New College Grads: Levo Wants to Help you Find a Career

By | May 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

If you hadn’t noticed, it’s graduation season (shout out to my little sister who just got her degree). For a lot of grads, though, the job market is more daunting than any final paper, test, or project. That’s why Levo today launched a suite…


Justworks Raises $13M Series B Funding

By | May 19, 2015 at 7:30 am

New York-based HR and payment company Justworks announced a $13M Series B funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures with returning investors Thrive Capital and Index Ventures. The company will use its current funding to invest in its core technology and build out its team to…


The Kweens of Broad City on Growth Hacking and Making Great Content

By | May 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Back in 2010, Broad City was just another YouTube series on the Internet, lost among the many millions of others that came before it. Fast-forward to 2015, and the series has become a golden feature on Comedy Central – with its Millennial humor and…


What are you Supposed to do with Cannabis Data?

By | May 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

Sometimes even I think I sound like a broken record player, but I also don’t think I can say it enough: the future of cannabis is in data. However it raises a good question: what are you supposed to do with the data? Boris…


Meetup CEO on the Future of Community

By | May 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

This morning at NYC Uncubed, Meetup cofounder and CEO Scott Heiferman talked about the the importance of making connections and the role of Meetup in helping build the communities in the future. We’re all making new connections in our everyday lives through very many…


lettrs: Bringing Hand Written Notes to the Digital World

By | May 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

I’ll forever be a fan of analog methods of operation because there’s an almost artistic quality inherent in it. That is, I prefer writing in notepads to working on laptops, I still call people over texting them, and nothing beats a hand written snail…

Product Launch

Postmates Better Watch Out, Uber is Now Delivering Food Too

By | Apr 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Uber is adding food delivery to their list of services. UberEATS will deliver from local restaurants with a tap on your phone within minutes. The on-demand meal delivery service that piloted in LA and Barcelona is first launching in Chicago and New York City. “While we’re making delivery…


5 Reasons Why More Women Should Go to Hackathons

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Hackathons are great opportunities for entrepreneurs and developers to come together and work on a a project outside work. It’s also a gateway for people wanting to enter a new tech ecosystem, while finding solutions to issues they may be passionate about. But if you haven’t…


Mobile Shopping App Spring Raises $25M Series B

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Spring, the mobile shopping app founded by brothers Alan and David Tisch, announced earlier today that it has raised a $25 million round of Series B funding. This new financing was led by BoxGroup – the angel fund co-managed by David – and included…


Fever: The Event App Based Around Your Interests

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Pep Gomez only had to experience FOMO (or the fear of missing out) a few times before he realized that there was no platform that allowed people to stay in the loop about the social scene and events in their area. “Just like all…


Don’t Sing…Please…Just Message the Song Instead

By | Apr 3, 2015 at 8:00 am

With the recent releases by companies like Pixit and Imgur, there’s no denying the fact that alternative messaging methods are on the rise. However, there’s long been an absence for music messaging, according to Rithm. Today Rithm announced that it would be changing that…


LittleBits Partners With KORG on New Synth Kit Modules

By | Apr 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

In the Fall of 2013 littleBits launched their original Synth Kit, which opened the doors for hobbyists and musicians to easily explore the synthesizer instrument. Further, users could build their own custom sound machine, complete with signal generators, modifiers, modulators, and controllers. Following the…

Startups & Apps

Save Money: Use This App to Tell You Whether Uber or Taxi is Cheaper

By | Mar 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When it comes to getting driven around New York City, people have a slew of options open to them – from the hundreds of taxis that pass them to on-demand services like Uber, Lyft, and Gett. Because of all these choices, the matter often…

Product Launch

Caliber, WhatsApp for Professionals Looking to Network

By | Mar 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

We’ve all heard that it’s often not what you know but who you know to get ahead. As it turns out, when it comes to finding a job, that may be truer than what we’d hope. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of all…


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…


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…


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….