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Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot


Illinois’s startup market in 2018 was very strong, and it’s not slowing down. Let’s take a quick look at the state of venture in the Land of Lincoln.

Startups Weekly: Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika


We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds, a virtual influencer raised equity funding and yet, all anyone wants to talk […]

FanDuel co-founder Tom Griffiths just closed a seed round for his decidedly noncontroversial new startup, Hone


Tom Griffiths has founded four companies, two of which “weren’t much to write home about,” he jokes. The third captured the world’s attention: FanDuel, the fantasy sports company that was routinely in the press — not always for desirable reasons — from nearly the day it launched, to its near merger with rival DraftKings, to its […]

Sony venture arm invests in geocoding startup what3words


Sony’s venture capital arm has invested in what3words, the startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter squares and assigned a three-word address to each one. Financial details were not disclosed. The startup’s novel addressing system isn’t the whole story. The ability to integrate what3words into voice assistants is what has […]

Whyd now helps companies create their custom voice assistant


Y Combinator-backed startup Whyd is pivoting from hardware to software. The startup had been working on a connected speaker with a voice-control interface specifically designed for music. But a couple of years later, it’s clear that subsidized voice assistant devices from Google and Amazon have taken over the market. Whyd is only keeping its own […]

KL-based e-hailing startup EaziCar raises US$73K via equity crowdfunding


The new e-hailing company manages to pull out a total of RM300,000 (US$73,000) on crowdfunding EaziCar, a Malaysia-based e-hailing company announces that it has raised RM300,000 (US$73,000) equity crowdfunding using Ata Plus platform. With the funding, the company plans to create a ride-hailing experience that’s centered around the drivers and passengers motivation and loyalty, which […]

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