Malaysia’s text-based multi-channel personal assistant Helpr announced today that it has raised undisclosed seed funding from 500 Startups.
MALAYSIAN ‘digital concierge’ startup Helpr, which has developed a text-based multi-channel personal assistant, said it has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from 500 Startups.
On-demand personal assistant service Helpr has announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from 500 Startups.
What’s the next startup boom area? There’s no one easy answer to that, but it seems that mobile-based concierge services are a likely candidate to be “the next big thing” – if they can fulfill their promise of saving you time at a reasonable price.
500Startups, a Silicon Valley venture-capital firm with over $175 million in investment-ready funds, is seeking its first investments in the Nigerian tech space as Africa’s most populated country encourages industries to reduce their reliance on oil.
Video-making startup Wideo, a 500 Startups company with roots in Argentina and the US, was born to be global. With a team spanning Buenos Aires and San Francisco and services in Spanish and English, it has amassed one million users worldwide with its easy user interface.
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Crowdfunding is still relatively new, and many entrepreneurs are hesitant to take the plunge—if they are aware of it at all. Not Bohemian Guitars. The Atlanta-based company, which makes a quirky line of guitars and other instruments made from oilcans, has tried just about every form of crowdfunding out there—from rewards-based to intrastate to equity. Along the way, Adam and Shaun Lee, the brothers behind Bohemian, also managed to join a coveted accelerator program and raise angel funding. We caught up with CEO Adam Lee in San Francisco, where he is now based.
When the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, Malcolm Smith earned the title of Super Bowl Champion and took home the Super Bowl MVP trophy. That win also put him in an even more exclusive category – one that he gets to share with his brother, Steven, former NY Giants Wide Receiver: Malcolm and Steven Smith are one of only six pairs of brothers in NFL history to become Super Bowl Champions.
A culture of equity, a sense of purpose, relentless innovation, a rocket trajectory for growth, and open innovation are five key approaches for startups to survive the roller-coaster ride to success. These were some of the tips offered at NASSCOM’s recent Product Conclave in Bangalore.