99Designs, founded in 2008, is “the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace.” The platform matches freelance designers worldwide with entrepreneurs, businesses and creatives. They have serviced over 450,000 customers, connected over 1 million designers and paid out over $200 million to date. In terms of size, this appears significant. However what is telling about the startup’s story
Alibaba announced a massive $15 billion research ‘DAMO Academy’ project focused on R&D last month, and it is laying the groundwork for an office in Tel Aviv through a deal to acquire technology and talent from Israeli startup Visualead. Visualead developed a new kind of ‘dot-less’ QR code that Alibaba had used for its business in China.
The Brazilian government will invest 3 million reais a year ($920,000) in a program to internationalize startups. Dubbed StartOut Brasil, the program will select up to 15 ventures per immersion cycle to participate in “missions” abroad. The first mission will take place between December 3-8 in Paris. Some 14 startups will participate, many being biotechnology
The grainy resolution of current virtual reality headsets — even powerful ones like the Oculus Rift — isn’t likely to impress people used to watching an HDTV, let alone a 4K set. To change that, a Finnish startup called Varjo is working on a new VR headset design that it says has a resolution 70 times greater than the
Financial technology has been all the rage these days, and there’s no shortage of fintech startups popping up across the globe. However, investments have been slowing down, indicating that the industry is reaching saturation for certain verticals. As such, startups should expect stiff competition. In addition to increasingly fierce competition and possible consolidation in the