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

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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...]

AccuSure launches to help SMBs find the best deal on insurance

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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...]

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

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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...]

An unsexy but important topic for growing startups: Getting payroll taxes right

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By Andy Roe, SurePayroll general manager As you start a new business, the calculations surrounding payroll taxes may not be the first thing on your mind. You’re more likely thinking about bringing in new clients, promoting your services and developing your business plan. However, you are … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Founders Network offers a value proposition for entrepreneurs based on facilitating long-term peer mentorship and support

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By Kevin Holmes, Founders Network co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH No one is better qualified to advise founders than fellow founders, and at FN we believe that authentic relationships are the foundation of success. By facilitating relationships between vetted tech startup founders, FN … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Storj’s decentralized storage platform is designed to make the cloud secure for everyone

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By Shawn Wilkinson, Storj founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Storj aims to create a cloud storage platform that can’t be censored, monitored or have downtime. Storj is a platform, cryptocurrency, and suite of decentralized applications that allows users to store data in a secure and decentralized … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Decisive’s platform is built to make mobile advertising a simple proposition for businesses of all sizes

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By David Dundas, Decisive founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Decisive is a leading SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform that helps advertisers execute mobile advertising campaigns. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION We make products that make it simple and easy for businesses to reach customers on … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Flic is a ‘Tinder’ for your iPhone’s camera roll

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By Brandon Evans, Lifehack Labs/Flic founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Flic is Tinder for your camera roll. We make deleting pictures off your iPhone camera roll as easy as swiping left or right for a date on Tinder. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION With Flic, you can manage all the photos in … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Nameless offers an anonymous social messaging app exclusively for professionals

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By Jahanzeb Burana, Nameless founder ELEVATOR PITCH Nameless is a professionals-only anonymous app that lets professionals express themselves, share thoughts and interact with like-minded professionals while being who they are. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Nameless is an anonymous … [Read more...]