One unique way to raise money to make your idea a reality is through crowdfunding. According to Fundly, crowdfunding campaigns […]
A pitch deck is a critical tool for all entrepreneurs in any tech industry. You need to communicate your deal […]
According to a June 12 SEC filing, secretive San Francisco-based startup Momentum Machines has secured $18.39 million in a new […]
As the last of the millennials leave college and head out into the real world, many of them have acquired […]
Toronto-based clinical image and knowledge-sharing healthcare app Figure 1, described as an ‘Instagram for doctors,’ has raised $10 million in funding […]
With just a click of a button, we can hire someone to deliver our groceries, watch our children, or even […]
Oh Amazon, you won’t hit that one trillion dollar mark if you keep buying up all of these companies. Then […]
There is an entrepreneur in all of us. There is not, however, a financial advisor in all of us. As […]
IFPI reports that digital music currently accounts for half of all revenue being generated by the music industry. The biggest […]
Although Talkitt, the assistive technology app produced by Voiceitt, was launched a few years back, it’s their latest acquisition of $2 […]
Available in the U.S. and Canada, Soylent was invented in 2013 and introduced in 2014 after a crowdfunding campaign that […]
We all love a good comeback story. The idea of a person who’s made questionable decisions and slowly declined suddenly […]
The wisdom of the crowd is undeniable, and so is the wealth. It’s why crowdfunding works, even though sometimes it […]
Paying bills. Like Monday-morning traffic and the education system, nobody likes it, but most of us have to deal with […]
Those of us old enough to remember dial-up will also likely remember a time when Yahoo! was synonymous with The […]
We’re quickly seeing medical startups emerge that are bringing modern technological methods to the hospital to assist doctors. It makes […]
You might not know Cylance’s name. That’s entirely fair considering they are one of many, many cyber security companies out […]
Apparently, it isn’t just humans who feel the unrelenting pressure to look pretty. The food you consume, well before it reaches […]
Move over Yelp, there is a new app with cool emojis in the market which empowers the small businesses that […]
Sometimes, what could be major business news gets pushed down by larger headlines. For instance, Facebook. The social media giant […]
As we move forward it’s quite clear that many of us are going to need an education in electronics. The […]
The Internet was supposed to be the great equalizer in oh so many ways. Everyone can make their voice heard, […]
It takes too much talent to compose good music and too much know-how to produce it. Thankfully, the musically challenged among […]
Laundry is a task nobody likes to do, yet it’s an essential part of everyday life. In the laundry space, there […]
Patience is not an easy virtue to cultivate. Once you think have it down, having to wait for food can destroy […]
Since the dawn of time, raising children has been one of the most challenging and time-intensive tasks anyone took on. […]
Buying airplane tickets can sometimes be just as unpleasant as a long, uncomfortable flight. Existing booking websites and price aggregators can be […]
Imagine you’re living la vida loca Silicon Valley style and can effortlessly afford to own a $700 cold press juicer; […]
To Gonzague Gru and Guillaume Fourdinier, the question “How do you like them apples?”, is not a rhetorical one. The […]
Competitive programming site, CodeFights just raised $10 million in Series A funding to further build out its educational platform, which now also […]
Front App is a San Francisco startup that has been around since November of 2013. They offer businesses a unified […]
It stands to reason that the smartest people in the world should be the ones getting access to accelerators, incubators, […]
For the second time, with help of Chapel Hill venture firm True Brudge Capital Partners, Forbes has released their annual […]
In today’s digital world going paperless is one of the hottest trends around. Unfortunately for many, paper still exists and some […]
The Allergy Amulet just closed a seed round to help people stay healthy wherever they eat. The fashion tech device is initially focused on peanuts, but will eventually help people with a food allergy detect all kinds of contaminants. The question is whether it’s more function or fashion.
It’s an established fact that the tech industry has a significant diversity problem. In 2014, the combined US workforces of […]
Here at SnapMunk, we’ve touched on the topic of breathalyzers for alcohol, but now there’s one for oral hygiene and […]
There are plenty of fitness wearables on the market today, however not too many are able to say they can […]
We all have a bucket list of the things we want to do and see before we kick the bucket […]
This has been a big month for transportation. We saw a solar car, an electric bus, and now, a detailed article from Lyft […]
A few months ago, Title III of the JOBS Act came into full effect. At the time SnapMunk contributor, Daniel […]
In the past few years, I’ve had to say my final goodbye to my dad, grandmother, godfather, cousin, aunt, and best […]
Believe it or not, we don’t cover every piece of tech news here at SnapMunk. In an effort to keep […]
The third trimester of pregnancy can be a trying experience for any expecting mother, especially with a first pregnancy, when almost everything is […]
According to the world’s most valuable company, if the number of software bugs is infinite, then it would be much cheaper and easier to eliminate the finite, predictable problem: the user.
Crowdfunding has given the world many products that might not have otherwise made it to market. Case in point, Emoji […]
A health food startup has found itself in a pickle for spoiling its investors’ appetites. Hampton Creek, a startup as […]
With another $20 million raised in August, GrubMarket is expanding its farm-to-table food delivery services and is ready to take on the big boys.
Superbook has taken Kickstarter by storm with their viral crowdfunding campaign. Its modest $50,000 goal was shattered within ten minutes of launch […]
Four years after Dollar Shave Club released its inaugural commercial/YouTube video—a campaign that crashed its servers and sold out its […]
Sentiment regarding the state of the venture capital industry seems to turn on a dime. Reports regarding billion-dollar valuations are […]
Let’s assume that you’ve started a crowdfunding campaign and let’s assume you’re not a scammer. Let’s also assume that you […]
Following in the footsteps of the “Uber For” craze, there is now a whole category of “Tinder For” apps. This roundup covers two such apps focused on investments and entrepreneurs. Just swipe right for love…and funding for your new business idea.
Food is a necessity, which means that there’s a constant demand for businesses that provide it in new, improved and […]
For years, nerds of all stripes have dreamed of piloting giant mech robots. Movies like Real Steel and Pacific Rim put this vision on the […]
Snapchat has come a long way since its origins as an app for the saucy and surreptitious. There may be no […]
From the Hackathon and its winning tool – a CMS with voice recognition – to the Battlefield and its winning startup – Beam and its SDK to integrate with Twitch – to the most interesting keynotes, here are all the highlights from 2016’s TechCrunch Disrupt in New York.
Earny is an app that launched on the Apple App Store this past week (Android version in the works) with $1.2 […]
Startup iGrow lets regular folks contribute to the growth and upkeep of crops and farming without ever having to handle a plow or pitchfork. The benefits may include a more human-touch in agriculture, improved crop output, and a improved standard of living for farmers across the world.
With a 12% YOY drop in the number of startup funding deals in Q1, the questions is, are there any startups poised to challenge the trend? We look at the current classes of the leading accelerators/incubators and draw some lessons for the entrepreneur looking for the next big business idea.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the publishing industry and journalism as a whole have been having […]
Lance Armstrong isn’t the world’s most famous juicer anymore. Or maybe he still is, but Juicero is getting close. At […]
Luxe, the San Francisco-based valet parking app startup, recently closed a $50 million Series B round, a large part of which was a […]
Schoold, a free app for helping high school students with the college search process and career planning has been receiving a lot of attention, funding, and new users, after launching at the key time in college search season.
In our energetic interview at SXSW 2016 with Brian Williams, co-founder of Pitch Proof and founder of PurchaseBlack.com, Brian shares some of his secrets for perfecting your pitch to get funding and discusses his curated ecommerce site focused on African-American businesses.
Cricket flour – and other forms of food from insects – is going global. Exo, the makers of protein bars with cricket flour, just raised another $4 million, bringing total funding to $5.6M, and a few other startups have gotten funding through Kickstarter and Shark Tank.
A new tablet app, Constant Therapy, provides cognitive exercises as a kind of brain therapy for people recovering from traumatic brain injury, strokes, aphasia, and other memory and cognition issues. With their recent series A funding, they are poised to disrupt the brain rehab industry.
Whether we look at the market of web-based businesses and online retailers, or the expanding online presence of firms effectively […]
the goTenna device allows you to text or send your location through an Andriod or iOS app even when you have strayed far enough from civilization that you lose cell service. The startup has announced Series A funding and a partnership with the outdoor chain REI.
When the Rude Boys and Gerald Levert sang, “Don’t you know it’s written all over your face – you don’t […]
The Walt Disney Co. was a major media and entertainment innovator from its start, and it has successfully retained that […]
Sesame Workshop – makers of Sesame Street – has spent decades bringing educational entertainment to millions of young people. Now it’s […]
I love dogs. In fact, I love dogs so much that I don’t own one. Between my work and my […]
What is Magic Leap? Magic Leap is about to become one of the highest-valued startups the world has ever seen.
Investing in a startup can be scary business. The truth is, about 90% of startups fail. For every massive success, […]
If you’re hoping to become a more successful entrepreneur, it is imperative that you continue to build your skill set […]
That a startup bubble existed is no longer really in question; you don’t get 130+ privately-owned companies valued at more […]
Everyone needs a Sensei — without Mr. Miyagi, Daniel-san would have gotten his ass kicked well past puberty. But while preparing for […]
Finding startup funding sucks. It’s super competitive, everybody and their grandma is contacting the same people, and often, you’re pitching to […]
Government finance is notoriously inefficient. The Heritage Foundation recently reported that the Pentagon spent $998,798 shipping two 19 cent washers […]
If you’ve ever worked on a mobile app and had the admirable success of actually launching it, you’ll know one […]
Can we all agree that borrowing money from friends and family is THE WORST? Few things are more uncomfortable than […]
Self-Driving Cars There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about self-driving cars, and many people are skeptical. […]
A lot of people are saying that we’re staring at the crest of another tech bubble. As a result of […]
Remember that $200 Walkman you bought back in 1985? It was all the rage, and all the cool kids at […]
Building your skill sets as an entrepreneur is a lifelong process. At no point do you know everything you need […]
There is a common misconception among people that there is no money in the development of open source software. It […]
With hundreds of thousands of investors in the US, entrepreneurs can be misled to believe that getting funding is an […]
Successful startups excel in one thing in particular: the art of discovery. But when a startup model evolves to a […]
Legends describe unicorns as these mythical creatures with magical powers that are notoriously difficult to find and capture. Nonetheless, we […]
Startup Truths to Help You Thrive, Not Just Survive If you are in the habit of reading tech publications like TechCrunch, […]
If you are in the tech world and feel you have an idea or concept that can positively change the world, but you do not know where to start? You could fight to get a few minutes with the top VCs in Silicon Valley, or you could turn to a startup accelerator. These are companies or organizations that mentor fledgling startups on their concept, execution and assist with funding in the process.
From angel investors urging you to reveal your source code to questionable tactics by VCs in follow-on rounds, not every […]
Whether you’re a brand new startup trying to put together your initial team with limited cash on hand or a […]
Today, many challenges are being faced by entrepreneurs in the ultra-competitive business world. Luckily, contemporary times have provided entrepreneurs with […]
Being a CEO of a start-up company is one of the most coveted jobs, but it is also the least […]
Starting a business implies undertaking various fundamental tasks that no one can afford to skimp on. By becoming a venture […]
This article seeks to highlight Top 5 financial mistakes startups make as well as tips on how to cope with […]
Raising business capital is no small task. It is a process that requires thoughtful preparation, especially on the part of […]
If you’re a start-up looking to raise money – especially for an Alpha or opening round – 2015 is a […]