News Hub – innovation, growth hacking and funding

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July 02-06

Haven’t had time to read the latest startup and tech news of this week? Not to worry, we’ll catch you up. This week’s edition of News Hub features a couple of must-read articles on growth hacking and blogging, another crackdown on fake news from Facebook, some huge funding news from a Barcelona-based startup and a lot more!

Everything you need to know about growth hacking

In this 30-minute podcast Sean Ellis, founder of GrowthHackers.com, shares his own growth hacking experiences and successes. Alongside host Nancy Hencley, he presents all you need to know about Growth Hacking, attracting clients and scaling.

Listen on IBM

Become a better blogger

If you’re interested in becoming a master blogger, check out “The Ultimate Guide to Blogger Outreach” by Brian Dean. You can find tips and recommendations on how to reach a wider audience through boosting your SEO.

Read more on TheHoth

Facebook against Fake News

California – Marketing giant Facebook has announced it will invest more in the fight against fake news. With the acquisition London-based startup Bloomsbury AI it plans to reduce fake news distribution.

Read more on Adweek

WeDoctor – Amazon of Healthcare?

China – Not a fan of doctor’s office waiting rooms?

Chinese online health care services provider WeDoctor is striving for better and more convenient health care treatment. The company has recently reached a value of 5.5 billion US dollars.

Read more on DealStreetAsia

Disney working on robot stunts

CaliforniaDisney experiments with robots that could possibly replace human stunt doubles. The idea is to reduce the number of serious accidents on film sets in future. Check out their moves in the videos on TC!

Read more on TechCrunch

Audi bans side-view mirrors

Germany – Audi replaces the side mirrors of its electric SUV E-Tron with outdoor cameras that direct their images to OLED displays inside the vehicle. The future is here!

Read more on Wired

App 21 Buttons receives $17 Million Funding

Spain – The Barcelona-based startup plans to expand to the US after successful operations in Italy, Germany and the UK. The app allows people to post pictures tagging the fashion brands they’re wearing, so that anyone can shop their favorite piece. Great news for influencers!

Read more on EU-startups

Event of the week

When is the right time to raise money? Find out the ins and outs of funding, investor strategy, and how to raise money, followed by a Q&A session.

Book your spot here

Join us for weekly Barcelona startup updates

Interested in hearing about other entrepreneurs and startups? Head over to Barna Hub, a new series of blog posts, interviewing some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs, startup founders and CEOs in Barcelona.


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