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News in 2014 September 22, 2014

Business Owners Using Cartwheel Register for Checkouts

Dallas Morning News:  Dallas small business owner Roshi Muns has used various cash registers over the years to simplify the checking-out and accounting process. Nine months ago, she decided to give a new, mobile-based system called Cartwheel Register a try at her shop, Society Bakery, on Lower Greenville Avenue. Calling it a seamless and easy transition […]

News in 2014 September 5, 2014

Geomagnetic location firm IndoorAtlas scores $10M investment from Baidu

The Chinese search giant Baidu has invested $10 million in IndoorAtlas, a Finland-based provider of geolocation technology. IndoorAtlas is an interesting outfit – it uses the Earth’s geomagnetic field to establish the user’s location, rather than just relying on wireless signals such as those from Wi-Fi routers, Bluetooth beacons or GPS satellites. This means it will work indoors […]

News in 2014 September 5, 2014

Startups and Valuations

Entrepreneurs around the world took notice when recent investment rounds boosted valuations of several U.S. startups, including Snapchat Inc., now valued at around $10 billion. More than 50 startups in the U.S., Europe and China are valued at $1 billion or more as venture capitalists put large sums of capital into promising companies.

News in 2014 September 2, 2014

Baidu Invests in Finnish Software Developer IndoorAtlas

HELSINKI—IndoorAtlas says China’s leading search engine Baidu Inc. has invested $10 million in the Finnish software developer, whose indoor mapping platform can help retailers track their customers’ movements inside buildings. IndoorAtlas was founded in 2012 by a group of research scientists at the University of Oulu in Finland. The company, which has offices in Oulu and in Mountain […]

News in 2014 July 31, 2014

5 European Startups That Google Should Fund

Google recently announced that it will begin investing in European startups.  The company’s venture fund, Google Ventures, already assists local startups, including Flatiron Health (the oncology industry’s first cloud-based data platform) and SynapDx (which is working on a blood test for early Autism detection). Now the company has set its sights on a new market. Google hasn’t announced […]

News in 2014 July 23, 2014

Mobility Ventures Founder Roman Kikta Joins Tantrum Street’s Board of Directors

Mobile Industry Veteran Says “Tantrum Street is Redefining Mobile Payments, Will Simplify the Checkout Experience for Retail and Online Shopping” New York Times — July 21, 2014– Roman Kikta, Managing Director and Founder of Mobility Ventures, has joined Tantrum Street’s Board of Directors and will provide strategic guidance for the retail technology startup as it rolls out its Cartwheel Register […]

News in 2014 June 12, 2014

IndoorAtlas Raises $4.5 Million in Race To Map The Indoors

Wall Street Journal – June 11, 2014: Thanks in large part to Google Inc., paper maps of the outdoors are becoming obsolete, but the indoors is still up for grabs. One analyst, Opus Research, counts as many as 200 startups in the indoor mapping market, and venture capitalists have backed several. Now a new one, IndoorAtlas Ltd., […]

News in 2014 May 29, 2014

New York Times: “Mapping Our Interiors”

New York Times – May 18, 2014:  Sure, that’s your office cubicle. Your corner store. Maybe even the layout of your furniture in your living room. But that doesn’t mean that soon we won’t all be peering at it, too.  That is because two trends, location technology and crowdsourcing, may soon converge. If they do, […]

News in 2014 May 2, 2014

Roman Kikta to Speak at the Houston Investor Roundtable on June 5th 2014

Roman Kikta is scheduled to speak at the FundingPost’s Houston Investor Roundtable on June 5th 2014 Held at the Woodlands Chamber.  FundingPost has hosted 260+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 13 years. At the Houston Roundtable, Roman Kikta will be discussing the state of venture capital, things that are most important to […]

News in 2014 April 27, 2014

Roman Kikta to Speak at the New York Venture Summit 2014

Roman Kikta has been named a speaker and will also serve as a start-up coach and judge at the 14th annual New York Venture Summit, a premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, entrepreneurs, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers. […]