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The More Friends You Add, the Cheaper Hive Gets

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There is a group of entrepreneurs who have noticed the ever-present and ever-growing cloud storage trend and set out to disrupt the paradigm set in the market segment. There are some great cloud storage options already available, but more often than not the price tags on the premium models of service are pretty big. Hive,… Read more »


Math Program KnowRe Announces $6.8M in Fundraising

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KnowRe is an education technology company with an innovative cloud-based adaptive learning program for secondary mathematics. This program assesses a student’s strengths and weaknesses, algorithmically creates a personalized curriculum targeting that individual’s gaps in learning, and engages students through gamified learning and beautiful graphics. Through its Teacher Dashboard, KnowRe provides teachers with data on each student’s progress… Read more »


500 Startups Demo Day Includes Tech-Enabled Decluttering Service Remoov

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Austin Rachlin and Luis Perez can now call themselves 500 Startups alumni and even mentors, now that Batch 10’s Demo Day has wrapped. The pair are cofounders of Remoov, a decluttering service that utilizes tech in every step of their operations to track and refine logistics. With Remoov, customers pay upfront, and then the Remoov workforce clears out all the customer’s unwanted… Read more »


Chicago’s NuCurrent Raises $3.48M Series A for Wireless Charging Technology

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NuCurrent, the Chicago-based startup that has grown to become a leader in wireless charging antenna technology, announced this morning that it has raised $3.48 million in a Series A round of funding. “Wireless power is rapidly being engineered into a broader range of consumer and business products from hand-held electronics to furniture to medical devices,… Read more »


1776’s Challenge Cup 2015 Competition Kicks Off in DC

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Today, DC-based startup accelerator/incubator 1776 officially kicks off its Challenge Cup 2015 global competition. Forty startups are slated to compete at tonight’s pitch competition; each of which will represent one of four categories: health, education, cities, and energy. Tonight’s Challenge Cup DC competition will be the first of sixteen regional competitions. At each of these competitions, startups will get… Read more »



Florida-Based Startup Magic Leap Raises $542M Led by Google

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Dania Beach, FL-based startup Magic Leap Inc, a company focused on augmented reality technology, has received a large investment led by Google Inc. A whopping $542 million has been invested in this round, which also includes Legendary Entertainment and its CEO Thomas Tull, KKR, Vulcan, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Andreessen Horowitz, and Obvious Ventures. This is one… Read more »


Internet of Things: What Enterprise Needs to Focus On

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Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, Industrial Internet, Second Industrial Revolution, Rise of the Machines – these are just some of the terms being used to describe what was known as M2M (Machine to Machine) communication until recently. If the names sound straight out of science fiction, the figures being bandied about are even more… Read more »





Monica Lewinsky On Cyberbullying, But We’re All Responsible

Monica Lewinsky speaks at Forbes Under 30 Summit about Cyberbullying

With the rise of social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whisper, we’ve created more playgrounds for bullies to find and go after their victims. Today in Philadelphia Monica Lewinsky broke a decade of silence to share her latest mission, taking on cyberbullying. She explained during her talk at the Forbes Under 30 Summit: “It takes a… Read more »


Dating App Whim: Female-Led, 500 Strong

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Many in the world of tech accelerators and incubators know that 500 Startups founder Dave McClure has doubled down on his support for female-led startups. It’s one of the main reasons that the founders of dating app Whim chose to apply for the program. “Dave’s outspoken support of female-led startups and 500’s notoriously disruptive style really aligned with… Read more »


Brazil’s Movile Invests $2M in Mobile Ticketing Startup CinePapaya

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Brazil’s answer to Rocket Internet, Movile, announced that is has invested US $2M Peruvian-based startup, CinePapaya.  The Wayra graduate is a mobile movie ticketing company that has expanded to Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador and Miami. They offer users searching and buying tickets, with additional features that allow users to find films based… Read more »