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Amy Jo Martin Knows How to Elevate Your Brand Awareness

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Digital Royalty, Amy Jo Martin’s company, has been alive and kicking for over five years at this point, and they’ve been thriving in Downtown Vegas for two of those years. A social communications company, Digital Royalty helps brands elevate brands and awareness via social communications while educating business owners in the process. Prior to Digital Royalty,… Read more »


Community Has to Be An Element of a Startup

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Second on the panel Tech Cocktail Week in Downtown Vegas, to promote the launch of Startup Mixology, was Andy White, the man who runs the VegasTechFund. Every week for the past two years White has written a check to fund startup companies coming to Vegas from the $50 million fund. During those two years White and the VegasTechFund… Read more »






The One Thing That Matters to VCs (Besides Team)

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If you ask VCs what they’re looking for, most will say it’s all about the team rather than the idea. August Capital general partner David Hornik fundamentally agrees - with a little addendum. “I used to say it was people, people, people, people,” he told an audience at TCWEEK in Vegas last Thursday. “I have come to… Read more »


Food Delivery Startup Foodpanda Raises $60M to Expand in Emerging Markets

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Rocket Internet’s food delivery service, foodpanda, announced today they have raised $60 million in funding from a group of investors, including existing investors Falcon Edge Capital as well as Berlin-based Rocket Internet AG. Foodpanda is affiliated with the brands hellofood and Delivery Club in emerging markets. This round brings the total raised by the company to $108… Read more »


Find Your Payroll Zen with Zenefits

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Do you wish your payroll processes and HR tasks were completely stress-free? Are you tired of using multiple tools to keep track of your employees’ benefits? Well, there’s a fairly new platform that can provide you with the peace of mind you need when managing HR and payroll tasks. Zenefits, a startup that manages benefits… Read more »



Uber Expands Services to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

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Uber announced that it is rolling out its ride-sharing service, UberX, for users in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Users in both cities can now hail a ride using their smartphones. UberX is now available in six cities in Florida, including Miami, where they launched earlier this summer after a lengthy battle with Miami-Dade County…. Read more »



In a Competition Between NYC and Boston Startups, Boston’s VerbalCare Reigned Supreme

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This past Wednesday, WeWork held its Fenway Fast Pitch Competition, a competition designed to determine which city is truly better: New York City or Boston? Okay, well, that wasn’t really the whole point of it, but the startup pitch competition did feature three startups from NYC and three teams from Boston, the winner of which would forever stand… Read more »