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Monica Lewinsky On Cyberbullying, But We’re All Responsible

Monica Lewinsky speaks at Forbes Under 30 Summit about Cyberbullying

With the rise of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whisper, we’ve created more playgrounds for bullies to find and go after their victims. Today in Philadelphia Monica Lewinsky broke a decade of silence to share her latest mission, taking on cyberbullying. She explained during her talk at the Forbes Under 30 Summit: “It takes a… Read more »


Dating App Whim: Female-Led, 500 Strong

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Many in the world of tech accelerators and incubators know that 500 Startups founder Dave McClure has doubled down on his support for female-led startups. It’s one of the main reasons that the founders of dating app Whim chose to apply for the program. “Dave’s outspoken support of female-led startups and 500’s notoriously disruptive style really aligned with… Read more »


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 »







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 »