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Community Management Platform Mobilize Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding

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San Francisco-based startup Mobilize announced today that it has raised US $1.2 million in seed funding. The round of funding was led by Hillsven Capital, with participation from UpWest Labs and Eddy Shalev. The funding will be used to grow the team, accelerate product development, and continue supporting the company’s beta customers. Mobilize has developed… Read more »



Airbnb for Cars, Getaround, Raises $24M in New Funding

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San Francisco-based car-sharing startup, Getaround, announced today they have raised $24M in funding. Getaround app allows users to reserve cars from people nearby their location. Basically. Airbnb for your car. If someone is looking for a car,  they can search cars available nearby available instantly. Those registered agree to let any of its screened users… Read more »


Shakr: “Video Ads are Hot Right Now”

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According to a recent Forbes article, video ads are hot right now. Nearly every major internet platform launched a new video ad product, big brands love it, and video ad spending is up 76 percent year-over-year in 2014. Recently graduated from the 500 Startups accelerator, as part of Batch 10, Shakr has decided that they… Read more »


RxMatch Gives Patients Recovery and Sustainable Wellness On-The-Go

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Today, San Francisco-­based startup RxMatch launches a post-op care platform for web and mobile devices. The platform includes best practices and treatment compliance orchestrated by a trained health coach; keeping doctors, nurses, patients, and care-givers informed between visits with clinical information that is insightful and actionable. RxMatch leverages technology to extend these pivotal relationships beyond the… Read more »


Fleksy Breaks Guinness World Record…Again

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Back in May the third-party keyboard Fleksy announced to the world that they had shattered the Guinness World Record for Fastest Texting. And then they did it again. This past week, Fleksy announced that they had trumped their previous effort and set yet another new Guinness World Record for Fastest Texting. Marcel Fernandes Filho, age… Read more »


LAFORGE Strikes Partnership to Compete With Google Glass

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The Google Glass competitor LAFORGE Optical last week announced the close of a $1.1 million partnership with SOMO Optical to fund lens development, manufacturing development, and LAFORGE’s proprietary camera system development. It’s the first partnership in a series of funding announcements we’ve seen from LAFORGE Optical as part of its series seed investment round. “The… Read more »


Y Combinator-Backed CareMessage Raises Over $3.7 Million In First Round Of Fundraising

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San Francisco-based startup CareMessage announced a series of grants that will enable the organization to bring its technology to millions of low-income patients in order to help them live healthier lives. The non-profit startup develops technology to improve healthcare delivery and management for patients in medically underserved areas of the United States through the use of mobile… Read more »


Personal Launches Fill It Mobile at #pii2014

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The Crowne Plaza Palo Alto hotel in Silicon Valley is today hosting the 2014 Privacy Identity Innovation (#pii2014) conference, which focuses on the latest developments in areas like mobile, biometrics, the Internet of Things, and big data. Attendees will get an earful of trends and businesses driving the personal information economy while also receiving guidance… Read more »


VIDA: Fashion Made With a Touch of Social Good

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VIDA is a San Francisco based e-commerce platform that unites socially responsible shopping with a unique manufacturing model that bridges the gap between designers, artists, producers, and consumers. Yesterday they proudly announced the successful close of a seed funding round in which they raised $1.3 million. The investors in the seed round included Google Ventures, The… Read more »


The Crippling Anxiety of Being a Startup CEO

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“The hard part is waking up at 3 am in the morning just drenched in sweat, where your bed is soaked, because the anxiety is just gnawing at you even when you’re not awake.” Matt MacInnis had spent over 7 years at Apple, including time running their global market development for education, but he still… Read more »


Startup Documents: Legal Tools That Help Entrepreneurs

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Startup Documents has made it their mission as a company to help early-stage startups with all things legal and important. They recently announced the launch of their V2 platform, which brings in a new independent contractor agreement for entrepreneurs. To date they have focused on generating and storing legal documents for various early-stage companies, whether… Read more »