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5 Employee Metrics Vital to Growing Your Startup

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Your organization is growing fast. If you’re going to keep up with the changes, you’ll need the right employee data and metrics to measure success. Startups can use a variety of employee metrics to measure business growth. Metrics such as peer reviews and employee engagement levels provide valuable data to help identify current areas of… Read more »



Posiba is Giving the Charitable Giving Landscape a Makeover

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Posiba, a San Diego based startup, has made it their mission to give the charitable giving landscape a makeover with their highly anticipated launch. To accomplish this goal, Posiba is bringing people and information together for greater impact via aggregated information and data services that support foundations, governments, charities, and donors. That is, anybody seeking… Read more »


Bus Travel Booking Aggregator Busbud Partners with Greyhound

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Busbud, the Montreal, Canada-based company that offers a platform allowing consumers to easily book bus travel accommodations, has announced a formal partnership with Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in all of North America. The partnership is an effort to expand travel options for travelers during this holiday season, adding 3,800 North American… Read more »


Y Combinator Grad FarmLogs Raises $10M Series B Round

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A Y Combinator alum, FarmLogs helps over 15 percent of US farms analyze data to increase their profitability. Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, FarmLogs announced that they have successfully closed a Series B funding round in which they raised $10 million; to date they’ve amassed $15 million in funding. The capital includes follow-on participation… Read more »


Travel on Your Device’s Screen With Round.me

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Never before it has been so easy for us to travel around the world. Not only actual travel, involving planes and other physical transportation methods, but also using the web. There are all sorts of maps available to explore, with some apps that let users to visit almost any place in the world without actually… Read more »



Geenio Leverages HTML5 for Max User Adoption

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The Palo Alto-based Geenio today announced the launch of a powerful new application for creating interactive online courses and managing learning processes across organizations. Their cloud-based, full-cycle learning system for the enterprise was designed from the ground up to allow anybody, regardless of technical ability, to build and deploy company training and learning across any… Read more »


3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor

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Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while seeking venture capital? And most importantly, are you saying the right… Read more »


Video Chat with Santa Using the ‘Hello Santa’ App

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Dear, world: Santa Claus is real. The end. Love, Ronald. Or, at least, you can make your kids actually believe this through a new iOS app and website available this holiday season. Called Hello Santa, the online service provides a way for your kids (or you…) to video chat with Santa himself. It’s a much more engaging… Read more »


Everything But The House’s Recent Funding is a Testament to the Rise of Cincinnati’s Tech Scene

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Just last month, the Cincinnati, OH-based startup Everything But The House announced that it had raised $13 million in Series A funding from Spark Capital and Greycroft Partners. It was a significant achievement for the company, which was founded in 2006 but had only ever received two previous undisclosed amounts of angel funding. More significantly,… Read more »


Boxbee Raises $5M Series A for On-Demand Valet Storage Solution

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Boxbee, the New York, NY-based provider of on-demand valet storage for those who live in the urban jungles of NYC and San Francisco, announced this morning that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Metamorphic Ventures. Other participants in this round of financing included Floodgate, Northgate, and an unnamed leading home improvement company. “At… Read more »



Bill Nye Uses Emoji to Explain Evolution [Video]

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That’s it, you can explain pretty much anything with emojis. Bill Nye, known as the Science Guy with a quirky bowtie, is used to explaining even the most difficult scientific theories to the general public. It’s not an easy thing to do; science is hard! But I have to say, using emojis to explain the theory… Read more »