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LiquidTalent is a New Mobile Platform to Find Local High Quality Talent in the Freelance Market

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As a freelancer, finding new and additional work takes a lot of time and effort. From seeking out new clients through personal leads to utilizing websites like Elance, oftentimes getting hired for a selected project comes down to how much you’re willing to put yourself out there and prove that you have enough talent to carry on with… Read more »



Flickr Co-Founder Launches Social Discovery App Findery to Android

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Places have unique stories, and no one can tell those stories better that people experiencing them first hand. That’s the idea behind Findery, a social discovery platform that lets you share stories and discover places near and far. They announced today their app is available for Android. Findery users can search and find interesting information about… Read more »


Online College Peer Networking Startup GetSet Raises $2.5M Seed Round

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Crain’s Chicago Business reported that GetSet raised $2.5 million in seed funding this week led by KGC Capital. Other participants in the round include Chicago Ventures, the Social+Capital Partnership, Howard Tullman’s G2T3V fund, as well as the founders of Braintree, Fieldglass, and Flutter. The news comes at a time when colleges across the nation are beginning the school… Read more »


Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

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This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has raised a total of $8.25 million. Formerly known as LocalUp, OrderUp’s… Read more »


Event Social Platform Bizzabo Raises $2.5M

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Bizzabo announced yesterday that it has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from current and new investors. To date, the mobile networking platform for event organizers and attendees has raised a total of $4 million. Participants in this funding round include current investors Kaedan Capital, AfterDox, and Gigi Levy. New investment comes from OurCrowd… Read more »



Restaurants and Grocers Now Have Easier Access to Locally-Grown Food

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Everyone (or, at least, most people) wants local food – there’s no denying that. From our local grocery stores and Trader Joe’s, to farmers markets and even our very own gardens, we consumers have grown to associate “local” with freshness, health, sustainability, and community support. Direct Local Food, a Boise-based startup, is helping to increase access… Read more »


ParkWhiz Raises $10M Series B for Prepaid Parking Service

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ParkWhiz announced this morning that it has closed a $10 million Series B round of funding for its prepaid parking service. The round was led by Jump Capital. Other participants include current investors Hyde Park Venture Partners, Alexis Ohanian, Amreesh Modi, Henry Feinberg, and Hyde Park Angels. Founded in 2006, ParkWhiz offers consumers a way… Read more »