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Chinese Bistro P.F. Chang’s Possibly Hacked

By | Jun 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm

If you recently ate at America’s favorite Chinese Bistro, you should check your credit card statement. According to a recent report released today, thousands of credit card numbers are on sale online after hackers targeted P.F. Chang’s chain. According to The Verge, it’s unknown how widespread…

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Las Vegas

Andrew Hyde Is Returning to Startup Weekend to Create “Startup Week”

By | May 29, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Today, at UP Global’s UP Summit in downtown Las Vegas, Startup Weekend founder Andrew Hyde announced that he’ll be returning to the organization to run something called Startup Week. Startup Week will be a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship held in 20 cities during the…



Techstars Chicago Announces 10 Startups in Its Summer 2014 Class

By | May 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Techstars Chicago announced this morning in a blog post that it has selected ten startups to participate in the accelerator program’s summer 2014 class. Formerly Excelerate Labs, this will be the accelerator’s second season as Techstars Chicago, having launched their inaugural class last summer. Ten companies were…



Baltimore’s Curiosityville Acquired by Education Giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

By | May 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

Baltimore-based Curiosityville, an education tech video game startup, was reportedly purchased by global education powerhouse, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The acquisition was announced this morning for an undisclosed price. Curiosityville provides children between the ages of three and eight with an…

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Paul Singh’s Disruption Corporation Launches Disruption Research 

By | May 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Today, former 500 Startups partner and Disruption Corporation founder Paul Singh announced the launch of Disruption Research. “While most people know us for our latest venture fund, our actual business is research and reports,” wrote Singh. This announcement gives us a peek at Disruption…




Miami-Based Startup AdMobilize Raises $2.2 Million in Funding

By | May 6, 2014 at 2:50 pm

AdMobilize, a startup that provides real-time metrics and intelligence for outdoor and indoor advertising, announced during eMerge Americas Techweek in Miami Beach that they raised more than $2.2 million in a new round of funding. This new round brings the company’s total funding amount to more than $2.81…

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Guy Kawasaki Joins an Australian Startup as Chief Evangelist

By | Apr 16, 2014 at 9:17 am

Today, Guy Kawasaki and Canva announced that he is joining the Sydney startup as chief evangelist, responsible for growing their global audience. Kawasaki, who was the chief evangelist at Apple from 1995-1997, is now an advisor to startups like StumbleUpon, Ustream, and TripWire. He…


San Francisco

Social Media Influence Tool Klout Acquired for $200 Million

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Fortune/CNN has just reported that the social media influence scoring platform, Klout, has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, a company that provides social customer solutions for enterprises. According to the report, the deal is valued at nearly $2oo million in mixed cash and Lithium…

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Miami’s LiveNinja Launches Katana to Give Online Shoppers an In-Store Experience

By | Mar 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

Miami-based LiveNinja today announced the launch of Katana, an immersive and customizable platform allowing businesses to drive sales by connecting customers instantly using real-time video chat technology. Now online shoppers don’t have to sacrifice the personalized assistance they receive from salespeople while shopping in-store….

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Paul Singh Hires Former NBC News Correspondent as Crystal Tech Fund Venture Partner

By | Mar 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Paul Singh, founder of Disruption Corporation, today announced that former NBC correspondent Brooke Salkoff will be joining the team as Crystal Tech Fund Venture Partner. According to the company’s blog, Salkoff brings 17 years of television experience, along with her own journey as a…



.CO Acquired By Neustar

By | Mar 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Today .CO Internet, the popular domain, just announced they have been acquired by Neustar. In a blog post, CEO and co-founder Juan Diego Calle shared the news in saying: “In our desire to take .CO to the next level, we are confident that now…

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DC Startup Raises $7.5M in New Venture Funding

By | Mar 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Security startup,, has reportedly raised $7.5 million in new venture funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. This funding follows the $1.2 million grant that the company received from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology this past September. According to the SEC filing, the Mclean,…

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ABB’s Venture Capital Arm Invests in 3D printed Motor Component Maker Persimmon

By | Mar 7, 2014 at 9:58 am

ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) yesterday announced its 17th investment, a Series B financing of Persimmon Technologies, creator of a new high precision industrial robot and developer of breakthrough 3D printing processes using air fuel deposition to literally ‘print’ higher performing metal motor components. Since…

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RECESS Entrepreneur and Music Festival Launches Today with Backing from Mark Cuban

By | Mar 6, 2014 at 6:24 pm

RECESS, the college music and ideas festival, launched today with the help of Mark Cuban. The festival is the first of its kind, with the mission is to breed a new crop of world-changing entrepreneurs and to inspire college students across the country. Backed by Cuban…

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DC Startup Speek Raises $5.1 Million in Series A Funding

By | Mar 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Today, DC-based Speek announced $5.1 million in Series A funding to help the company develop its online conference calling product, as well as boost its marketing and sales efforts. The round included $2.7 million in previously raised convertible notes and additional investments from Middleland…

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Acceleprise Welcomes Its Fifth Class of Enterprise Startups

By | Mar 3, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Acceleprise, a DC-based enterprise startup accelerator, is starting a new session this week with a new class of enterprise startups. Founded in 2012, the accelerator provides mentoring and $30,000 in capital to startups working on software solutions for enterprises. Acceleprise hopes to invest $1.8 million…

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DC’s NextGen Angels Announces Its Managing Director

By | Mar 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm

NextGen Angels has announced that Brett Gibson will take the helm as its managing director. The DC-based angel group that focuses on early-stage investments began looking for someone to fill this role at the end of 2013. With this most recent addition, we’re sure to see…