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Washington Univeristy Startup Schoology Raises $15M From Intel Capital

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The St. Louis Business Journal today reported on yet another Washington University startup that has achieved greatness. Schoology comes to us from the Wash U entrepreneurship course led by Clifford Holekamp and has since raised $15 million by Intel Capital. “We are in a golden age for education technology, and Schoology is at the forefront, driving innovation… Read more »


Posto7 Raises $925K In Seed Round Funding

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Miami-based startup Posto7 has raised $925K via convertible notes from NXTP Labs and other investors in New York City, San Francisco, Brazil and Miami. This announcement comes as Posto7 finishes NXTP Labs’ accelerator program in Buenos Aires. Posto7 app is currently in beta, and it helps you share with friends your favorite restaurants, hotels, and nightlife venues…. Read more »


Amy Li on Leveraging Technology to Share the Health Benefits of Dancing [VIDEO]

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One year after having run a marathon and shortly after being offered admission and full scholarship to the highly-competitive Singularity University, Amy Li found herself in a state of absolute despondency. Confusing, particularly for someone of Li’s caliber, whose many successes both within her field of UX and outside her career should qualify her as a… Read more »


Code Fever Expands Program to Low-Income High School Students

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today a US $75,000 grant to Miami-based nonprofit Code Fever. Code Fever helps high school students to code, learn and build technology within their communities. This grant will help expand the coding and entrepreneurial training program to local students and parents from low-income neighborhoods. “Our sole objective is… Read more »


CareCloud Receives $25.5 Million Debt Financing Commitment

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Miami-based healthcare technology provider CareCloud announced today that it has received a $25.5 million debt financing commitment from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. “This commitment will enable us to accelerate the expansion of our technology solutions and further our strategic objective of providing the industry’s first modern cloud-based platform for healthcare,” says R. Scott Lentz, CFO of CareCloud…. Read more »


Post Shark Tank, The Bouqs Brings in $6 Million

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The Bouqs, a Los Angeles based cut-to-order online flower company, exited ABC’s Shark Tank show with no funding from any of the big time sharks. But they didn’t let that stop them from tasting success. They announced today, as reported by PandoDaily, that they have raised a successful Series A funding round at $6 million…. Read more »






Kroger Selects DC’s iStrategyLabs as Social Media Agency of Record

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Big news for the team! @Kroger Taps @iStrategyLabs as Social Media Agency of Record http://t.co/jDzhkcX0e0 #dctech — Peter Corbett ✈ (@corbett3000) June 25, 2014 It was announced earlier today that DC’s very own iStrategyLabs has been chosen as the Social Media Agency of Record for Kroger. Huge news for the digital agency, which adds yet another big… Read more »



Steve Case Commemorates Start of ‘Rise of the Rest’ Tour Today in Detroit with a #Selfie

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Last month, we first reported on Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Road Trip, a tour through four under-recognized startup ecosystems, including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Nashville. The road tour officially begins today, with Case tweeting a selfie with Quicken Loans founder and chairman, Dan Gilbert: At each stop of the tour, Case will meet with… Read more »


5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Brazil

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Brazil is on fire. The country is currently hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will also be hosting the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But aside from football and beaches, Brazil has a lot to offer companies looking to grow and expand their business. Here are some reasons why you should consider building your startup in… Read more »


App Development Company 10Pearls Buys Gemini Security Solutions

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This morning, it was officially announced that 10Pearls – a software app development company located in Herndon, VA – has acquired Gemini Security Solutions. The acquisition is largely motivated by the company’s recognition that data be kept secure throughout the design and development process than merely being a secondary component. As part of this acquisition, the… Read more »


The VegasTechFund Helps AnyPerk Reach $3 Million in Funding

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The VegasTechFund has just made another big investment. It was reported today by TechCrunch that the Downtown Vegas based group of investors has decided to funnel some big time money into AnyPerk, a former Y Combinator startup geared around employee perks. The VegasTechFund, alongside others, has helped to bring the total funding raised for AnyPerk… Read more »