From the likes of GrubHub and Groupon, to Braintree and Trunk Club, Chicago has launched some major companies that have grown to become recognizable on a global scale. Groupon essentially started the daily deals industry, becoming one of the leading influencers in Chicago’s tech scene during the early stages of the startup boom in the region, and… Read more »
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It’s official: Microsoft has bought Mojang, the parent company behind Minecraft. Minecraft to join Microsoft http://t.co/qdDbqUzVNm pic.twitter.com/E0EJmAjfiP — Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) September 15, 2014 Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, and its partner games Cobalt and Scrolls, today announced that Microsoft will be taking over control of one of the most popular games of the last… Read more »
Not too long ago I reported on Crowdfunder’s affiliated efforts with musician Neil Young to launch a crowdfunding for equity campaign aimed at raising a Series A funding round for PonoMusic. To date the campaign has hundreds of backers with $5.45 million in investment commitments; the initial goal was $4 million. Due to overwhelming interest… Read more »
Last week we teamed up with MOJO Minnesota and Café Inc. to host a booming Mixer & Startup Showcase in the Twin Cities (before it gets too cold!). Local entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts met at Makers Café in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the best that the Twin Cities had to offer. All told, there were… Read more »
Tech rating site, Product Hunt, has raised US $6 million in a new round of funding. This news comes days after the company announced that it raised a seed funding round of $1M and launched an iOS app. According to unnamed sources sited by TechCrunch, the round was led by Andreessen Horowitz and Product Hunt picked… Read more »