Solar Microgrids & the Developing World

Almost 400 million Indians, do not have access to a power grid. Nikhil Jaisinghani and Brian Shaad, cofounders of Mera Gao Power (MGP), want to change that. MGP’s goal is to provide 400 million rural Indians access to clean light (as opposed to kerosene-fueled lamps) and the opportunity to charge their phone without taking a trip […]

Looking Forward – 2013 The Year Of The Crowdfunding Gold Rush

2012 was an amazing year for crowdfunding. Within the span of a three month period (March – May 2012), the largest crowdfunding sites including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Grow VC, and Rockethub doubled their daily traffic and donation volumes. Between 2008 and 2011, Kickstarter’s issuers raised over $200 million in sales. In 2012, the site raised an […]

Ubuntu Phone Coming to the Developing World

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, revealed his plan to release a version of Ubuntu software for smartphones. Shuttleworth aims to target developing countries and believes Ubuntu will have an easy transition into these markets due to the software’s brand recognition in these countries. Ubuntu’s potential in markets like China and India is difficult to […]

3 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2013

With this post we provide insights into three key healthcare trends to watch: 1.  Impending Meaningful Use Stage 2 Deadline The federal government introduced requirements for “meaningful use” attestation in the use of electronic health care records. Rules are rolled out in stages, with the next rollout being stage 2. The deadline for Meaningful Use […]

Education & Technology – The Year of the MOOC

What is a MOOC anyway? MOOCs are massive open online courses. As opposed to traditional courses that have tuition and limited enrollment, MOOCs are free and open to the masses. How are MOOC’s structured? The large numbers associated with MOOCs mean that instructors can not possibly respond to students on an individual basis. Classmates therefore […]

Wealthfront’s Startup Compensation Tool

If you’re looking for a job at tech startup and are interested in finding solid salary data, you are now in luck.  Wealthfront has created a new tool to graph the salary and equity ranges for employees at tech startups based on job type, seniority, size of company, and job location. We have used this […]