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How to avoid the startup trap of the parasitic consultant


Early-stage startups have a massive problem: there are way, way too many things to do, and never enough people to do them. Whether it’s growth marketing, or product design, or software engineering or a myriad list of other tasks, something somewhere isn’t going to get done by the founding team and early employees. And so […]

Airbnb invests as Zeus corporate housing raises $55M at $205M


As Airbnb absorbs more and more of the demand for housing, it’s exploring how to monetize opportunities beyond vacation rentals. A marketplace for longer-term corporate housing could be a huge business, but rather than build that itself, Airbnb is making a strategic investment in one of the market leaders called Zeus Living, which will list […]

US VC investment in female founders hits all-time high


Female founders raised 2.8% of venture capital this year.

Instacart shoppers plan a series of actions in protest of company’s wage practices


Instacart shoppers are continuing to hold the grocery startup accountable with their latest set of actions. Kicking off next Monday, Instacart shoppers plan to take one action per day for six days in protest of Instacart. “We’re still just trying to get this one tiny thing: double the default tip percentage,” Instacart shopper and protest […]

Late registration savings to Disrupt Berlin ends tomorrow


Just two more days to go until Disrupt Berlin opens its doors to thousands of the top international early-stage startup founders, investors, movers and shakers. And we have good news for all you last-minute decision makers. You can attend Disrupt — and still save money — by taking advantage of our late registration pricing. Depending on […]

Can a games platform tackle kids’ anxiety about having to do math?


You know that feeling when you look at your bank statements and try to figure out what on earth is going on? Or when you do your taxes? It turns out this isn’t just an insignificant feeling, but a scientifically recognized anxiety. Mathematics Anxiety (MA) is defined in research literature as feelings of concern, tension […]