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Techcrunch, September 2020

MARK CUBAN, MARC BENIOFF, ROBER DOWNEY JR., GWYNETH PALTROW, AND UBER CEO DARA KHOSROWSHAHI ARE INVESTING IN TOILET PAPER 

A slew of big name entrepreneurs and ...

Techcrunch, November 2019

GLORIA BRINGS INTERNATIONAL SOCCER SCOUTING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

Lionel Messi, who’s still arguably the greatest soccer player in the world, signed his first contract with FC Barcelona when he was...

TechCrunch, October 2019

CODING TRAINING AND OUTSOURCING SERVICE CATALYTE LAUNCHES A TOOLKIT FOR CORPORATE 'UP-SKILLING'

Catalyte, the Baltimore-based coding training and placement service, has launched a new software service...

People, Sep 2019

KYLIE JENNER USES THIS $14 THROAT SPRAY TO FIGHT OFF COLDS - AND IT'S ON AMAZON

It’s officially September, which means cold and flu season is just around the corner. But no matter what month...

Yahoo Finance, Sep 2019

FAZE CLAN CLAIM TOP OVERALL ESPORTS ORGANIZATION IN GUMGUM SPORTS’ Q2 ESPORTS ‘SOCIAL FOOTPRINT’ RANKINGS

In its quarterly rankings of the social reach of esports teams, GumGum Sports gave the Q2 2019 overall organization title...

FLOYD MAYWEATHER ENLISTS JOAKIM NOAH AS FITNESS FRANCHISE GROWS AT RECORD CLIP

Floyd Mayweather is enlisting the help of former NBA All-Star Joakim Noah as an investor to help accelerate the growth...

The Daily Dot, July 2019

THE WEED STARTUP THAT SIMPLIFIED THE CANNABIS SUPPLY CHAIN

The cannabis industry seems here to stay. As funding booms, legalization bills spread, and new innovations are...

Forbes, May 2019

FIREFLY RAISES $30 MILLION TO EXPAND ITS BILLBOARD BUSINESS TO TOPS OF NEW YORK TAXIS, UBERS

Six months after emerging from stealth, Firefly is bringing its digital taxi toppers to New York City, thanks to a fresh...

The Business Journals, February 2019

FASHION COMPANY HAUTE HIJAB SECURES $2.3 MILLION IN FUNDING

New York-based direct-to-consumer fashion and lifestyle brand Haute Hijab has secured $2.3 million in seed...

TechCrunch, December 2018

ARTIE AIMS TO BRING YOU CLOSER TO YOUR DIGITAL IDOLS WITH AUTONOMOUS AR AVATARS

If you spend enough time scrolling through manicured photos of manicured lives on social media, you might come...

Fast Company, November 2018

COULD AR HELP CITIES REGULATE SCOOTERS?

Over the past year, scooters have become a political minefield in some cities where the devices’ ubiquity on sidewalks...

Adventure Sports Network, June 2018

WE TASTE TESTED THE PREFERRED PROTEIN POWDER OF ELITE CLIMBER ALEX HONNOLD

Protein powder has always been an elusive element to my diet. Usually, it doesn’t taste that great. I also come...

Be Curious Partners, March 2018

FOUNDER SPOTLIGHT: MEET MOTHERLY'S JILL KOZIOL AND LIZ TENETY

Motherly is a lifestyle parenting brand redefining motherhood, writing a new narrative that’s powerful and feminine...

Business  Insider, August  2017

CANNABIS MEDIA COMPANY HERB RAISES MILLIONS TO EXPAND TO NYC AND LA

Canadian cannabis media company HERB closed a $4.1 million seed round Tuesday in a bid to expand...

Geekwire, September 2020

MARK CUBAN, GWYNETH PALTROW, ASHTON KUTCHEN, OTHERS INVEST IN TREE-FREE TOILET PAPER STARTUP

Cloud Paper, the Seattle-based makers of tree-free toilet paper, has attracted a host of high-profile investors and raised $3 million in a seed...

The New York Times, November 2019

CAN FAZE CLAN BUILD A BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS?

FaZe Clan could be called a media company, or an esports team, or an influencer marketing agency, or all of the above.

NBC, Sep 2019

MELANIE ELTURK NAMED IN INC.'S 2019 FEMALE FOUNDERS 100 LIST

Melanie Elturk joins the second annual list of women building America's most inspiring businesses, along with...

Fashionista, Sep 2019

HOW MELANIE ELTURK WENT FROM CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER TO FOUNDER OF THE LEADING U.S. HIJAB BRAND

The entrepreneur spills about her approach to fundraising, community-building and the connections...

Yahoo Finance, Sep 2019

BEAUTYCON EVOLVED BEYONG MAKEUP

"There's a lyric of Beyonce's that I think about a lot," says Moj Mahdara, Beautycon CEO and cofounder: "I woke up like...

NPR, Aug 2019

THIS APP AIMS TO SAVE

NEW MOMS' LIVES

The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. Thousands of women, especially black women...

Franchise, July 2019

MAYWEATHER FITNESS FRANCHISE SIGNS OVER 100 LOCATIONS

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, an industry-leading group fitness and boxing experience, announced today that...

TechCrunch, May 2019

FIREFLY RAISES $30M TO BRING MORE ADS TO UBER, LYFTS AND TAXIS

Firefly, a startup that allows ride-hail drivers to make money from advertising, has raised $30 million in Series A...

Curbed LA, January 2019

HERE ARE THE HIP COLIVING APARTMENTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN HOLLYWOOD

On a cul-de-sac ear Hollywood Boulevard and Bronson, nestled among midcentury apartment buildings, construction...

Variety, December 2018

VR VETERANS LAUNCH STARTUP FOR INTELLIGENT AR AVATARS

Two veterans of immersive storytelling have banded together for a new Los Angeles-based augmented reality...

Fast Company, November 2018

THIS COMPANY USES AI TO TEST UNLIKELY ENGINEERS FOR THEIR POTENTIAL

In 2015, Tim Reed was a 24-year old unemployed, college dropout. Money troubles had forces him to put his...

Reuters, April 2018

GOLDMAN SACHS BUYS PERSONAL FINANCE START-UP CLARITY MONEY

Goldman Sachs Group Inc bought Clarity Money, a personal finance startup, to bolster its Marcus online lending...

Curbed LA, January 2018

CO-LIVING PROJECT TO MAKE LOS ANGELES A LITTLE LESS LONELY PLACE

Standing on the rooftop balcony of a neighboring apartment, Prophet Walker looks at his under-construction...

Britco, March 2017

THIS APP IS THE EASIEST WAY TO KEEP YOUR PETS HEALTHY

If your furry friend feels like family, then you know there’s way more to the relationship than trying to...

Biz Journals, December 2019

ZEBRA INC. MOPED RENTAL COMES TO SACRAMENTO

First it was electric bikes, scooters and cars, and now electric mopeds are hitting the streets of Sacramento, thanks to a San Francisco startup.

Technically, October 2019

CATALYTE LAUNCHED A PLATFORM TO HELP COMPANIES CHANGE HOW THEY ADD TECH TALENT

The Baltimore-based company developed an in-house system to create more diverse tech workforces made up of...

Forbes, Sep 2019

LONG ON HAIR: THE WORLD'S FIRST VENTURE-BACKED HUMAN-HAIR-EXTENSION COMPANY WANTS TO BE THE AIRBNB OF SALONS

Founded in 2013 by African American entrepreneur Diishan Imira, 38, Mayvenn is the only venture-backed startup to...

SportsPro, Sep 2019

MANCHESTER CITY AND FAZE CLAN SIGN WIDE-RANGING PARTNERSHIP

English soccer champions Manchester City have announced a partnership with the popular esports organisation...

Forbes, July 2019

MAHMEE RAISES $3M FROM SERENA WILLIAMS AND MARK CUBAN, LED BY HAMILTON TO DISRUPT PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM CARE

Maternal and infant health tech company Mahmee just closed a $3M funding round that includes prominent...

Crunchbase, Aug 2019

LEAFLINK GETS $35M FOR ITS CANNABIS MARKETPLACE AS SPACE CONTINUES TO LIGHT UP

LeafLink, a wholesale marketplace for the cannabis industry, said today it's closed a $35 million Series B round of funding...

Crunchbase, July 2019

HEALTHTECH STARTUP MAHMEE RAISES $3M TO HELP IMPROVE MATERNAL AND INFANT OUTCOMES

So it’s no wonder that she, through her firm Serena Ventures, is backing Los Angeles-based maternal and infant...

Sport Techie, April 2019

FORMER SOCCER AGENCY C0-FOUNDER LAUNCHES VIDEO SCOUTING APP GLORIA

While working with her mother as the first women to open and run a soccer agency, Victoire Cogevina carried the cell phone whose number...

Forbes, December 2018

THE MINDFULNESS OF BEEKEEPING: THE STORY OF CARLY STEIN FROM BEEKEEPER'S NATURALS

Carly Stein greets you with a warm smile full of natural sunshine, the opposite of what you might think from a woman...

TechCrunch, November 2018

FANTASMO PIVOTS TO SCOOTER CAMERAS THAT KEEP THEM OFF SIDEWALKS

GPS is too inaccurate to tell if a scooter is being driven or parked in off-limits areas. But as scooter startups compete...

The New York Times, Jul 2018

BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THESE BEHOLDERS

Beautycon is the Super Bowl of the beauty industry, where new products are unveiled and celebrities...

CNBC, March 2018

NORDSTROM ACQUIRES 2 DIGITAL RETAIL START-UPS

Nordstrom announced Thursday two acquisitions that will help it keep pace with retail rivals online, even as...

Jackson Hole News & Guide, December 2017

MOMENTOUS COMES OUT OF ‘STEALTH MODE’

Momentous, a high-quality supplement company based in Jackson, has come out of a self-described “stealth mode.”

Fierce Pharma, February 2017

PAWPRINT LOOKS TO MAKE ITS MARK WITH EMR-BASED MOBILE APP FOR PET OWNERS

Pawprint founder Emily Dong knows what it's like to deal with pets' medical records. Dong has two dogs and has struggled in...

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