Polymail looks to unify business email tools into a single web app

If you’re more of a Gmail power user (or even semi-power user) and other email services geared toward work, you’ve probably installed plenty of plugins like Rapportive to make your job a little bit easier. And while it’s all fine to try to pull together a suite of plugins to make that a little bit […]

Actress Maisie Williams to launch Daisie, a social app for talent discovery and collaboration

Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, is the latest celeb to venture into tech entrepreneurship, with the launch of a new company aimed at connecting creatives, called Daisie. Available later this summer as a mobile app, Daisie will offer a platform where creators can network, like, […]

Plan9 Launchpad 11: Meet the 10 shortlisted startups

Plan9, the PITB-run startup incubator, has shortlisted 10 startups for its upcoming incubation cycle as the Launchpad11 concludes. The startup incubation and mentorship program run by Pakistan’s Information Technology Board has shortlisted 10 startups after its flagship startup pitching competition ended yesterday. Widely known as the Launchpad, the event started on 25th January and continued […]

Pinterest hires a new head of computer vision

As Pinterest increasingly tries to sell itself as a startup specialized in computer vision that it plugs into visual discovery, it’s continuing to pick up additional pieces to help continue to build that out. Today, the company said it is hiring former Google computer vision research lead Chuck Rosenberg, who was previously at Google for […]

Mammoth Media, the startup behind chat fiction app Yarn, raises $13M

Mammoth Media has raised a $13 million Series A funding to create what it calls “entertainment experiences for the mobile-first generation.” Mammoth isn’t not the first startup to pitch itself as reinventing entertainment for smartphones, but for the most part, that message has come from gaming companies. Co-founder and CEO Benoit Vatere said he wanted […]

SuperPhone is building a Salesforce for texting

The address book is the last, worst default app you rely on. It’s time it got as smart as the rest of our phones. That’s the idea behind SuperPhone. Email isn’t how you build relationships anymore. Yet most business software sanctifies the spammy inbox when it’s the immediacy of text messaging that keeps people in touch […]

Global investors show interest in funding Pakistani startups, report

The future of Pakistan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem looks very bright with local and international investors stating that Pakistan is “an opportunity too large to ignore”, according to the 021Disrupt Investment Roundtable White Paper released by The Nest I/O on Monday. The White Paper summarizes the findings of the Investor Roundtable held at the 021Disrupt Conference on […]

Italian Investors Insight into the Budding Startup Scene

Mauro Del Rio founded Buongiorno which sold to NTT DoCoMo for $300 million cash in 2012 and he’s still responsible for one of the most successful Italian exits ever. Fausto Boni, a world traveler to say the least, is a partner at 360 Ventures after having founded his own venture firm in 1997. Massimiliano Magrini, […]

Robinhood adds zero-fee cryptocurrency trading and tracking

No-commission stock trading app Robinhood will let you buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum without any added transaction fees starting in February, compared to Coinbase’s 1.5 to 4 percent fees in the US. And as of today Robinhood will let all users track the price, news, and set up alerts on those and 14 other […]