500 Startups’ Global Ventures Run Into Headwinds

January 13, 2017

Investment funds in Nordic countries, Russia and India are shelved while China deals slow down

This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 5, 2017.

Dave McClure of 500 Startups is ready to conquer the world. But not all of the world is prepared for his venture-investing strategy.

With some […]

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Machine Translation: Beyond Babel

January 6, 2017

Computer Translations Have Got Strikingly Better, But Still Need Human Input

This article originally appeared within the Technology Quarterly on The Economist, January 5, 2017.

IN “STAR TREK” it was a hand-held Universal Translator; in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” it was the Babel Fish popped conveniently into the ear. In science fiction, […]

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This Man Built A VR App To Cure His Fear Of Spiders

October 17, 2016

By Seth Fiegerman. This article originally appeared on CNN Money, October 16, 2016.

They say entrepreneurs need to embrace fear, but Tim Suzman may have taken that maxim a little too literally.

After watching venture capitalists and tech companies invest in virtual reality products in early 2015, Suzman decided to build one of his own. Other […]

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Startup Takes Wireless Patch To Hospital

October 5, 2016

By Rick Merritt. This article originally appeared on EE Times, October 4, 2016.

STMicroelectronics Co-Designs Triple-Band SoC

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Startup HMicro Inc. comes out of stealth mode today with a plan to create a high volume market for disposable wireless patches. Its HC1100 SoC, co-developed with STMicroelectronics, uses Wi-Fi and […]

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HMicro Raises $10.2 Million In Series C Financing

September 14, 2016

This article originally appeared on VentureBeat, September 9, 2016.

‘The partnership-driven model of our funding approach is carefully managed to build stable, long-term infrastructure and equity for high value,’ says HMicro Inc.’s founder and CEO

FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 9, 2016–HMicro, Inc., a global company that creates system-on-a-chip biosensor platform technology for medical […]

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What If Uber Stumbles On Way To IPO?

August 31, 2016

By Michelle Quinn. This article originally appeared on The Mercury News, August 31, 2016.

The tech industry is pedaling along just fine.

Nothing on the horizon seems likely to knock off Google, Facebook, Apple or the many smaller companies that are keeping up with the pack.

Except, what if, Uber, the most valuable startup […]

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Uber Loses At Least $1.2 Billion In First Half Of 2016

August 25, 2016

By Eric Newcomer. This article originally appeared on Bloomberg, August 25, 2016.

After touting profitability in the U.S. early this year, the ride-hailing company is said to post second-quarter losses exceeding $100 million

The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, but every three months, dozens of shareholders get on a […]

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