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NextKids Brings Daycare to Collaborative Workspace

NextKids Mom and Child
Women launching a business while simultaneously managing a family can find the dual roles challenging. However, Santa Cruz, Calif.-based NextSpace, which operates nine California workspace locations, offers a solution: It recently added a NextKids childcare facility to its Portrero Hill location in San Francisco. Currently, NextKids serves roughly two dozen families, of which 70 percent include an entrepreneur. And the majority of clients using the NextSpace-NextKids shared workspace are women, says Diana Rothschild, NextKids’ founder. “Most of the startups using… continue…

Why New York Is a Good Place for Women Tech Entrepreneurs

New York
Heather Marie’s New York-based startup, 72Lux, is a universal checkout SaaS company that began as a response to what she saw as a big problem in e-commerce. Retailers simply weren’t capitalizing on the power of the Internet in creating their online presence, she says. “As a consumer, I knew there could be improvements. There were opportunities to not just provide a service, but to simplify the entire shopping experience.” Today, 72Lux provides an e-commerce and multi-retailer checkout solution through the… continue…

How Tech Entrepreneurs Avoid Risk

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Risk
By Lorne Epstein How many times have you had a great business idea and done nothing about it? If you’re like me, many. I’ve started companies, so why do I hesitate? Because failed businesses cost money, time and can hurt your reputation. I always thought entrepreneurs — myself included — were crazy when they made the leap to a new venture. I changed my mind after speaking with Ric Fleisher, co-founder of roadside-assistance platform Urgent.ly, and TJ Radtke, CEO of… continue…

How Web Dev Firm Type/Code Got Its Start

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Brooklyn startup Type/Code describes itself as a studio of designers and developers who “invent, communicate, build and refine.” In this episode of DiceTV, we hear from the company’s founders and get an inside look at its culture and what it took to get started. The company’s big on “cutting-edge HTML, CSS and JavaScript” on the front end, and Python, Django and Tornado on the back.

VC Leery of Net Neutrality Ruling’s Impact on Startups

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Internet Website
Venture capitalist Fred Wilson at New York’s Union Square Ventures worries that the recent federal court ruling striking down the FCC’s net neutrality rules could put a kibosh on tech startups. In a blog post, he describes the ruling as a “nightmare” and predicts that the “telcos will pick their preferred partners, subsidize the data costs for those apps, and make it much harder for new entrants to compete with the incumbents.” Wilson offers up a couple of mock pitches… continue…

Startup Hiring Expected to Grow, Funding Crunch Overblown

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We Want You
Despite expectations that a tsunami-like wave of angel funded startups would be stranded last year due to a Series A funding crunch, that massive crunch never materialized, says Adley Bowden, senior director of analysis for PitchBook.  “There was a sky is falling attitude, but it did not happen,” Bowden says. startupAnd in 2014, there is talk that this funding crunch will migrate to companies who are seeking their Series B funding. But Bowden is discounting those fears too. “VCs have… continue…

Y Combinator Garners Increasing Global Attention

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Co-Working
Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator is gaining global interest among entrepreneurs, says its co-founder Paul Graham. Bloomberg reports that the organization is expected to admit about 70 startups from 22 countries, including such places as Croatia, Denmark, Israel, South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey. “The thing we noticed about this batch was that the startups are from farther afield,” Graham wrote in an e-mail. “Although we’ve had lots of foreign founders in the past, most have been from countries like Canada,… continue…