April Koh, CEO of Spring Health, has become the youngest woman to lead a multibillion-dollar company after the startup raised a $190 million Series C round, or $300 million total funding.
“Unicorn” services: The Series C round of funding raised Spring Health’s valuation to more than $2 billion, which makes it reach “unicorn” status, or a valuation of at least $1 billion, according to Fierce Healthcare.
Out of her desire to protect her loved ones, a young innovator has created a bullet-proof hoodie that can save people’s lives.
Vy Tran recently launched Wonder Hoodie, a Bay Area firm that manufactures hoodies that are actually bullet-proof, ABC7 reports.
A Silicon Valley startup is now selling what it believes is the fourth type of fuel for humans, casting carbohydrates, proteins and fats aside.
HVMN, pronounced as “human,” launched its newest product on Nov. 6: a 2.2-ounce vial of ketone ester called “Ketone.” For $33, it supposedly improves athletic performance and concentration to make you more “super”.
A New York-based startup has created a device that can tell whether a designer bag is real or fake within minutes.
The company is called Entrupy, and their device acts as a portable scanner packed with complex detection algorithms.
When Steven Lam encountered the difficulty of finding delivery vans for his first venture in 2010, he stumbled upon a new business opportunity that would eventually become Hong Kong’s first “unicorn” startup.
Lam came up with the idea for his on-demand van hire service GoGoVan, after he and his business partners found that it was almost impossible to immediately find a delivery van that could transport items for their business whenever they needed to.
It was only recently when Chinese startup Xiangshui Space introduced bed-sharing as the newest business in the country’s booming sharing economy.
In May, the Beijing-based company launched 15 capsule hotels — which had two to eight beds each — in offices and workspaces within the city and tested more in Chengdu and Shanghai.
Wukong Bicycles has become the first bike-sharing company in China to shut down just five months after it opened for business due to 90% of their rides going missing.
Wukong Bicycles, named after the Monkey King from “Journey to the West”, said in a statement last week that it was ceasing services starting in June.
A California media startup specializing in virtual reality has recently been accused of sexual harassment, sex and gender discrimination and wrongful termination by a former employee.
Elizabeth Scott, former Director of Digital and Social Media of UploadVR, filed a suit against the firm and its co-founders Will Mason and Taylor Freeman, reports TechCrunch. Freeman is currently the company’s CEO, while Mason holds the president post.
A company created by 25-year-old entrepreneur may soon become Hong Kong’s first ever billion-dollar startup.
In 2012, Terence Kwok founded Tink Labs Ltd., a firm that leases phones to tourists. The company has since grown, increasing its employees to more than 300 people, more than double its staff from last year.
While many 10-year-old kids are busy playing outside, one young girl from the Philippines got busy learning something very different.
Isabel Sieh, from Antipolo City, Philippines, was just 10-year-old when she began learning how to code — a skill that has made many people millionaires and billionaires.
Srikanth Bolla had a very difficult start in life, but it didn’t prevent him from achieving a level of success that many may never reach, despite being born blind.
The 23-year-old made a name for himself after getting a scholarship from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later becoming the CEO of a $16 million startup, AsiaOne reported.
November 11 is Single’s Day (11.11) in China, a holiday created by the Internet giant Alibaba and marked as the world’s biggest online shopping event. E-commerce giants in China prepared for months just for the course of 24 hours.
Around $14.3 billion worth of sales are made in a single day — bigger than Facebook’s entire revenue last year.