Archive for February, 2012

Matchbook’s Intent-Based Advertising Wins $250K In Seed Funding

New York City startup Matchbook, launched last summer, has recently raised $250,000 in seed funding from Quotidian Ventures as well as from Percolate, Mashape, Nestio and Rick Webb, a Foursquare investor and co-founder of the Barbarian Group. As of this writing, Matchbook is only available in the App Store but will soon be released to [...]

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NYC Startup RentJolt Makes Renting Easier, Cheaper

Self-funded company RentJolt offers New Yorkers convenience and savings by directly connecting a “renter” to the “current tenant” with the broker coming into picture only in the final stages of the deal. Samuel Sheinin, co-founder of RentJolt, explains that “current tenants are to post information about their apartments months in advance of moving, and allows [...]

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Pitaru and Nolen are the Kitchen Table Coders

Because of the relative growth of start-ups and tech companies, demand for software engineers is in an all time high. This may have been the reason why roommates Amit Pitaru and David Nolen have been teaching a wide variety of classes like Javascript, node.js, XBox Kinect, LISP, Android, Intro to Objective C  in their – [...]

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Subscription Startups Are Very Fat Cash Cows

Nowadays, people will buy just about anything and - have it delivered to their homes. For example, BarkBox, Meetup co-founder Matt Meeker’s new start-up, just raised $100,000 from angel investors just so your dogs can enjoy their monthly treats and new toys. Subscription Startups are gaining headway now that more and more people are willing to pay for [...]

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GigaOM and paidContent Team Up

New York based digital media company ContentNext Media teams up with San Francisco based GigaOM forming a strategic East-West alliance. paidContent is one of ContentNext’s websites which includes MocoNews, paidContent:UK and ContentSutra. Founded by journalist Rafat Ali in 2002, ContentNext Media covers the business of digital media, serving decision makers within the media, entertainment, publishing, advertising, marketing, and technology [...]

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DevFest 2012: Students Battle It Out In Hackathons

‘Tis the time of the year when students edge each other out in designing and creating the best app in just one week. Columbia University’s DevFest 2012 held at its Davis Auditorium from January 28 to February 4 provided student developers the opportunity, means and resources to cook up a web-based product that has the [...]

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Brooklyn-Based Co-Working Space “The Yard” In Full Swing

Three months after opening day, atypical co-working space “The Yard” reached 65 percent capacity leaving co-founders Morris Levy and Richard Beyda surprised. “We knew there was a need in Williamsburg/Greenpoint for something like this, but we didn’t realize the tech scene was happening here and that that was the direction it was going to go,” [...]

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In Revolutionizing the TV Guide, SocialGuide is raising $0.5 Million in Debt Round

Brooklyn-based start-up SocialGuide raised $400,000 from investors January 17th and plans to raise $100,000 more according to its recent SEC filing. SocialGuide combines Twitter and Facebook feeds to determine what movies and TV shows people are currently talking about. They employ a technique that ranks what’s hot and trending on these social networking sites and then gives [...]

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Snapette Makes it to New York After Twitter Interaction Lead to Funding

After raising $1.4M capital, Snapette makes its way to the Big Apple, closer to the glitz and glamour of fashion and shopping. This happening after Snapette creator Sarah Paiji tweeted about the app and, surprisingly, got a retweet from Silicon Valley investor and startup maven Dave McClure. Paiji shortly contacted McClure, who happens to be [...]

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WeWork Expands After Raising $6.85M in Second Round Capital

Two-year-old work space innovator WeWork expands anew as it opens offices in Los Angeles and New York. This after the company raised $6.85 million in its second round of capital. “The World’s first physical social network” is how co-founder Adam Neumann describes WeWork. WeWork generates most of its income by renting out office and desk [...]

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