Infographic – Meaningful brands outperform the stock market by 120%

The results from Havas Media Group’s 2013 Meaningful Brands study statistically demonstrate that meaningful brands outperform the stock market by 120%. It demonstrates, in hard financial terms, how the relationship between people and brands can benefit from measuring, communicating and delivering increased wellbeing.

Meaningful Brands – Havas Media Group’s new metric of brand strength – is the first global analytical framework to connect human wellbeing with brands at a business level. It measures the benefits brands bring to our lives. It’s unique in both scale (700 brands, over 134,000 consumers, 23 countries) and scope.

It measures the impact of a brand’s benefit alongside its impact on 12 different areas of wellbeing – health, happiness, financial, relationships and community among others – for a full view of its effect on our quality of life.

Infographic – Why do so many start-ups fail?

Building a successful business is every entrepreneur’s goal – but only 1 in 12 succeed. Why do startups fail? The Startup Genome project analyzed data from 3,200 companies and came up with some answers.

At the core of any successful business are two things: a good product and a large market for that product. In other words, a startup should be able to scale. And to scale properly, it must balance the growth of five core dimensions: customers, product, team, business model, and funding.

The dominant reason for failure: premature scaling of one or more of those dimensions. View the infographic for more!

 

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Angel Investment Network’s Weekly Funding Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the recent seed-stage and angel deals from around the world: 

  • Judicata, a search platform that makes sense of legal precedent, has raised $5.8M Series A-2 funding led by Khosla Ventures
  • Squirro, which develops software that adds context to information, lands seed funding
  • Bedbathmore.com, an e-commerce shop that focuses on home décor, bed, bath and other furnishings, has raised Series A funding
  • Carnet de Mode, an online boutique that connects up-and-coming fashion designers in Paris with stylish consumers, raises $1.5M funding
  • Mobile payment service Clip has raised $1.5M to help bring its Square-like reader to the Spanish-speaking world
  • Cortica, a company developing image recognition technology to improve ads, has raised $7 million in new funding
  • StickyADS.tv, a leading premium video ad network and ad exchange with over 200 contracted publishers, raises €3.1M Series B funding
  • NetBus, a system which provides you with real-time data about the bus you’re waiting for, has closed a seed round of financing
  • Betapond, an Irish technology company that develops social media solutions primarily for Facebook, has raised €2 million VC funding
  • Appurify, a debugging, performance optimization and continuous integration testing platform for mobile apps, lands $4.5M Series A funding
  • CoTap, a mobile app for employees to communicate quickly and easily through short messages similar to SMS, raises $5.5M Series A funding
  • Etece, an online platform for people who need a job doing but don’t have the time to do it themselves, closes €450K Series A funding
  • Nosto, a personalized shopping engine experience that provides recommendations based on your preferences, scores $2.5M seed funding
  • KelDoc, a French startup that books doctor and dentist appointments online, has nabbed €700,000 funding from Alven Capital
  • Dering Hall, a New York startup that runs an online marketplace focused on high-end home design, has landed $1.4M seed funding
  • Visier, the innovation leader in workforce analytics and planning solutions, has raised $15 million Series B financing
  • Runscope, a provider of solutions to monitor API traffic, raised $1.1M seed funding from angel investors and VC’s
  • Zoobe, a Berlin, Germany-based creator of animated avatars for mobile messaging, closes a seven digit seed funding round
  • Fanatix, a mobile-first social network for sports fans, lands $1 million seed funding from UK-based angel investors
  • Linea, an app that allows users to upload photos, sync to multiple devices, share with friends and print albums, closes $4M seed funding
  • CPAExchange, a service that allows customers to place and manage ads online using the click-per-action model, gets seed funding
  • TrackMaven, a business intelligence platform for enterprise marketers, has landed $1.25 in angel funding
  • Captricity, a cloud-based service that turns paper information into digital data, lands $2.4M Series A financing
  • Shopmium, a mobile couponing and promotion service, has closed a $5.6 million Series B funding round
  • Scripted, an online marketplace to connect freelance writers with companies who need written content, has raised $4.5M Series A funding
  • Real estate portal Housing, which started as a flat rental services platform for Mumbai, has secured $2.5M in pre-Series A funding
  • Malaysian startup iMoney, an online personal finance platform, has raised $500K seed funding for its expansion across Southeast Asia
  • MOVABLE, developer of MOVband, a simple, fun, wrist-worn activity monitor, has taken in $1.9M seed funding
  • Sunrise, the startup behind the acclaimed email service and iOS calendar app of the same name, has raised a $2.2 million seed round
  • OMsignal, developer of a revolutionary line of bio-sensing clothing, has secured $1M seed financing

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Interview With David Johnston of BitAngels a multi-city angel network and incubator formed to invest in Bitcoin startups.

David Johnston, the Executive Director of BitAngels — a collective group of angel investors who invest in Bitcoin startups — talks about how BitAngels got started and some of the exciting new startups they will be announcing funding for soon.

How big do you think the Bitcoin market is going to be?

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