Business

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…

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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…

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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…

Business

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…

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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…

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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…

Ecommerce

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…

Android

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?…

Marketplace

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…

Business

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…

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Baltimore

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…

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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…

Android

3 DC Startups Team Up to Create a Platform for Virtual Weddings

By | Apr 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

Do you love technology and having a digital presence, but don’t want to fork over $3,000 for a social media wedding concierge? You’re in luck; starting today, a new online platform will allow currently-engaged couples to host their weddings completely online. That’s right: online, virtual…

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Good.Co is Creating Happier Employees By Solving the Culture Fit Problem [VIDEO]

By | Mar 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! According to Jonathan Wylie, 77 percent of Americans are disengaged at work. This isn’t to say that…

Business

DC-Based Startup DataRPM Raises $5.1M for Its Business Intelligence Software

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

DC-based startup DataRPM recently announced that it raised a $5.1 million Series A round of venture funding. This round of capital follows up on a $800,000 seed round the company closed last November. The round was led by new investor InterWest Partners and included additional investments from…

Education

SmartestK12 is Giving Teachers More Time for Meaningful Interactions With Their Students

By | Mar 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Before pursuing an MBA and starting a company, Craig Jones spent four years teaching in the classroom. During each of those years, he taught more than 160 students. Motivating and teaching one’s self can already prove to be difficult – can you imagine having…

Mobile

6 Cloud-based Tools For Creating Mobile & Web Apps

By | Feb 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Living in the age of the web, it has become essential to create applications for both the web and mobile platforms. In order to build the best apps, you need the best tools. But, there are many tools available in the market, so it can be tricky deciding which…