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We Live in a World of Data: Density is Providing Access to it

By | Jul 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm

If somebody asked me to pick one word that quantifies the entirety of the world we live in right now, I would say “data”. That is, if you’re not the one innovating new solutions for collecting data then you’re probably one of the many…



What are you Supposed to do with Cannabis Data?

By | May 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

Sometimes even I think I sound like a broken record player, but I also don’t think I can say it enough: the future of cannabis is in data. However it raises a good question: what are you supposed to do with the data? Boris…


San Francisco

Banjo Gets $100M to Build the Ultimate Crystal Ball

By | May 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Not long ago I asked the question: what would you do if you had a crystal ball? This came after Damien Patton, CEO of Banjo, gave me a personal demo of his platform that had been years in the making, and it absolutely blew…


San Diego

Can GroupSolver Change the Nature of Online Surveys?

By | Apr 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Describing his company, Rasto Ivanic would say that GroupSolver is a smart way for companies to do customer research. That is, they help businesses understand their customers deeper quickly and succinctly, much like his description of his company. Alongside his team, Ivanic has been…



DynaDo to the Rescue: Our Inboxes Need Saving

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

I don’t know about you, but sometimes going through my email inbox makes me want to pull my hair out. Imagine, though, if it’s that rough for an individual user like me what it must be like for businesses. According to DynaDo, conversations get…



Recognizing Amateur Sports Participation in US and Canada [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Mar 30, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Every year around this time my friends and I get our crew together and kick off our basketball league which, since we live in San Diego, fortunately runs through October. However, we’re not the only ones out there throwing it down and enjoying the…



How Do You Pick Your March Madness Winners?

By | Mar 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Nobody has ever gotten the $1 billion bracket. If you’re unfamiliar, there’s a challenge every March Madness season that stipulates: if you can call every game perfectly you win $1 billion. But there are so many moving pieces in a March Madness bracket, not…


Cannabis Startups Raised $104M in 2014

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

I recently wrote about WeedHire’s Q4 cannabis jobs report for 2014, and it told a tale of a legal cannabis industry that’s slowly, but surely, emerging. And then, recently, I saw that CB Insights had released a ranking of cannabis startups funding in Q4 2014: it…

Product Launch

Datanyze: Empowering Sales Reps With One Click

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

It’s not every day that we see companies releasing new apps as Chrome extensions, but that’s precisely what Datanyze has done. Near the end of January they officially announced that their all-in-one browser extension for sales was available for Chrome with a FireFox version…


San Diego

Posiba is Giving the Charitable Giving Landscape a Makeover

By | Dec 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

Posiba, a San Diego based startup, has made it their mission to give the charitable giving landscape a makeover with their highly anticipated launch. To accomplish this goal, Posiba is bringing people and information together for greater impact via aggregated information and data services…



Meaningfy, aka Automated, Virtual Cloud Analyst

By | Dec 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Andre Lessa has worked for several different Pittsburgh-based companies like Deloitte Consulting, Transportopia, ModCloth, Lockerz, Vivisimo, and American Eagle Outfitters. Over the course of his employment history, he has racked up 20 years of experience as a team lead, project manager, software engineer, and…



JustGo Raises $1.7 Million, Welcomes Big Changes

By | Dec 12, 2013 at 10:37 am

The social media audience management platform JustGo today announced $1.7 million raised from a private investor group. Including the founder Justin Golshir, the money was raised by Freddie Achom’s Rosemont Group Capital Partners and founding investors in Beatport. As part of the fundraising deal…



egoBoom Will Change Outdated Internet Opinion Sharing

By | Sep 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

The online feedback mechanisms of today fail to address a need for easily measuring explicit opinions. We see the typical “Like” option on Facebook as a perfect example of this. While that may be an easy way to quantify data, it remains ultimately ambiguous….