News in 2014

News in 2014 December 5, 2014

David Sym-Smith to Speak at the Dallas Investor Roundtable Dec. 11th

 David Sym-Smith is scheduled to speak at the FundingPost’s Dallas Investor Roundtable on December 11, 2014 and held at The Grove.  FundingPost has hosted 260+ sold- out  venture  events in 23 cities over the past 13 years.  At the Dallas Investor Round, David will be discussing the things that are most important to  VCs when they are  considering an Investment  and other insights.   Location: The Grove: […]

News in 2014 November 25, 2014

Indoor Atlas uses magnetic variation to map the great indoors

Venture Beat – HELSINKI — It’s easy to get lost in cavernous indoor spaces like shopping malls and Las Vegas casinos. Indoor Atlas is one of many tech companies racing to map indoor spaces, and it uses an approach that is similar to how turtles and lobsters navigate the oceans. The Helsinki-based startup senses magnetic variation. It […]

News in 2014 October 7, 2014

Roman Kikta to Speak at the University of Texas – Dallas, Jindal School of Management on Tuesday, October 7th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Presented by The Financial Leadership Association

Roman Kikta to Speak at the University of Texas – Dallas, Jindal School of Management on Tuesday, October 7th, 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. in  Room 1.502 Presented by the Financial Leadership Association at UT Dallas (FLA-UTD).  The FLA-UTD is a premier student organization, with hundreds of active members and alumni, which focuses on increasing awareness […]

News in 2014 September 26, 2014

Roman Kikta to Speak at the East African Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Annual Trade Conference on Oct. 3rd 2014.

Roman Kikta to Speak at the East African Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Annual Trade Conference on Oct. 3rd 2014. For more information: To register, please visit: The East African Chamber of Commerce serves as the unified voice of the East Africa region’s business community.  The EA Chamber is the chief advocate for governmental policies that favor […]

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 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, […]