Freeletics raises $45M for its AI-powered mobile fitness coach

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As you might expect from the name, Freeletics operates its mobile fitness coaching app on a freemium model, with tiered pricing beginning at $11.99 One of Europe’s most popular fitness applications is poised to flourish in the U.S.

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Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years. Examples of VC platform services include: recruiting, marketing, design support, inside sales reps, consulting, accounting services and so forth.

Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel

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That''s what Los Angeles-based FieldLevel (www.fieldlevel.com) has been working on, making it easier for coaches to network and exchange information on athletes. What makes it really different, is our platform empowers coaches. It''s exclusive only to verified coaches.

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Agile Transformations: People, Process and Platform.

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Featuring noted coach David Hussman, four presentations will give you the practical information to effectively transition your people, processes and platforms. Thursday, March 31, 2011 -- Agile in Action is a free, half day learning series to help practicing teams maximize their agile investments and new teams understand where to start.

Edufii Scores $1.4M For Athletic Training App

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in a Series A financing, to go towards its social and mobile platforms for athletic training. The funding was led by DFJ Frontier and the Pasadena Angels, and also included Gideon Hixon Fund, Tech Coast Angels, SLO Seed Ventures, along with Rudy Duran, who was the first coach for Tiger Woods. Edufii''s app lets coaches, teachers, and athletes capture and annotate training and coaching sessions. San Luis Obispo-based Edufii said this morning that it has raised $1.4M

Selling your business? Find the emotional buyer

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Most investment bankers will coach you into helping them find you a strategic buyer, knowing that such sales are quicker, often less focused upon the small warts of a business, and yield higher prices than financial sales.

PEAR Sports Raises $5M More

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Irvine-based PEAR Sports , a developer of personalized coaching apps for the iPhone and Android, has raised $5M in a funding round, to go towards its mobile apps and platform. PEAR Sports combines both monitoring a user''s activity level with personalized coaching plans, which the company say act like a personal trainer, to help users with their fitness.

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Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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The company has a majority stake in Team Liquid, a top esports team in the US and Europe with 60 pro players, coaches, and analysts competing in nine games as well as a minority stake in Super League Gaming.

Plankk Launches New Streaming Fitness Service

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The service is available on iOS, Android and the web, with other platforms on the company's roadmap. Plankk said its roster of trainers include FitByValen CEO Valentina Lequeux; IFBB Bikini Pro Ashley Kaltwasser; Jessie Hilgenberg, creator of Jessies Girls Fitness; fitness coach Zoe Rodriguez; and personal trainer Ingrid Romero.

Qualcomm In Telemedicine Effort

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San Diego-based Qualcomm said this morning that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life , is in a collaboration effort with vitaphone e-health solutions , a provider of health care management, telemonitoring, telemedicine devices and patient coaching. The two said the will integrate vitaphone''s product with the Qualcomm Life HealthyCircles Care Coordination and 2net Device Connectivity platform.

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CallFire Hits Messaging Milestone, Donates $10K To Local Nonprofit

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Santa Monica-based voice and texting API developer CallFire said this week that it has just hit two billion messages send via its platform, and decided to donate $10,000 in credits on its service to a nonprofit to celebrate the milestone. CallFire said fitkidsAmerica will use the credits to text and call parents, coaches, and administrators in its programs.

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DODGERS Announce Newest Accelerator Companies

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The companies include new platforms for creating real-time data, video, and highlights for amateur and professional sports teams, community-based content creation tools for brands and organizations, as well as innovative cleaning technology for high-performance sports apparel and gear. ShotTracker with its innovative “ShotTracker TEAM” solution, affordably captures real-time stats for basketball teams, yielding powerful analytics for coaches, players and fans.

6 Hiring Lessons from Vince Lombardi

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The following guest post is from Dan Monarko, Online Marketing Manager at The Resumator , a SaaS applicant tracking system and hiring platform trusted by many of the fastest-growing companies in the world, including: Pinterest, Tumblr, Hootsuite, Klout, Posterous, Bitly, Atari and Mashable. Vince Lombardi is widely considered the best football coach of all time, and ultimately may be the greatest coach in the history of all sports.

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Manage your MANTRA.

Berkonomics

I recently spent fifteen minutes in front of a table-top display, attempting to coach an entrepreneur who repeatedly tried to state why his business was better than a competitor (one I didn’t recognize) and never explaining what it was that he did. I am constantly surprised when speaking with entrepreneurs and CEO’s who act puzzled and a bit flustered when I ask, “So what is your mantra? Tell me about your company in ten words or less.”

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Entrepreneurs: Are You an Olympic Athlete or a Spectator?

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The following guest post is from Laurie Barkman, Marketing Lead at The Resumator , a SaaS applicant tracking system and hiring platform trusted by many of the fastest-growing companies in the world, including: Pinterest, Tumblr, Hootsuite, Klout, Posterous, Bitly, Atari and Mashable.

TakeLessons CEO Discusses Chromatik Buyout, Why it’s a Good Fit

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San Diego-based TakeLessons set out nine years ago to create a Web-based platform that helped match music students with qualified instructors. Since then, TakeLessons has raised a total of $20 million in venture capital, and expanded into new markets and services.

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Pivotshare Raises $1M For Content Monetization

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Pivotshare offers up a turn-key service which allows users to create video and audio, and offer those videos and audio to users via a subscription or one off purchase; the firm said it is looking to help content creators such as life coaches, comedians, filmmakers, performers, business strategists, and others with its platform.

Open Angel Forum San Fran – Team Calacanis Raises the Bar

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In addition they are a platform (the OS part) where they’re encouraging developers to build third party apps on their platform. ThereNow has build a platform (physical camera + software platform) to help remote coaches help improve teachers.

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You Can’t Rely on a VC for Your Hardest Decisions

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We are money, advice, coaching, cheerleading, interventionist but not “the decider.” Platforms have changed. *. What is the role of a VC for entrepreneurs? I suppose it can be different for every founder and for different VCs but I’d like to offer you some context on what I think it is and it isn’t. I was recently contacted by an entrepreneur who was consider a few different business models for his company.

Weplay Signs Denny's Sponsorship Deal In New York

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Weplay , the online social media site focused on youth sports, has inked a sponsorship deal with the owner of thirty local Denny's restaurants in New York, to sign up local sports teams for the platform, the company announced Wednesday. Weplay provides an online, social media site that helps kids, coaches, parents, and teams share photos, videos, schedules, and more.

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Manage your mantra.

Berkonomics

I recently spent fifteen minutes in front of a table-top display, attempting to coach an entrepreneur who repeatedly tried to state why his business was better than a competitor (one I didn’t recognize) and never explaining what it was that he did. I am constantly surprised when speaking with entrepreneurs and CEO’s who act puzzled and a bit flustered when I ask, “So what is your mantra? Tell me about your company in ten words or less.”

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Interview: Seth Epstein of SocialStay

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Value Prop Twitter Style : SocialStay is: "An easy to set up & manage mobile platform designed for the hospitality industry. I think it takes emotional maturity that I did not have while building FUEL to be able to synthesize information from advisors take the coaching.

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Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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I acted as the occasional mentor, advisor and coach to Ethan. MyTime aims to be the first industry-wide platform to help create consistency across the SKUs in services businesses. Let me not bury the lede.

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CapLinked Raise $1.6m Series A Round & Appoint Adam Sroka As VP Technology

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LA based CapLinked , a cloud-based business transaction platform yesterday raised $1.6 CapLinked is changing this with our intuitive and easy-to-use platform.”. At BigVisible, he coached teams at Capital Group as part of a large 1,400 person company-wide agile transformation.

Reflections on 2018: Anna Barber, Techstars LA

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I'm also tracking the growth of esports - both amateur participation through leagues, analytics platforms and training solutions as well as new tech around the viewer experience for pro esports - lots of exciting stuff here. A certified executive coach, Anna works with her portfolio companies to build great teams, develop a sound strategy and create a strong network.

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There are three kinds of business buyers.

Berkonomics

Most investment bankers will coach you into helping them find you a strategic buyer, knowing that such sales are quicker, often less focused upon the small warts of a business, and yield higher prices than financial sales. As we grew to capture 16% of the world market in our niche, we successfully migrated from the single platform of the buyer-candidate onto hardware from any of its competitors from IBM to NCR to HP and others.

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Startup Weekend San Diego | Veterans, Service Members & Military Families

Tech Zulu Event

On Saturday teams were coached a mentored by a number of successful entrepreneurs. 1 st Place: Flutterly –A social media platform that uses audio to connect with people led by Denise Walker.

WePlay | Never Forget the Great Times of Being a Kid

Tech Zulu Event

So great that some celebrity athletes have have taken noticed and offered to help promote and invest in the platform to see it grow. (PR WePlay offers a one stop solution for the dedicated parents with tools to help stay organized with calendars, message boards, and stay connected with teams, parents, and the individual coaches. Along with tools the platform offers achievements and badges awarded to the players themselves.

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People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

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I had long ago ceded the knowledge and responsibility for making the detailed technical recommendations about platforms, databases, hosting solutions, etc. But if you can’t get the results you want from your VP of Marketing or through coaching them then that is a different problem.

Reflections On 2017: Anna Barber, Techstars LA

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The first, the distributed platform that supports smart contracts, which as a technology has great disruptive potential across many industries but is still early. A certified executive coach, Anna works with her portfolio companies to build great teams, develop a sound strategy and create a strong network.

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Interview with Lane Soelberg, WePlay

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Lane Soelberg: We are a social platform for families involved in youth sports. The social platform is very family friendly, and provides all of the front end functions for parents and kids involved in Little League, Pop Warner, or whatever group activity that keeps a family busy.

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Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

Xconomy

Plug and Play San Diego, established in 2013 as a satellite of the Sunnyvale, CA-based incubator, has funneled 15 local startups through the Silicon Valley program after providing some coaching and other services in San Diego.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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AdWords is on Google.com, AdSense is a distributed platform across many different Web sites where if youre a small publisher and you put AdSense on your Web site and someone clicks, you get part of the revenue and Google gets part of the revenue. RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in.

Stained Glass Labs Patners With Exitround, Unveils App Directory for Google Glass

Tech Zulu Event

Stained Glass Labs’s incubator companies will be able to gain advanced access to the Exitround community of business and corporate development professionals and also get one-to-one coaching on strategically navigating corporate conversations.

Insights and Opinions: Get Out Of The Office!

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Running a global company with multiple product lines, a much larger team (spread out in offices around the globe) and hundreds of millions of dollars flowing through our platform has completely changed the dynamics of the business and my role has needed to change in it, accordingly.

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