Featured Startup Pitch: Project Fellows gives creatives the chance to connect with each other for collaborative projects

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By Andrei Marchenko, Project Fellows founder ELEVATOR PITCH 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 … [Read more...]

Authy wants to kill the password with two-factor authentication that’s built for ease-of-use

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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 … [Read more...]

Six rules of the startup CTO playbook

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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 … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Braineet enables brands to elicit proactive feedback and new ideas from customers

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By Jonathan Livescault, Braineet co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH 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. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Today, millions … [Read more...]

Authorea wants to remake the academic collaboration process with its cloud-based platform for researchers and scholars

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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. … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: Health food for pets: Barker Kitsen brings specialized pet brands to the masses

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By Candace Dannenbaum, Barker Kitsen co-founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH Barker Kitsen is a discovery platform for urban pet parents to discover under-the-radar brands, new services and ultimate experiences. PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION Barker Kitsen is a resource—a dog lover’s guide to … [Read more...]

Berlin’s Remerge wants to help mobile app developers recapture lost users

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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 … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: UpdateZen seeks to simplify status reporting for managers and employees in the enterprise

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By Paul Ruderman, UpdateZen founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH 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 … [Read more...]

Making telemedicine a reality: Pristine’s HIPAA-compliant Google Glass solution for healthcare gets big backing

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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 … [Read more...]

Featured Startup Pitch: EQtainment offers educational toys, games and books focused on teaching emotional intelligence

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By Sofia Dickens, EQtainment founder and CEO ELEVATOR PITCH EQtainment helps parents and teachers practice social skills and behavior with their kids through fun and affordable games, toys and videos. FOUNDER’S STORY Years ago as a student at Harvard, I came across the groundbreaking … [Read more...]