Funding

Study: Investors Need More Than Optimism in 2016

By | Apr 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

In recent years, startups have enjoyed more than a modicum of success. With Cinderella stories like GrubHub and Uber filling entrepreneur minds with dreams of eight-figure incomes and sports cars that turn into helicopters, it’s no wonder so many great ideas have surfaced so quickly….

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6 Ways to Fund Your New Startup That Actually Work

By | Apr 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

Like it or not, money is everything in the world of startups. Without it, you are never going to make your dreams a reality. Funding your startup is the first big obstacle you have to overcome, before you start to think about product development…

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NYC

Product Discovery App Receives $8 Million in Funding From Ebates

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 5:11 pm

Your makeup is washed out. Your shampoo smells funny. Your favorite video game is four years old. You’re hungry, thirsty, sleepy, bored and the last time your floor was clean, the Olympics were still on TV. All this because you are incapable of taking…

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7 Insider Tips for Startup Fundraising with Alejandro Cremades

By | Apr 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Raising capital is not an easy process. It can take much longer than you think, causing you to take your eye off running your day-to-day business. That said, in many cases it’s essential to growing your business and realizing your ultimate vision. Alejandro Cremades, the cofounder and…

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Portland, Maine

Maine Angels Among Most Active Angel Investment Groups in 2015

By | Mar 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm

The Maine Angels was one of the country’s most active angel investment groups in 2015, according to a national survey of angel investment activity. The group, which consists of accredited private equity investors who pool their resources to invest in and mentor early-stage companies (aka angel investors), closed 23…

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DC

DC’s Surprise Ride Accepts Deal from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

For one DC startup, the past year has been quite an adventure. Surprise Ride, a fast-growing e-commerce site for kids, was recently featured in an episode of  Shark Tank spinoff Beyond the Tank. They ended up walking out of the experience with a $50,000 investment from Shark Kevin…

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NYC

Hive Raises $1.4M to Boost Team Productivity

By | Mar 24, 2016 at 9:37 am

From startups to enterprise companies, they all eventually share a common issue: communication. Mix in an over abundance of work and it becomes difficult to prioritize – and that workload only gets multiplied when team members aren’t communicating properly. For recent AngelPad graduate Hive,…

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Redwood City

BetterWorks Raises $20M to Make Business Goal Setting Better

By | Mar 23, 2016 at 9:45 am

As organizations strive to achieve exponential growth and improve communication, there is a greater demand for relevant technological solutions. Redwood City, CA-based BetterWorks offers one such option, and has steadily been growing. Since launching in late 2013, the company has built a client roster…

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NYC

TodayTix Raises $9M So You Can Buy Last-Minute Theater Tickets

By | Mar 2, 2016 at 11:05 am

TodayTix, a New York based startup, has announced the successful close of a Series B round of $9 million. Co-led by Walden Venture Capital and TYLT Ventures, they are joined by existing investors. As part of the new venture funding, three new people will…

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NYC

Namely Raises $30M, Advances HR Platform and Services

By | Mar 1, 2016 at 11:45 am

Namely, the New York based all-in-one HR software platform has announced the successful raise of a $30 million venture round. The company plans to use the new their latest round of funding to bolster their products and services, and expand their team. Led by…

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Phoenix

How to Raise Funding for Your Startup in Phoenix

By | Feb 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

For startups landing in the Arizona desert, finding a place to drop your backpack and laptop is a first priority then it’s off to the races to find capital. The Arizona tech ecosystem has a wide range of angel and institutional investors that actively…

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Phoenix

Annual PHX Startup Week Returns, $400K Going to Nonprofits

By | Feb 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm

The second annual PHX Startup Week kicks off today, a week-long showcase and celebration of entrepreneurs in Arizona. The event series launched last year with a mission of fostering relationships and expanding thought leadership for local entrepreneurs. From highlighting diversity to featuring local startup…

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Chat Bot for Local Services, Assist, Gets Funding

By | Feb 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Technology never ceases to amaze us, especially if it is put to the service of our society. And one example of those amazing applications of technology is Assist‘s local services Chat Bot, which has recently raised an investment of $5.5 million. This investment includes…

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Chicago

TurboAppeal Raises $3M to Fuel Nationwide Launch

By | Feb 11, 2016 at 10:02 am

It’s true that home ownership is on the decline these days as more young people are opting to rent instead, but one startup that provides a service specifically for homeowners is seeing a lot of success. TurboAppeal, a residential tax appeal technology service, has…

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Portland, Maine

Two Maine Companies Awarded i6 Federal Grants

By | Feb 8, 2016 at 11:15 am

Today, members of the federal government, Congress, and entrepreneurs met at the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) to announce two new local i6 grant awardees. The i6 grants are to be awarded to MCED and Coastal Enterprises (CEI), and focus on job creation…

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Arlington

Arlington, VA-Based Snagajob Raises $100M to Fund Future Acquisitions

By | Feb 4, 2016 at 7:30 am

Today, Arlington, VA-based Snagajob is announcing a successful funding round of $100 million. The round is led by New York-based Rho Acceleration, a division of Rho Capital Partners, and is joined by Washington, DC-based NewSpring Capital and the New York-based Invus Group. According to Snagajob’s official…

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Socedo Gets $1.5M in Funding to Improve Social Media Lead Generation

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 11:11 am

Lead generation is an important way for businesses to secure new clients. More and more, companies are becoming aware of this fact and are, without a doubt, investing more on it – for example, by making their websites more prone to it. But there…