Evolve Skateboards, an idea born out of an obsession with integrating snowboarding, surfing and carving on land, is transforming not only the skateboard industry but also how people commute day to day.
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Traditionally, when schools are searching for relief teachers for the day, the process involves making endless phone calls to a list of pre-approved teachers until the school strikes gold and finds one who happens to be free that day. Some schools even use recruitment agencies to find temp staff for the day. Both of these processes are extremely time consuming and cost a lot of money.
Founded by Ohad Frankfurt (CEO), Oz Katz (CTO), Shlomi Babluki (Chief Scientist) and Lior Degani (VP Business Development), personable.io provides companies with the power to send their users automated personalised notifications of products, based on their past behaviour.
Another Friday means another mergers and acquisitions round up. Take a look at the deals that happened this week.
“I don’t think the huge amount of change in the CTO role gets enough recognition,” says Twilio Co-founder Evan Cooke. “Almost every founding CTO starts out wearing many, many hats — engineer, product manager, salesperson, customer service — but eventually you hire great people to fill those roles. That’s when it gets hard. You can’t win just by focusing on recruiting and architecture now. It gets complicated.” [Source: First Round Review]
Melbourne-founded cloud publishing and author community platform Tablo yesterday announced the launch of its newest product, Tablo Scholar. It is also perhaps the most important product the company could have created.
UK startup Massive Analytic, which provides enterprises with big data analytics, has launched the open beta phase of its platform to help businesses analyse their plans and strategies to predict potential outcomes more accurately.
BrightCaller, a startup based out of Stanford, California has come up with a solution to help people stay committed to their goals – whether it’s related to their personal lives or their work. In fact, employees from the world’s biggest tech companies – including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Slack, Uber and Pinterest – are using BrightCaller to stay productive.
Already home to companies like Xero and Vend, the New Zealand city of Wellington has signified its intent to become a major innovation hub in the Asia-Pacific, with the City Council partnering with coworking space Biz Dojo to create a Tech Hub.