• Hailo picks up speed as a digital disrupter for taxis

    Posted March 11, 2013 - 10:17 am

    Like it or not, CIOs and other IT leaders will have to deal with a digital disrupter who wins over suppliers and customers by wringing out inefficiencies in the market. Mobile startups like Hailo and Uber, which match up passengers with transportation, are turning the industry on its ear.
  • Startup spins up identity and access-control cloud service

    Posted February 20, 2013 - 11:41 am

    Startup Stormpath makes its debut today with an identity and access-control cloud-based service primarily intended for use by software development teams that are building web applications.
  • Startup Nok Nok Labs pitches strong new authentication process

    Posted February 12, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    Nok Nok Labs officially opened its doors today to introduce client/server-based technology proposed as an innovative foundation for flexible, strong multi-factor security that can be used in e-commerce, Web services or the enterprise.
  • The hottest startups are targeting the enterprise

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    While some of the most successful consumer Internet companies are capturing the headlines today, more than 70% of venture exits in the last two years valued at over $500 million have been in the enterprise sector.
  • Hypervisor startup is virtualizing virtualization

    Posted February 6, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    Startup Ravello Systems launched a hypervisor this week that sits on top of other hypervisors.
  • Big data startup attracts Fortune 100 clients, venture capital

    Posted February 5, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    Everybody is talking about Big Data, but planning and implementing a Big Data project can be a daunting affair. Enter Think Big Analytics, a vendor-neutral services provider that aims to help large enterprises plan Big Data projects, train staff and then implement.
  • Why tech startups partner with companies in industries they want to disrupt

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    Sometimes tech startups make deals with the very industry players they're trying to disrupt.
  • Get the help you need without the hold time

    Posted January 10, 2013 - 11:46 am

    "Your call is important to us. Please continue to hold." Have ten more aggravating words ever been uttered? If you're fed up with doing time in customer-service limbo, take heart: Some startups are trying to take the cuss out of customer support by providing free online workarounds.
  • 12 must-watch security startups for 2013

    Posted January 8, 2013 - 5:46 pm

    Security ventures target cloud computing, mobility, malware detection, catching stealthy attackers.
  • Mobile takes center stage at CES startup showcase

    Posted January 7, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    We look at seven standouts from Sunday night's Startup Debut event at International CES, all of whom offer a mobile focus.
  • 4 smokin' hot startups: The next tech boom

    Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Social networks are dead, and smart VC money is pouring into enterprise startups like Shoutlet, Asana, Narrative Science, and Delphix
  • Cash-strapped feds eye tech startups

    Posted November 13, 2012 - 10:14 pm

    As federal budgets enter into a deep freeze while expectations for government services remain high, it's a great time for purpose-driven startups to augment agencies' missions in areas like health IT and energy.
  • Is D.C. the next great tech startup hub?

    Posted November 10, 2012 - 8:05 am

    City officials and local tech entrepreneurs weigh efforts to transform the nation's capital into a haven for angel-backed, emerging tech ventures by pointing out the shifting dynamics of the model for funding startup tech ventures, with cloud computing, open source software and other industry trends lowering the cost of setting up a business, potentially diminishing the importance of the traditional venture capitalist. However, this is at odds with a city, that while trying to cultivate this tech hub, is also struggling to improve a public school system so as not to lose the middle-class.
  • Teen CEO launches storage startup; catches Facebook's eye

    Posted November 6, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    Just a few years ago, Andrew Mayhall had to decide whether to continue his unique education or drop out of school to start his own server company. Now, he's mulling another major decision - whether to continue discussions about potentially selling that company and working for Facebook, or to follow the entrepreneurial path Facebook's founder laid out when he was around Mayhall's age.
  • 6 Kickstarter nightmares, and how to prevent them

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    For tens of thousands of entrepreneurs frustrated by Washington's arcane legal rules for raising business capital, Kickstarter has been nothing short of a red-tape weed whacker. The crowd-funding website lets individual investors pledge money directly to inventors and artists, handily upending the complex and often impossible process of raising financing one person at a time.
  • Startup tech vendors are worth the risk, say IT execs

    Posted October 22, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Working with startup vendors requires a lot of legwork and a plan for managing the risk. But the payoff can be great.
  • Rejected by Kickstarter? 'Roll your own' with Selfstarter instead

    Posted October 14, 2012 - 9:40 pm

    There's been no shortage of controversy surrounding Kickstarter this year as the crowdfunding platform has gained popularity, prompting the institution of new rules and belt-tightening measures in recent months.
  • Acqui-hire trend turns startups into IT talent pools

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 9:34 am

    Since 2010, Silicon Valley--the mecca of tech businesses--is home to a growing trend. Larger tech companies are buying smaller startups, but with a twist: They aren't looking to buy the intellectual property, the products or even the customers of the acquisition target. Rather, they want key employees.
  • IT execs say working with startups is worth the risk

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 1:13 pm

    Working with startups requires a lot of legwork and knowing how to manage the risk. But the rewards can be great.
  • Incubator grows firms via geek service swaps

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 10:01 am

    The tenants at this tech-oriented co-working space/business incubator have a resource they could not tap elsewhere: one another. Collaboration with strangers is, in fact, required for membership.
  • The risks and rewards of using startups

    Posted September 18, 2012 - 11:39 am

    CIOs say that partnering with no-name vendors can lead to a big payoff (more innovation) or a total bust. Here's how to manage the relationship.
  • Ten questions to ask before using a startup

    Posted September 15, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    Using a little-known tech firm can produce big benefits, but it requires doing your homework.
  • Startups rush to the cloud

    Posted September 11, 2012 - 11:22 am

    Having a cloud computing startup has at some times felt like being part of the California Gold Rush, says Nand Mulchandani, CEO and co-founder of ScaleXtreme, a 2-year-old company focused on easing management of multi-cloud environments.
  • Jason Fried and 37Signals: long-term thinking

    Posted August 30, 2012 - 11:30 am

    Fried says build your company slowly, don't burn out your employees, and is happy with 35 employees rather than hundreds.
  • Too many sellers, not enough doers will kill your startup

    Posted July 27, 2012 - 9:41 am

    Finding the right talent is a challenge for any startup, maybe the biggest challenge -- and expense. But be careful who you hire. Rahul Sood, general manager of Microsoft's Bing Fund, says that 'the companies that don't get funding are the ones where you have a bunch of businesspeople in the room.' Instead, investors like Sood are looking for founders who 'really live, breathe, understand, develop the product.'
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