Original Article: "Turner Media Camp Demo Day Highlights Five New Startups," from TechCrunch.
Right as Rupert Murdoch raises his skull-and-bones flag and sets full-sails ahead on a Time Warner acquisition, five startups made their own humble pitch[...]
Self-awareness is a beneficial quality in many circumstances: Working under pressure. Identifying personal weakness. Inspiring humor. And for startup success, according to Founder Collective Partner Micah Rosenbloom, a founder's self-awareness ca[...]
Justin Zhen and Gregory Ugwi, co-founders of Thinknum, want to bring financial modeling tools to the world outside Wall Street -- and they've got the analytical chops to back up their grand vision.
"The way to learn finance is to look at the best [...]
According to TechCrunch, blogging platform Medium has closed a $25 million funding round led by Greylock, with participation from Google Ventures and several individual investors.
Medium has rapidly filtered into public awareness the past twelve m[...]
Date Night Is..., a New York City-based service connecting couples with date night ideas, has been steadily garnering customers over the past several months, and CEO/co-founder Danny Nathan says the company is intent on differentiating from other dat[...]
The Get It Right (GIR) Spatula was, like many kitchen inventions, a child of serendipity and frustration. After burning a spatula on her stove, Samantha Rose (above, left) says she wondered aloud to her husband, "Why don't they make these out of one [...]
MakeSpace has raised $1.3 million from Upfront Ventures, Lowercase Capital and others, according to TechCrunch, and will be trying to solve the most un-technological problem of all: helping people store their (physical) crap.
MakeSpace just launch[...]
Zypsee, a NYC-based black car service, has raised $1.4 million in a funding round led by ff Venture Capital, according to PandoDaily, and isn't fazed by the competition of Uber, Lyft, Hailo, and GetTaxi.
But maybe they should be.
Zypsee was fou[...]
Basno, a digital badges platform, has raised a $1 million fund from Index Ventures, RRE, MESA+, Plough Penny Partners, Empire Angels and others, according to TechCrunch.
Basno, based in New York City, plans to partner with brands to utilize its ar[...]
Brick-and-mortar ain't dead yet! Storefront, which helps businesses find short-term real-estate rentals to create 'pop-up shops,' has raised a $1.6 million seed funding round with participation from Mohr Davidow Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital a[...]
SoftBank Capital -- the investment arm of the Japanese-owned Softbank Corporation -- has raised $50 million to invest entirely in early-stage New York startups, according to TechCrunch.
SoftBank was able to raise the money from the New York State [...]
New York City's newest VC fund managers are only a few years out of college, and their independent firm, Bowery Capital in New York City, just raised $33 million in capital commitments, according to CNN.
Mike Brown Jr., 29, is the leader of the gr[...]