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IPO+M&A Watch: Mobileye, Synchrony, Apple

IPO This week’s activity in the public markets was headlined by the stock market debut of Synchrony Financial, GE’s consumer finance arm divested as a separate, public entity. Synchrony finances

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Twitter stock soars as World Cup boosts user figures

Twitter’s stock soared after the company posted better than expected earnings and user growth in its quarterly report. Shares in the social media company jumped as much as 35% in after-hours trading

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Facebook’s Q2 earnings send stock to all time high

Facebook stock reached an all time high on Wednesday, topping $75 a share after the company’s Q2 earnings report beat analyst expectations. The social media giant reported $2.9 billion in revenue,

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Sensoria raises $5m Series A – Investment Round Up

Seed Open-source machine learning startup PredictionIO has raised $2.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Quest Venture Partners. Azure Capital Partners, CrunchFund, the StartX Fund and Kima

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Secret secures $25m Series B – Investment Round Up

Series B Anonymous sharing app Secret has raised $25 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Gary Tan and Alexis Ohanian, SV Angel, Fuel Capital and Ceyuan Ventures all

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Startups face age-old battle to enforce change in established industries

In 19th century England, during the Industrial Revolution, a group of textile artisans labelled Luddites protested against new technology in their industry by smashing the new machines to pieces. This

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5 Takeaways from the Google I/O Developer Conference

Google’s I/O Developer Conference, held this week in San Francisco, featured a number of new product launches, including Android TV, Android Wear, Android Auto and a new smartphone and tablet

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Handybook secures $30m – Investment Round Up

Series A Light has raised $9.7 million in Series A to help it realize a “mission to reimagine the art and science of photography.” The Palo Alto-based startup was co-founded by Dave Grannan, whose

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Facebook’s messaging mission leads to Snapchat competitor Slingshot

Facebook’s pursuit, rejection, and subsequent mission to bury Snapchat is starting to resemble a teenage courtship gone bad. After Snapchat declined Facebook’s offer to buy the company last year for

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Apple, Microsoft and Google set for battle to control consumers’ homes

The news that Apple is set to unveil a software platform to control the objects inside our homes reflects a push by technology companies to completely integrate their products into our everyday

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