Los Angeles

This is How Two Best Friends Successfully Pivoted – And Stayed Best Friends

By | Sep 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

You may remember Hunter Gray and Michel Bayan from their work on Atlas, a real-time scheduling platform we covered a little over a year ago. To date, they were one of the only startup companies to win hottest showcasing startup at two different Tech Cocktail…


5 Tools to Get More Pageviews

By | Sep 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

For online marketers, one of the most nagging issues is how to get more exposure for the content they create. After all, if no one sees the infographic or blog post you create, what is it worth? Not much. Never fear, I’m here to help…

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New York Angel Investors Bank $350,000 on Intellectual Property

By | Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Traklight, a platform that provides cloud-based software for identifying and protecting intellectual property (IP), yesterday announced that they have raised $350,000 of angel funding from New York investors. Part of the appeal for the investors is the fact that Traklight is used by both…


San Francisco

App Developers Rejoice: Uber Launches an API

By | Aug 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

On August 20, Uber announced the official launch of their API; developers now have access to many of the primitive features that power Uber’s ride sharing platform. And the API launch is perfectly in line with Uber’s mission to bring transportation as reliable as…


Is Your Cloud Data Secure?

By | Aug 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Canonical, the parent company of Linux operating system Ubuntu, recently discontinued its cloud service Ubuntu One, after coming under some heavy pressure from its competitors. The decision drew ire from many Ubuntu users, and actually sheds some light on the fact that cloud based…




Teledini Might Be The Answer For Successful Visitor to Customer Conversion

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Life is tough for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) these days, especially when it comes to driving web traffic and conversion of visitors to customers. That’s in large part due to the fact that SMBs simply don’t have it in their budget to…


Guesswork Announces a Machine Learning Platform to Help CRM Companies

By | Aug 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Guesswork announced this week that they are launchign a machine learning platform to help customer relationship management (CRM) companies build intelligence into their products and replicate what Google has done on the web at every company. That is, Google understands a customer’s intention with a…


5 BS Myths About Starting A Startup Debunked

By | Jul 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Having “your first” comes with plenty of unsolicited advice and a little side eye. For instance, during my first startup, my mom gave me more than side-eye. I got full-on stink eye! “YOU ARE GOING TO LEAVE YOUR GOOD PAYING JOB AND DO A…


Las Vegas

Power Portal Thinks the Browser Market is Ripe for Disruption

By | Jul 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm

“Our main goal when we started was to build a system that allowed parents to feel comfortable enough to just let their kids go online,” says Deven Nemer, founder of Power Portal. Through his experience, Nemer found that parents struggle when it comes to…


How Entrepreneurs Worked and Watched the #USMNT During #WorldCup

By | Jul 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

We may not have gone through to the next round of FIFA World Cup, but the country came together to support the team. It was evident in social media that #TeamUSA had the backing of #OneNationOneTeam during the #BELvsUSA. This is how some of the entrepreneurs…



Slyce Raises $12M for Its Image Recognition Shopping Technology

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm

This morning, the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce announced that it has raised $12 million in its most recent round of funding. The round was led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. With this latest financing, the company has raised a total of a little more than $27 million….



Pittsburgh’s Rhiza Raises $3M Series A for Big Data Marketing Analytics

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Last week, the Pittsburgh-based Rhiza announced a Series A round of financing valued at $3 million. The round was led by Draper Triangle Ventures. “Rhiza is disrupting the marketing analytics industry with intuitive tools for marketers and salespeople across the entire enterprise at a fraction…



Review Trackers Hauls in $2 Million From Midwest Investors

By | Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Yesterday Review Trackers Inc, the Chicago based startup in Wicker Park, announced the successful close of a $2 million funding round from a host of premier Midwest investors. It was led by Milwaukee’s CSA Parnters and included other investors American Family Ventures, Jeff Rusinow,…



Whiteboard Unveils Their New Management Platform

By | Jun 18, 2014 at 9:13 am yesterday unveiled a brand spanking new web and mobile based app aimed at boosting productivity by bridging the gap between tasks at home and work. The platform encourages users to focus on completing tasks that matter most in their day: Whiteboard facilitates the smooth management…



DC-Based Personal Launches Fill It for Quick and Safe Auto-Filling on Online Forms

By | Jun 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Last week, Personal – a DC-based startup which provides a secured digital data vault for consumers’ information, passwords, and files – launched the world’s largest form library at Fill It, giving people a tool to securely and automatically fill almost any form in the world. Literally millions…


5 Easy Steps To Help You Disconnect

By | Jun 2, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Do you find disconnecting after a long day difficult? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Actually, one study shows that 69% of people find work and personal life practically inseparable. More people admit to finding themselves not only checking email all evening, but “pressing refresh…


5 Top Scheduling Apps for Busy Startup Founders

By | Apr 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

After understanding the key scheduling tips for managers, we’re ready to dive into the tools. When choosing the right tool, remember to watch out for things like: Scheduling features and capabilities that make schedules accessible to both staff and managers. Reporting and analytics to…