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Tech Cocktail San Francisco

Dating App Whim: Female-Led, 500 Strong

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Many in the world of tech accelerators and incubators know that 500 Startups founder Dave McClure has doubled down on his support for female-led startups. It’s one of the main reasons that the founders of dating app Whim chose to apply for the program. “Dave’s outspoken support of female-led startups and 500’s notoriously disruptive style really aligned with… Read more »






YogaTrail: A Marketplace for Yogis to Get Their Om On

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Prep your mats Yogis; practicing anywhere in the world just got easier! That’s the concept behind YogaTrail, an online network where  people find and connect with yoga teachers on the go. The startup is based out of Chiang Mai, Thailand, but recently relocated to San Francisco as part of the 500 Startups program. The idea behind… Read more »



Amazon Will Open Brick-and-Mortar Stores and Why You Will Never Shop There

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This week, online retailer Amazon confirmed that it will be opening up pop-up stores in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, next week for the holiday shopping season. This news comes after rumors that the company will soon open a brick-and-mortar store in New York City. The pop-up stores will carry Amazon-branded products developed in-house, such as Amazon’s Kindle tablets… Read more »




Is Your Airbnb Rent Too Damn High?

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It’s all about supply and demand: when there is an event in a city, prices for hotel accommodations increase drastically. And if it’s up to San Francisco-based startup Beyond Pricing, that should also be true for Airbnb hosts. Beyond Price helps Airbnb hosts & owners maximize the performance of their rental properties by using a pricing model similar… Read more »



iOS Users Can Now Enjoy Third-Party Keyboards

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Last week, iOS 8 wasn’t the only new release for Apple users. Taking a page from the Android books, iOS users will finally be able to download and install third-party keyboards as Fleksy released their next generation touch typing platform for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. To date, the award-winning keyboard has found its way… Read more »


Expa Finds First EIR in AddThis Founder Hooman Radfar

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We’ve been seeing more and more companies invite an outside, well-experienced entrepreneur to sit as the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). Garrett Camp and Naveen Selvadurai, Uber and Foursquare cofounders respectively, have announced that they’ll be adhering to this trend and bringing their own EIR into Expa, the startup studio. Hooman Radfar, the Founder and Chairman of… Read more »