Gear & Gadgets

Back This: LifeShel’s Whistl Smartphone Case Aims to Prevent Sexual Assault

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), this adds up to more than 237,000 Americans every year. At a time when national attention has been focused on the disappearance of Hannah…

Android

Mind My Business is Leveraging Open Data to Support Small Local Business

By | Oct 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

As if starting a business weren’t already difficult in itself, managing and running a small business has many additional challenges. From having to navigate the various local and state laws, to ensuring that customers actually make it through the door, being a small business owner…

Automotive

DC’s Urgent.ly Raises $1.2M Pre-Series A Round for Roadside Assistance Service

By | Oct 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

DC-based startup Urgent.ly has announced the closing of a pre-Series A round of funding for its roadside assistance service. The company raised $1.2 million in this round of financing and was led by Select Venture Partners. Select Venture Partners is a new investor in…

Android

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

By | Sep 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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…

Android

DC

Eyefull Lets You Discover Your Next Restaurant Meal with Its Visual Search App

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

If you’re like every other Instagram user in the world, then your feeds are filled with pics of natural landscapes, selfies, and food. And, no matter your level of tolerance for such things, the prevalence of such things on the social platform will likely…

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Business

Flickr Co-Founder Launches Social Discovery App Findery to Android

By | Sep 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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…

Business

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

By | Sep 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm

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…

Business

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

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

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…

Business

Event Social Platform Bizzabo Raises $2.5M

By | Aug 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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…

Android

Find Motorcycle Parking Easily With CurbNinja: From Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycles to Vespa Scooters

By | Aug 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

If you drive a gas consuming vehicle, you’ve definitely been feeling the rising prices of gas over the last couple of years. The average US regular gas price has risen more than 48% since late 2008, from below $1.70 in November 2008 to the…

Food

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

By | Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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…

Android

ParkWhiz Raises $10M Series B for Prepaid Parking Service

By | Jul 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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…

Android

Newly Launched MunchQuick Aims to Deliver Healthy Hot Meals in Under 20 Minutes

By | Jul 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Lunchtime is that sacred part of the day when our troubles slip away – if only momentarily – and the stresses of work or school simply become naught but a tiny ripple in our pond of consciousness, moving away from our center until finally…

Location Based Services

Transit Labs Wants to Maximize the Economic Impact of Public Transit

By | Jun 16, 2014 at 10:38 am

Last Friday, it took me close to two hours to get home taking the Metro. As someone who grew up in Alexandria, VA, and has lived in various sections of Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia for most of my adult life, I certainly understand…

Android

Chicago’s SpotHero Raises $4.5 Million In Series A Round of Funding

By | Jun 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

It was announced this morning that the Chicago-based SpotHero, which offers a mobile app that pairs parking garage owners with drivers looking to find and reserve spaces, has raised a Series A round of funding worth $4.5 million. Many of the company’s previous investors participated…

Business

PROsimity Is Tinder For Business Networking

By | Jun 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Let’s be honest, sometimes networking events can be unpleasant at its best. The small talk, the cheap drinks, the awkward moment when you can’t remember someone’s name and they are very offended… We network to make the right connections, it’s part of getting business…

Android

ID.me Now Offering Uber Credits to Members of Military, Veterans, First Responders, and Students

By | Jun 4, 2014 at 11:26 am

A little hump day pick-me-up for those of you who are members of the military, veterans, first responders, or students: you can now get $25 off your first Uber ride thanks to a partnership announced today by the digital verification network, ID.me, and the…