Norman, Oklahoma-based Nabo TV is taking on content giants in its quest to change the way people consume media

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A Q&A with Nabo TV founder and CEO Matt Hicks. The Norman, Oklahoma-based startup, which is building a media hub user interface for consumers, launched to the public last week with a Kickstarter campaign that enables early access to the service. The company has been bootstrapped to this … [Read more...]

Skydio gets $3M to make drones (and their pilots) better navigators

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A Q&A with Skydio co-founder and CEO Adam Bry. The Menlo Park-based startup, which has built an ‘intelligent’ drone navigation system, announced last week that it has raised $3 million in new Seed funding. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz and Accel Partners. It was founded last year by Bry, … [Read more...]

With a new $1M funding round complete, LawnStarter wants to fundamentally disrupt the residential lawn care business

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A Q&A with LawnStarter co-founder Steven Corcoran. The Austin-based startup, which offers a lawn care booking platform for consumers, announced last week that it has landed $1 million in new Seed funding. Investors include Gary Vaynerchuk, Rob Taylor, Cotter Cunningham and Rony Kahan. The … [Read more...]

Wish you had a personal assistant? Just-launched Perssist wants to make it a (virtual) reality for anyone

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A Q&A with Perssist co-founder Evan Britten-Bozzone. The New York City-based startup, which offers an on-demand virtual personal assistant service, launched to the public on Monday. It was founded last summer by Britten-Bozzone and Albert Wang, and has been bootstrapped to this point. SUB: … [Read more...]

Longaccess wants to give consumers a more secure and reliable way to archive data, long-term

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A Q&A with Longaccess founder and CEO Panayotis Vryonis. The Athens, Greece-based long-term data storage startup last week announced the completion of a new, €300,000 Seed funding round from existing investor Openfund. It was founded in 2013 and previously raised €210,000 in initial … [Read more...]

lalamove gets a fresh $10M to expand its on-demand delivery service

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A Q&A with lalamove co-founder and director, city expansion Gary Hui. The Hong Kong-based startup, which offers an on-demand delivery and moving platform in various markets throughout Asia, announced last week that the team has secured $10 million in Series A funding. Investors include Crystal … [Read more...]

Wedgies wants to make customer surveys easier by tapping into social media

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A Q&A with Wedgies co-founder and CEO Porter Haney. The Las Vegas-based social polling startup announced in late December a $700,000 Seed funding raise. Investors include Battle Born Venture, kbs+Ventures, Tony Hsieh’s Vegas Tech Fund and Greycroft Partners. The team previously raised $550,000 … [Read more...]

The Grid is a new, artificial intelligence-based approach to DIY web design

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A Q&A with The Grid founder and CEO Dan Tocchini. The San Francisco-based startup, which offers an artificial intelligence-based website builder, announced in December that it has raised $4.6 million in Series A funding. Investors include AME Cloud Ventures, and Angel investors that include John … [Read more...]

Dolly brings the on-demand, peer-to-peer model to moving

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A Q&A with Dolly co-founder and CEO Mike Howell. The Seattle, Washington-based peer-to-peer moving and delivery startup closed a $1.7 million Seed funding round in mid-December. Investors include Hyde Park Venture Partners, KGC Capital and Angel investors. It was founded in 2013 by Howell, Kelby … [Read more...]

With $1M in new funding, Quikkly wants to remake smartphone-based product scanning

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A Q&A with Quikkly co-founder and CEO Fergal Walker. The London-based startup, which has developed smartphone-based product scanning technology, announced in mid-December the closing of a $1 million Seed funding round. Investors include Initial Capital and undisclosed Angel investors. It was … [Read more...]