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Brazil’s Movile Invests $2M in Mobile Ticketing Startup CinePapaya

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Brazil’s answer to Rocket Internet, Movile, announced that is has invested US $2M Peruvian-based startup, CinePapaya.  The Wayra graduate is a mobile movie ticketing company that has expanded to Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador and Miami. They offer users searching and buying tickets, with additional features that allow users to find films based… Read more »



DC’s ID.me Acquires Student Discount Platform Perkla

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ID.me – the McLean, Virginia-based company whose digital verification services enable members of various groups to digitally verify their identification and affiliation – has announced the acquisition of student discount platform Perkla. The announcement was made earlier today at Fashion Digital NY, the two-day event bringing together the most innovative startups in fashion and e-commerce…. Read more »


$100M Fund to Rewrite Operating System of Everyday Life

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Today, Bryan Johnson, the founder of Braintree, (which was sold to eBay/Paypal) has announced the launch of the OS Fund, a new $100 million fund focused on attacking big challenges – really big challenges. Johnson published a manifesto today, outlining the fund from his personal capital as: “…dedicated to investing in inventors and scientists who… Read more »


Feesheh Unites Arab Musicians with Online Marketplace

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Feesheh, a music startup from the Middle East, is about to graduate Batch 10 of 500 Startups with the goal of disrupting the music industry in the Arab world. “We want to be the culture for music, in a place where there isn’t any,” says Fahed Farraj, Co-Founder and COO. The word Feesheh translates to “plug”… Read more »



Tech Cocktail Top Stories: 30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed, Periodic Table of Tech Startup Funding, Harvard & Babson are Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship

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Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and equally as many things to do. You had people to meet,… Read more »



Here are the Most Entrepreneurial US Immigrant Groups [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Entrepreneurship has become an essential part of the American ethos – a core belief ingrained in our notion of the American Dream- and nothing makes that more clear than the large number of migrants to the United States that seek self-employment through starting their own businesses. In a recent post, immigration blog Migreat created an infographic looking… Read more »



Steve Perlman, Telecommunication’s Next Billionaire

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By now, many of you have probably heard of new tech platforms that allow you to invest in someone’s future income by giving them money today.  Upstart was a good example that has now pivoted and EquityNet allows for royalty offerings. If Steve Perlman were listed, I would bet the farm. Steve just released what might… Read more »


Cake Pushers Wants to Redefine Small Desserts

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Sometimes events bring in startups that might not be the most tech-centric, but still innovative in their own right. At the recent Get Started Las Vegas event, put on by Cox and Inc.com, Chef Michael Childrey brought Cake Pushers to the stage as one of the finalists. Childrey has fueled his efforts into redefining small… Read more »


StudySoup Disrupts Edtech with Student Notes Marketplace

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EdTech disruption is nothing new for Sieva Kozinsky, though StudySoup is set up to be his biggest yet.  Kozinsky and his team graduate from 500 Startups, the micro-VC accelerator program based in Silicon Valley on Tuesday and already have their sights set on a public launch in January. StudySoup helps students buy and sell high quality… Read more »


Technisys Raises $13M in Series B of Funding

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Miami-based startup Technisys SA announced it has raised US $ 13M, closing their Round B of funding from investors including Alta Ventures, KaSZeK Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst, and Holdinvest. Technisys offers Latin American banks innovative digital solutions for their clients. The capital will allow the company to expand its business throughout new markets in Latin America and the USA, as well… Read more »