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Block Party Nextdoor! ($21.6M In Funding) Startup CEO Nirav Tolia On Creating Better Neighborhoods
Feb27

Block Party Nextdoor! ($21.6M In Funding) Startup CEO Nirav Tolia On Creating Better Neighborhoods

Partnering with more than 90 city governments and police departments in the fight against local crime. Securing $21.6M in funding. Expanding into 8,075 neighborhoods across all 50 states, doubling reach in six months. This is the story of real startup superheroes. Since visiting with us just a short while…

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Egnyte Founder Keeps Recent $16 Million In Funding In Perspective
Jul23

Egnyte Founder Keeps Recent $16 Million In Funding In Perspective

Egnyte is a large enterprise, hybrid cloud storage startup. In a crowded, highly-competitive field (Nirvanix, Zetta), the company already claims over a million users throughout 30,000 paying companies. And they might grow much bigger very soon. Egnyte recently raised $16 million from Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Polaris Venture Partners. Financing isn’t the only story though.   Smart Money About the...

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Rally.org Reinvigorates The Cause Economy With Crowdfunding
Jul23

Rally.org Reinvigorates The Cause Economy With Crowdfunding

The first Rally cause that I read about involved two friends looking to raise money in order to race across the Moroccan desert for 9 days in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles using 1950s navigational techniques. One of the pair had faced down breast cancer, so additional funds brought in above their target goal will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Only 8 other US women have attempted the crossing in 20 years. Pretty...

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ClearStory Data – Helping Startups Find Enlightenment

Clearstory Data, a recently launched start-up, has all the key ingredients for success. It has new and valuable technology, it has great VC backers, and it has Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan.   The technology compiles companies’ data with existing data on the web and other databases in order to get insight into trends that may otherwise have been ignored.  For example, Starbucks could combine their sales data with weather patterns to...

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