Accelerator

New Accelerator Launches in NYC to Boost EdTech Startups

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

EDGE Edtech, the New York, NY-based “startup generator” founded by edtech veterans Don Burton (whose resume includes time at Disney Education and Kaplan) and Jonathan D. Harber (former CEO of Pearson K12 Technology), has launched its 2015 EDGE Accelerator program in the city. Aimed…

Data

Cymbolism: The Test That Will Make You Forget about Color Psychology

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Even though I follow the news like everyone else, I’ve always had a soft spot for underdogs. You know, the apps they don’t tell you about, the products that get under the line on Product Hunt’s home page, etc. Sometimes you can find the…

Marketplace

Want Free Stuff? Claim It!

By | Mar 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

After spending three months in a beta period, Claim It! officially launched their iOS app in New York City. During the beta phase the team put their platform to the ultimate test and successfully gave away $60,000 worth of free prizes to New Yorkers….

Marketplace

Tidal Marketplace: Producing Organic Content Creations

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

Everybody has a story to tell, and Tidal has long been dedicated to helping companies and entrepreneurs tell theirs. They help them grow their audience by connecting creators with brands, agencies, and publishers via the Tidal suite, which combines influencer identification, insights, and campaign…

News

Gett Cuts Base Fares in Manhattan for Black Car Service

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Gett, the on-demand black car service that competes with the likes of Uber and Lyft, announced today that it is reducing its base fare rates by up to 25 percent across Manhattan. It’s an aggressive move, especially considering that the company already offers no variable surge…

Programs & Resources

Aspiring Israeli Tech Startups to Meet with American Investors

By | Mar 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

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…

Funding

Booker Raises $35M in Funding to Expand Services to Commerce Market

By | Mar 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm

New York-based service commerce startup, Booker, announced it raised $35 million in a Series C round led by Medina Capital. The company helps businesses sell their services online, via mobile device or in person, creating a seamless online booking experience for their customers. Other investors include Jump Capital, Signal…

Fashion

Haute Rogue: A One-Woman Show that Went Global

By | Feb 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

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,…

3D Printing

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

By | Feb 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

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…

Art

4 Startups Bringing Art into the 21st Century

By | Feb 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

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…

Social Media

Kewl Circle Helps You Make New Friends as an Adult

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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…

Accelerator

Techstars’ Barclays Accelerator Heads to NYC

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

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…

Programming education

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

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm

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…

Product Launch

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…

Breaking News

Is Web Hosting a Crime? Silk Road Founder Convicted

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 4:57 pm

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…

Funding

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

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

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…

Funding

Tracx Raises $18M Series C Led by Edison Partners

By | Feb 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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,…

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