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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 »





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 »


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 »



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 »



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 »



SportsManias Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding

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Miami startup SportsManias announced that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. The funding will be use to continue revamping of SportsManias web platform and app, a source of news for sports fans. This round of funding follows a $1 million raise one year ago, bringing the company to a total of $4.5 million. According to… Read more »


Brooklyn’s Birdi Raises $700k Seed Funding for Smart Air Monitor

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Birdi, a Brooklyn, NY-based hardware startup that ‘s building a smart air monitor, announced this morning that it has raised $700,000 in seed funding. Participants in this round include Jason Calacanis and Kapor Capital (his AngelList syndicate), Eric Ries, and John Galbraith. Formerly known as Canary, the company recently relocated to San Francisco and changed… Read more »


Shanghai’s Startups Invest in High Tech and Education in Africa

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With globalization and restructuring occurring rapidly throughout the world’s political and economic systems, emerging countries have an urgent need for educational improvement at all levels, especially the post-secondary level. Today, many Chinese projects, companies, and entrepreneurs aim to contribute to this development in emerging countries, and especially in Africa, through high-technology innovations. We recently spoke… Read more »


Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Are The New Rock Stars in Town

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Are Silicone Valley entrepreneurs the new rock stars? We thought it would be fun to compare the characters from HBO’s hit TV show Silicon Valley to the characters from Entourage, which we did in the infographic below. What do you think? Are entrepreneurs the new rock stars? Infographic by: Market Domination Media