Officials with Hyperloop One want to build their first systems along existing highways in places like the Bay Area and L.A., not on long runs between those two ends of California. Read more »
SEATTLE—When Seattle startup Remitly started raising money to expand its mobile money transfer service, CEO Matt Oppenheimer went into the process ready to leave money on the table.
That might seem counterintuitive during a venture capital slowdown, but it’s important as ever for startups to take the smart money – not all the money, he said.
“It’s really important to not only raise ...3 hours ago
DALLAS—Toyota last month unveiled plans for a new in-car technology company to be based in Plano and a separate initiative that will analyze drivers’ behavior and driving patterns and base their auto insurance on their safety, normal driving routes and similar information.
A key player in both campaigns is Zack Hicks, CEO of new company Toyota Connected and chief information officer at Toyota ...23 hours ago
PUGET SOUND—Krista Nelson loves baking. She wants you to love it, too.
But the Ballard native knew not everyone has the time to procure gourmet ingredients, measure, whisk and wait to bake from scratch. Baking with a boxed mix speeds up the process, but didn’t give people gourmet choices.
So the former digital marketing coordinator for Snoqualmie Ice Cream created her own artisan baking ...May 29, 2016 | 9:00am EDT
SAN FRANCISCO—The burgeoning fintech sector is providing plenty of opportunities for women entrepreneurs and executives, but it also comes with challenges.
Signs of growth abound for fintech, with the top 50 fintech companies in the Bay Area now employing almost 20,000 people.
No wonder Joanne Bradford, chief operating officer at SoFi, urges women to go where the growth is occurring. Fintech ...May 28, 2016 | 1:00pm EDT
ATLANTA—A new start up founded by the daughter-in-law of National Football League Hall of Famer and veteran entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton and the son of early Atlanta tech entrepreneur and investor Ben Dyer is looking to disrupt the student loan industry.
Jeannie Tarkenton and Jesse Dyer have launched Funding University Inc., a private student lender, that offers a single loan product – a ...May 28, 2016 | 9:00am EDT
SAN FRANCISCO— Twitch has gained notoriety for both its product — streaming video of people (mostly) playing video games and offering live commentary — and its size: it was bought by Amazon for $970 million in 2014.
...May 27, 2016 | 3:30pm EDT
DENVER—Anthony Franco often gets a surprise reaction when people find out what he’s doing since leaving the Denver web-technology business he founded and sold to one of the world’s largest advertising conglomerates.
“'You’re selling whiteboards?' A lot of people say that to me,” Franco says with a laugh.
The veteran tech entrepreneur who’s last business, EffectiveUI, was bought by ...May 27, 2016 | 2:45pm EDT
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