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Opinion/Analysis

Why Writing Is Important in the Startup World

By | May 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

Good writing is an important skill that is too often ignored in the process of launching a tech company. However, since so much startup marketing is web- and media-based, accurately articulating what your company offers is more important than ever. If you think your…

Security

Tel Aviv

Using Cyber Intelligence to Manage Fraud and Cyber Risk

By | May 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

Tel-Aviv based EverCompliant, a provider of cyber risk intelligence and merchant fraud detection solutions, today announced that they have raised a $3.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Carmel Ventures, Nyca Partners, and an existing EverCompliant investor Joey Low from…

Sports

San Jose

Shaping the Future of AR Tech Through Snow Sports

By | May 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

One of the coolest parts about living in California is that we have places you can travel to that hit nearly all of the different climate zones: coastal, forest, desert, and mountain. It makes planning weekend trips super fun and easy, and it opens…

Facebook

NYC

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Payments Feature to NYC

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Back in March, Facebook announced that it would be adding a new payments feature to Facebook Messenger, to allow people on the platform to make social payments with their network of connections. Today, the company announced that the feature will be rolled out to…

Communication

The Evolution of Texting and Its Potential Impact on Business

By | May 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Back to the future? In the aftermath of the app revolution, its good old texting that has the capability of revolutionizing business and its communication with customers. When the iPhone came out, every business had to integrate with top applications or, better yet, have…

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Programming education

Los Angeles

2 New Programming Bootcamp Scholarships for Women

By | May 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Two new programming bootcamp scholarships will award free tuition for women to attend Hack Reactor and MakerSquare Los Angeles, the coding schools announced recently. The I/Own It scholarship offers free tuition and a paid internship at Optimizely, an experience optimization platform for A/B testing…

Funding

Denver

Notion Raises $2M for Heightened Home Awareness Sensor

By | May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Last week I wrote a post about a Denver-based company called Notion that’s made it their mission to bring a heightened level of consciousness to your home. Childhood friends Brett Jurgens and Ryan Margoles – CTO – built the device in response to one…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

HedgeChatter Gives You a Clean Edge in the Stock Market

By | May 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Hedgechatter is a software service that brings forward the social chatter online for investors to use as an indicator for stock options. Before Hedgechatter, no one placed the vast pool of information found online in one place. There also wasn’t an application that analyzed…

Product Launch

Bellabeat Debuts the LEAF, Smart Jewelry That Monitors Women’s Health

By | May 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Last October, we covered Bellabeat‘s Shell as one of the essential tools that expecting mothers need to know about and use during their pregnancy. Today, Bellabeat has debuted the LEAF, smart jewelry that will allow women to monitor their stress, sleep, activity, and reproductive…

Education

These are Blinkist’s top 10 Ranked Entrepreneur Books

By | May 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

I knew plenty of people in high school and college who swore by CliffNotes. To be honest, I never used them myself (what with being an English languages and literature major), but I absolutely see the benefit it provides. There’s a company in Berlin, Germany…

Inspiration

14 Questions for Finding Your Purpose in Life

By | May 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

I celebrated my birthday last week, and that milestone got me thinking: what is my purpose in life? If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve (hopefully) gone through the exercise of laying down a company mission. Articulating a mission can make decisions easier, focus your efforts,…

SaaS

San Francisco

HelpCrunch Wants to be Top Dog for Customer-Centric Apps

By | May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

As the team at HelpCrunch tells me, over 60 percent of online traffic now comes from mobile and that statistic is exponentially growing. In response to that, businesses have acknowledged this trend and begun shifting their platforms to mobile or even going so far…

Opinion/Analysis

Andrew Chen Explains 6 Reasons Why Dating Startups Don’t Get Funded

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

We’ve written previously about how dating startups simply don’t get any love from venture capitalists. Last year, the portion of VC money that went to online and mobile dating startups made up a tiny fraction of the overall funding doled out to startups in…

Funding

Chicago

Advertising Tech Innovator edo Interactive Raises $20M

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

Last week, Chicago’s edo Interactive announced that they raised $20M Series E Round mostly from existing investors including VantagePoint Capital Partners, Chicago-based Baird Capital, and several Nashville-based investment firms (edo also has a home base in Nashville). Along with this news they also announced…

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