• STARTUPS
    KeyBank Foundation Awards $24 Million Grant to Help Jumpstart Startups

    The KeyBank Foundation has awarded a whopping $24 million, four-year grant to help small businesses grow in its largest single philanthropic commitment to date. KeyBank Foundation and JumpStart Partner to Help Entrepreneurs The grant was awarded this week to JumpStart Inc., a Cleveland-based nonprofit helping to accelerate the success of diverse entrepreneurs and their high growth companies in communities across […]

  • STARTUPS
    Digital pharmacy startup ScriptDash rebrands as Alto, inks $23 million for nationwide expansion

    Digital pharmacy startup ScriptDash is getting a new name today, along with $23 million in Series B financing. The startup will now go by Alto to reflect its intention to go beyond just delivery. “Alto’s latin root means ‘elevated’ or ‘tall’ and we’re trying to elevate the pharmacy experience,” co-founder Mattieu Gamache-Asselin said. Alto so far has delivered […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    A Million Idlis a Day

    While growing up in an illiterate farmer’s family in a remote part of Wayanad, Kerala, P.C. Mustafa did not have a lot of expectations. “I grew up in a remote village. There was lack of basic facilities. I was poor in studies and failed in Class VI.” This was just the shock he needed. As […]

  • SUCCESS
    This Spotify-backed startup has raised $22 million to crack open a new music streaming market

    Soundtrack Your Brand A Swedish startup that wants to bring music streaming to businesses has raised $22 million (£17.5 million) in a round led by first-time investors Balderton Capital and Stockholm-based Industrifonden. The cash will fund the company’s overseas expansion to the US, Asia-Pacific, and Europe and brings its total funding to $40 million (£32 […]

  • Crowdfunding Publishers Rake It In, $100 Million Pledged Thus Far, Kickstarter Says

    Product startups aren’t the only entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to finance their products. Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has hit a landmark, recording $100 million in pledges to small publishers and self-publishing authors. In a blog post, the company said that “more than a million people from around the world have gotten behind over 30,000 Publishing projects on […]