Orange’s Startup Program Bucks Traditional Model, Targets Later-Stage Startups

I’ve covered my fair share of startup accelerators during my time at┬áThe Next Web and┬áVentureBeat. For the most part, many of these programs operate with a similar game plan: Bring on a set of early-stage seed-round tech companies that may show promise; help “accelerate” them with office space, resources, and mentorship; and push them out… Continue reading Orange’s Startup Program Bucks Traditional Model, Targets Later-Stage Startups

Digital Spring: How ‘Unicorn’ Startups Are Forcing Companies To Adapt To The Evolving Digital Landscape

In the investment world, a company is given a valuation to help stakeholders and financiers determine its worth. Much has been made around this concept over the past year, including most notably with on-demand car service Uber, which raised $1.2 billion last week in a funding round that cast a $17 billion valuation on it.… Continue reading Digital Spring: How ‘Unicorn’ Startups Are Forcing Companies To Adapt To The Evolving Digital Landscape

Moving On…Hello Orange

As we wind down the week filled with news of Facebook’s monstrous acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion, Paul Graham stepping down as president of Y Combinator, Apple acquiring Burstly (creators of TestFlight), and more, I thought it might be a good time to reflect on what’s been going on in my life and where… Continue reading Moving On…Hello Orange