Campus Job’s employment marketplace connects businesses with college students for more exciting part-time jobs

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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 $968,000 Seed funding round. It was led by Box Group, and includes Lerer Ventures, Red Sea, and Kal … [Read more...]

Some news about StartUp Beat…

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 … [Read more...]

Augmate gets big backing to expand its wearable glass platform for ‘deskless’ workers

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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, … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Non-profit startup Shopping for a Change wants to bring local artisan products from around the world to the global market

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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 … [Read more...]

NeoReach wants to help bloggers earn more from ‘influencer’ endorsements

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A Q&A with NeoReach co-founder and COO P.J. Leimgruber. The Stanford, California-based influencer marketing startup completed a $1.5 million Seed funding round over the summer. It was co-founded last year by P.J., his brother Jesse Leimgruber and fellow Stanford undergrad Misha Talavera. The … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: OVAL’s connected sensor is built to enable consumers to better keep track of the things most important to them


By Michael Harry, OVAL co-founder ELEVATOR PITCH OVAL—a small, affordable, wireless, and versatile sensor that protects the people, pets, and items you care about most by sending an alert to your phone or email by way of a push notification, text, email, or direct telephone call whenever it’s … [Read more...]

With a new $8M funding round in the bank, CartoDB enables anyone to create advanced, interactive maps

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A Q&A with CartoDB VP of Marketing Álvaro Ortiz. The New York City-based startup, which offers an open source spatial mapping application, announced earlier this month the closing of an $8 million Series A funding round. Investors include Earlybird Venture Capital and Kibo Ventures. It was … [Read more...]

Disrupting research: Whale Path seeks to bring on-demand competitive intel to businesses of all types and sizes

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A Q&A with Whale Path co-founder Artem Gassan. The San Francisco-based startup, which offers an on-demand competitive research platform for enterprises, announced the closing of a $1.1 million Seed funding round at the start of September. Investors include TMT Investments, Kima Ventures, 500 … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Backtracker wants to make the road a safer place for cyclists with its radar-based technology

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By Franz Struwig, Backtracker co-founder ELEVATOR PITCH Backtracker aims to change the face of road safety for cyclists by providing them with affordable, state of the art, military-grade radar technology to warn them of approaching vehicles from behind, while also warning drivers that a … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Move over Vevo, Rormix is building an online music video platform for indie artists

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By Emma Owens, Rormix co-founder and CMO ELEVATOR PITCH Rormix is a free app on which allows users to discover music videos from independent and unsigned artists. Officially launched in April, 2014, it has now been downloaded in 180 countries, 100,000 times. All the music videos are curated by … [Read more...]