November 18, 2015
STARTUP FOUNDERS COMPENSATION CHART . This chart maps the highest startup founders with the highest annual salary vs founders who earns the lowest across the industry .
28 start up founders does not take any salary, but they are compensated by their shareholdings including personal stakes at their companies. 5 employees earn from anything between $2 to $29,000 annually. A total of 19 founders earns between a range of $30,000 to $59,000 , while 30 founders takes home "$60,000 to $99,000. The number of founders who earns between $100,000 to $199,990 are 28. There were 19 start up founders earnings between $200,000 and 299,990 . There were 3 start up founders who were in the highest salary bracket of earnings more tha $500,000 and above
July 22, 2015
London recorded 581,000 new companies which were founded last year; more than one start up a minuteResearch from national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain, shows that 581,173 businesses were registered with Companies House last year.The above chart shows UK's cities hotspots where entrepreneurial spirit thrives . This new record beats the previous all-time high of 526,446 in 2013, up from 484,224 start-ups formed in 2012.
- London topped as UK 's biggest entrepreneurial and start up Hotspots creating a record 184,671 companies
- Birmingham has become the leading start-up hub outside London, with 18,337 company registrations.
- Manchester is the next biggest start-up zone, with 13,054. your post or banner displayed here for $10 a day .Click here to know more
May 9, 2015
US VC-backed Food Tech companies raised $1.07B in 2014 up 272% YoY.The biggest vc investment on food technology was backed by" Khosla Ventures"who have invested in food and grocery including Unicorn Instacart, and food brands Hampton Creek Foods and Unreal Brands, among others.
According to CB insights "VC fundings in US have been spread across a range of food-related industries, including food delivery (cos like Instacart or Postmates), food replacements (Hampton Creek Foods, Soylent), and restaurant tech companies (E La Carte, Reserve), among others. Q4’14 was the largest quarter in the past two years driven by Instacart’s $220M Series C, as well as Hampton Creek Foods’ $90M Series C.
April 9, 2015
The tech companies are burning through too much cash and that the overall amount of risk currently taken on in Silicon Valley is excessive.A recent Thomson Reuter data published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, businessinsider and CNBC have predicted that the tech bubble might be reality by 2016.
- Though VC funding has increased.However in terms of the investments per deal, the number is abysmally low
- The tech-heavy index is up nearly 5% on the year as it climbs to levels not seen since the Internet bubble burst 15 years ago.
- Tech companies, are bemoaning the scarcity in the tech sector and admits hitting dead end "and are lobbying Congress to relax immigration rules..
- The wages in tech sector wages are rising too fast and too soon .Twitter svp/technology Chris Fry got a $10 million pay packet in his second year
March 11, 2014
Swedishfirm Kinnevik to invest $90 million in Quikr"Online and mobile classifieds venture" Quikr" has raised $90 million ( 550 crore) from a group of investors led by Swedish investment firm Investment Kinnevik in a deal that marks the largest round of funding for an internet services company in India.
The Indian Internet space , along with increasing Mobile penetration is driving startups to essentially base their business models into two broad Spectrum – those trying to build products and usage organically, and those doing arbitrage (buying traffic from Adwords, and selling to advertisers
According to CEO of quikr , its gets 32million unique visitors every month. Alexa shows a traffic rank of 13 in India and 276 Global rank which is certainly more than impressive. And thats where "the Brand' makes a difference to investors .. Its not that their business model is unique .. but the sheer scale of traffic . which makes Quikr as the number ' no 1 Mobile Classifieds site ( Justdial is not exactly into the mobile space .. its business started off as an Offline venture )
November 15, 2013
April 12, 2011
Twitter employees, naturally, use Twitter differently than the rest of us. But in what ways? Specifically, which apps do they use to tweet?
To find out, we used Twitter's API to analyze approximately 2,700 tweets from the Twitter staff list that were sent last week, including tweets from during the week and weekend, day and night. We then mined each tweet for its "source," so we can see which apps Twitter employee users tweet from, and compared this to the general public.
Acording to Businessinsider
The tweets we analyzed came from 54 different sources, ranging from Twitter's official clients to third-party apps like TweetDeck and websites like Yelp, Instapaper, and Quora.
The most popular client was Twitter's website, which accounted for 32% of tweets. That's pretty similar to the general public, which uses Twitter.com to send 35% of tweets, according to Sysomos.
But that's where Twitter employees and the general public stop tweeting like each other.
- Among Twitter employees, Twitter for iPhone generated 22% of the tweets, about twice as much as the general public.
- Employees used Twitter for Mac to send 18% of their tweets, versus 0.4% for the general public. (Probably especially during the week, when Twitter employees are sitting around the office, tweeting at each other.)
- And while the general public uses TweetDeck to send 13% of its tweets, Twitter employees used it for just 2% of their tweets.
Overall, Twitter employees use Twitter's official apps to send more than 86% of their tweets, while the general public uses them to send about 58% of their tweets
February 2, 2011
Having a good idea and nowt knowiung how to get funded .. In US and many parts of the world, This is a common problem where the buck stops. But a good and strong pitch could get you the money. But picking a funding strategy is extremely essential if you want to expand and raise money for growing your vision. Grasshopper Group summarized the characteristics of each type of investor and designed it as an infographic to help you understand them better: Some great pointers can be found in this website.