Sunstone Technology re-brands as Heartcore to become a consumer-only European tech fund

Update: an earlier version of this story positioned the €160 million fund as newly announced, when in actual fact it was disclosed in late 2017 and consists of a combination of Heartcore Fund III (seed and series A) and Heartcore Progression Alpha (growth fund following through on Heartcore’s most successful companies). …

Brazilian long term rentals service QuintoAndar raises $64M Series C

There’s quite a bit wrong with real estate in Brazil, according to QuintoAndar founder and CEO Gabriel Braga. Those seeking long term rentals in big Brazilian cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are throttled by bureaucratic policies that enforce outrageously expensive deposits, the requirement of local cosigners and …

Navy Veteran with Terminal Cancer Holds Yard Sale to Pay for His Own Funeral. Here’s How You Can Help

For several weekends in August, a Pennsylvania man suffering from terminal cancer has held yard sales in hopes of raising enough money to pay for his own funeral. Willie Davis was diagnosed has stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma — a form of skin cancer caused by an uncontrolled growth of …

Tetris turns 35 but we still can’t stop the blocks from falling

I’d spare you the ‘wanna feel old?’ but you probably will anyway: Tetris turns 35 today. Tetris is a deceptively simple game in which you rotate blocks made up of four squares each arranged in different configurations as they fall, trying to arrange them in a rectangular play area in …

Sam’s Club is upgrading tire shopping with a time-saving app

Alongside today’s news that Walmart will soon introduce in-home grocery delivery in select markets, the company today announced another new effort similarly aimed at saving customers’ time. But this time, the focus was on Sam’s Club members, and specifically addressed the long process involved with buying car tires. To address …

Fetching content ideas for your pet store Facebook and Instagram profiles

If you aren’t using social media for your pet store, grooming salon or training center, now is the time to start. Every day, consumers are looking online for a business just like yours to bring their four-legged friends and to buy food, toys and products to keep them happy and …

Disability and age discrimination are top concerns for UK employees

More than half of employees say the inclusion of disabled people is an area that requires the greatest improvement within their organisation; with the diversity of age groups coming in a close second at just under half. This is according to the latest findings from Wildgoose’s Diversity and Inclusivity in …

Estars launches interactive esports engagement platform for fans

Estars is unveiling an interactive engagement platform for esports events around the world. The Dublin-based company bills itself as a fan-first destination for everything esports, combining the best elements of competitive gaming with a social gaming platform to create an innovative and enhanced viewing experience designed to spur active engagemen…Read More Source: Venture …

Tech Recruiting, Finding Niches & Starting Your Own Business

In this interview, Joe Woodham discusses recruiting for a tech start-up, finding your niche, and starting your own business. Joe is known as the “intro guy” at Torii Recruitment, the specialist IT recruitment firm he founded in 2012. Finding a good fit in IT recruitment, he says, is a more …

DJI launches a new onboard drone computer for enterprise users

DJI this morning announced the latest version of its Manifold onboard drone computer. The second generation device can be programmed for myriad different enterprise purposes, from research to routine inspections. The Manifold 2 packs either an Intel Core i7 or NVIDIA Jetson TX2, integrating with the built-in sensors on the …

UKGBC claims built environment members are leading the way in sustainability

Many built environment businesses are adopting increasingly ambitious sustainability commitments reports the UK Green Building Council in its third annual report ‘Leading the Way’. This presents trends and analysis from research conducted as part of UKGBC’s annual Sustainability 360 Reviews, which look at sustainability trends and insights amongst UKGBC’s 50 …

3 ways to insert JavaScript into WordPress pages or posts

Editor’s note: This JavaScript post was originally published on September 14, 2015 and updated on September 16, 2018. The WordPress editor both autoformats your text and restricts the types of tags that are inserted into your content. While some users who are attempting to insert scripts find this frustrating, it’s …

Meet the Bros Behind /r/WallStreetBets, Who Lose Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in a Day—And Brag About It

This summer, Dennis Cao logged on to Reddit with some big news to share: He had just lost more than $180,000. A few days before, the 24-year-old software engineer had gone onto a popular section of the site known as /r/wallstreetbets to claim he had just placed an enormous wager …

Stranger than we can imagine: the future of work and place in the 21st Century

However much we know about the forces we expect to come into play in our time and however much we understand the various social, commercial, legislative, cultural and economic parameters we expect to direct them, most predictions of the future tend to come out as refractions or extrapolations of the …

Get ready for the next wave of technological innovation, or get left behind

The natural world is a story of constant change and evolution. Animals, plants, insects and micro-organisms exist in an ecosystem, adapting to relentless changes in their environment, influenced by habitat, climate and their cohabitors. They respond to change faster than the human world, because they are not tied by the …

Flexible working the key to attracting female talent

Flexible working is the key to make construction a more attractive and progressive career choice for female talent, according to a RICS poll which claims the top recommendations industry professionals believe will help employers encourage more female talent into the property sector. Women make up around 14 percent of the …