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ManServant’s “Rent a Gentleman” Service Coming to SF

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So it looks like it’s come down to this, ladies: the perfect boyfriend needs to be rented, not found in bars. The San Francisco-based startup ManServant provides women with men who do exactly what they want. The company, founded by two advertising copywriters, has a catalog of gentleman tailored-to-order and willing to be your butler, photographer, bodyguard, or… Read more »


The Top 10 Cities for Digital Nomads

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This month, as part of his 12 startups in 12 months project, digital nomad Pieter Levels of Levels.io launched NomadList, a dynamic ranking of the best cities for digital nomads. The ranking takes into account a wealth of data, giving more weight to cost of living, Internet speed, weather, and safety. The monthly prices listed… Read more »


Shaun Abrahamson: Founders Shouldn’t Get Hung Up On Valuations

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Shaun Abrahamson is a successful early stage investor, tech entrepreneur and author.  Abrahamson has invested in companies like ZocDoc, Refinery29 and Trialpay amongst others startups. His latest venture, Urban.Us, is a network of advisors, investors and urban leaders that works with early stage companys that focuses on smart cities solutions. He and his co-founder Stonly Baptiste, are based in… Read more »


The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology: The Smart Shoe

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These shoes are made for innovation. Indian startup Ducere Technologies Pvt has developed shoes that will sync up “with a smartphone that uses Google Maps and vibrate to tell users when and where to turn to reach their destination.” Ducere initially developed the shoes to help the blind who rely on walking canes. While the cane can help… Read more »



16 Coding Bootcamps That Offer Scholarships for Women

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In a recent study, RJMetrics found that the tech community was about 29% female, with some cities scoring as low as 17% or 20%. Sam Altman just released some Y Combinator statistics on diversity, revealing that 19.5% of the startups they’ve funded this year have women on the founding team. Women are underrepresented in startups,… Read more »


SportsManias Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding

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Miami startup SportsManias announced that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. The funding will be use to continue revamping of SportsManias web platform and app, a source of news for sports fans. This round of funding follows a $1 million raise one year ago, bringing the company to a total of $4.5 million. According to… Read more »


Brazil’s Easy Taxi Raises $40M to Continue Global Expansion

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Global startup Easy Taxi raised US$40 million in Series D funding led by the Russian Phenomen Ventures with the participation of German Tengelmann Ventures. Backed by Rocket Internet, the Brazilian taxi hailing app startup has expanded its services in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. In the last year alone, Easy Taxi has added 150,000 drivers to their network and completed rides in… Read more »


Y Combinator’s Sam Altman Insists “Sexism in Tech Is Real” 

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On Friday, Y Combinator president Sam Altman penned a blog post called “Diversity and Startups” to explain what YC is doing to promote inclusiveness and how diverse the YC portfolio actually is. Here are some of the statistics he shared:  19.5% of the startups Y Combinator funded this year have women on the founding team (compared… Read more »


13 Startups Founders Share Their Weird Habits for De-Stressing

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Highly successful people have kooky and quirky habits that help them be more creative and deal with stress. Thomas Edison and Leonardo Da Vinci would not sleep for days and take random naps instead to help them be more productive with work. When it was time to work, Nikola Tesla preferred the company of pigeons. Even… Read more »



Shanghai’s Startups Invest in High Tech and Education in Africa

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With globalization and restructuring occurring rapidly throughout the world’s political and economic systems, emerging countries have an urgent need for educational improvement at all levels, especially the post-secondary level. Today, many Chinese projects, companies, and entrepreneurs aim to contribute to this development in emerging countries, and especially in Africa, through high-technology innovations. We recently spoke… Read more »


5 Ways Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck

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So you want to be lucky? You want to have all the good things that lucky people have? The fast cars, the nice homes, a business of your own? We all want those, so I am going to do you a favor and tell you, yes you, how to be lucky. This is a once-in-a-lifetime… Read more »


5 Lesser-Known Google Analytics Features That Marketers Should Use

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Google Analytics is an awesome piece of FREE software that helps you gain insights from web traffic and allows you to make more informed decisions that directly affect the bottom line of your business. There are several features available in Google Analytics that many marketers aren’t aware of. This article will highlight those features, which can be used by marketers… Read more »


5 Tips for Building Your Brand in Your Spare Time

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As a business owner, you’ve probably put a lot of time and thought into your brand. You know the purpose of your business and what you hope to accomplish. You understand the mission and values that you’ve put in place going forward, and you’re sure of how you’d like to reach out to your target… Read more »