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Ask Techstars: Going From Seed to Series A

By | Nov 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

When your startup is going for that Series A, knowing what investors look for in a business is helpful when moving from one round to the next. At Techstars, Ari Newman, partner at Techstars; Bryan Birsic, CEO of Wunder Capital (Boulder ‘14); and Bora Celik,…

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Founders Speak Up on the Perils of Bootstrapping at Seattle Startup Week

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Seattle Startup Week has already graced its audience — and our loyal Tech.Co readers — with insight on everything from Facebook and Twitter’s digital marketing advice to the benefits of boutique rose-flavored cotton candy. But the founders in and around Seattle have plenty more…

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Tel Aviv

EverThere Raises $1.8M to Create Highly Targeted Ads at Events

By | Nov 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Today, San Francisco and Tel Aviv based EverThere is announcing the successful close of a $1.8 million round. EverThere is an adtech company that focuses specifically on delivering information to event, conference, and trade show attendees, an all too common pain point for B2B brands….

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iFundWomen Is the Crowdfunding Platform for Women-Led Businesses

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Crowdfunding platforms have become all the rage in the startup world. This simple way of acquiring funding allows family, friends, and followers to invest their hard-earned money into a projects they actually believe in. Products like the Oculus Rift and 3Doodler all got their…

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NYC

GIF Site Giphy Announces $72 Million in New Funding

By | Oct 31, 2016 at 12:50 pm

If you’ve used any form of social media in the last few years, you have likely come across of GIF or two. These short, looping video files have become the primary means of communication for posters, tweeters, and instagrammers on every single platform on…

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Los Angeles

The Top 30 Celebrity Investors in Tech

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The tech world is filled with unique personalities, budding innovators, and a great deal of money. That’s why the tech world is the perfect place for celebrities to get their feet wet when it comes to investment opportunities. Whether it’s popular musicians, award winning…

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Chicago

InContext Solutions Raises $15.2M to Expand VR for Retail

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Today, Chicago-based virtual reality software developer InContext Solutions has successfully closed their Series E round of $15.2 million. The round is led by Intel Capital and Beringea, and will be used in an effort to scale the company’s sales and marketing initiatives. Funding from…

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Cupertino

Workspot Raises $6.2M to Add Rocket Fuel to VDI Product Growth

By | Oct 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Today, Cupertino-based Workspot is announcing the successful close of a $6.2 million Series B round. The latest round is led by Presidio Ventures, with additional support from Follow[the]Seed, Helion, Translink, and WTI. According to a company spokeswoman, Workspot will primarily use the latest capital…

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Can Entrepreneurs Survive Life Without Using Credit Cards?

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm

As a young entrepreneur, you may be overwhelmed by the expenses involved in so many different business ventures. After taking out loans to sustain your business operations, you are considering the option of getting a credit card. However, you may not need to go…

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Funding and M&A Activity Across the Techstars Ecosystem

By | Oct 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The Techstars community is a complicated tapestry of worldwide influencers, intelligent investors, and most importantly, budding startups with some of the best ideas in the world. Because the Techstars ecosystem is so large, it can be hard to keep up with how each and…

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MEL Science Raises $2.5 Million Series A to Make Learning Fun

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

The key to learning effectively is having fun. Whether it’s in a math class or an english lesson, if students are entertained and engaged, they’re going to come away with some helpful knowledge. Now, MEL Science is offering a fun and educational way to get on…

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San Francisco

Everwise Raises $16M, Launches Employee Skill Development Platform

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

Today, San Francisco-based Everwise has announced the successful close of a $16 million Series B round. Their latest round is led by Sequoia Capital, with support from prior investors Canvas Ventures and Webb Investment Network. The company is said to use their latest injection…

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DC

Social Tables Raises $13M To Create Next Generation of Event Planning Software

By | Oct 4, 2016 at 10:12 am

Today Washington, D.C. based Social Tables has announced the successful close of a $13 million series B round. The round is led by Maryland based QuestMark Partners, and has continued participation by Bessemer Venture Partners, Thayer Capital, Fortify Ventures, and Middleland Capital. In a…

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Your First Round of Funding Should Focus on These 4 Things

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

Ah, funding. When you finally receive an injection of capital which signals that your startup has made it to the big time. After months (and even years) of funding with your personal savings and loans from family, you finally have cash to really move…

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Is This Is What the Funding Apocalypse Looks Like?

By | Sep 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Back in Q1, you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting someone advising startups that the world, as they knew it, was coming to an end. Venture dollars flowing to startups had decreased from $16B in Q3 ’15 to $12B in Q4 and VCs…

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San Francisco

Mobile-Carrier Billing Provider Boku Raises $13.75M

By | Sep 1, 2016 at 9:32 am

Today, San Francisco based mobile payments provider Boku is announcing the successful close of a new $13.75 million round. Boku’s offering enables merchants to accept mobile payments by charging their customers’ wireless bill, rather than through a debit/credit card or wire transfer. To date,…

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San Francisco

Grabr Raises $3.5M to Connect Every Product to Anyone on Earth

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 10:07 am

Today, San Francisco, CA-based Grabr is announcing the successful close of a $3.5 million seed round. The round is led by Alexey Repik of RBV Capital with participation from Konstantin Nikolaev of N-Trans Group.. The seed round builds on their initial angel round of $1 million in…