIANA GARAIZAR

Houston -Juliana Garaizar, managing director of the Houston Angel Network, is used to dealing with big egos and strong personalities...

 
 
 
Alibaba reportedly plans to lead a huge $1 billion investment into a food delivery startup

ALIBABA REPORTEDLY PLANS TO LEAD A HUGE $1 BILLION INVESTMENT INTO A FOOD DELIVERY STARTUP

Alibaba is planning to lead a $1 billion investment into food delivery service Ele.me, Bloomberg reports , citing sources familiar...

 
 
 
SoFi co-founder Dan Macklin is leaving the company

SOFI CO-FOUNDER DAN MACKLIN IS LEAVING THE COMPANY

Another one of the co-founders of online lending startup SoFi is leaving the company, TechCrunch has learned. Dan Macklin, who served...

Andy Rubin's Essential teases announcement of ‘something big' on May 30th

ANDY RUBIN'S ESSENTIAL TEASES ANNOUNCEMENT OF ‘SOMETHING BIG' ON MAY 30TH

Essential, Andy Rubin's upcoming smartphone startup, has just teased an announcement for next week on May 30th. Matching earlier reports...

 
 
 
Android co-founder's new phone reveal teased for Tuesday

ANDROID CO-FOUNDER'S NEW PHONE REVEAL TEASED FOR TUESDAY

Two months after teasing a mysterious new handset , high-profile startup Essential could just be days away from unveiling its debut...

Mogees picks up seed funding to put audio-based gesture recognition tech into new devices

MOGEES PICKS UP SEED FUNDING TO PUT AUDIO-BASED GESTURE RECOGNITION TECH INTO NEW DEVICES

Mogees, the London startup behind the Mogees Pro and Mogees Play contact microphone and machine learning-based music and gaming devices,...

 
 
 
Troubled electric car startup Faraday Future is trying to raise $1 billion

TROUBLED ELECTRIC CAR STARTUP FARADAY FUTURE IS TRYING TO RAISE $1 BILLION

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Electric car startup Faraday Future is trying to raise $1 billion as cash runs thin, Bloomberg's Giles Turner...

Loan Provider BankMyBiz Aims to Continue Growth Through Partnerships

LOAN PROVIDER BANKMYBIZ AIMS TO CONTINUE GROWTH THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS

People who have spent years working in a particular industry before deciding to hang out their own shingle need a few things to succeed:...

 
 
 
An Uber rival has snagged $100M from a tech heavyweight to conquer the Brazilian market

AN UBER RIVAL HAS SNAGGED $100M FROM A TECH HEAVYWEIGHT TO CONQUER THE BRAZILIAN MARKET

Japan's SoftBank Group agreed to invest $100 million in Brazilian ride-hailing app 99, the startup said on Wednesday, capping off a...

Report: Microsoft Buying Cybersecurity Firm Hexadite for $100M

REPORT: MICROSOFT BUYING CYBERSECURITY FIRM HEXADITE FOR $100M

Microsoft is acquiring cybersecurity startup Hexadite for $100 million, according to a report by Israeli publication Calcalist. Xconomy...

 
 
 
Analysis: Are Today's Automobile Companies More Like Nokia or Apple?

ANALYSIS: ARE TODAY'S AUTOMOBILE COMPANIES MORE LIKE NOKIA OR APPLE?

As the CEO shake-up at Ford was unfolding this week-Mark Fields was ousted from the top spot in favor of Jim Hackett, who had been...

LifeSite Snaps Up Personal-Data App Mustbin in Tech Acquisition

LIFESITE SNAPS UP PERSONAL-DATA APP MUSTBIN IN TECH ACQUISITION

A new acquisition in the Boston tech scene today: Mustbin , a mobile app for organizing and securing personal data such as photos and...

 
 
 
Quiqup, a London-based on-demand delivery startup, raises £20M Series B

QUIQUP, A LONDON-BASED ON-DEMAND DELIVERY STARTUP, RAISES £20M SERIES B

Quiqup, a London-based delivery startup that operates a “shop on your behalf” app similar to Jinn in Europe or Postmates in the U.S.,...

I tested this startup's mattress and it helped me with one of my biggest sleeping problems

I TESTED THIS STARTUP'S MATTRESS AND IT HELPED ME WITH ONE OF MY BIGGEST SLEEPING PROBLEMS

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the...

 
 
 
A London startup that lets you get anything delivered raised £20 million to expand in the UK

A LONDON STARTUP THAT LETS YOU GET ANYTHING DELIVERED RAISED £20 MILLION TO EXPAND IN THE UK

LONDON - Quiqup is an on-demand delivery startup for delivering, well, just about anything. Over the past few years, a flock of delivery...

Interactions Buys Digital Roots to Bolster Social Media Offerings

INTERACTIONS BUYS DIGITAL ROOTS TO BOLSTER SOCIAL MEDIA OFFERINGS

Interactions , a Franklin, MA-based company using artificial intelligence technologies to power virtual assistants for enterprise customers,...