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3 Reasons to Dump Rapportive for Connect6°’s New PeopleDiscovery Platform

By | May 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

If you’re reading this, then I’m sure that you are at least familiar with Rapportive. Used as a tool for learning about and connecting with people through various social media, Rapportive is invaluable for people involved with or within the startup community, where new and…



DC-Based Distil Networks Raises $10 Million Round for Bad Bot Protection Services

By | May 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

DC-based Distil Networks today announced that is has raised $10 million in Series A funding for its cloud-based platform helping companies detect and prevent malicious bots. The round was led by the Foundry Group and Techstars’s Bullet Time Ventures. As part of this financing,…


Why Ruby on Rails is My Go-To App Development Platform

By | May 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

When it comes to developing business web applications, companies are faced with a tough decision. There are a variety of development platforms or programs to choose from including Java, Python, and Ruby among others. But in my experience, Ruby on Rails is the go-to app…


San Francisco

SoundBetter’s 4 Pieces of Advice When Considering That 500 Startups Application

By | May 23, 2014 at 4:32 pm

With an acceptance rate roughly between 3 and 5 percent, getting into 500 Startups‘s accelerator program is – to say the least – difficult. (To put those percentages into perspective, consider Stanford’s fall 2012 acceptance rate, a much more hopeful 6.6 percent). Yet, despite…



Online Marketing Technology Leader BrightTag Acquires Signal

By | May 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Crain’s Chicago Business has reported that the online marketing technology company, BrightTag, has acquired Signal, a digital marketing software company. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but the Crain’s report stated that “Signal, a four-person [sic] company, will be absorbed into BrightTag,…




Giphy Raises $2.4 Million Series A for Its GIF Search Engine

By | May 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Last week, NYC-based Giphy raised a $2.4 million Series A round of funding, as reported by Strictly VC. According to a post published on the company’s blog, the round was led by Betaworks, with participation from Lerer Ventures, RRE Ventures, and CAA Ventures. “It’s been a little over…


Las Vegas

Re/code’s Kara Swisher Says Your Every Move Will Be Screened

By | May 9, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Kara Swisher, the co-executive editor of Re/code, was in Downtown Las Vegas to share her insights on the technology industry during Tech Cocktail Week. When asked to provide predictions of future trends in the technology industry, Swisher quickly alluded to wearables, even though she finds…



DC-based newBrandAnalytics Raises $5M Round of Funding

By | May 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

NewBrandAnalytics, a DC-based startup that provides social business intelligence solutions to help service-focused companies (hospitality, restaurant, and retail industries) improve customer relations, has reportedly raised $5 million in a new round of venture funding. News of the funding comes from a filing with the Securities…



DC-Based Pinbooster Relaunching as Loop88

By | May 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

DC-based Pinbooster, the leading marketing platform for Pinterest, has announced today that it will be relaunching as loop88. Loop88’s launch is accompanied by $500,000 in seed funding led by New Dominion Angels and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). Founded a mere two years…



Miami’s LiveNinja Partners with IMRSV to Bring Emotion Recognition Technology to Online Shopping

By | Apr 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

Just last month, Miami-based LiveNinja launched Katana, their real-time video chat platform aimed at developing better understanding and closer relationships between businesses and their customers. This morning, the company announced that it has partnered with NYC’s IMRSV to add emotion recognition technology to Katana, providing an additional…



Watch the Exclusive Trailer for FedScoop’s Short Documentary ‘Tenacity: Women Redefining Leadership’ [VIDEO]

By | Apr 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Last month, the DC-based startup, FedScoop, released its list of Top 50 Women in Tech, which includes the likes of private sector executives like Susie Adams, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for the federal government business, and public sector reps such Teri Takai, the Chief…



Come for the Fashion, Stay for the Fun: STYLECABLE to Launch in DC with a Pop-Up Party

By | Apr 22, 2014 at 9:11 am

Need some new clothes for the spring season? Tired of the hackneyed designs you’re finding in DC clothing retailers and department stores? Want to try on original pieces while getting treated to an open bar? Then come out to STYLECABLE’s pop-up shop and launch party this…



Get Alcohol Delivered to Your Door in an Hour: NYC’s THIRSTIE is Coming to Chicago & Los Angeles

By | Apr 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Ever been too busy to go out and buy the alcohol for a house party you’re hosting, or simply been too lazy to do anything about it? Why not have some bottles of wine or vodka or whatever else delivered straight to your apartment?…


Xeelion: Crowdfunding for College Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm

According to a 2013 report by the World Bank, the crowdfunding investment market is predicted to hit $93 billion by the year 2025. For 2014, it’s predicted that the industry could reach $10 billion. With this continual increase of crowdfunded investments, several platforms have emerged to…



Carsquare Raises Undisclosed Series A Round of Funding, Launches New Platform

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

DC-based Carsquare, a vehicle search engine platform, today announced that it has raised an undisclosed Series A round of funding. In addition, the company recently released version 2.0 of its online search platform. “We are very excited about the fact that our first investor understands…



Greg Cangialosi Named CEO of MissionTix, Hopes to Take it Back to Startup Roots

By | Apr 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

Baltimore-based MissionTix announced Tuesday that it has named Greg Cangialosi as CEO. MissionTix provides an online ticketing platform and consumer portal for events, concerts, and fundraisers, and Cangialosi plans to bring new ideas, technology innovation, and cutting-edge analytics to the team. “Our goal is…



DC-Based WattB Wants to Help Reduce Your Electricity Bill

By | Apr 3, 2014 at 8:46 am

Do you know how much electricity you’re consuming? Did you realize that you could potentially reduce your electricity bill by a significant margin, simply by measuring your energy use? For DC-based WattB, giving people the tools to measure their energy consumption and providing them…