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Handybook Raises $30M in Series B Led by Revolution Growth

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It was announced this morning that NYC-based Handybook has raised $30 million in a Series B round of funding. The round was led by Revolution Growth, a $450 fund co-founded by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, and Donn Davis. Other participants in this recent round of fundraising include current investors Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst… Read more »


Investors Need Managing, Too

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Once you’ve landed funding, you’ve got another set of people to manage – your investors…. Read more »


About.me CEO Tony Conrad Raises $11 Million, Will Fireside Chat With Tech Cocktail in July

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About.me is quickly growing to internet notoriety, and, personally, it’s my favorite way to promote myself via social media. Why, you might ask? It’s simple: About.me is simple. The platform combines the flair of Facebook with the professionalism of LinkedIn, and every day more people make a page for themselves. Since 2010 the company has… Read more »


Surviving the #WorldCup In Your Office

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is here. For the next month, football (soccer for Americans) will be everywhere. So choose a team to support (I suggest Brazil), and get in the spirit. Here’s a guide to enjoying the World Cup on the go: 1. Set Up Your Calendar with Games: You’re not expected to watch… Read more »




Cybersecurity Accelerator MACH37 Announces 60 Members to its Mentor Network

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Yesterday, the Herndon, VA-based cybersecurity accelerator MACH37 announced the first 60 members in its mentor network, additionally putting out a global call for more members. Called the “Stars Network,” mentors include successful cybersecurity entrepreneurs, domain experts, and industry thought leaders across the United States. Members include former CIO at the Central Intelligence Agency, Alan Wade; founder and CEO… Read more »


6 Things We Can Learn from Young Entrepreneurs

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From ex-bankers-turned-investors to 25-year-old CFO’s to social-media-savvy interns, there are a number of people who make up the startup community. While most of us turn to billionaires and well-renowned CEOs for advice on how to grow our companies, we’re forgetting about a key source: young entrepreneurs. Don’t think a 21-year-old founder can help you grow… Read more »


Why Use Social Media in the First Place?

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! I was an early adopter of social media. I tagged, tweeted, checked in, and shared… Read more »



“Startupland” Documentary Launches Globally with Screenings in Over 50 Cities

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After premiering this past March in Washington, DC, the Startupland documentary web series has announced that it will launch globally today, June 10th, with screenings in over 50 cities. “There’s so much knowledge to be shared and so many people hungry for access to it,” said associate producer Maxim Wheatley. “In winding down the accelerator, a good part… Read more »


Here Are Some of the Highest-Paid CEOs in Tech 

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Is the idea of runaway success just some fuzzy pipedream for you? Well, the 2014 Equilar Top 200 Highest Paid CEO Rankings is here to put some numbers on your jackpot fantasies. The rankings looked at 2013 CEO compensation at companies with market values of $1 billion or more. And a handful of those companies… Read more »


Who is Maine’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Tech Cocktail is now being served in Maine.  That’s right, later this month, Tech Cocktail is coming to ME. We heard through the grapevine that the Pine Tree State is home to some great early stage startups and a bubbling technology scene (and it’s our COO Jen Consalvo’s home state!).  Naturally we wanted to check it out… Read more »


Among the 200 Highest-Paid CEOs, There Are Only 5.5% Women 

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Yesterday’s New York Times reported on the 2014 Equilar Top 200 Highest Paid CEO Rankings – and the striking lack of women on the list. Among 200 CEOs making over $12 million, there were only 11 women – or 5.5%. Here they are, listed with their 2013 compensation:  Equilar loked at companies with market values… Read more »


Jason Aramburu Is Priming Edyn For A Big Future

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The New York Times recently reported about Edyn, a smart garden system that monitors and tracks environmental conditions. But it goes well beyond that as Edyn’s founder, Jason Aramburu, is trying to tackle the problems of drought and the global food shortage. The soil sensor and water valve devices are topped by solar panels, and… Read more »