ZeroCater raises $12M to rule the fridges and pantries of an office

ZeroCater raises $12M to rule the fridges and pantries of an office

ZeroCater may have made its name in bringing restaurant food to offices for lunch (or other meals), but it has now raised a new fresh round of funding for the next perk it hopes to bring to companies: snacks. While ZeroCater continues to expand from city to city with new restaurants as it tries to…
5 Tips For Busy Startup Founders Seeking More Results

5 Tips For Busy Startup Founders Seeking More Results

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. We all know people who are extraordinarily busy, but never seem to accomplish anything. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their team, and their customers. That’s productivity. Why…
Meet 11 new startups launching out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

Meet 11 new startups launching out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

Today, 11 new companies launch out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator based in NYC. This is the 14th cohort of startups to launch out of ERA, and each company has received $100,000 in seed funding from the accelerator. These startups span a wide variety of industries, from hospitality to new retail to healthcare. So without…
Scribd will get Veronica Roth’s ‘Fates Divide’ on launch day

Scribd will get Veronica Roth’s ‘Fates Divide’ on launch day

Scribd is setting its sights on bigger, newer titles. E-book and audiobook versions of The Fates Divide, the second volume in Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark series, will go live on Scribd tomorrow. It’s not an exclusive deal — you’ll be able to buy The Fates Divide in bookstores and from online retailers — but…
Tailor Brands raises $15.5M for AI-driven logo creation and more

Tailor Brands raises $15.5M for AI-driven logo creation and more

Tailor Brands, a startup that automates parts of the branding and marketing process for small businesses, announced this morning that it has raised $15.5 million in Series B funding. CEO Yali Saar has said the company sits at the intersection of design and machine learning. The idea is to create technology that understands the best…
5 Key Successes Will Sustain Entrepreneur Inspiration

5 Key Successes Will Sustain Entrepreneur Inspiration

Many experts are certain that successful entrepreneurs are the ones with the most inspiration (passion and dream), while others will assert that it’s about more perspiration (working harder). In my experience, both are always required in heavy doses. There are no “can’t fail” shortcuts or “get rich quick” scenarios. That’s why all those so-called million…
US early-stage investment share shrinks as China surges

US early-stage investment share shrinks as China surges

The global early-stage investment pie is getting bigger… a lot bigger. Just four years ago, investors were putting less than $10 billion per quarter into early-stage deals (Series A and B). The past two quarters, however, have all come in over twice that level. Q1 2018, meanwhile, looks to be a record-setting one, with Crunchbase…
82Labs raises $8M to create a better hangover recovery drink

82Labs raises $8M to create a better hangover recovery drink

While taking some time off to travel before his next gig, Sisun Lee spent a lot of time in Korea — where he found himself drinking alcohol pretty much every night and then getting rolling the next morning, regardless of hangover status. He also found that there were popular local herbal hangover drinks that everyone…
Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city

Cleveland offered $120 million in freebies lure Amazon to the city

A Cleveland.com article detailed the lengths the small midwestern city would go to lure Amazon’s in 50,000-person HQ2. In a document obtained by reporter Mark Naymik, we learn that Cleveland was ready to give over $120 million in free services to Amazon including considerably reduced fares on Cleveland-area trains and buses. The document, available here,…
10 Leadership Blind Spots That Stunt Business Growth

10 Leadership Blind Spots That Stunt Business Growth

We all have blind spots – things you don’t see despite your best intentions to observe the world changing around you. In business, these can quickly take you off the growth track, even as you work harder and harder. In my role as startup and small business advisor, it’s my job to help you see…

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