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Infographic: Women in Technology Then and Now

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The IT industry has got a bit of catching up to do when it comes to women in the workplace, as they represent half of the workforce worldwide, but only occupy a quarter of the jobs in Information Technology. The STEM professions (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) seem to be a good example of where… Read more »


A Cool Map of New York City from a San Francisco Perspective

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For the briefest of moments, let’s set aside the debate regarding whether it’s better to startup in New York City or San Francisco. I mean, really, when you think about, both the Bay area and New York are equally great, considering the quality of life, access to various resources, etc. Sure, they’re pretty expensive cities… Read more »



Calling All Austin, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis Entrepreneurs – Get Quoted in Tech Cocktail

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We’ve heard a lot about what accelerators can do for an individual startup. A product that’s doomed to failure suddenly becomes something with great potential. A pitch wows investors at demo day and attracts promises of big checks right on the spot. A startup is convinced to bring on a cofounder and turns into a multi-billion-dollar company…. Read more »


Force Impact Technologies Announces the FITGuard for Concussions

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Whether it’s in professional hockey or high school football, concussions can be common among athletes. However, the severity is sometimes hard to track. “Concussions are one of the most commonly reported injuries among the 135 million participants in team sports, including the estimated 3.8 million sports-related concussions reported in the US each year,” says Anthony… Read more »


Nashville Gamer Startup OverDog raises $2M in Funding

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Nashville-based startup OverDog Inc. raised $2 million in a new round of funding from Atlas Venture, Chicago Ventures and founders of gaming companies Zynga and Machinima. OverDog allows sports fan to game with people with common interests rather than anonymous ones. OverDog’s app pits sports fans against professional athletes and other fans on video games.  Nashville  is… Read more »


Orchard Platform Raises $12M Series A from Spark Capital, Canaan Partners for Online Direct Lending

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The New York City, New York-based Orchard Platform, a direct lending, investing and analytics platform, announced that it raised $12 million in Series A funding led by Spark Capital and Canaan Partners. With this new investment, Orchard Platform has raised a total of $14.7 million. Other participants in this round of financing include many additional… Read more »



Cognitive Scale Launches After 18 Months in Stealth

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For the past 18 months, the Cognitive Scale team has focused entirely on product and technology development for their platform, and today they officially launched from stealth. The company is headed up by a team of serial entrepreneurs and technologists with a deep level of enterprise software experience in cognitive computing, big data, analytics, and… Read more »


Don’t Work for a Startup You Wouldn’t Start Yourself

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From the outside, startups appear to have none of the rules that make corporate life such a drag. They shun dress codes, knock down cubicle walls in favor of open floor plans, and replace the tired cafeteria menu with free catered food. Most importantly, in just a few years’ worth of work, the company’s first… Read more »


Coca-Cola Bridge Program Connects Israeli Startups to Global Ecosystem [Video]

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The Coca-Cola Company started a 6-month program for the Israeli entrepreneurial community called The Bridge, with the aim of  connecting Israeli startups to all major global markets including the U.S., Europe, Africa, Eurasia, and the Pacific. According to this article, Coca-Cola reached out to Israel’s startup network (angels, VCs, incubators, etc.), and got recommendations on almost 200 startups.  10… Read more »


The More Friends You Add, the Cheaper Hive Gets

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There is a group of entrepreneurs who have noticed the ever-present and ever-growing cloud storage trend and set out to disrupt the paradigm set in the market segment. There are some great cloud storage options already available, but more often than not the price tags on the premium models of service are pretty big. Hive,… Read more »


Math Program KnowRe Announces $6.8M in Fundraising

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KnowRe is an education technology company with an innovative cloud-based adaptive learning program for secondary mathematics. This program assesses a student’s strengths and weaknesses, algorithmically creates a personalized curriculum targeting that individual’s gaps in learning, and engages students through gamified learning and beautiful graphics. Through its Teacher Dashboard, KnowRe provides teachers with data on each student’s progress… Read more »