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Aspiring Israeli Tech Startups to Meet with American Investors

Israeli startups

On March 24, ending on March 25, The Israel Dealmakers Summit will take place in New York City. The two-day, invitation only conference was designed for senior global thought leaders to discuss the tech, trends, and innovation shaping key sectors like Smart Cities, Internet of Things, and Mobile and Wireless. “Israel has more active startups per… Read more »


Haute Rogue: A One-Woman Show that Went Global

Haute Rogue

Anna Miatselitsa was born and lived in Belarus until the age of 18, but she always dreamt of making a positive impact on the world. She was brought up in a culture where everybody lives the same kind of life: you go to school, then college, then you get married and have kids. In her… Read more »


SOLS gets $11.1 Million for Custom, 3D Printed Orthotics

SOLS prosthetics

We’ve long heard that the advent of the 3D printer will help people solve everyday problems right in their living rooms, but there haven’t been too many companies that open these doors for us. SOLS, however, is a pioneer in the 3D printing and custom, mass manufacturing market, and today they announced the successful close… Read more »


4 Startups Bringing Art into the 21st Century

Fractured Atlas

It’s easy to skip over the arts when you’re considering starting up in your local tech ecosystem. But the art community is ripe for technological advancements, and they actually tend to mirror entrepreneurs in the sense that they’re always looking to build a better brand, reach a bigger audience, and make sure their audience is… Read more »


Kewl Circle Helps You Make New Friends as an Adult

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Making new friends as adults can be challenging. According to research from the American Psychological Association, while our social circles increase through early adulthood, our friendship networks peak and start to decrease as you move through your twenties. And it gets worse; we lose half of our close friends every seven years and replace them with new… Read more »


Techstars’ Barclays Accelerator Heads to NYC

Barclays accelerator

It hasn’t even been a full 24 hours since Techstars announced the launch of their new accelerator in Berlin. Coming hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement, Techstars today announced the Barclays flagship Accelerator program in New York City, following the resounding program success in London. All told the program will take ten companies and… Read more »


Programming for Non-Programmers: It’s Time You Learn

One Month programming

It’s kind of overwhelming if you’re interested in programming but have little to no prior knowledge of how to program. That’s why One Month today announced the launch of their Programming for Non-Programmers course. The course will be taught by Chris Castiglione, and it will teach students the essentials of development while simultaneously providing them the tools… Read more »


Is Web Hosting a Crime? Silk Road Founder Convicted

Ross Ulbricht Silk Road

It’s a question that has a lot of individuals, legislators, and web site operates scratching their heads as a Manhattan courthouse today found Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht guilty on all charges. If you’re unfamiliar with Silk Road, here’s a bit of background. It was officially launched in 2011 by ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’, a pseudonym used… Read more »


VC Firms Commit $9.2M to AI Company x.ai

x.ai

The New York based x.ai, a leading artificial intelligence company that schedules meetings over email, recently announced that they have completed a successful Series A funding round. Led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital, along with FirstMark Capital, IA Ventures, Softbank Capital, and CrunchFund, x.ai was able to bring in $9.2 million in funding. Founded in… Read more »


Tracx Raises $18M Series C Led by Edison Partners

Tracx Series C

This morning, it was announced that the New York, NY-based Tracx, which offers a Cloud-based social media management platform for enterprises, has closed an $18 million Series C round of funding led by Edison Partners. Edison’s investment made up $10 million of the round, with existing investors Flybridge Capital, Mousse Partners, Klingenstein, and Fields &… Read more »


Smart Home for Photos Picturelife Gets Acquired

StreamNation Acquires PictureLife

In an email sent out to users early this morning, Picturelife cofounder and CEO Nate Westheimer announced that the company had been acquired by StreamNation, the Cloud storage platform that allows people to securely store, stream, and share their media content online. According to StreamNation, Picturelife will remain intact, and Picturelife’s employees will join the… Read more »


Thanks to Juno, NYC and Boston are Drunk

Drizly Winter Storm Juno NYC and Boston are Drunk

In case you weren’t aware (or you didn’t care), Winter Storm Juno began its movement across the Northeast yesterday, not-so-gently allowing its icy, white hexagrams to fall on the insignificant human beings. Mondays are already terrible as they are, but having to face a winter blizzard on top of that pretty much deserves major imbibing – and, it… Read more »


Amidst $6M Series A, TriggerMail Rebrands as Bluecore

Bluecore Series A

Since participating in the Techstars 2013 New York Class, life for TriggerMail has been busy – or should I say Bluecore. They today announced that they’ll officially be rebranding as Bluecore, previously TriggerMail, and the team was excited to jointly announce the close of a successful $6 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark… Read more »


WiFi Map Hits 7 Million User Milestone

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WiFi Map has made it their mission to crowdsource data in an effort to help people find access to WiFi hotspots around the world. Users go around to public WiFi hotspots, rate the strength of the network, share the passwords, and leave additional helpful comments. Today the WiFi Map team announced that they have officially hit the… Read more »