10 things in tech startup you need to know today, Tuesday, November 14
Posted On November 14, 2017
Good morning! Here is the startup news you need to know this Tuesday.
- 29 start-ups that prove Silicon Valley innovation isn’t dead. CNBC just published a list of 29 startups that are using innovative and emerging technologies to solve challenging problems. These frontier technologies include synthetic biology, deep learning, quantum computing and the blockchain.
- Zomato launches subscription-based ‘Zomato Gold’ in India. The Online restaurant guide and food ordering app Zomato launched its ‘Zomato Gold’ program as a paid subscription-based service in India.
- Cloudflare expands into mobile performance with Neumob acquisition. Today, Cloudflare announced the of mobile VPN startup, Neumob.
- Former Google employees Launched LightStep, a startup to transform application management. A trio of former employees from internet giant Google have launched a startup company intended to transform the way that companies manage application performance management (APM).
- Tesla, SpaceX board member takes leave after sexual harassment claims. Steve Jurvetson, a partner at DFJ, a major Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has left the company amid accusations of sexual harassment
- Female startup founder, Brittany Underwood, skips the traditional for-profit model to help women in developing countries. Brittany Underwood launched Akola, an organization that employed women in northern and eastern Uganda, a region affected by civil war and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, to make jewelry.
- Chicago startup, FanFood, lets you order snacks to your seat. A Chicago-based startup FanFood is bringing app-based food ordering to live sports, concerts and other events, allowing you to get food and drink without having to miss a play or song.
- London-based edtech startup SAM Labs closes €5.7 million Series A funding round. SAM Labs, an edtech startup that aims to make coding education accessible for all students across all skill levels and interests, today announced the completion of a €5.7 million Series A funding round led by Touchstone Innovations and E15 Ventures.
- Israeli startup Medigate grabs $5.35 mln seed funding. An Israel-based startup Medigate, a provider of a medical device security platform, announced in a press release that it has secured $5.35 million in seed funding.
- Sparkbox launches an affordable next-generation compact charging solution. Sparkbox, the startup that started raised initial funding on IndieGogo, announced the launch in a press release today. The solution enables consumers to power anything, anywhere.