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HitchRides Launches In DC To Take On TaxiMagic & Uber


Transportation is an industry that is prime for innovation. Previously, we have talked to the founders of Uber and TaxiMagic, two front runners in the mobile black car and taxi markets. But today someone new is entering the space. Hitch, a DC based startup, launched at Distilled Intelligence to offer users the ability to flag… Read more »

People Discovery Engine Traackr Raises $1.5M Round

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Announced today, Traackr, an enterprise-grade people discovery engine, has raised a $1.5 million round of funding.  Investors include Traackr Chairman Robbie Vann-Adibé as well as an undisclosed group of employees from Google. Traackr offers a pair of services, one for enterprise and another for small businesses (A-List and Traackr One, respectively) which helps brands to… Read more »

Zao Now Offering Companies Free, Customizable Career Sites


A career page is crucial for any company looking to attract top talent. Yet many businesses don’t have the time to create and maintain a webpage specifically for job openings – and that’s why Zao is offering to do most of the work for you. Zao, a social recruiting site, just launched a first in… Read more »

Ink’d Offers a Digital Facelift for Comic Strips


Comic strips are the best thing still embedded in the seemingly archaic Sunday paper. For some, it’s the first thing they flip to for their daily dose of chuckles from Family Circus and Peanuts. While webcomics currently represent a high-quality form of content in the digital space, this online community currently has very little organization. Ink’d… Read more »

The Salesforce of Candidate Recruiting and Tracking: How iCIMS Can Improve Your Startup’s Productivity


As a company, you’re only as good as the people who comprise it.  As a startup, your roster size is limited, which serves only to compound this effect.  With unemployment sitting just above the 8% mark, listing an open position will undoubtedly result in a flood of applicants.  Managing this storm of candidates is as time… Read more »

BetterDoctor: Search for the Right Doctor Near You


The appeal of BetterDoctor is illustrated by a simple comparison. Here’s what your average insurance company doctor search looks like: And here’s what BetterDoctor looks like: My insurance has over 46,000 doctors to choose from in the San Francisco area, of varying quality. “Overall it’s just a very messed up, complex system,” says BetterDoctor cofounder… Read more »

Midwest Startups “Combine” in Bloomington for Tech Cocktail

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Guest author Betsy Trotzke is a Tech-Savvy Marketing Chick, Communications Director @iuvarsityclub, and Tech Cocktail Coordinator for @thecombineorg where we showcased midwest startups. For the third year in a row, Tech Cocktail was a featured event at Bloomington, IN’s Combine Conference. This three-day conference, which took place September 27-29, brought together creative thinkers from across the country to… Read more »

VentureDocs: Automated Legal Documents for Startups Raising Money


VentureDocs provides legal documents for startups raising early-stage funding or doing crowdfunding. Its cofounders span the startup, investment, and legal industries: CEO Bo Sartain was a venture capital attorney, Thad Leingang started the Startup Conference in Mountain View, Jeremiah Howell founded three businesses, and Vince Salinas was raised by a lawyer. Tech Cocktail: What are… Read more »