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A startup raises nearly $5 million to match companies with the well-educated consultants they need.
Casper raised $13.1 Million in Series A funding last week. We explain what this unique startup needs to do to battle sleeping giants like Simmons, Serta and Sealy.
Timeful, a mobile app, applies big data, machine learning and behavioral science to optimize your time and boost your productivity.
Piinpoint helps businesses choose where to open based on facts, not just intuition.
Graphic recording is a budding industry that helps companies foster creative thinking at meetings and events.
Toy rental is the latest entrant to the sharing economy. Pley shares its strategy for navigating this emerging and fickle industry.
This hybrid dessert trend created opportunity across the country. We explain what the Cronuts success can teach you.
San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare.
"We've crushed cars and motor homes. We've even driven tanks through barns," says founder Tony Borglum
Jennifer Fleiss of Rent the Runway reveals how a startup can keep even the ritziest fashionistas allured by its user experience.
The co-founders of this tea mixer company talk mentors, starting up and marketing a product that's the first of its kind.
Some restaurant owners and chefs might cringe, but Dinner Lab's model shows certain advantages for getting a side of data with each dish served.
OpenStage uses multiple cameras and advanced algorithms to capture and display motion data in real time, no special suites or elaborate setups required.
There's opportunity in every industry, including the established ones, like breakfast cereal. To find success, you just need to think strategically.
Meet the startup creating tasty edible glasses that could take a bite out of landfills.
In a push to become a household name, the online rewards company just raised $60 million in funding and made Fandago's Chuck Davis its new CEO.
This startup is using the give-back model to help reform the real estate industry.
Grand St., a curator of independently made electronics and related gear, is one of the few channels to tackle the sprawling maker marketplace.
Walter Marine has installed more than 35,000 reefs in waters in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Mexico and other countries.
Snapsheet's mobile technology is sparking much-needed changes in the outdated insurance industry.
New York-based startup Casper is looking to bring some transparency -- as well as vertical integration -- to the $13 billion mattress industry.
A fleet of Airstreams packs a multifaceted business plan.
For years, product reviews and ratings were the only features to socialize the online shopping experience. So Tom Kwon created Blucarat to take interactive online shopping to a whole new level.
Eco-minded entrepreneurs are making big impacts in many different sized businesses. Here are three entrepreneurs building their companies with an eco consciousness.
A new report from Morgan Stanley predicts that soon, Tesla will outstrip Ford on the 'American-Made' index. But economically speaking, that may not matter.