Spot.IM wants to make every website its own social network


A Q&A with Spot.IM co-founder and CEO Nadav Shoval. The Tel Aviv-based startup, which enables website publishers to add an on-site social networking component, had its public launch last month. It was founded in 2012 by Shoval and CTO Ishay Green. SUB: Please describe Spot.IM and your primary … [Read more...]

Virtuix gets big funding for a big idea: Fully-immersive virtual reality

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A Q&A with Virtuix co-founder and CEO Jan Goetgeluk. The Houston, Texas-based startup, which has built a hardware platform that allows users to move naturally while in virtual reality applications, announced last week the closing of a $2.7 million Seed funding round. Investors include Radical … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Artist Radar enables users to keep up with new releases and live events for their favorite entertainers and authors

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By Jörg Fehlinger, Artist Radar co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Artist Radar is a personalized entertainment and news platform that transforms the way people stay up-to-date with their favorite artists. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Artist Radar is a platform which allows users to … [Read more...]

Friday Lightning Pitches: Hospbit, Moboom, and Fix Stores


    PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Hospbit is an Amsterdam-based Software as a Service provider. It specializes in building management systems. It launched a brand new web service that helps companies maintain their buildings more easily and more efficient. The maintenance module … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Led by a father and son founding team, Printware wants to eliminate the hassle of printer management for IT professionals

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By Kegan Abbott, Printware co-founder ELEVATOR PITCH We help overworked enterprise IT professionals get the print management monkey off their backs, drastically reduce the cost of printing on their network and local printers, and virtually eliminate the time needed to manage printers, all … [Read more...]

Startups lead charge for biggest 2015 trend: Analytics

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By Ramon Nuñez, LiveHive founder and CEO Whether you describe it as big data, business intelligence, or data mining, analytics is the hottest trend for 2015—and startups are leading the charge. Take a look at the companies launching analytics solutions. Take a look at companies acquiring … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Yieldr’s programmatic marketing solution is built to give advertisers greater insight into their ad spend and better overall results

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By Tom Triscari, Yieldr CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Yieldr empowers companies for programmatic marketing using transparent PMP (programmatic marketing platform). We help advertisers activate their data and take control of their marketing spend. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Yieldr is a programmatic … [Read more...]

Medigo gets €5 million in new funding to expand its ‘medical tourism’ platform

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A Q&A with Medigo co-founder and COO Pawel Cebula. The Berlin-based healthtech startup announced last week the closing of a €5 million Series A funding round, led by Accel Partners. It was founded last year by Cebula, Ugur Samut and Ieva Soblickaite. The team previously raised €2.1 million in … [Read more...]

With a fresh $1 million in funding, launches with the goal of giving companies more insight into actionable customer loyalty campaign-dashboard

A Q&A with co-founder and CEO Chad Keck. The San Antonio, Texas-based customer loyalty tech startup last week announced its official launch with $1 million in Seed funding. Investors include Geekdom Fund, Greenhouse Investment Fund and individual Angel investors. It was founded last … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: With a focus on photos and geo-location, wants to give people a better way to connect on social media ios_screencap_nearme_en

By Kevin Deegan, CTO ELEVATOR PITCH is the newest social networking platform that uses geo-discovery technology to instantly connect people using the medium that cuts through the clutter—photos. With 900,000 users worldwide, makes it easy to meet new people and expand … [Read more...]