Category: Archimedes Labs

  • Unicorns, Zombies and the Unborn

    I have had the pleasure of speaking to several gatherings this summer. One at Startup Iceland, one at Bitspiration in Warsaw, Poland and a few others. Here is one of the talks. Startup Iceland

  • GTar presents at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York

    And the KickStarter project is now over $300,000.00

  • Quixey Raises $20m in Series B financing

  • Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble. Heckerty is here!

    Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble. Heckerty is here!

    Broomstick Productions is Archimedes Labs latest portfolio company to launch into the world. Jan Ziff and Allan Davidson have a very special person in their life – Jan’s Mom. Or, because – like myself – Jan is from Yorkshire in the North of England, I should say Jan’s Mum….. Jan’s Mum had the very special […]

  • Blurtt launches in the app store

    I first met Jeanette Cajide early in 2011. She was a founder at Blurtt – a company that was then focused on delivering a web based photo-upload service, permitting users to send printed postcards of said photos to friends via mail. A few things were quickly obvious. 1. Blurtt is a great name, but not […]

  • Archimedes Labs opens for business

    Palo Alto, CA, 12 December 2011 Today is an exciting day at Archimedes Ventures. We have some announcements to make. Firstly, going forward we will be known as Archimedes Labs LLC. This is to make clear that we are an incubator, not a venture capital company. Secondly, we can now announce that in August this […]

  • Quixey Raises $3.8m from USVP and WI Harper

    From TechCrunch: Quixey, the Palo Alto-based startup that’s building a functional search engine for apps, today announced that it has closed a $3.8 million series A funding round. The investment was led by U.S. Venture Partners and WI Harper Group, with participation from Webb Investment Network alongside follow-on investment by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. The […]

  • closes $550k in seed funding closes $550k in seed funding

    We are happy to announce that, Archimedes Labs first incubated company, has graduated to independent status. Keith Teare will become CEO of The investor list is an all star cast – True Ventures, Google Ventures, SV Angel; Betaworks; Crunchfund; Don Dodge; Patrick Gannon; Michael Parekh; Steve McArthur and The Four Horsemen LLC. As […]

  • Quixey closes seed round – led by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors.

    Quixey announced today that we have joined Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors in seed-funding the company. Quixey enables searches for apps capable of delivering a specific use case. For example a search for an app that can “Annotate PDFs” returns results as below: We are honored to be part of the team and look forward to […]

  • The Founders Couch

    The Founders Couch

    All founders need a shrink… I know, I have been a founder many times and it doesn’t get any easier to figure out who is blowing smoke and who is giving sound advice….And even though you are Superman to your team, you know you are mortal. So… in the past few weeks I have started […]