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2014-03-20 23:24:21

Led by Packard Place and Sierra Maya Ventures, The 506(c) Index Fund Provides Investment Opportunities Starting at $2500, Marking a Revolutionary Turning Point for the Charlotte Startup Ecosystem Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The RevTech Labs III 506(c) Index fund is officially open for investment. With the launch of the RevTech Labs III class, the fund allows accredited investors to invest in the spread of 10 startup companies with a minimum investment set at $2500. The first of...

2014-03-13 23:24:03

With an acquisition, a financing and new investors, three-year-old accelerator is altering the Upstate startup ecosystem. Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 In 2011, serial entrepreneurs and angel investors Chuck Stormon, Nasir Ali and Martin Babinec founded StartFast Venture Accelerator. Their mission: to attract, invest in, mentor and accelerate the growth of tech startups. A short three years later, the fund has grown with additional investors, experienced its first acquisition, and...

2014-03-06 16:30:20

Application Email Leader Reaches 200 Employees, 150,000 Customers In 4.5 Years Since Launch BOULDER, Colo., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SendGrid, the leader in application email infrastructure, today announced the hire of Paul Ford, who joins as the Vice President of Product and Marketing. Ford will be responsible for leading SendGrid's global marketing efforts, driving overall product strategy and new product creation as each aligns with market opportunity and fit. Ford joins...

2014-02-14 23:22:34

Tech Startups to Pitch for Fame, Investment at SXSW 2014 Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 A handful of startups now have four minutes to win it. HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced today the finalists for its upcoming March 10 event at SXSW Interactive Startup Village. Applications were received from early stage tech startups in 14 countries and 17 US states. Finalists were selected based on a range of criteria including how revolutionary the idea is,...

2014-01-30 23:30:54

The seed round, facilitated by angel investors and executives, marks a successful milestone for nextSociety in enabling the startup to add additional talent and to bring its innovative and activity-based networking tool to market. nextSociety adds new improvements to its beta tool on a weekly basis and will present its next accomplishments at SXSW Interactive Startup Spotlight in Austin, Texas. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 nextSociety successfully raised $700k in seed funding...

2014-01-16 23:22:53

Investor community is eager to support technological innovation to provide universal access to Open Educational Resources. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 As a capstone to an exciting launch year, panOpen has announced that it raised an additional $500,000 in its second round of seed funding. Formed in April 2013, panOpen has raised $750,000, was selected to join the inaugural class of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator powered by Techstars, released its initial product, and...

2013-12-19 08:30:34

SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ResolutionTube (www.resolutiontube.com) today announced a $1.5 million Series Seed funding led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from David Cohen (CEO of TechStars), Rudy Gadre (former Amazon & Facebook exec), Owen Van Natta (former COO of Facebook), Acceleprise Ventures, Vijay Vashee (former Microsoft Exec), and others. ResolutionTube is aiming to eliminate the 1-800 number customer service experience by providing instant access to...

2013-12-18 23:27:22

Computer Explorers, a technology education provider for preschool and elementary school students, partnered with Playrific to develop an iOS app for preschoolers. The TechStars Technology Education for Kids app has videos, games and activities for children ages 3 to 5 focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math, and is available in Apple’s App Store. Cypress, Texas (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Children’s technology education provider Computer Explorers’ latest tool for...

2013-12-04 08:26:39

The ten companies represent a cross-section of verticals and show great promise for the future of connected devices NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- R/GA, the world's most award-winning digital agency, is pleased to announce the ten companies selected to participate in the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator program, powered by Techstars. The 10 products and concepts represent innovative connected devices spanning a diverse array of verticals including healthcare, the connected home,...

2013-10-01 23:37:50

Choose Energy, the leading online energy marketplace that helps residents and businesses compare and switch electricity providers, announced today that it has acquired Power2Switch, the Chicago-based energy startup and Techstars alum. Plano, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Choose Energy, the online energy marketplace leader that helps residents and businesses switch electricity providers, announced today that it has acquired Power2Switch, the Chicago-based energy startup and Techstars alum...