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The HipChat Team is on Track to Triple in 2015


Atlassian announced this week that they’ll officially be expanding their HipChat team communications business in the 2015 calendar year. Specifically, they’ll be rolling out a new company business unit, they plan to triple the team’s workforce, and they’ll release HipChat Server – a version of the software designed for companies to run their team communications… Read more »

Techstars Unveils Third Techstars Ventures Fund

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David Cohen, CEO of Techstars, today penned a blog post unveiling the third and newest Techstars Ventures Fund. Techstars Ventures 2014 is a $150 million seed and Series A fund, and their strategy is to invest in companies emerging from the Techstars ecosystem; that includes Techstars accelerator graduates, new companies started by Techstars alumni, and… Read more »

Metromile to Provide Uber Drivers Per-Mile Car Insurance


Today, Metromile and Uber announced they are partnering up to provide variably-priced, pay-per-mile auto insurance for drivers who use Uber’s rideshare platform. The two companies have jointly developed the first technology solution that serves the Transportation Network Company (“TNC”) market and strives to provide continuous seamless insurance coverage for Uber driver partners – a unique… Read more »

It’s Simple: Complete Helps you Get Things Done

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Complete is a new, crowd-based to-do app that puts a positive spin on your traditional to-do list. Using the power of motivation, knowledge, and social networks, Complete helps users overcome challenges and GTD (Get Things Done) rather than simply managing their tasks. The app lets users share tasks on their Complete feed and help each… Read more »

Handle: Saving Email From Itself

handle email

“The answer is not to replace email, but to enhance it with the data we all need to manage action: reminder times, projects, locations, and due dates. That is what we are launching today,” says Shawn Carolan, founder and CEO of the newly launched iOS app Handle. Handle, the software and services company dedicated to… Read more »

Tesla Stock Price Plummets


If you prefer to buy low, it could be a great time to grab some stock in Tesla Motors. The Huffington Post reported today that Tesla Motors‘ stock plummeted nearly 7 percent on Wednesday after CEO Elon Musk disclosed that the electric car maker “won’t turn a profit for another five years”. In fact, Musk reportedly… Read more »

Zirx is Your On-Demand Valet Service

city parking

Parking in a large city is probably the bane of many of our existences on a daily basis. Running behind and late for work? You can bet that there will not be a parking place anywhere close to where you need it to be. Luckily, there is a relatively new company here to alleviate some… Read more »

Curbing the Traditional Wheelchair With WHILL


In July 2014 WHILL successfully closed a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development of their personal mobility devices. From then on they remained relatively silent until founder Satoshi Sugie reached out to me to let us know they would be demoing at The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES ) this year. That’s right, CES… Read more »

Viper at CES 2015: Uniting Wearables and Connected Cars


Today at The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015), Viper formally announced a new app that gives users the ability to start, lock, unlock, and track their car from nearly anywhere in the world via their smartphone. The app, named Viper SmartStart, will integrate Android Wear and Apple Watch accessibility early in the 2015… Read more »

Codementor Bets Big on App Development for 2015


Before founding Codementor, Weiting Liu graduated both Y Combinator and Techstars, experiencing first hand how helpful expert mentorship is for launching successful projects. In a smilar vein, he decided to start Codementor in an effort to help developers, in real time, with one on one code help from over 2,000 vetted experts via screen sharing, video,… Read more »