Archive for September, 2011

An Interview With Brett Martin, CEO, Sonar.me

Sonar is a mobile application that enables you to discover, learn about, and connect with likeminded people in the room. Sonar is for anyone that is looking to meet new people, be it for business or pleasure. PR, Recruiting, Press, Entrepreneurs, Investors, and others looking for dates all benefit from using sonar. We’re looking for [...]

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An Interview With Charlie Perry, Co-Founder of Teamitup.com

Teamitup enables athletes and teams to manage and share their sports updates in real-time. Users create a profile to keep track of their schedule, results, stats, and news.  This gives all sports participants the tools to connect with their sports world as it happens. Think of Facebook and Twitter, but for sports, where you can [...]

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An Interview With Jeremy Bieger, Founder, UberTags

UberTags (UberTags.com) is a cloud-based Tag Management System that gives websites a dead easy way to deploy and manage code snippets (tags) including analytics tags, conversion tracking, retargeting, live chat, forms, widgets, video, and more. The technology lifts conversion rates by speeding page loads and drives operational efficiency by enabling instant tag launches via a [...]

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An Interview With Shankar Prasad, Founder/Executive Director, Yourlist.org

Yourlist makes democracy easy. Users type in their top concerns, whether it’s a pothole in their neighborhood, concerns with the healthcare system, or national defense—no issue is too big or too small for Yourlist. Using NLP, we automatically categorize these issues to find other people who have similar concerns, and create an aggregated checklist for [...]

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Tumblr Secures Humongous Series E Round

Like a meteor burning across the night sky, Tumblr has managed to distinguish itself once more. Quite an incredible feat considering how little revenue it has. It’s actually best not to mention the revenue bit, as even the VCs supporting the round choose to stay vague on that particular front. Case in point, someone associated [...]

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Steve Martocci Wants To Be A Serial Entrepreneur

He’s the GroupMe guy (a co-founder, to be specific). Since GroupMe is now owned by Skype via a hefty $50 million purchase, he should have his hands (read: bank accounts) full right now. Considering the fertile tech environment, Martocci isn’t going to settle for just GroupMe. At some unspecified date in the future, he’s going [...]

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Dashlane Closes $5 Million Series A Round

Ladies and gentlemen, here is a startup worth keeping tabs on. They’re called Dashlane and at the moment the growing operation has what it takes to become a certified game changer; and this isn’t groundless hype, mind you. But first, the details. A pool of investors that includes FirstMark Capital, Rho Ventures, and Bernard Liautaud [...]

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Ron Conway Is Really Enthusiastic About NY Tech Scene

So enthusiastic, he championed the tech scene over here during the Twilio Conference at San Fran. His exact words were: “We think New York has built as good a tech ecosystem as the Bay Area.” Glowing words indeed. The odd part is closer scrutiny on Conway’s past (it’s not like he has dark secrets) reveals [...]

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Foursquare Celebrates Its One Billionth Checkin

Every time Foursquare used to be featured here at NY Tech Blog, it always seemed run of the mill. As one of the few heavily publicized tech companies in the Big Apple (emphasis on ‘heavily publicized’), it’s not surprising that Foursquare news would circulate every other week. But hold on a minute, because a historic [...]

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Sailthru Scores Huge Series A Round

Apparently, being cash flow positive in little more than half a year is a decent enough track record to land a huge funding round. Such is the case with Sailthru, a targeted content provider founded in 2009. The currently 30-person startup has been blessed with a hefty $8 million from a who’s who in the [...]

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