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The Rap Test Partners With Nas and Coinbase


The Rap Test has been continuously releasing new quizzes on their platform for a while now, featuring different rappers for users to test their knowledge . Today they announced a new partnership with Coinbase and one of hip hop’s most legendary rappers, Nas. If you’re unaware, The Rap Test is a platform designed specifically to test your… Read more »

The LinkedIn for Real Estate Professionals, RealConnex, Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding


Miami-based startup RealConnex announced today that it has raised $3.5 million Series A financing round led by Star Capital. RealConnex connects the real estate ecosystem in one online platform, so professionals in the industry can have access to each other and scope out opportunities, in real time. According to The Starting Gate, the new funding will be used… Read more »

mxHero Integrates Citrix ShareFile For Better Email Management and Cloud Storage


San Francisco-based startup mxHero announced that their Mail2Cloud product suite now supports Citrix ShareFile, a secure file sync and sharing solution, for better email management, security, and collaboration. Those using ShareFile users can now seamlessly connect and integrate their email and cloud storage services using Save & Share, Retriever and Fusion. “We’re thrilled to bring… Read more »

Mobile Security Platform LaunchKey Announces $3M Seed Funding


Cyber security and the subsequent cyber terrorism is today’s hottest topic. That’s why the announcement that Las Vegas startup LaunchKey, the first decentralized mobile authentication and authorization platform built for the post-password and Internet of Things era, has closed a $3 million seed funding round is especially exciting. Geoff Sanders, President and CEO of LaunchKey, released this statement in… Read more »

PocketQube’s 5cm Satellites Allow Low-Cost Access to Space


There’s a company in Glasgow, Scotland making the smallest spacecraft to have ever successfully flown to, and operated in, orbit. PocketQube Shop, the company behind these satellites, recently announced the release of a read to use kit, the PocketQube Kit, to their online shop. As it stands, the PocketQube satellites are standard 5cm cubes, and… Read more »

Wyncode and Global Governance Advisors Launch Pitch Day to Focus on Corporate Governance


Miami-based Wyncode is partnering with the Global Governance Advisors (GGA) to organize and sponsor a pitch day competition for Wyncode students who have created innovative startup proposals for digital technology solutions within the human capital and corporate governance space. The first pitch day competition winners will be announced on January 5th, 2015 at Wyncode headquarters in Miami,… Read more »

Let Your App’s Data Pitch VCs with VentureFund’s Traction API


The team at the newly-launched believes that funding is essential for success when it comes to early-stage startups. And they’re not wrong as we’ve seen an explosion of high-growth startups; however, this has created a high grade competition for venture capital in different ecosystems. In their role as a new early-stage VC fund,… Read more »

Fleksy Overhauls Their Keyboard with V 5.0 Release


In their first year of operations Fleksy saw more than 3 million downloads of their third party keyboard app. They initially launched on Android, later released an iOS version, and today they announced the release of Fleksy version 5.0 as the hub for all of your input needs. The new update introduces customizable functionality enhancements… Read more »

LaunchCode Receives $1.25M in Funding from The Knight Foundation


St.Louis-based non-profit LaunchCode is expanding to Miami, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to address the issue of brain drain in South Florida’s growing tech community. LaunchCode matches technologists with local companies through paid apprenticeships. The Knight Foundation is investing $1.25 million, over three years, to support LaunchCode’s Miami opening early next year…. Read more »

Posiba is Giving the Charitable Giving Landscape a Makeover


Posiba, a San Diego based startup, has made it their mission to give the charitable giving landscape a makeover with their highly anticipated launch. To accomplish this goal, Posiba is bringing people and information together for greater impact via aggregated information and data services that support foundations, governments, charities, and donors. That is, anybody seeking… Read more »

Bus Travel Booking Aggregator Busbud Partners with Greyhound

Busbud Partners with Greyhound

Busbud, the Montreal, Canada-based company that offers a platform allowing consumers to easily book bus travel accommodations, has announced a formal partnership with Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in all of North America. The partnership is an effort to expand travel options for travelers during this holiday season, adding 3,800 North American… Read more »

Y Combinator Grad FarmLogs Raises $10M Series B Round


A Y Combinator alum, FarmLogs helps over 15 percent of US farms analyze data to increase their profitability. Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, FarmLogs announced that they have successfully closed a Series B funding round in which they raised $10 million; to date they’ve amassed $15 million in funding. The capital includes follow-on participation… Read more »