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One Month Raises $770K for Accelerated Code Learning Platform

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One Month, an NYC-based online education platform that provides one month’s worth of courses on front-end web development, coding, and growth hacking, has raised $770,000 in seed funding. Investors in this round of financing include Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and crowdfunding platform WeFunder. Initially founded as One Month Rails, focused on… 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 »


More Tech Jobs Coming To South Florida

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Broward County commissioners  approved two incentive offers for technology companies Ultimate Software and Maersk Group, that could create more technology jobs in South Florida. As reported, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance worked the deals, which also needs state approval. The companies have yet to accept these offers andconfirm expansion plans. Ultimate Software is looking to add 400 jobs and invest $40.2 million in a “flagship… Read more »



Jim Bankoff of Vox Media: Content Isn’t The Product

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Since its founding in 2011, Vox Media has quickly become one of the leading digital media companies. With popular websites from the the likes of Eater and Curbed to The Verge and Vox, the company’s successful development of topical media content has allowed them to outpace more traditional publications on the Web competing in the similar markets. At last Wednesday’s Tech Cocktail DC Sessions… Read more »


Now New Yorkers Can Get Their Meds Delivered Too

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You can get almost anything delivered in New York City. Thanks to GetMyRx app, New Yorkers will be able to get their medication delivered to their doorstep too. The Miami-based mobile technology company announced its smartphone app is available to New Yorkers. The GetMyRx app allows patients to order new prescriptions or refills in seconds, confirm… Read more »


LaunchHouse Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for Hardware Startups

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It was announced last week that LaunchHouse – Ohio’s first hardware accelerator – is now accepting applications to fill its class set to begin this upcoming fall. With a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier ONEFund, LaunchHouse is looking to invest in ten broad-based tech startups that focus on hardware/robotics and support user interface technologies. The… 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 »