Acquisition

Las Vegas

NSFWCORP Acquired by PandoDaily in the VegasTechFund’s First Acquisition

By | Nov 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Yesterday, Paul Carr’s NSFWCORP announced its acquisition by PandoDaily, in the first exit for a VegasTechFund portfolio company. NSFWCORP had been publicly struggling with financial issues, as it raced to raise $50,000 to stay alive in late September. After succeeding, Carr said that NSFWCORP…

Android

DC

RideScout Launches in DC to Revolutionize Transportation

By | Nov 23, 2013 at 10:00 am

Remember that time I covered some really cool startups at 1776’s Challenge Cup DC Regional Competition? Do you also happen to remember how four amazing startups won that competition? RideScout – the winner in the “Smart Cities” category – officially launched their app at a pretty pimpin’ (is this, like,…

Android

Widen Releases Digital Asset Management Mobile App

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Widen Enterprises, a digital asset management (DAM) software company based in Madison, Wisconsin, announced this week that they have produced a DAM mobile app for iOS. The company has also launched a mobile site for both iOS and Android devices. Through the Widen DAM iOS app (version…

Acquisition

Yesware Acquires Attachments.me

By | Nov 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

Yesware, a Boston-based startup offering an email productivity service for salespeople, announced yesterday that it has acquired Attachments.me, an email file-sharing startup in San Francisco. This is Yesware’s first acquisition, which has shown a lot of promise since the company’s initial launch with $1M in seed…

Breaking News

NoSQL Star FoundationDB Secures a $17M Series A from Sutter Hill Ventures, CrunchFund, and Others

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Vienna, VA-based FoundationDB today announced a $17M Series A, led by Sutter Hill Ventures, with contributions from existing backers CrunchFund and angel investors. The funding will be used to support development of FoundationDB’s platform for distributed storage that combines NoSQL with ACID transactions. “This…

Breaking News

MakerBot and Partners Want to Put a 3D Printer in Every American Classroom

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Back in October, at Tech Cocktail Celebrate, MakerBot co-founder and CEO Bre Pettis informally announced his dream of putting a 3D printer in every school in America. Tech Cocktail’s Frank Gruber asked Pettis about the future of 3D printing and where he saw the…

Breaking News

Revolution Growth Invests $40 Million in DC’s CustomInk

By | Nov 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Revolution Growth, the fund led by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, and Donn Davis, today announced a $40 million investment in DC’s CustomInk. CustomInk lets you create custom t-shirt designs and order them for your group or event. Cofounded in 2000, they now have over…

Breaking News

NYC

Curbed Network Acquired by Vox Media

By | Nov 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Curbed Network, the NYC media company cofounded by Alexis Juneja and Lockhart Steele, today announced that it was acquired by Vox Media. Curbed Network includes three sites: Curbed, showcasing real estate and design; Eater, with dining and nightlife; and Racked, with shopping and fashion….

Breaking News

Buffer Got Hacked Today, Shines with Crisis Management

By | Oct 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm

The popular social sharing startup Buffer had a difficult Saturday today when it got hacked and spam relating to weight loss was posted from user accounts. The Buffer team swung into action pretty quickly and, in a well-executed crisis management playbook, executed a best…

Announcements

Chicago

Iris Mobile Secures $3M in Series A Round

By | Oct 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

Iris Mobile, a leader in mobile marketing strategy, has secured $3M in a Series A led by Chicago-based Origin Ventures. Iris Mobile is a pioneer in Rich Media Messaging which enables retailers to go beyond a simple 160 character text by sending richer content…

Breaking News

Today, Startups Can Start Raising Money Publicly Thanks to the JOBS Act

By | Sep 23, 2013 at 7:44 am

Today, as part of the implementation of the JOBS Act, the SEC officially lifted the ban on general solicitation, allowing startups to publicly announce that they are raising funding. In blog posts, online profiles, videos, and mass emails, you may now start to see…

Breaking News

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv’s Brow.si Announces $1M in Funding, New Partnership with PrestaShop

By | Aug 27, 2013 at 11:00 am

Brow.si, the Tel Aviv-based company with a mission to “fix the broken mobile web,” today announced a $1M funding round, bringing the company’s total raised funds to over $3M. Brow.si also announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with leading open source e-commerce…

Breaking News

Photo App Moonfrye Launches to Inspire Kids’ Creativity

By | Aug 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

This week, family-oriented startup Moonfrye launched its first product. Also called Moonfrye, the free iOS photo app aims to help kids get creative with photos. Moonfrye was founded by Soleil Moon Frye, of Eighties sitcom “Punky Brewster” fame, along with Kara Nortman, formerly of…

Breaking News

Cincinnati

The State of Ohio Takes on Crowdfunding and SoMoLend

By | Aug 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

The State of Ohio has taken the first step in taking down a pioneering crowdfunding site but could also be critically wounding the State’s growing entrepreneurial clout. In balancing the interests of both startups and investors, Ohio is making it clear that investor protection…

Breaking News

Microsoft Launches Microsoft Ventures: More Accelerators and Funding for Startups

By | Jun 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Today, Microsoft announced the creation of Microsoft Ventures, which aggregates and expands on some of its existing programs for startups. Since 2008, Microsoft BizSpark programs have provided resources to over 75,000 startups. Microsoft started opening accelerators in 2011, which have graduated 114 startups. Today’s…

Breaking News

Combat Gent Raises $1.84M in Funding from VegasTechFund and Others

By | Jun 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

Combat Gent, a men’s business attire brand, today announced $1.84 million in funding from the VegasTechFund, MHS Capital, Greycroft Partners, Naxuri Capital, Blazer Ventures, Point Nine Capital, and Jake Bronstein of Flint and Tinder. The startup also launched $40 Italian shirts to complement their…

Breaking News

Breather Announces $1.5M Seed Round Led by Real Ventures with Gary Vaynerchuk, Loic Le Meur, Mike Walsh

By | Jun 5, 2013 at 7:00 am

Breather announced today that they closed their seed round of $1.5 million dollars led by Real Ventures with Gary Vaynerchuk, Loic Le Meur, Mike Walsh and others also participating in the round. Breather is a network of rooms inside cities that are opened by phone….