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DC Startup Social Tables Gets a Makeover


After celebrating its first birthday, DC startup and The Fort resident Social Tables recently released a new-and-improved event management platform. Their story shows that you don’t have to be an expert to start a company – but you do have to be willing to learn. “We’re building the ship as we’re sailing,” says founder and… Read more » The eHarmony Approach to Hiring Employees

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Traditional recruiting sites often match employers with job candidates based on basic factors, like skills and past employment. Now, a new startup is offering an “eHarmony approach” to the talent search.’s mission is to ensure job candidates are compatible with their prospective employers. The site allows job seekers to create personal profiles, receive recommendations,… Read more »

Los Angeles Based is Bringing The Mixtape Back


Mixtapes aren’t dead, they’ve just gone digital.  At least this is the ambition behind Los Angeles-based After logging into the service through Facebook or Twitter, give your mixtape a title, design, and start adding songs by searching through the immense database.  Because you’re creating a “mixtape” the service limits you to 60 minutes worth of… Read more »

Find Coworking Spaces with Desktime


Tired of getting the boot from your local coffee shop for hogging their Wifi? A Chicago-based startup looks to assist your search for a desk, while also giving shared workspaces the ability to manage their space. Sam Rosen, the founding partner of Desktime, was inspired to create a coworking space in Chicago after spending time… Read more »

RentStuff: Rent Anything Online and Reduce Your Consumption


RentStuff is a marketplace for renting anything under the sun, from bikes to Star Wars light sabers to power drills. It handles the whole process, including payments and security deposits, rental agreements, and reviews. As founder and CEO Christopher Jaeger explains below, RentStuff hit the ground running by letting not only individuals but also local rental… Read more »

Gojee Raises $2.8 Million, Reports Zero Revenue

Gojee Funding

Gojee, that gorgeous curated recipe site, today announced that it raised $2.8 million in funding. This series A round includes California-based InterWest Partners as a new investor. Gojee previously raised $1.2 million in a seed round led by Kapor Capital. Gojee reported zero revenue in an SEC filing, but not for lack of high-quality content: the site has… Read more »

Get Your Monthly Delivery of Health and Wellness Products from KLUTCHclub


Dollar Rubber Club, Dollar Shave Club, Trunk Club, CakeStyle, Wittlebee, MeUndies.  What do all of the aforementioned have in common?  Subscription-based retail. The latest entrant into this space is KLUTCHclub, a health and wellness focused delivery service. Starting at $16 per box, the Chicago-based startup offers Saavy-Boheme African Black Hand Soap, Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream,… Read more »

Job Seekers: Get an Inside Look Into Companies at Company Muse


The Daily Muse, one of our former Tech Cocktail NYC showcased startups that provides career and job advice to women, launched Company Muse in February to give job applicants an inside look into companies. “A big predictor of whether an employee stays with a company is based on company culture,” Kathryn Minshew, Founder and CEO… Read more »

Startups: Pay $5 for Graphic Design, Data Entry, and More on Fiverr


Whether it’s a website contracting out virtual chores (oDesk) or real ones (TaskRabbit), resources abound for entrepreneurs to outsource or crowdsource their most minute tasks. Whereas Elance and its brethren have been accused of leading a race to the bottom, Fiverr beat them all there. “For less than $100 a month, I estimate that I… Read more »

MyPod Studios CEO Jay Miletsky: “We Don’t Want to Be YouTube”


Jay Miletsky was a traditional marketing/advertising guy and self-described big brand person. He had his own marketing agency in NYC with some pretty big clients – Hershey’s, NBA, Washington Mutual. Several years ago, one of his clients, Asco Energy, which is a division of Emerson Electric, wanted to publish videos privately, rather than on YouTube. … Read more »