Peter and Karl Koch spent their childhood being dragged from trade show to trade show with their parents, so they founded Balluun to put that process online.
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Canary is a device loaded with sensors. It connects to your smartphone and uses machine learning to distinguish between real and false alarms, and help you respond to threats.
Guest Post In this month’s startup shootout, Keynote System looks at why Pinterest is slow to load on mobile and what the company could do to improve.
Uniiverse released a Direct Payments feature today which helps anyone to set up peer-to-peer payments for activities and services on their personal website or blog.
The famed director launched a $1.25M crowdfunding campaign today to create a movie about ‘Human Beings dealing with each other on a Human Level’
Vir2o wants to be the “local pub and community center” of the Internet. The startup launched a new social media platform today and revealed that is is backed by $1 million in seed financing.
FlipOver.org is a crowd funding and crowd sourcing platform that empowers social entrepreneurs to create change in communities around the world.
The ‘world’s largest digital coupon marketplace’ priced its IPO last night and raised $191 million. Share price has since surged by 34% and is currently being traded at $28.21 per share.
The startup has closed $1.2 million to develop its “interactive mobile magazine” that tracks your favorite celebrities’ social media accounts.
What do serial entrepreneurs and breakfast cereal have in common? In both cases, one serving is not enough.
Serial entrepreneur Hiten Shah has raised $7 million for Space Pencil, a stealthy web analytics startup that has remained stealthy since 2008.
After announcing a big partnership with Yelp, food delivery startup Eat24 releases its own point-of-sale system designed for restaurants that have a high volume of online orders.
Ohio-based TOA develops software-as-a-service to help businesses manage their field employees. It makes sure the right technician gets to the right address with the right tools at the right time.
Quarterly is a startup based in Hollywood that offers a subscription service for gifts from influential contributors like Tim Ferriss and Alexis Ohanian.
Chairish is a peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling high-quality, preowned furniture.
Swell’s mobile app delivers an audio stream of up-to-date, curated news and information, and learns from your preferences to make personalized recommendations.
Stayful has built a bidding platform that allows travelers and independent boutique hotel owners to negotiate room prices in real time.
Hot travel startup Peek announced today that it is expanding into London and Paris, and has plans to continue adding more cities throughout the year.
Wine app Vivino uses image recognition technology to identify wines, make recommendations, and help users create personal catalogs of their wine preferences.
Optoro helps online retailers resell their returned, damaged, or excess inventory. This is the fifth investment for Revolution Growth, which was founded by former AOL execs Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, and Donn Davis.
The “eHarmony of jobs” announced that it is shutting down its service as of July 19th and shared the six lessons that could have saved the business, if learned earlier.
As barriers around general solicitation come crashing down, FundersClub is looking at new ways to stay on top. The company will share 10 percent of the total carried interest on a fund with the investor who referred the company.
Research group Forrester and Shop.org released a report today on the state of online retail and how retailers are spending their marketing dollars.
The San Francisco startup announced that it has raised $700,000 in its first round of funding to get rid of resumes and applications, and improve the hiring process for individuals and organizations alike.
Data scientists are a highly-coveted and rare bird in an industry obsessed with data. Context Relevant’s mission is to help organizations glean insights from data, without a menagerie of data scientists to back them up.
Qortex is a social productivity app that pulls the best features from other workflow products and forms them into one cohesive system.
Threeways in an Uber car are now really easy. Threeway fare-splits, that is.
Mark43 aims to modernize police work by providing an information management system and data analytics that make police work more efficient.
Homejoy’s platform connects people with professional home cleaners for $20 an hour. It expanded into Toronto today, following six months of rapid growth in the U.S.
500 Startups company Waygo has raised $900,000 for its technology that instantly translates text just by hovering a smartphone camera over it.
Advancit was founded by Shari Redstone, daughter of media billionaire Sumner Redstone and a well-known figure in the entertainment industry. It makes early stage investments in media and entertainment startups.
IBM is partnering with Sprint Velocity to “drive connected cars into the future.” The joint endeavor will bring IBM’s data management technology together with Sprint’s connected car platform to create a faster, smarter in-car communication system.
Billed as the “the biggest innovation in home medicine since the invention of the thermometer,” the Scanadu Scout is a sensor that allows you to collect and track your vital stats.
Austin and Beccy Craig are getting married today. As soon as they return from their honeymoon, they will give up all cash and cards and spend 90 days living on bitcoin alone.
If I had a margarita for every deal that was announced today, I’d have 8 margaritas too many.
Chefs Feed is a social network for chefs and food lovers. The updated app includes four new features to encourage planning and sharing of delectable dishes.
The mobile payments space is a crowded battlefield of competing companies and rivalry is slowing the sector’s growth.
BackOps provides cloud-based accounting, HR, and finance services for small businesses with a combination of software and crowdsourced team of ’riveters.’
Breakthrough allows you to get “therapy from your own couch” by connecting you with licensed mental health professionals who conduct sessions via live video.
Rocket Internet continues on its quest for world domination of e-commerce. The Iconic is the leading online fashion retailer in Australia, and wants to stay that way.