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


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...]

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


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...]

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


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

SwipeStation in use

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...]

Pantry’s RFID-based technology powers vending machines with fresh food that you may actually want to buy

Pantry machine

A Q&A with Pantry co-founder Alex Yancher. The San Francisco-based startup, which offers technology that enables fresh food vending machines, announced the completion of a $1.3 million Seed funding round at the start of this month. Investors include 500 Startups, Menlo Ventures, Lemnos Labs, … [Read more...]

Advice Wallet plans for big expansion in Eastern Europe with its Settle mobile payments and loyalty app

Settle iPhone-5S-Check

A Q&A with Advice Wallet co-founder Stas Matvienko. The Kiev, Ukraine-based startup, which offers a combined payments and loyalty app for consumers called Settle, announced the closing of a $1.5 million venture funding round at the start of August from Russian VC Life.SREDA. It was founded in … [Read more...]

Recently-launched Tracksmith is a niche fashion brand for serious runners

Tracksmith Singlet red

A Q&A with Tracksmith co-founder and CEO Matt Taylor. The Wellesley, Massachusetts-based startup, which produces premium clothing and bags for running enthusiasts, launched to the public in late July. It is backed by $1.6 million in Seed funding that the team raised back in November of last year … [Read more...]

With a fresh round of funding in the bank, Thinknum seeks to wean Wall Street off of ad-hoc spreadsheets with its Cloud-based financial analysis platform


A Q&A with Thinknum co-founder Justin Zhen. The New York City-based startup, which is a Cloud-based financial analysis and research platform for valuing companies, announced in late July that it has closed a $1 million Seed funding round. Investors include Pejman Mar Ventures, which led the … [Read more...]

WriteLaTeX has built a Cloud-based collaborative paper writing platform for academics


A Q&A with WriteLaTeX co-founder and CEO John Hammersley. The London-based startup, which offers a Cloud-based collaborative academic paper editor called Overleaf, announced in late July that it has closed a Seed funding round (amount undisclosed) from Digital Science, a division of Macmillan … [Read more...]

Dealflicks is on a mission to fill movie theaters and to save moviegoers money

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A Q&A with Dealflicks co-founder Sean Wycliffe. The San Francisco-based startup, which gives moviegoers discounts on tickets and concessions by partnering with theaters to help them fill empty seats during slow periods, announced the raising of $1.7 million in Seed funding last week. Investors … [Read more...]