By: Adrianne Pasquarelli. Source: Crain’s New York Business Teel Lidow’s Boerum Apparel is one of several fashion firms at the vanguard of sustainable sourcing…
Square announced a new feature on Wednesday that lets customers pre-order a cup of coffee so that their beverage is ready when they arrive.
By: Seth Fiegerman. Source: Mashable
From being stuck in meetings to a lack of food joints on the doorstep, refueling your body with good food can often be a tricky task at the office. That’s where Foodee comes in.
By: Michelle Phillips
Online flower marketplace BloomNation Inc. has raised $5.55 million for fresh growth, becoming the latest in a bunch of startups aiming overhaul the $34 billion flower industry.
By: Lizette Chapman. Source: Wall Street Journal
Software may be busy eating the world, but for the founders of the MiniLuxe chain of beauty salons the process is more about using technologies to shape nails
Source: Apartment Therapy Since starting Apartment Therapy in 2004, we’ve seen a lot of change in the industry; things have sped up, manufacture is…
Savile Row Society launches Monday. The idea: Bring a top-notch selection of clothing, with a spectrum of buying options, via a website, or by connecting with one of a network of personal stylists, who will do the buying for them.
By: Christine Lagorio-Chafkin. Source: Inc.
Digital marketers can implement Bricks and Mortar touches into their website to increase conversions and improve the overall digital shopping experience.
By: Tom Wentworth. Source: Mashable
A new shopping startup called Curbside, backed by $9.5 million in seed and Series A funding, instead wants to become the go-to solution for same-day pickup from local stores.
By: Sarah Perez. Source: TechCrunch
There is a major problem in the startup community: companies are flippantly burning through cash. This problem is serious because it means that these money guzzlers aren’t going to be able to weather a downturn in either business or the economy at large, and it also exemplifies the mentality of those running them — a lack of paranoia.
By: Adam Callinan Source: Entrepreneur.
Viyet Inc, an e-commerce site for pre-owned furniture, lighting and accessories, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. F Cubed and Metamorphic Ventures participated in the funding round along with a group of angle investors and senior executives in retail and technology.
By: Chris Witkowsky. Source: PE HUB.
Can’t imagine anything better than curling up with a cup of tea and a feline companion? You may want to pony up some cash to make New York City’s first permanent cat café a reality.
Little Lions is attempting to raise $65,000 to open the city’s first “cat sanctuary and tea house.” The café aims not only to provide a place for humans to play with cats, but also give shelter cats the opportunity to find new adoptive owners.
By: Kate Taylor. Source: Entrepreneur.
Smartphones are good for a lot of things, but they’re not so good when it comes to safe driving.
But Navdy, a company that recently revealed the head-up display it’s been working on, wants to harness all of a smartphone’s magic in a safe way. And today, the company is revealing that a few months ago, it raised $6.5 million in seed funding from a collection of investors.
By: Kia Kokalitcheva Source: VentureBeat.
As I get rolling on a new startup with my partners at Startup.SC, astartup incubator in South Carolina, I am reminded of a few painful mistakes many entrepreneurs, myself included, make when starting a business.
By: Peter Gasca Source: Entrepreneur.
In a bid to replace corporate car services, transportation startup Uber announced the global rollout of “Uber for Business” today, introducing the corporate billing system into 41 new countries.
By: Harrison Weber Source: VentureBeat.
When you manage a small business, attracting and maintaining a loyal customer base is crucial for overall success. By letting your customers know about your business and what you offer through different, engaging avenues, you have a better chance of earning their trust. Offering products or services that your audience needs is one step, but promoting the overall brand and story of your business is important for bringing in repeat customers. Here are seven unique ways you can share your business’ story online.
By: Daniel Young Source: Entrepreneur.
Tile, the lost-item tracker that raised millions in crowdfunding wants to give objects a voice by connecting them to the web. To capitalize on the growing demand for Tile’s small, square-shaped devices that attach to bags, bikes, keychains and more, the company has raised $13 million in funding, in a $9.5 million Series A round led by GGV Capital, a firm known for its global ties, and a $3.5 million seed round led by Shenzhen-headquartered Tencent. Tile also announced this morning it’s bringing Tile to Android.
By: Sarah Perez. Source: TechCrunch.
By building EMG sensors into compression gear, Athos wants to put a high-tech fitness lab in your pocket.
By: Chris Gayomali Source: FastCompany
By: AlleyWatch. What happens when two brothers decide to create a simple tool for shoppers to use to identify the best, most nutritious (and…
Detroit-based watch, bike and leather accessories brand Shinola is getting new design directors–and they are well-known names. The brand announced recently that Richard Lambertson and John Truex will be coming on board to expand the accessories and leather goods categories.
By: Christopher Blomquist Source: SportsWearNet
KEVIN PLANK’S INVESTMENT IN SUITING FIRM: Kevin Plank, the chief executive officer of Under Armour, has made an investment in online bespoke men’s wear firm Knot Standard through his personal investment arm, Sagamore Ventures.
By: Vicki M. Young Source: WWD.