Jason Cahill, managing partner at McCune Capital, gives his thoughts on problem understanding and discovery. In the context of a course he teaches, how can one properly scope the work?
According to data from our friends at Crunchbase, there were 409 acquisitions of New York companies in 2018, up from 354 in 2017. Today, we shine a spotlight on 25 of these notable transactions involving NYC startups that were acquired in during 2018.
Jason Cahill had survived seven years in the Army Special Forces and two trips to Afghanistan only to find himself muddling through a career as an IT consultant. His then-girlfriend (now wife) encouraged him to go back to school for his MBA.
Idelic, a Pittsburgh-based data and analytics platform for improving safety in the transportation industry, closed a $2 million financing round led by Bain Capital Ventures.
Novel Effect's newest project is a customized soundscape created to accompany the upcoming picture book What Can You Do with a Toolbox? from HGTV stars John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino
Roomi Wants to Help You Avoid Rooming With Sketchy Strangers The startup uses a dating app approach and is growing fast, but its tough vetting process could limit growth.
The growth of TransitScreen followed a true startup trajectory, having started in CEO Matt Caywood’s garage before moving to 1776 and eventually into its own office. And the pace has only picked up from there.
Technology pioneered by Austin, Texas-based Smarter Sorting has earned an award from the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) for its ability to identify reusable materials in the waste stream.
Novel Effect won the 2018 Webby Award for Integrated mobile experiences. The category required 2 types of media, one of which must be designed for a mobile device. Work should highlight unique communication between the handheld mobile device and the new media.
Adobe today announced that it has acquired Sayspring. The company says the Sayspring team will join Adobe tomorrow and that it’ll then start integrating the company’s technology into its own products.
If you’ve ever wanted to share a voice conversation you had with Alexa, you probably pointed your smartphone at your Echo speaker and recorded a shaky mobile video. Businesses and developers want an easier, more professional way to show off their Alexa skills.
Fleets are harnessing new technology to identify and coach risky driving behaviors. Fleet safety systems can bring data together from many sources to identify drivers who are likely to have an accident.
Smarter Sorting used machine learning to build a database of materials normally classified as household hazardous waste that can be reused.
As part of Amazon’s search for its next headquarters, more than 200 cities have submitted bids to the company... We used our new tool, MobilityScore™, to calculate the ease of getting around without a car for each of the proposed locations.
Happy World Car Free Day: This new website lets you look at any city in America and find the most transit-accessible locations. MobilityScore breaks down the alternative transit options available within a one-mile radius of a given location the U.S. or Canada
Novel Effect is a startup using voice recognition technology during story time to bridge the digital and real worlds. We investigate what this means.
...Now two entrepreneurs have exploited standard product barcodes to help identify exactly what people have discarded and thus what chemicals they contain. This allows certain articles to be diverted for recycling...
With a major new partnership to launch in smart cities and with three new products in development, TransitScreen's co-founders say it is just in the second inning of its growth.
TransitScreen makes real-time displays that show traffic, public transit and ridesharing options. Providing transportation info is one part of Panasonic’s CityNOW platform, which is looking to develop smart city tech in a number of different areas.
Most cities have collection sites where residents can bring household hazardous waste that should not be included in the regular waste stream -- paint, pesticides and batteries, for example. These items are usually hauled off from the collection site to...