What are the logistics involved (operation, tax, etc.) of having an software service company and operating in states other than the one you are filed in?

I’m in the process of getting setup for an app and currently live in Texas. I want to file my business in the cheapest tax state to file, Texas, or New York (where I also live). This has me thinking though, if I am operating an app nationwide, do I have to file for a business license in every state which the app is live?

And more so, how do Texas and New York fare as far as licensing, taxes, etc.,? I know different states (Nevada, Delaware) have policies that are much more lenient and favorable to small businesses, but how do New York and Texas fare?

Also, the lawyer I’ve talked to quoted my at $ 2k to accomplish everything pertaining to filing and business license acquisition; is this a fair price?

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Is there a credited website that rank startup per revenue and expectation of growth ? And if a company is worth 28M$ after 3 years is that considered good growth ? General Startup Discussion

I am new to the startup environment and I am looking for a way to compare companies with each other.

However I am not sure if there is a certain website or a certified reference that startup owners usually refer to so they can know the growth of the companies and current revenues.

Also is 28 million $ worth value in 3 years is considered good growth ? And how do I know if the owners are planning to sell their company or not ?

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Carl Pei built OnePlus with Pete Lau and is now leaving the company after 7 years

OnePlus Carl Pei

It is certainly not easy to make it big in the tech industry in a short span of time. However, tech is also a sector which sees many overnight successes. OnePlus is one of them, which started off in 2014 and rose through the ranks to become one a global smartphone brand. For those unaware, the OnePlus team was founded by Pete Lau and Carl Pei with the latter also serving as the face of the company. Now, Pei has announced that he is taking his leave from OnePlus.

Pei says he’s trusting his “gut feeling”

There were rumours suggesting that Carl Pei is leaving OnePlus and it has finally been confirmed. Previous rumours also suggested that Pei is quitting the company due to a power struggle between him and the co-founder Pete Lau. However, it seems like Pei is trusting his “gut feeling” to take time off. Pei writes in a blog post, “These past years, OnePlus has been my singular focus, and everything else has had to take a backseat. I’m looking forward to taking some time off to decompress and catch up with my family and friends. And then follow my heart on to what’s next.”

Pei to start a new venture?

In a previous report by TechCrunch, it was stipulated that Pei left OnePlus to start his own venture. However, in what’s possibly his last blog post on OnePlus Forums, Pei didn’t mention anything regarding this. He says, “I am eternally grateful to Pete for taking a chance in this kid without a college degree, with nothing to his name but a dream. The trust, mentorship, and camaraderie will never be forgotten. Thanks for the opportunity of a lifetime.”

What Pei is upto, we will surely get to know with time. However, he has established himself as a notable founder that helped a virtually unknown company grow and compete with bigwigs such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei and others. 

In his post, Pei recounts how he started his journey with OnePlus when he was just 24 years old. “Having just turned 24 when OnePlus started, it’s where I spent most of my 20s, and also where I grew up. From nervously interviewing my first employee, to facing severe stage fright the first time I presented a product, to learning how to manage a team… The journey has been real. The things we’ve accomplished and learned, I can’t begin to imagine a more rewarding adventure,” notes Pei. 

Pei leaves after introducing the OnePlus 8T 

Pei’s last device launch at OnePlus was the recently launched OnePlus 8T. The smartphone was launched just a few days ago and it costs lower than the previously launched OnePlus 8. The OnePlus 8T features a 6.55-inch 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Running on the Snapdragon 865, it comes with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. 

In terms of camera, the OnePlus 8T sports a quad camera setup where the main camera is a 48MP sensor. There’s also a 16MP ultrawide, 5MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor as well. On the front is a single 16MP selfie camera too. The handset is backed by a 5400mAh Li-Po battery that supports 65W charging and is claimed to completely top up in 39 minutes. The handset is priced starting at €599 in Europe.

Image credits: OnePlus

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Size matters: German ecommerce company acquires Swiss mobile body scanning developer Fision

ecommerce

The global virtual fitting room market size was valued at $ 2.44B (approx €2.08B) in 2019 and is projected to reach $ 10B (approx €8.5B) by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 20.1% during the forecast period.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the footfalls at the physical stores have been reduced substantially and sales have dramatically declined. Most consumers favor online shopping, resulting in a strong demand for e-commerce platforms. This, in turn, is expected to increase the growth of the virtual fitting room market size.

In a recent development, a German e-commerce giant Zalando has acquired Zurich-based software company Fision for an undisclosed amount. This development should allow both shoppers and brands to determine clothing sizes more precisely and reduce the number of returns.

The Fision team will continue to be based in Zurich while fully integrating with Zalando. The investment underscores Zalando’s commitment to one of its key markets, Switzerland. 

The ecommerce company also opened up an additional talent venue in Zurich – one of Europe’s technology hotspots. Its ambition is to build up a new tech hub in Zurich, growing the site to more than 150 jobs over time.

Meepls

Founded in 2015, Fision has developed technologies that generate accurate 3D virtual bodies and clothing models on its platform ‘meepl’.

According to the company, its app uses visual computing and artificial intelligence to allow customers to discover their body measurements and create personalised 3D body profiles, personal meepls. It requires a smartphone or a tablet to get started, utilising two images of the body, height and gender. As an alternative to the 3D body scan, meepl provides the option to create a 3D body profile using only 4 attributes (height, gender, age, and weight) that allows easy and fast size recommendation anywhere.

Fision AG was founded by a team of ETH Zurich graduates in engineering with the vision to enhance the customer journey of online shoppers and to reduce the cycle of waste in the industry.

Solving a problem in the fashion industry 

Fision was founded with the vision to enhance the customer journey of online shoppers and to reduce the cycle of waste in the industry. “Customers will get size advice earlier in their relationship with Zalando. At the same time, we can create a feedback loop between brands and consumers designed to drive customer loyalty and in the long run reduce waste,” says Stacia Carr, Zalando’s Director of Engineering – Size and Fit.

According to Zalando, one of the biggest challenges the fashion industry faces is helping customers find the right fit the first time.

Sizing systems across categories, regions, and brands vary dramatically, creating confusion and unnecessary returns for customers. The ecommerce firm claims to help by using the purchase and returns history to provide size advice on 50 percent of all items ordered. 

As per Zalando, Fision’s technology integration into its platform will take size advice to the next level: from one based on fit feedback and garment measurements to one that is more personalised using both garment and body measurements.

Solving the problem of size and fit represents a huge potential to transform fashion e-commerce for the benefit of both customers and brands. Customers will be able to generate precise body measurements which they can use to receive even more accurate size advice, and purchase items they know will fit.

“Brands, for the first time, can gain a deeper understanding of how well their assortment addresses the size and fit needs of a target audience which in the long run will enable them to produce better fitting garments.

About Zalando

Zalando is an online platform for fashion and lifestyle. Founded in Berlin in 2008 by David Schneider, Rocket Internet, and Robert Gentz, the company has more than 34 million active customers in 17 markets, offering clothing, footwear, accessories, and beauty products. The platform’s goal is to become the starting point for fashion.

Image credits: Zalando

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Size matters: German ecommerce company acquires Swiss mobile body scanning developer Fision

ecommerce

The global virtual fitting room market size was valued at $ 2.44B (approx €2.08B) in 2019 and is projected to reach $ 10B (approx €8.5B) by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 20.1% during the forecast period.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the footfalls at the physical stores have been reduced substantially and sales have dramatically declined. Most consumers favor online shopping, resulting in a strong demand for e-commerce platforms. This, in turn, is expected to increase the growth of the virtual fitting room market size.

In a recent development, a German e-commerce giant Zalando has acquired Zurich-based software company Fision for an undisclosed amount. This development should allow both shoppers and brands to determine clothing sizes more precisely and reduce the number of returns.

The Fision team will continue to be based in Zurich while fully integrating with Zalando. The investment underscores Zalando’s commitment to one of its key markets, Switzerland. 

The ecommerce company also opened up an additional talent venue in Zurich – one of Europe’s technology hotspots. Its ambition is to build up a new tech hub in Zurich, growing the site to more than 150 jobs over time.

Meepls

Founded in 2015, Fision has developed technologies that generate accurate 3D virtual bodies and clothing models on its platform ‘meepl’.

According to the company, its app uses visual computing and artificial intelligence to allow customers to discover their body measurements and create personalised 3D body profiles, personal meepls. It requires a smartphone or a tablet to get started, utilising two images of the body, height and gender. As an alternative to the 3D body scan, meepl provides the option to create a 3D body profile using only 4 attributes (height, gender, age, and weight) that allows easy and fast size recommendation anywhere.

Fision AG was founded by a team of ETH Zurich graduates in engineering with the vision to enhance the customer journey of online shoppers and to reduce the cycle of waste in the industry.

Solving a problem in the fashion industry 

Fision was founded with the vision to enhance the customer journey of online shoppers and to reduce the cycle of waste in the industry. “Customers will get size advice earlier in their relationship with Zalando. At the same time, we can create a feedback loop between brands and consumers designed to drive customer loyalty and in the long run reduce waste,” says Stacia Carr, Zalando’s Director of Engineering – Size and Fit.

According to Zalando, one of the biggest challenges the fashion industry faces is helping customers find the right fit the first time.

Sizing systems across categories, regions, and brands vary dramatically, creating confusion and unnecessary returns for customers. The ecommerce firm claims to help by using the purchase and returns history to provide size advice on 50 percent of all items ordered. 

As per Zalando, Fision’s technology integration into its platform will take size advice to the next level: from one based on fit feedback and garment measurements to one that is more personalised using both garment and body measurements.

Solving the problem of size and fit represents a huge potential to transform fashion e-commerce for the benefit of both customers and brands. Customers will be able to generate precise body measurements which they can use to receive even more accurate size advice, and purchase items they know will fit.

“Brands, for the first time, can gain a deeper understanding of how well their assortment addresses the size and fit needs of a target audience which in the long run will enable them to produce better fitting garments.

About Zalando

Zalando is an online platform for fashion and lifestyle. Founded in Berlin in 2008 by David Schneider, Rocket Internet, and Robert Gentz, the company has more than 34 million active customers in 17 markets, offering clothing, footwear, accessories, and beauty products. The platform’s goal is to become the starting point for fashion.

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