Lumos – the “Next Generation Bicycle Helmet” has reached its Kickstarter funding-goal within one day – you can now join a waitlist.
Autopsy.io collects crashed startups together with a summary of why they flopped – which might be a good lesson for others to learn.
This company has just raised more than 500 million dollars with a valuation of more than 1 billion dollars (!) – and we still don´t know what they are really developing….. But obviously everyone believes it´s gonna be disrupting the field of 3D visual presentation.
Hompeage: Magic Leap.
First of all, a real cash-acquisition of this size is quite a surprise (beside the sheer amount of it). – But which investors really pulled in the most? – It seems like Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Shasta Ventures are the biggest winners of the deal: KPCB is reported to get a 20X return on an invested of USD 20 million and Shasta Ventures to collect around USD 200 million with the hardware deal.
This great bluetooth 4.0 device turns a standard paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine.
The Micro-USB charged module is good for 10 minutes of flying and has a 50 metre comms range.
Croatian startup Sizem has a new size calculator to find your correct bra size – with a more detailed algorithm and measurement-method than the existing competitors.
Their so-called “motion books” are basically comics enhanced with reach media, like animation, sound effects and music. The company launched in 2012 with a series of original titles including famous Watchmen-artist Dave Gibbons.
An interesting Startup @TechCrunch Disrupt: Import.io is a new kind of service pulling relevant data from web sites and turning them into spreadsheets. It minimizes the considerable amount of manual work needed up today for this kind of data retrieval and integration service.
Allowing seamless transactions of cash out of a bank account into the cloud, Bitcoin has become an interesting solution for economies under pressure. Bitcoin downloads now have risen from 1% to 3% of the whole in Argentina and interest is remaining high.