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

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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 »


Boxbee Raises $5M Series A for On-Demand Valet Storage Solution

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Boxbee, the New York, NY-based provider of on-demand valet storage for those who live in the urban jungles of NYC and San Francisco, announced this morning that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Metamorphic Ventures. Other participants in this round of financing included Floodgate, Northgate, and an unnamed leading home improvement company. “At… Read more »


One Month is Issuing Scholarships for Women in Tech

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We recently saw One Month unveil their Cyber Monday deals that offered huge discounts on bundles of their tech-learning courses. Today they’ve announced that on January 1 they’ll be issuing 10 scholarships per month, for an entire year, to women in tech. “It’s amazing how quickly a class can transform someone’s life,” says Mattan Griffel, CEO… Read more »


Passion: The Biggest Startup Myth

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What are your favorite startup myths and tall tales? Silicon Valley is not the center of the industry, your local Starbucks is. Minorities, women, and employees over the age of 40 would disagree with the notion that the industry is truly a meritocracy. But the biggest myth, which is heralded by investors and entrepreneurs alike,… Read more »


Potbotics: Understanding how Cannabinoids Affect our Health

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What happens at the intersection of marijuana and technology? Some of us might think that the two are diametrically opposed, but there are a number of entrepreneurs in America who can see the potential inherent in the emerging market vertical; we’re making a leap to a world where marijuana is directly linked to and helped… Read more »



Beauty and Cosmetics Data Startup Poshly Partners with People Magazine on New Digital Platform

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Poshly, the New York City-based startup that leverages consumer enthusiasm for giveaways into valuable data for the beauty and cosmetics industry, has announced a partnership with People, the premier resource for celebrity news, photos, style, and entertainment coverage. The beauty startup and entertainment publication are working together on a new data driven digital channel that will… Read more »


David Tisch to Join Cornell Tech as Head of its Startup Studio

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This morning, Cornell University announced that entrepreneur, investor, and Techstars NYC cofounder David Tisch will join Cornell Tech as head of its Startup Studio. In this role, Tisch will work alongside Cornell Tech’s Chief Entrepreneurial Office and former Twitter CTO, Greg Pass, to develop the capstone program of Cornell Tech’s experiential learning curriculum. “David will provide our… Read more »


NYC’s Bonusly Raises $1M for Peer-to-Peer Bonuses

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Brooklyn-based Bonusly, the company behind the Web platform that helps companies replace traditional bonuses with peer-to-peer bonuses, announced this morning that it has raised $1 million in seed funding. This is the first kind of institutional financing for the company, which has been bootstrapping since 2012. The seed funding comes from Bloomberg Beta and FirstMark Capital. According to the… Read more »





Here are the Four Winning Startups from 1776’s Challenge Cup NY Competition

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Last night, the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator and seed fund 1776 teamed up with New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to host the 1776 Challenge Cup 2015 New York regional competition. After hearing pitches from 38 startups in the fields of education, energy, health, and cities, the panel of judges narrowed it down to four winning… Read more »


Rig Your Own Smart Home With littleBits DIY Kit

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Just because the Smart Home trend is increasingly popular with big corporations and startups alike doesn’t mean that there isn’t still room for innovation. That’s why littleBits this week launched their Smart Home DIY kit to retrofit your home and bring any of your home and bring any household appliance into the 21st century. The… Read more »