Featured Startup Pitch: The Baby Burp is a marketplace for independent baby- and mom-focused retailers that features an integrated gift registry

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By Amy Lingawi, The Baby Burp founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH The Baby Burp is an online marketplace of everything baby, toddler and mommy. It is unlike any other baby-related marketplaces that are found on the web that focus on used or gently-used baby items. The Baby Burp has new, handmade, … [Read more...]

As mobile video advertising grows by leaps-and-bounds, Conversion Logic offers advertisers analytics across platforms and devices

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A Q&A with Conversion Logic co-founder and CEO Trevor Testwuide. The Santa Monica-based startup, which offers video ad performance insights and analytics across platforms and devices, earlier this month announced the closing of a $1.1 million Seed funding round from Angel investors. It was … [Read more...]

Why be ‘lean’ when you could run a ‘fat’ startup?

Sagi Bakshi, ironSource

By Sagi Bakshi, GM of installCore at ironSource From diets to startup advice, everyone is promoting the idea of ‘lean.’ But being told to create a lean startup was one of the first (of many) rules we ignored when we established ironSource. Instead of concentrating on one product for a sustained … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: SEWORKS is on a mission to help developers identify and fix real vulnerabilities in mobile apps

Min Pyo Hong, SEWORKS

By Min-Pyo Hong, founder and CEO, SEWORKS ELEVATOR PITCH The mobile app client is often the weakest link targeted by hackers, yet a majority of security solutions focus exclusively on protecting the device or the server data. SEWORKS provides layered, comprehensive security for mobile … [Read more...]

StrataCloud’s enterprise IT solution is built to make data centers more manageable

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A Q&A with StrataCloud CEO Brian Cohen. The Atlanta-based startup, which offers enterprises a unified IT infrastructure management solution, announced a couple of weeks ago that it has raised $2 million in Seed funding from investors Hallett Capital and BLH Venture Partners. The company was … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Lithuanian startup BatCrab wants to make mobile devices around the world into full-feature business phone systems

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By Edvinas Mancas, BatCrab co-founder ELEVATOR PITCH BatCrab turns any cell phone into a fully-featured business phone system in 60 countries, allowing SMBs to manage their calls better and sound professional. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION BatCrab is a tool to turn any cell phone into a … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Bubblews is a social network built on the principle that its users should be compensated for their activity

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By Jason Zuccari and Arvind Dixit, Bubblews co-founders ELEVATOR PITCH Bubblews is a social network that brings a new meaning to ‘sharing’ on social media. Unlike other social platforms, which we believe to be the largest unpaid workforces in the world, we share ad revenue with our users. … [Read more...]

Moving from concept to business: The eight principles of Zero to One

Ross Beyeler, GrowthSpark

By Ross Beyeler, founder and CEO, Growth Spark I’ve met with hundreds of entrepreneurs all at varying stages in their ventures. The overwhelming percentage, however, seem to be stuck in ‘startup’ mode (and not the sexy startup your cousin John runs in San Francisco) where they really don’t have … [Read more...]

Metanautix emerges from stealth mode to help cut the complexity out of big data analysis

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A Q&A with Metanautix co-founder and CEO Theo Vassilakis. The Palo Alto-based big data analytics startup launched out of stealth mode in early August and revealed that it has raised a total of $7 million in funding. Investors include Sequoia Capital, the Stanford Endowment and Shiva Shivakumar. … [Read more...]

SwipeStation is an on-premise marketing solution built to ‘close-the-loop’ for marketers

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A Q&A with SwipeStation co-founder Sam Fresco. The Hertfordshire, UK-based startup, which offers a mobile device-connected scanner and printer for on-premise event marketing, announced in late July that it has raised £300,000 in Angel funding from investors Neil Sikka and Adrian Grumi. It was … [Read more...]