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…


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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…

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This Robot is Trying to Humanize Your Telecommuting Experience

By | Feb 4, 2014 at 4:49 pm

It’s quite ironic, really, to claim that a robot could help “humanize” anything. This presupposes, of course, the notion that robots – made of metal and lacking consciousness – represent a kind of anti-human. Nevertheless, KUBI by Revolve Robotics aims to humanize your telecommuting experience by…



Treatspace: A Founder’s Personal Mission to Connect Patients to Doctors

By | Jan 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

“It’s crazy how you can see who your ex is dating on Facebook, but we can’t find any doctors to save your life,” recounted Rick Cancelliere of what he said to his former college roommate, Adam, sometime during the week of his passing. With some…


Background Checks Increasingly Common In Online Dating

By | Jan 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

Online dating has become so popular in the U.S. that one out of four couples meet online. For example, 20 million people use and 15 million have a profile on An increasing number of single Americans meet their significant other online: 20 million…



Bring Your Ideas Into the Real World with Thinkerous

By | Jan 2, 2014 at 11:25 am

If you’re a developer, then you certainly know how great of a resource GitHub is – it’s a very supportive community of programmers — all of them collaborating on projects and helping each other work through development issues and problems that they have. Similarly, Dribbble serves…