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…



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…


San Francisco

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…



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…


Los Angeles

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…


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…

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Will Dorsata’s Focus on Data Solve the Inefficiencies in America’s Healthcare System?

By | Feb 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm

America’s healthcare system is expensive, and part of this is because a good bulk of our spending on healthcare is wasteful. A 2012 report from the Institute of Medicine estimated that the United States loses some $750 billion dollars annually to the provision of unnecessary services,…

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Can eduCanon Impact Education Using YouTube in the Classroom?

By | Feb 19, 2014 at 11:38 am

“The lecturing-in-front-of-the-room approach just isn’t the right way anymore,” says Ben Levy. Levy is a former middle school science teacher with Teach for America and – according to him – there is an increasing trend in education toward modifying teaching methods to accommodate the…



Forever Alone? Send Yourself Flowers From a Fake Valentine This Valentine’s Day

By | Feb 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

Ah, Valentine’s Day, the shitty brainchild of Hallmark and 18th-century Romanticism (thanks, Chaucer). For those in relationships, it can be a pretty beautiful time – the romantic dinner, the flowers sent to your office, and the overall feeling that someone out there cares for…



Can Cloud Computing Take Your Startup to the Next Level?

By | Feb 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

When used effectively, cloud computing can help take any business to a new level and help deliver a fresh competitive advantage. Here’s a look at some of the key benefits of cloud computing solutions: Improved security Let’s start by addressing the security concerns that many…