ComfyLight surpasses Kickstarter goal in less than 7 hours for intruder-repelling LED lights

ComfyLight AG recently announced that it met its Kickstarter goal in less than 7 hours for its smart light bulb that actively protects your home from intruders. The campaign at began on January 22nd, 2016, and has nearly doubled its goal already. With three weeks left in the campaign, ComfyLight continues to recruit early backers, to further … [Read more...]

ATLAS freedom platform test successful

ATLAS Space Operations, Inc. kicked off 2016 by successfully reaching another milestone. In early January 2016 ATLAS, in cooperation with NOAA, performed numerous live S-Band downlink operations using a support antenna in Southern California. The effort was in collaboration with our partners at RT Logic. This first-of-its-kind test validates operational functionality of the … [Read more...]

U.S. continues to produce vast majority of $1 billion-plus startups reports Center for Global Innovation at USC Marshall School of Business

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. continues to be a global magnet for innovative startup companies as measured by the number with valuations in excess of $1 billion and by the total valuation during the past two years, according to a new study released today by the USC Marshall Center for Global Innovation. Between January 2014 and the end of 2015, the U.S. minted nearly two-thirds … [Read more...]

DisputeBills debuts new medical bill reduction platform, closes $400K round of financing

CHICAGO - DisputeBills, one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of consumer medical billing advocacy and negotiation services, today announced that it has raised a $400,000 round of financing from angel investors. The seed round, led by Chicago angel Stephen Lee, will allow the company to launch its new online medical bill reduction platform that helps consumers navigate … [Read more...]

ComfyLight launches campaign on Kickstarter to crowdfund production of its intruder-repelling LED lights

ComfyLight AG recently announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of its smart light bulb that actively protects your home from intruders. The campaign went live at on January 22nd, 2016, and aims to recruit early backers for this unique security solution. The ComfyLight LED bulb makes burglars believe you are home when … [Read more...]

Announcing CONNECT’s FrameWorks Workshop CapitalMatch Education Track Inaugural Workshop: Angel Investing Basics for the Startup Community

Brand new FrameWorks workshop series focused on preparing start-ups to pitch for capital SAN DIEGO – CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that helps create and scale companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, has announced the start of its FrameWorks CapitalMatch education track. The FrameWorks CapitalMatch series will provide … [Read more...]

Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA) announces 2016 class of insurance startups

Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA), the Des Moines-based global business accelerator focused on developing and growing innovative insurance-centric startups has announced its 2016 portfolio. With a global pool of twice as many applicants compared to the previous year, the six standout teams selected to participate in the mentor-driven program represent the automotive, property … [Read more...]

Horror Equity Fund disrupts horror entertainment financing

Los Angeles, CA--Investing in the entertainment industry can be scary, but Horror Equity Fund attempts to lessen the fear and mitigate the risk with its proprietary evaluation process. Strategically positioned in an $8 billion domestic industry, not including revenue from video games, apps, graphic novels, and events, Horror Equity Fund's professionals focus solely on horror … [Read more...]

Online design tool Desygner launches open beta after building a $20 million dollar product on a $20 thousand budget

Desygner announced the launch of their online design solution, which offers a simpler alternative to using Illustrator and Photoshop on a freemium model. The collaborative design tool offers 100's of ready-made templates that can easily be tweaked, published and printed in minutes from any device. From personal projects such as event invitations and Facebook headers, to … [Read more...]

New startup launches marketplace for buying and selling local marketing

New startup MarketingZoom is the new go-to place for buying and selling local marketing opportunities, perfect for any sized businesses. February 1, 2016, Portland, OR New startup MarketingZoom launches its social marketplace platform for connecting buyers and sellers of local marketing and advertising. The company is based in Portland Oregon and is the first online … [Read more...]