You’re busy. We get it.
The fast pace and crazy work hours of startup life make it impossible to keep up with all the latest startup news, trends, and tips – and worrying that you’ve missed out is no way to begin the weekend. That’s why we’ve rounded up this week’s hottest startup stories from KillerStartups below.
- Best invention ever. If you’re prone to misplacing valuable items and searching for them frantically, then you just might think so about Tile. This app reunites owners with their stuff by causing bluetooth-enabled tiles to reveal hiding spots. A $13 million Series A round should keep quite a few car keys from disappearing.
- Data has all the answers – but it can be an expensive, time-consuming slog trying to mine them. datapine aims to make business intelligence simple and clear by transforming data into visual information that can be understood quickly.
- Pickle turns indecision into great fun. Share photos, crowdsource feedback, and vote on how you think the majority will respond. The only thing better than rapid-fire social exchange is being right all the time!
- Videolance gives freelance video talent a space to showcase their work. (How has this market gone overlooked?) A great resource for businesses looking to find video specialists, a desirable network for video professionals looking to market their skills – it wouldn’t surprise if this community explodes.
Living the Startup Life
- No matter how amazing the company of your cat, Paws makes a lousy executive assistant. If you’re part of the growing workforce that labors in isolation, best to check if you’re exhibiting these 9 signs of remote work induced insanity.
- 25 companies have survived the initial round of competition in the Crowd2Shelf contest. Find out which products dazzled the crowd and will continue to vie for a place on the shelves at Staples.
- If the world can’t be pushed kicking and screaming into battle against the effects of climate change, then maybe entrepreneur Laurence Kemball-Cook has a way to make everyone walk right in. His company is Pavegen, and its work restores faith in our future.
Startup Tips & Trends
- Wait, there’s more to company culture than ping-pong tables? Happily, yes. Zach Ferres goes beyond talking points to detail 4 actions that build a genuine, productive culture.
- For less than $60, there are great resources available to startups for drawing early adopters. Startup Casual shares the traffic bumps and other benefits it enjoyed after submitting to a few affordable (if not free) publications.
- It’s not just poetic speech to say that the Internet makes the world richer. An infographic by WhoIsHostingThis takes impressive survey of e-commerce around the globe, comparing nations and regions, and highlighting emerging opportunities.