Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

 

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41 Entrepreneurs Share Their Unusual Hobbies

Hobbies are activities, interests, and pastimes that we tend to undergo for our pleasure during our free time. They are fun and we easily obsess about them because they are our escape from the stress and pressure of startup life. Bill Gates, for example, collects…

Karma Launches Service to Avoid Sketchy Online Reviews

Can we really trust the reviews we read on sites like Airbnb and Etsy? As costumers, why should we rely alone on other people’s opinions without making sure they are reliable sources? That’s the problem Los Angeles-based company Karma wants to solve. Karma aims to …

Justworks Raises $13M Series B Funding

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New York-based HR and payment company Justworks announced a $13M Series B funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures with returning investors Thrive Capital and Index Ventures. The company will use its current funding to invest in its core technology and build out its team …

Drunk Shopping Wants You to Buy Useless Things at 2 A.M.

Drinking and shopping is a terrible idea if you’re on a budget. Just think about all the bad decisions you’ve made after that second shot of Fireball! A new app callled Drunk Shopping  wants to make it easier for you to booze and make (regrettable?)…

Healthbox Launches Accelerator in Miami With 10 Health Startups

Digital health accelerator Healthbox is launching its accelerator in Miami and it has announced 10 health startups that will be joining the eight week program. The Chicago-based accelerator has forged a long-term partnership with Florida Blue and now its holding company, …

‘Venture Valley’ Game Lets Players Become Startup Investors

Entrepreneurship may not be for everyone, but thanks to this new card game on Kickstarter, everyone can get a taste of the “startup life.” Venture Valley is a card game based on the high-stakes world of entrepreneurs. The game combines the financial strategy of…

How To Create a Memorable Narrative to Include in Your Pitch

When raising money for your startup, the narrative matters. That’s advice many VCs have given, including Mark Suster from Upfront Ventures. He recently wrote about the power of narrative in his blog, especially for companies looking to be the next “unicorn.” …

Amadeus Launches New Program to Help Travel Startups

Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announced today the launch of “Amadeus for Startups,” a new program designed to equip travel startups in the North American marketplace with industry leading technology, expertise, and consultative …

Juana La Iguana Launches App for Bilingual Toddlers

Juana la Iguana has partnered with Rokk3r Labs to launch a new app to help children in preschool learn Spanish. Juana teaches Spanish vocabulary, as well as certain values to kids such as honesty, kindness, responsibility and loyalty through the use of repetition. The app, …

NerdWallet Raises $64M in Series A Funding

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San Francisco-based NerdWallet announced a $64 million Series A funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with participation from RRE Ventures, iGlobe Partners and additional angel investors. This is the first venture capital round for NerdWallet, the fintech …

The “ZocDoc of Europe,” DocPlanner Announces $10M Series B Funding

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DocPlanner, the largest Eastern European service for finding and booking appointments with medical and dental professionals, announced today a $10 million Series B funding round. The round was led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development via its Venture Capital …

Snoop Dogg’s AMA on Product Hunt: “Meerkat is the Shit!”

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Snoop Dogg, the “Dogfather,” released his new album “Bush” , produced by Pharrell Williams, on Product Hunt today. The artist and investor explained that the reason he chose Product Hunt’s AMA to launch his new album was because the …

MODE Inc. Launches Cloud Platform for The Internet of Things

MODE, Inc., today announced the official launch of MODE, a platform designed to help developers and emerging brands delivering Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. In addition, the company secured $775,000 in seed funding, led by Metamorphic Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield …

AOL is Acquired by Verizon For $4.4 Billion

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AOL Inc. will be acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. for $4.4 billion dollars in cash. The acquisition was announced today by AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong. According to Verizon, this acquisition further drives its LTE wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy. …

What Makes some Teams Better than Others

Putting together a team that will work and grow together is tough. Are there certain factors that help people work together more effectively? According to business leader and author Margaret Heffernan, there is one essential ingredient that makes some teams better than others: …