Archive for May, 2012

Lenddo Raises $8M, Plans To Expand In Asia And Latin America

Lenddo, a New York based lending startup, has raised $8 million in Series A funding round. Its investors include Accel Partners, Blumberg Capital, Omidyar Network, iNovia Capital, and Metamorphic Ventures and angel investors Geoff Judge, David Kidder, Scott Heiferman, and Barry Silbert. Lenddo’s aim is to provide support for the middle class in emerging countries. Lenddo is a [...]

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New York Pension Fund Invests In City Startups

When startups are launched, we often hear the names of venture companies and angel investors as those who backed the project. But in New York, one investor seems to drift quietly in the shadows: New York State pensions. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli manages New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF). He dropped by offices of [...]

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Online Personal Assistant Finder Fancy Hands Raised $1M, Coming Out With Version 2 Soon

Fancy Hands is a New York startup that links everyone up to personal assistants around the city. The startup has raised $1 million for investors like SV Angels, Lerer Ventures, Beatworks and David Tisch. Fancy Hands is fast rising because time is money and a little monthly fee is worth it to get the menial jobs [...]

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Tumblr Creates Storyboard to Curate Its Vast Content

Tumblr has fast become one of the largest websites around. With thousands of blogs posted per day, the normal user will find it hard to sift through it to fin great content. Tumblr has realized that and devised Storyboard to help out. Storyboard will be posting regular features from the Tumblr community with an interesting story to [...]

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Startup Weekend NYC Features Gaming and Music Apps

Startup Weekend NYC had a first when it focused on music and gaming in its recently concluded event. Present were some 110 engineers, designers, developers, and other teams at the General Assembly campus, all wanting to be the best music or game-themed software. Music has been a steady fixture in New York since everyone has “to [...]

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Box looks to NYC for Expansion

Box, a file sharing platform based in Palo Alto, CA, is planning to expand to New York. It has already started gaining buzz in Gotham by sponsoring the NY Tech Day Fair and other events of its own. Box targets small-to-midsize businesses and has raised $162 million since it began in 2005. But with competitors such as Dropbox and Google [...]

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A Few Up-And-Coming Startup CEOs

We all know young billionaire Mark Zuckerburg as the brains behind today’s most famous startup. Today we look at other young people who just might be the next big thing. Jake Schwartz, CEO of General Assembly Jake Schwartz is founded General Assembly an impressive startup school that trains hundreds of entrepreneurs. The schools are based [...]

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NY Startup Sailthru Acquires TechStar Alum Frame

NY Startup Sailthru Acquires TechStar Alum Frame for an undisclosed amount. Sailthru is a company that offers a platform that lets brands tailor communications to the individual level across email, the web and mobile.  In other words, they are a customer insight and personalization company. Frame is a different entity entirely. It gives ecommerce sites running on platforms like Shopify and Magento, [...]

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