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DC Luxury Clothing Consignment Startup Snobswap Raises $700k Seed Round


The DC-based fashion startup, Snobswap, which offers an online marketplace where users can sell, swap, and shop pre-owned luxury clothing and accessories, announced today that it has raised $700,ooo in a seed round initially expected to close at $500,000. Prior to this seed financing, the company was self-funded. Participants in the round include SimplePitch, as well… Read more »

Gamify and Crowd Source Your Coding Experience


CheckiO, billed as ‘The Game for Coders’, recently announced the launch of its new publish and share feature. With this new update, CheckiO players can write, design, and publish custom coding missions for immediate sharing across the global coder community. The CheckiO team wants people, scientists, and innovators to add challenges they personally struggle with… Read more »

Personal Launches “Personal University,” a Video Series on Data Privacy and Security


The DC-based Personal, which offers people a secured digital data vault to store personal information, passwords, and files, announced in a blog post that it has launched Personal University, a video series dedicated to informing companies and individuals (particularly developers) about various topics in the personal data and privacy space. “With companies and developers struggling to… Read more »

Guesswork Announces a Machine Learning Platform to Help CRM Companies


Guesswork announced this week that they are launchign a machine learning platform to help customer relationship management (CRM) companies build intelligence into their products and replicate what Google has done on the web at every company. That is, Google understands a customer’s intention with a few keywords in a search box: even with troves of data… Read more »

Retention Science Secures $7 Million in Series A Funding Led by Upfront Ventures

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Retention Science, the self-proclaimed “global leader in retention marketing,” secured $7 million in funding in a round led by Upfront Ventures. “We feel that with a strong financial backing, the team can focus on scaling our business and hiring world-class talent,” says Jerry Jao, Retention Science CEO. Other backers included Baroda Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, and Mohr Davidow Ventures, as well… Read more »

Muuzii Partners with Deportes Media to Bring Real-Time Spanish-to-English Translation to US Latinos


Mobile translation company Muuzii announced today a partnership with leading Spanish-language sports broadcasting group Deportes Media LLC to bring real-time Spanish-to-English translation to any text-enabled mobile device. This partnership is part of the company’s effort to bring mobile translation and language services to the North American Hispanic community. Unlike other learning services available for the phone, Muuzii… Read more »

Sprint names Founder of Brightstar Corp. Marcelo Claure New CEO


Sprint confirmed today that Marcelo Claure, will take over as president and CEO OF wireless carrier in the U.S. Claure is the founder and CEO of Brightstar Corp., a wireless distributor based in Miami and subsidiary of Softbank. Claure will assume the Sprint CEO role in the next week. “He has the management experience, passion and drive to… Read more »

DC’s Social Tables Closes $8 Million Series A Round


The DC-based Social Tables, which helps hotels and organizations better plan and manage their meetings and events through a robust, Cloud-based diagramming and attendee management platform, just announced that it has a closed a whopping $8 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). The company made the… Read more »

Tony Monteleone Joins Launch Fishers to Further Entrepreneur Outreach in Indianapolis


It was announced this morning that the Indianapolis, Ind.-based coworking space and entrepreneur hub Launch Fishers has brought on Tony Monteleone as its Entrepreneurial Services Director. Monteleone comes into this new role from PERQ, where he most recently served as Business Development Manager – New Markets. “Tony represents many of the things we see in top entrepreneurial… Read more »

Tap Into the Power of Unreal Engine 4 as a Gaming Platform


Talk about computer games and you will have thousands of people talking about their favorite ones and excitingly sharing their experiences and winning strategies but only a few are really interested about the backend or the technology that goes into making the games. However, when it is Unreal Engine, things become different. The launch of… Read more »