8th Annual Peak Pitch
On Feb 28th, entrepreneurs pitched VCs on the ski slopes. Thanks to all who came out this year!
Flatworld Knowledge Secures 9.5M Financing
Washington, DC-based e-book publishing platform Flat World Education has raised $9.5 million in a funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Valhalla Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, High Peaks Venture Partners and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. Flat World Education designs and enables personalized learning solutions at scale in order to increase access and lower student costs. Founded in 2007, Flat World will use the latest funds to expand its platform and offer an online BBA degree via mobile device in partnership with Brandman University. more
Burning Man 2014: Brought to You by Ticketfly
The annual counterculture art festival in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, Burning Man, is a home away from home for many tech companies. (Google has a major presence, and has been known to hire CEOs on the basis of their attendance). Now, Mashable has learned, the Burning Man organization is about to hand over its sales operation to another tech company: Ticketfly. more
RouteHappy: Top 10 Startup to Watch in 2014
If you only focus on the multi-billion dollar valuations of young companies like Pinterest, Uber and Snapchat, you might assume 2013 has been a very good year for tech startups. In reality, it has been more of a bittersweet year. more
Apprenda Secures $16M
Apprenda, the leader in enterprise Platform as-a-Service (PaaS), today announced a $16 million Series C financing round led by Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) with participation from existing investors Ignition Partners and New Enterprise Associates. In addition, Philip D. Moyer, managing director, technology, Safeguard, will join Apprenda’s board of directors. more
Greats Disrupting Sneaker Market
Someone should probably go make a Wikipedia page for the “Warby Parker model,” since it has rapidly become the go-to business strategy for online retail startups. The latest addition to the genus Ecommerce Lowoverheadus is Greats, a men’s footwear brand that launched in August. The name derives from the ambition to put a fresh spin on the enduring designs in sneaker history. Although that might sound like copycat design, pretty much every shoe brand iterates on others’ designs; as with most menswear categories, the classics persist in one form or another. more
New Investment: MakeSpace
The phrase “storage unit,” brings to mind one of two things: high-volume drug deals, or a huge hassle. Either way, not good. A startup called MakeSpace is launching in New York today with the promise of making storage ridiculously convenient, by providing on-demand pick-up and drop-off to their storage facilities in Jersey City... more
Divide Raises $12M
Enterproid, which helps businesses manage their mobile devices, is announcing on Tuesday that it has landed a further $12 million in funding to help it in its effort to nab more corporate customers. Google Ventures led the Series B round, which brings Enterproid’s total funding to upward of $25 million. Existing investors Comcast Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures also contributed, as did new investors Globespan Capital Partners and Harmony Partners. more
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