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Fleksy Overhauls Their Keyboard with V 5.0 Release


In their first year of operations Fleksy saw more than 3 million downloads of their third party keyboard app. They initially launched on Android, later released an iOS version, and today they announced the release of Fleksy version 5.0 as the hub for all of your input needs. The new update introduces customizable functionality enhancements… Read more »

LaunchCode Receives $1.25M in Funding from The Knight Foundation


St.Louis-based non-profit LaunchCode is expanding to Miami, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to address the issue of brain drain in South Florida’s growing tech community. LaunchCode matches technologists with local companies through paid apprenticeships. The Knight Foundation is investing $1.25 million, over three years, to support LaunchCode’s Miami opening early next year…. Read more »

Posiba is Giving the Charitable Giving Landscape a Makeover


Posiba, a San Diego based startup, has made it their mission to give the charitable giving landscape a makeover with their highly anticipated launch. To accomplish this goal, Posiba is bringing people and information together for greater impact via aggregated information and data services that support foundations, governments, charities, and donors. That is, anybody seeking… Read more »

Bus Travel Booking Aggregator Busbud Partners with Greyhound

Busbud Partners with Greyhound

Busbud, the Montreal, Canada-based company that offers a platform allowing consumers to easily book bus travel accommodations, has announced a formal partnership with Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in all of North America. The partnership is an effort to expand travel options for travelers during this holiday season, adding 3,800 North American… Read more »

Y Combinator Grad FarmLogs Raises $10M Series B Round


A Y Combinator alum, FarmLogs helps over 15 percent of US farms analyze data to increase their profitability. Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, FarmLogs announced that they have successfully closed a Series B funding round in which they raised $10 million; to date they’ve amassed $15 million in funding. The capital includes follow-on participation… Read more »

Geenio Leverages HTML5 for Max User Adoption


The Palo Alto-based Geenio today announced the launch of a powerful new application for creating interactive online courses and managing learning processes across organizations. Their cloud-based, full-cycle learning system for the enterprise was designed from the ground up to allow anybody, regardless of technical ability, to build and deploy company training and learning across any… Read more »

Everything But The House’s Recent Funding is a Testament to the Rise of Cincinnati’s Tech Scene


Just last month, the Cincinnati, OH-based startup Everything But The House announced that it had raised $13 million in Series A funding from Spark Capital and Greycroft Partners. It was a significant achievement for the company, which was founded in 2006 but had only ever received two previous undisclosed amounts of angel funding. More significantly,… Read more »

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


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 »

Kudos Tech Put a USB Port on an Android Power Cord


After 18 months of development, Max Tseng, the founder of Kudos Tech, has officially launched a new Indiegogo campaign to fund Kudos Tech’s newest addition to their family of hardware. In short, the new PowerOTG Cable integrates USB connectivity with the everyday power and sync cable. Using the PowerOTG Cable, Android users can expect to… Read more »

Florida Among Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs


Florida ranks as the fifth most entrepreneur-friendly state nationwide; that’s according to the 19th Annual Small Business Policy Index published once a year. The index ranks all 50 states according to 42 different policy measures, including government-imposed or government-related costs that directly or indirectly affect entrepreneurship and business,  as well as the investment that is so critical… Read more »

Women in Tech: Michelle Fox from Code for Progress


The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »