Archive for May, 2012

F.ounders Moves Annual Event To New York

F.ounders has been making history by bringing together global startups from different parts of the globe (Silicon Valley, New York, Asia, Europe, and South America). It has been held in Dublin every October alongside the Dublin Web Summit. Now, it is moving to the home of numerous budding startups, New York City. The event is [...]

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SpotlessCity Brings Dry Cleaning Service Online

Good News New Yorkers! Dry Cleaning can be done online, well not literally of course. SpotlessCity makes dry cleaning easy and finds dry cleaners in the area for you. The service asks for your zipcode and adress and automatically shows all the dry cleaners in your area. You can enter a pick up and a drop [...]

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Fancy Hands Raises $1M, Launches TeamWork for Companies

NY based personal assistant finder, Fancy Hands raised $1 million in venture banking from Betaworks, SV Angel, David Tisch and Lerer Ventures. With the said funding, the company launched Fancy Hands TeamWork for companies. TeamWork now allows multiple accounts to exist under one account manager. The service is sold by monthly subscription. Bosses are able [...]

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CodeGuard is a Time Machine for your Website

  CodeGuard was awarded audience choice at the recently concluded TechCrunch Disrupt. The concept is simple and is summed up as “a time machine for your website” said the founders Jeff Clavier, Shana Fisher, Roger Ehrenberg, Saul Hansel. CodeGuard allows you to automatically backup your FTP data. This is done by taking repeated snapshots your [...]

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Gust Connects Startups to Angel Investors Online

Private investors or “Angels” have been the backbone of many startups, including that very famous one by Mark Zuckerberg. A new company Gust aims to connect these startups to a pool of angel investors easily on cloud. CEO and founder David S. Rose has had experiences on working with angel investors and being one himself. He is [...]

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Founder Swap Swaps Startup Execs to Generate New Ideas

Founder Swap will pool 6 New York different startups, trade partners for a day and swap new ideas. Sound familiar? It even has the tagline: “Like Wife Swap but for Founders. We want to get startups pregnant with new ideas.” Founder Swap will happen in June 1. “Young teams who are working redline as hard [...]

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NY Tech Mobilizer Summer Camp for Developers

NYC Tech Mobilizer is a lightweight summer program that helps guide beginners through the complicated world of startups. Now in its second year, mentees will get advice from NYC’s hottest startups like Foursquare, Gilt Groupe, Birchbox and Meetup. The project is a brainchild of Fondu CTO Mike Lewis. “I got here with absolutely no network, no connections,” said [...]

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Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Interactive Map With NYC Startups

New York is filled to the brim with startups and Mayor Bloomberg is so happy about it. In fact, he unveiled exciting news at the Internet Week HQ. He unveiled an interactive map that displays the locations of all the tech startups in the city. The sidebar also displays which are currently hiring. The map was [...]

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Bitly raises $20M, Starts a Search Engine for Viral Content

Bitly raised $20 million in its latest round of funding. This is twice the amount they earned from the last round. Bitly lets users shorten, share and track URLs. The company plans to use the funding to launch new consumer products, like a  real-time, viral search engine. The search engine helps brands track trending news and [...]

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Fab Gets a Revamp with Fab 3.0

Fab is upgrading its platform today with Fab 3.0. The site now focuses on improved social shopping. The update has over 100 enhancements including a cleaner look, live feeds and social network links with Facebook and Pinterest. With the Facebook integration, users can now filter the feed to see what friends are buying,  favoriting and sharing. [...]

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