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Kristin is an aspiring entrepreneur who is enthusiastically navigating her way through the DC startup space. She has an unending passion for learning and is never satisfied with the status quo. During the day she is an ops, biz dev, and marketing maven for Fission Strategy

 

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Advertising Tech Innovator edo Interactive Raises $20M

Last week, Chicago's edo Interactive announced that they raised $20M Series E Round mostly from existing investors including VantagePoint Capital Partners, Chicago-based Baird Capital, and several Nashville-based investment firms (edo also has a home base in Nashville). Along ...

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How Color Can Help Shape a Decision [INFOGRAPHIC]

Our brains are crazy organs, especially when it comes to the triggers that prompt us to make a decision. So much psychology goes into decision making and that's why there is a ton of science (and therefore data), on what gets people to make a decision, buy...

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7 Summer Essentials: Gear and Gadgets Edition

Like it or not, summer is officially upon us. No matter how you like to spend your summer days, be it at the beach, the mountains, your backyard, or even in a constantly temperature controlled environment, there are plenty of new gear and gadgets out there to enhance...

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Silicon Valley’s Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid

It's easy to make fun of Silicon Valley. It's fun to mock the ridiculous culture that has built up around what has become the startup world capital. The hit show Silicon Valley basically exists for that very reason.  I mean, the valley even has its...

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Dating App Clover Offers On-Demand Dating

Is it just me or has online dating turned into a vast swiping wasteland?  And what about that stomach drop feeling you get when you accidentally swipe left when you meant to swipe right, and your potential future MFL (Mate For Life…I just made that up)...

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Want to be Happier in 2016? Quit Facebook

What if someone told you that you had to refrain from any Facebook usage for one week? How would you fare? Would it be as easy as if someone asked you to stay away from the planet Mars for one week? Would you have some...

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How Edbacker Is Closing the Education Funding Gap

Knowing many people who work in public education in the D.C. area, it's very clear that there is a huge gap between the “haves” and the “have nots.” Despite public schools receiving public funding, a school's ability to provide the highest quality ...

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DC Coworking Space Provider, Cove, Secures $2.8M

The DC-based Cove has 9 “productive spaces” sprinkled throughout the district, and they're looking to expand. The $2.8M Series A round they just raised should help them do that. With this funding, they plan to open more locations in DC as well as bust into other ...

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Car Sharing Service Getaround Launches in DC

The peer-to-peer car sharing community Getaround has had a lot of success on the west coast, since they first launched in San Francisco in 2011. Now they're coming to DC where they predict that they will surpass Zipcar in DC in the next year. DC will be...

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Create Personalized Latte Art with the Ripple Maker

We all love our latte art. Every casual Instagrammer out there has at least one of these frothy photos in their collection. You know exactly what I'm talking about – the flowers, hearts, and dragons (an example of why there are competitions specifically for this kind...

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Chicago’s Starchup is the GrubHub of Laundry Service

There are multiple startups in the laundry service/dry cleaning vertical. A lot of them make their business in pickup, cleaning, and delivery of clothes to customers. Some even offer same-day service. Sure, it's a disruption of the market, and one that takes business away from ...