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Together Mobile launches out of beta as Rivet Works to help brands more effectively tap into user-generated content

A Q&A with Rivet Works founder and CEO Mike Svatek. The Austin-based marketing services startup launched to the public last week. It was founded in 2013 by Svatek and Ben Lail, and the team has raised $8.8 million in funding to this point. SUB: Please describe Rivet and your primary … [Read More...]

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AllUnite seeks to challenge iBeacon with its free Wi-Fi-based proximity mobile marketing platform

A Q&A with AllUnite co-founder and CEO Esben Elmoe. The Copenhagen-based startup, which offers a proximity marketing solution based on free Wi-Fi, completed a $3.7 million Series A funding round led by Northzone, which it announced earlier this week. It was founded in 2013 by Elmoe and Kasper … [Read More...]

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AccuSure launches to help SMBs find the best deal on insurance

A Q&A with AccuSure co-founder and CEO Jamie Reid. The San Diego-based startup, which offers small- and medium-sized businesses a solution for simplifying the process of comparison shopping for insurance, launched today at the DEMO Fall conference in Silicon Valley. It was founded in 2009 by … [Read More...]

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With a significant new funding round completed, Paracosm is working to make the world robot-friendly

A Q&A with Paracosm co-founder Anna Williams. The Gainesville, Florida-based 3D mapping augmented reality startup announced earlier this month the closing of a $3.3 million Seed funding round. Investors include Deep Fork Capital, New World Angels, iRobot and Atlas Venture. It was founded last … [Read More...]

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Just-launched Sharity.org puts items from celebrity closets up for sale, all in the name of charity

A Q&A with Sharity co-founders Lisa Ginsberg and Jamal Brown. The Los Angeles-based non-profit, which sells clothes from celebrities’ closets on consignment and donates proceeds to a charity of that celebrity’s choice, launched to the public out of beta at the start of November. It was founded … [Read More...]

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