By Lorraine Dahlinger, From the Lab founder
There are basic, and well-documented, behavioral differences between the way men and women shop online. Women typically browse products, read reviews, look for bargains, and utilize online chats and discussion forums. Not only is shopping online a social act for many women, it’s an increasingly … [Read More...]
A Q&A with Eversight co-founders Jamie Rapperport (CEO) and David Moran (chairman). The Palo Alto-based marketing technology startup announced the completion of a $9.7 million Series A funding round at the start of this month from Emergence Capital Partners. It was founded in 2013, and this is its first notable round of outside … [Read More...]
By Andrei Marchenko, Project Fellows founder
Project Fellows is a platform where people who have an idea can find fellows to create some project together or find an interesting project to join. Also it gives opportunity to have a blog of the project to inform followers about project news, collect feedback and … [Read More...]
A Q&A with Authy founder Daniel Palacio. The San Francisco-based startup, which offers a two-factor authentication platform built to be easy-to-use, announced in September that it has closed on $3 million in new Seed funding. Investors include Salesforce Ventures, Startcaps Ventures, Data Collective and Digital Garage. The company was founded … [Read More...]
By Jinesh Parekh, Idyllic Software CEO
What is it like being the CTO of a startup? Titles mean zilch in the startup frame of things. You know it’s true. Sometimes roles get so mixed up it’s difficult to figure out what anyone is expected to do. A startup CTO is a large company’s CTO, CIO, and VP of engineering, all rolled into one. And that is … [Read More...]
By Jonathan Livescault, Braineet co-founder and CEO
Braineet is a web and app platform to share your smart ideas—in 140 characters starting with ‘What if’—with every brand to improve the products and services you use every day.
Today, millions of customers are lost…while brands are desperately … [Read More...]
A Q&A with Authorea co-founder Alberto Pepe. The New York City-based startup, which has built a cloud-based collaboration platform for academic and technical documents, announced in late September that it has secured $610,000 in Seed funding. Investors include ff Venture Capital and NY Angels. The company was founded in 2012 by Pepe and Nathan … [Read More...]
By Candace Dannenbaum, Barker Kitsen co-founder and CEO
Barker Kitsen is a discovery platform for urban pet parents to discover under-the-radar brands, new services and ultimate experiences.
Barker Kitsen is a resource—a dog lover’s guide to find the best under-the-radar products, newest … [Read More...]
A Q&A with Remerge co-founder and CEO Pan Katsukis. The Berlin-based mobile app-focused adtech startup announced at the start of October that it has raised $1 million in Seed funding from Point Nine Capital and WestTech Ventures. It was founded earlier this year by Katsukis, CRO Benjamin Beivers, CTO Martin Karlsch, VP Engineering Christian … [Read More...]
By Paul Ruderman, UpdateZen founder and CEO
UpdateZen is a simple status-reporting solution designed for executives and managers who prefer short updates from their people, consolidated and presented in one simple interface. We limit updates to 250 characters so that managers only see what is absolutely essential for them to … [Read More...]
A Q&A with Pristine Evangelist Lucas Schlager. The Austin, Texas-based startup, which has built a HIPAA-compliant telemedicine solution for Google Glass, announced the closing of a $5.4 million Series A funding round in late September. Investors include S3 Ventures, Capital Factory and Healthfundr. It was founded last year by Kyle Samani and … [Read More...]
By Sofia Dickens, EQtainment founder and CEO
EQtainment helps parents and teachers practice social skills and behavior with their kids through fun and affordable games, toys and videos.
Years ago as a student at Harvard, I came across the groundbreaking research revealing that emotional intelligence … [Read More...]
A Q&A with TidBitts founder and CEO Brad Greenwald. The Denver-based startup, which offers a paid publishing platform for individual publishers, launched out of beta in late September. It was founded last year and raised a Seed funding round over the summer.
SUB: Please describe TidBitts and your primary innovation.
Greenwald: TidBitts … [Read More...]
By John Dogru, 3D Control Systems co-founder and CEO
3D Printing allows us to radically disrupt the way we design, manufacture and distribute products. We’re making secure distributed manufacturing via Secured3D possible, and bringing the 3D Printing process as close to one click away with 3DPrinterOS. We’re lowering the … [Read More...]
A Q&A with Indicative co-founder and CEO Jeremy Levy. The New York City-based startup, which offers a cloud-based web and mobile analytics platform designed for technical and non-technical users alike, announced its launch out of stealth mode late last month. It was founded in 2013 by Levy and Andrew Weinreich. The team is currently raising a … [Read More...]
A Q&A with DreamIt Ventures CEO Kerry Rupp. The Philadelphia-based incubator was founded in 2008 by Steve Welch, Michael Levinson and David Bookspan. DreamIt operates accelerators in Austin, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, and Tel Aviv, and according to the firm, has launched 157 companies. Incubated startups have also raised more than $171 … [Read More...]
A Q&A with Campus Job co-founder and CEO Liz Wessel. The New York City-based startup, which connects college students with off-campus part-time jobs, announced in late September the closing of a $965,000 Seed funding round. It was led by Box Group, and includes Lerer Ventures, Red Sea, and Kal Vepuri. The company was founded earlier this year … [Read More...]
I don’t often post news about StartUp Beat itself. But I wanted to let you, the readers, know about some exciting changes coming to the site, beginning tomorrow.
The first, and the one I’m most excited about, is that the Featured Startup Pitch is opening up to everyone. If you have started, or are part of the founding team of a legitimate … [Read More...]
A Q&A with Augmate co-founder and CEO Pete Wassell. The New York City-based smart eyewear startup announced last week that it has raised $2.8 million in Seed funding. Investors include Tim Draper, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, Siemens Venture Capital, Simon Venture Group, Rothenberg Ventures, Excell Partners, Camp One Ventures and FP … [Read More...]
By Stacey Horowitz, Shopping for a Change founder and CEO
ELEVATOR PITCH & PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Shopping for a Change (SFAC) is a non-profit that helps artisans, artisan co-ops and companies from impoverished areas sell fair-trade goods online. Profits are donated to international community improvement projects focused on clean … [Read More...]