Portfolium Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding

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San Diego-based Portfolium , a startup developing an online platform to share a students'' academic portfolio, has raised $900,000 in a seed funding, according to startup incubator EvoNexus. The funding came from the Tech Coast Angels, Taner Halicioglu of Keshif Ventures, and others. Portfolium is based in EvoNexus, which said this newest funding brings the total raised by its startups to $573M.

Next 10 Ventures is launching an incubator for YouTube personalities

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Los Angeles-based Next 10 Ventures , a $50 million fund focused on the creator economy, is launching an incubator program to support YouTubers. Former YouTube exec unveils Next 10 Ventures, a $50M fund to back online creators.

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach

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Among those funds is TYLT Lab (www.tyltlab.com), which recently announced a new, $20M early stage investment fund specifically focused on companies here. Our investments tend to be more seed to A round investments.

How Frost Venture Partners Is Incubating The Big Data Future

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he's been spinning out of his incubator. What's the idea behind the incubator? Now, we're turning into a formal incubator. However, we're very different than most incubators, in that we only do big data. Second, we only incubate companies we ourselves start.

Workast Finds $1.85M For Task Tracking Tools For Slack

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Santa Monica-based Workast , a developer of applications that run on the popular Slack chat platform, has raised $1.85M in a seed funding, the company disclosed this week. The funding was led by Greycroft Partners, and also included Spider Capital, Mucker Capital, and Dream Incubator. Workast is led by CEO Guillermo Gette. Workast's tools let teams track everything from large projects to daily tasks, down to personal to-do lists. READ MORE>>.

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Vadio Gets Backing From Mucker Capital, Amplify, Others In $2M Funding

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Vadio , the developer of a platform which helps match music videos and ads with streaming music , said Thursday that it has raised $2M in a seed funding round, which included Mucker Capital, Amplify.LA, as well as other LA investors. vadio music video streaming technology advertising venture capital investment vevo amplify muckerlab incubator

7 Seed-Stage Funding Sources To Finance Your Startup

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Even if you work every day in the world of new-venture funding, as I do, the options are confusing, and their meanings seem to change on a regular basis. I challenge any entrepreneur, for example, to define the difference between "seed-stage" and "early-stage" financing.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Find Money To Start A Business

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For example, professional investors put great priority on your previous experience in building a business, and they expect to own a portion of the business equity and control for the funds they do provide. Join a startup incubator or accelerator. Fund your startup yourself.

10 Tried-And-True Strategies For Funding New Ventures

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For example, professional investors put great priority on your previous experience in building a business, and they expect to own a portion of the business equity and control for the funds they do provide. Join a startup incubator or accelerator. Fund your startup yourself.

Let Me Count The Ways Entrepreneurs Fund Startups

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For example, professional investors put great priority on your previous experience in building a business, and they expect to own a portion of the business equity and control for the funds they do provide. Join a startup incubator or accelerator. Fund your startup yourself.

BloomNation's Goal To Empower Your Local Florist, And Improve Flower Delivery

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The startup--which is part of MuckerLab--landed a seed funding round last week, so we thought we''d catch up with founder and CEO Farbod Shoraka to dig deeper into the company''s goals and service. I have such respect for other platforms and technology.

Keep It Down Up There | The Canadian Tech Scene in Toronto

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Richard grew up just outside of Toronto, entering the tech scene a few years ago, co-founding Ratehub.ca , a mortgage comparison and lead platform, with her technical brother; who left Microsoft Canada for the project.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 4

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Rustic Canyon is an LA-based, but geography-agnostic VC that is currently investing from a $200 million fund. They were originally founded inside of Times Mirror and had a huge string of major investment success before spinning out as a fully independent fund.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

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– Digital Messaging Infrastructure Company (incubated by Addante and Associates, LLC) Age: 25 - 29 (present) Time Period: 2002 - present My Role: Founder High Point: TBD Here is a summary of my experiences to-date with StrongMail: 1. Incubation 3. Venture Capital Funding 7.

Keep It Down Up There | The Canadian Tech Scene in Toronto

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Richard grew up just outside of Toronto, entering the tech scene a few years ago, co-founding Ratehub.ca , a mortgage comparison and lead platform, with her technical brother; who left Microsoft Canada for the project. We haven’t actually sought funding prior to now,” says Perez.

Hiring Bounty Wants To End The Frustration Caused By Recruitment Agents

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Hiring Bounty represents a platform for them to access the best quality candidates, faster and at the lowest cost. Bootstrapping or seed funded? We received some incubation from 42 Engine, but beyond this will start looking for VC in 2013.