Marketplace

Los Angeles

BloomNation is Succeeding in Empowering Small Businesses

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

No one goes into to the florist industry for the money. Florists are passionate about what they do. They should be seen as craftspeople and their work should be taken seriously. The big companies  in the industry (think FTD, Teleflora, 1800Flowers) that dole out…

Marketplace

5 Steps to Becoming Your Own Boss with Amazon FBA

By | Jun 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It’s something we all dream about. An online business that generates passive income that gives us say over how we allocate our own time, rather than being accountable to someone else, in turn providing us with more time to spend with family and friends,…

Marketplace

Twin Cities

Happy Mother’s Day: BoomBoom Prints to Gift $1,000

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In about a month it’ll be Mother’s Day, and it’s never too early to start thinking about your dear old mum. In honor of Mother’s Day, the online marketplace BoomBoom Prints has announced that it will give away $1,000 to one lucky shopper. Specifically,…

Marketplace

NYC

Want Free Stuff? Claim It!

By | Mar 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

After spending three months in a beta period, Claim It! officially launched their iOS app in New York City. During the beta phase the team put their platform to the ultimate test and successfully gave away $60,000 worth of free prizes to New Yorkers….

Marketplace

NYC

Tidal Marketplace: Producing Organic Content Creations

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

Everybody has a story to tell, and Tidal has long been dedicated to helping companies and entrepreneurs tell theirs. They help them grow their audience by connecting creators with brands, agencies, and publishers via the Tidal suite, which combines influencer identification, insights, and campaign…

Marketplace

It’s Time to Make your Restaurant more Efficient

By | Feb 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

Engaging with customers has always been top priority for restaurants, but today it can be made even easier with advanced technology. Restaurants that are not utilizing the newest technology to make service efficient, customers happy, and resolutions simple are missing out on a large…

Marketplace

San Francisco

Try Products Before you Buy With Gorilly

By | Feb 26, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Try before you buy: it’s a mantra that serves us well, but there aren’t a lot of places you can put it into effect. Sure, you can test drive a car, but how often can you test drive a custom, handcrafted piece of furniture?…

Marketplace

San Francisco

Sindeo Gets $5M for Disruptive Mortgage Marketplace

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

Sindeo successfully closed their $5 million Series A funding round led by Renren, one of China’s most prominent social networks; renren literally means “everyone” in Chinese.  In addition to the funding, cofounder and COO of Renren James Liu will be joining Sindeo’s Board of…

Android

DC

TalkLocal Launches Mobile App

By | Jan 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm

TalkLocal, the Washington, DC-based company that gives consumers an easy way to connect with local service providers, has announced the launch of its mobile app. The apps are available to download for free through the App Store and Google Play, and will allow consumers…

Business

Miami

Zudy Launches Vinyl for Businesses Looking to Building Mobile Apps Quickly

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Miami-based startup Zudy announced today the release of Vinyl, a technology-agnostic no-code development platform that enables enterprise businesses to rapidly build highly-configurable applications. Companies can build mobile and web apps in days rather than months, on any device and operating system. Zudy raised $7.5 Million in funding from Miami…

Business

NYC

Warby Parker Lets You Make Your Own Annual Report…Except More Fun

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Warby Parker – the New York, NY-based eyeglasses startup that has every traditional, prescription eyeglass retailer fearing for survival – released its 2014 annual report yesterday, but in a way that’s a little more atypical from other companies. Rather than releasing a digital packet…

Location Based Services

DC

D.C. Loves Java: District Beans Launches Monthly Coffee Subscription Service

By | Dec 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

Washington, D.C. is the 11th most caffeinated city in the United States – at least, according to data compiled by The Daily Beast utilizing sources like market research firm NPD Group and personal finances service Mint.com. Looking at the number of coffee shops per…

Business

NYC

David’s Bridal Has Launched a Wedding Dress App to Help Brides Find the Perfect Gown

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I’ve never had the problem of finding a wedding dress or dealing with any woman who’s on her search for the perfect dress. And, as a gay man, I know that I won’t ever have to run into that issue when planning for my own…

Business

Montreal

Bus Travel Booking Aggregator Busbud Partners with Greyhound

By | Dec 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

Busbud, the Montreal, Canada-based company that offers a platform allowing consumers to easily book bus travel accommodations, has announced a formal partnership with Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in all of North America. The partnership is an effort to expand travel…