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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 »





Paul Singh’s Crystal City-Based Disruption Corporation Reportedly Raising $1.5M

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According to an SEC filing submitted two days ago, Paul Singh’s Disruption Corporation is raising a $1.5 million. First reported by the Washington Business Journal, the company may have already raised some funds towards that total amount, although no commentary was made by Singh himself to confirm this. The Crystal City-based Disruption Corp. serves as a… Read more »


Spinnakr Cofounder’s New Project Can Improve Your Twitter Click-Through Rate by Nearly 20x

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I don’t think I have to raise the argument that social media has become one of the most prominent and indeed even identifying features of this generation. At a time when most conversations take place in the digital space, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become invaluable tools for coordinating discussions, sharing updates,… Read more »


Tesla Motors Helped Test the New Uber for Business 

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When you bring in your fancy Tesla for a tune-up, do they send you home in another fancy Tesla? Nope.  “Tesla Motors . . . uses Uber at its Service Centers around the country to give customers a convenient and reliable ride while their vehicle is being serviced,” the Uber blog explained. In doing that,… 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 »



Silk.co has Started an Interactive Database to Track the Number of Women Engineers in Tech

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Silk, a platform that allows anyone to transform their content in an easily readable and more engaging format, has recently started compiling data on the women engineers in tech. With recent attempts by large tech companies like Google and Facebook to increase transparency about the number of women among their ranks, the project is an attempt to… Read more »


Zainab Zaki Embraced Her Failure and Learned From it

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Part of starting up is failure – that’s a given. It’s never easy, but at the same time it’s a learning process and long does the entrepreneur last who sees failure in this light. Zainab Zaki was the COO at Tappedin, a social discovery tool for professional networking, before they closed their doors. For Zaki,… Read more »



8 Apps That Every New Parent Should Know About

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The first smile, the first steps, the first bottle…every parent agrees that life with a new baby is full of magical moments. But let’s be honest, any help you can get when it comes to becoming a better parent is great. And if it’s an app, even better! Baby Bundle If you prefer a one-stop app for… 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 »


If You Think Work-Life Balance Is Bad Here, Be Grateful You’re Not in Indonesia

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For employees in Indonesia, the #1 problem is feeling underappreciated, says Happy5 cofounder Doni Priliandi. “The management style is really top down. They don’t give a shit about the happiness of the employee. ‘If you perform, I’ll give you a bonus; if you do not perform, I’ll kick you out,’” explains Priliandi.    “The employees… Read more »