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SXSW

Jared Leto Joins Board at Hang w/

By | Mar 5, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Hang With (Hang w/) has a history of getting mainstream celebrity endorsements; last year at SXSW they sponsored a 50 Cent concert that was live-broadcast to their users. Recently they announced that Academy Award winner, and major heartthrob, Jared Leto has officially joined the Board…

Travel

Eligible to Fly to Cuba? CheapAir.com Will Get you There

By | Feb 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and thanks to President Obama I’ll finally be able to fulfill one of my life dreams: traveling to Cuba. In that same vein, CheapAir.com today announced that they will become the first online travel agency that helps…

Mobile

Don’t Let Laundry Day Get the Best of you: Use Washio

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Laundry day: it’s the bane of my existence. How many times have you gotten super amped up to do laundry only to have something else pop up? “Oh, I’ll do it tomorrow,” you always say. But tomorrow turns into the next day, and the next,…

Trends

Loverly Launches Keyword-Based Bridal Collection

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Brides rejoice! Wedding planning just got more efficient, thanks to online data. Lover.ly, the online wedding planner guide for the working bride, unveiled today the “The Loverly Collection.”  A curated line of branded wedding products created based on Loverly’s proprietary data. The company partnered with…

Acquistion

Uber for Valet Parking, CurbStand, Acquires Competitor Curby

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Los Angeles-based startup CurbStand, the Uber for valet parking, announced the acquisition of its competitor Curby. Financial terms of this transaction were not disclosed. Curby’s technology platform offers valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metrics previously unavailable on CurbStand. Now, it will offer a complete suite…

Product Launch

Find Your Next Bromance on Wolfpack

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It’s a running joke between my boyfriend and I that his language totally changes the second he gets on the phone with a guy friend. Suddenly they’re calling each other “bro” and “dude” and (God help me) “stud,” and I just roll my eyes….

.CO

Get Personalized, SMS-Based Recommendations From Cloe

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm

We can all agree that the best way to discover a new city is by following tips from the locals. But what happens when you don’t know anyone? Meet Cloe, an SMS-based recommendation engine that provides users with personal tips curated by real people. Cloe is very…

Mobile

For Klutch, Platform Agnosticism Equals Big Success

By | Feb 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Klutch recently announced the official launch of their Android and web-based apps, completing the development of their frictionless real-time scheduling platform. It’s a huge step forward for the team at Klutch, who had a major pivot in September 2014. The two new platform offerings…

Product Launch

Hate Waiting for Valet? ‘Request A Car’ Using CurbStand App

By | Nov 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Los Angeles-based CurbStand, the app that allows users to seamlessly locate, pay and tip for valet parking from their mobile devices, today unveiled a brand-new consumer app with new on-demand features, such as allowing drivers to ‘Request A Car,’ among other enhancements. In tandem, CurbStand…

Funding

Ashton Kutcher’s A-GRade Backs Red Carpet Service Rover

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Rover.com, the nation’s largest network connecting dog owners with dog lovers for hire, today announced that it has received new funding from Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle’s A-GRade Investments, a prominent investor in the sharing economy sector. “The A-GRade team has been…

News

On-Demand Beauty Services App GlamSquad Raises $7M in Funding to Expand Nationally

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

New York-based startup Glamsquad announced that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding in a round led by SoftBank Capital. The “Uber for beauty services” is headed by Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, and it brings professional beauty services to customer anywhere. So…

Mobile

The Diverse Team at Adtech Startup RAIN Looks to 500 Startups Demo Day

By | Oct 17, 2014 at 10:30 am

The team at RAIN had not deployed a live app prior to starting at 500 Startups, the micro-VC accelerator program based in Silicon Valley and founded by Dave McClure. RAIN is an app that helps small businesses reach local customers with real-time, accessible promotional…

News

Finding Entrepreneurial Inspiration in the Marijuana Community

By | Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

It’s rare in my day-to-day that I’m connected to a fellow journalist with the intention of interviewing them for a tech-related article. Usually I deal with CEOs, startup founders, and tech entrepreneurs. I soon realized that although Al Olson is a journalist, he has the fierce…

Tips & How To’s

6 Things We Can Learn From Kairos Society Fellows

By | Oct 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm

There are a number of things we can learn from seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, but there’s a group of young entrepreneurs from the Kairos Society that can offer advice as well. According to its site, the well-renowned organization creates “entrepreneurship outlets and opportunities…

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