Productivity

Stanford Study: Letting Employees Work from Home Raises Productivity

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 12:45 pm

This morning, we published a piece that looked at 76 companies that allow you to work remotely and it’s already making the rounds on the Internet. The reason behind the popularity of remote work isn’t new or uniquely for startup companies: in recent years,…

Marketing

3 Ways to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing with Video

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

Growth-hacking is the “lean startup” term coined by Sean Ellis for using conversion marketing tactics like content marketing, A/B testing, and analytics to grow a company quickly and efficiently. This strategy has helped many companies accelerate their growth by focusing each and every tactic…

Funding

Miami

Videoo Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

Miami-based startup Videoo has announced that it has successfully raised $1.625M in seed funding from Accelerator Growth Partners (AGP), other prominent funds and angel investors in the U.S. and Brazil. The funding will help the company’s effort to become the largest aggregator, integrator, and curator of social videos online….

Remote work

76 Companies You Can Work Remotely At

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

A friend of mine is a programmer who refuses to work in an office. If he interviews with a company who wants to bring him on board but won’t let him work remotely, he tells me they don’t “get it” (and declines). For many…

Product Launch

Los Angeles

Hootsuite of Social Aggregation Fliptu, Raises $1.2M in Funding

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

Social aggregation and visualization platform startup, Fliptu, announced that they have raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The round is lead by Scout Ventures and includes Rick Dalzell, amongst several other angels. The funding will enable the company to exit from beta into full…

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Psychological Guide

This Myers-Briggs Personality Type is Likely to Earn a Higher Income

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

It’s been suggested that in order for people to succeed at certain jobs, they need to have the right kind of personality type for whatever career they choose for themselves. Indeed, there are companies like Good.Co who believe that the personality of a prospective…

Health

Mobile Therapy Closes Gap Between Patients and Mental Health Providers

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Mobile Therapy is an app that was created to help mental health professionals fill in the gap with what happens between sessions with patients. Say you only meet with your therapist once a week, which is probably average for people who are actively in…

Venture Capital

This Real-Life Startup Story Sounds Like Last Night’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Plot

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

While the premiere of the newest season of Game of Thrones was on the radar for most of the human population this past weekend, a sizable slice of that population was also on the lookout for another HBO series that returned on Sunday. Last…

Tips & How To’s

4 Smart Tips for Working with Online Influencers

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Influencer marking is the hottest marketing trend in 2015. According to a recent study by the Journal of Consumer Research, modern consumers often form opinions or make positive judgments about products and services based on the opinions of those they follow on social media….

Ecommerce

6 Tools to Personalize Visitor Experience on Your Online Store

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

A traditional brick and mortar store has skilled sales associates to provide customers with a personalized shopping experience. They offer informed suggestions based on the shopper’s behavior and help them in their purchases. It’s not too difficult to replicate the same experience on your…

Trends

Cheryl Shuman, The Queen of Cannabis

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

The first time a doctor suggested Cheryl Shuman to smoke a joint in order to overcome depression, this businesswoman thought she was being made fun of. However, almost 20 years later, she manages a millionaire fund that deals with cannabis and is the founder…

Women's issues

DC

4 Double Standards VCs Have for Women

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

When sisters Donna and Rosy Khalife were raising funding for Surprise Ride, a monthly subscription box for kids’ activities, mentors told them to bring on a male cofounder so it would be easier to raise funding. But they resisted this “easy” solution – they wanted…

Programs & Resources

DC

High Schooler Creates Tech Competition to Mentor Middle School Girls

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in…

Music

Berlin

Uberchord: Personal Guitar Teacher in Your Pocket

By | Apr 13, 2015 at 8:00 am

Coming out of Berlin is an app that is trying to disrupt how people learn to play the guitar. The app, called Uberchord (yes…another company with Uber in the name, but this one is actually from Germany, so they get a pass), is known…

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