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NYC

Teckst Raises $2.5M So You Can Text Customers Easier

By | May 17, 2016 at 9:06 am

Today,New York City-based startup Teckst is announced the successful close of a $2.5 million seed round. The team plans to use the new funding injection to advance their growth and expansion into new markets. According to a statement, their seed round investors include Composite…

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Columbus

4 Important Steps to Building Your Startup’s Credit

By | May 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm

Every startup at some point must determine how to properly finance their business, but for some people, taking into consideration the necessary steps to even get to the point of receiving that funding can sometimes become a mere afterthought. At Columbus Startup Week, the…

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Connecticut

$5M Digital Health & Fintech Challenge VentureClash Launches in Connecticut

By | May 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

We all know the major tech hubs around the nation, but what are states doing to retain their top talent or even bring in new ones? From innovation challenges to tax breaks, cities and states are competing to draw in the interest of those…

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Kansas City

Local Startup Ecosystem Matters for Kansas City’s The Collective Funds

By | Apr 29, 2016 at 9:45 am

The key to a burgeoning startup ecosystem is generous investments in local talent. When investors are willing to take risks on behalf of regional startups, they are contributing to the overall success of that area. And in Kansas City, one venture capital group is taking…

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Tado Raises $23M to Make Temperature Control Smarter

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 8:06 am

Among the most popular smart home devices are those like Nest that can regulate temperatures automatically and remotely. This is great if your home’s temperature is controlled from a central source, but what if you don’t? What if your air conditioner comes from a remote…

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Internet and Mobile Still Lead VC-Backed Deals

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Technology is awesome – plain and simple. It makes the present seem interesting and the future seem possible. But consumers aren’t the only ones that think the latest gadgets are the best investment. Venture capitalists and other firms have typically leaned towards Internet and mobile markets…

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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…