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...
Forbes, Aug 2019
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...
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...
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...