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Mike Judge’s “Silicon Valley” Disrupts HBO


Hacking. Disruption. Critical mass of users. Oh, and a TED Talk to boot. Brogrammers, hold on to your iPhones because if you can’t laugh at yourselves, HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is going to be a rough ride. Mike Judge’s new show is all in good fun, though. A former “Valley guy” himself, Judge and his producers… Read more »

Chef’s Roll: The LinkedIn for Chefs is Thriving in San Diego


Chef’s Roll was founded by Thomas Keslinke and Frans van der Lee as the self-proclaimed LinkedIn for chefs. It’s marketed worldwide to chefs and culinary professionals as a way to tell their story, showcase their talent, and connect with anybody from potential customers to casting producers. “Websites like this are gold to casting producers,” says… Read more »

Greg Cangialosi Named CEO of MissionTix, Hopes to Take it Back to Startup Roots


Baltimore-based MissionTix announced Tuesday that it has named Greg Cangialosi as CEO. MissionTix provides an online ticketing platform and consumer portal for events, concerts, and fundraisers, and Cangialosi plans to bring new ideas, technology innovation, and cutting-edge analytics to the team. “Our goal is to create the best experience around ticketing for both event organizers… Read more »

Hey, Y Combinator: Stop Hating On #MiamiTech

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First it was Miami Beach Mayor Levine telling the Washington Post earlier this year that the idea of turning Miami Beach into a tech hub was “the dumbest idea in the world.” This sparked an outrage amongst the community like never seen before, both from tech leaders and those dying to ride the media bandwagon, to respond… Read more »

Chicago Ventures Invests in Web Tracking Service TrackIf


TrackIf, the Minnetonka-based web tracking company, today announced that they have raised $3M to grow their member base and launch new business and advertising solutions. The funding was led by Chicago Ventures, Wisconsin Investment Partners, New Capital Fund, and Confluence Capital. TrackIf helps users monitor products online and sends them alerts if something they are… Read more »

10 Startups That Received $100k from Steve Case at the Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day


At yesterday’s inaugural Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, AOL cofounder and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case surprised the crowd – not to mention the 10 participating startups – when he announced that he would be investing $100,000 into each of the startups that presented at the event. Wow. @SteveCase has just offered to personally invest $100K into… Read more »