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Latin American freelance marketplace Workana bags $500k in round led by Evenbase

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Latin American freelancing marketplace Workana has raised a $500k round of investment led by DMGT‘s employment division, Evenbase, which announced the deal on its blog today. Latin American angel investors also participated in the deal. Workana is based in Buenos Aires, where it graduated from NXTP Labs‘ acceleration program last June. While it is similar to  Freelancer and oDesk,...
Latin American freelance marketplace Workana bags $500k in round led by Evenbase

Nike to kick off a Nike+ startup accelerator in March 2013, powered by TechStars

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Well, this is interesting: apparently TechStars delivers its acceleration programs out-of-the-shoebox these days. TechStars has teamed up with sports footwear and apparel giant Nike to power the latter’s Nike+ Accelerator program, which will host 10 companies for a three-month, mentor-driven acceleration program. Powered by TechStars (like the company does in...
Nike to kick off a Nike+ startup accelerator in March 2013, powered by TechStars

Can Public Media Organizations Succeed Seeding Silicon Valley Startups? New Fund to Find Out

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Matter Ventures CEO Corey Ford and KQED President John Boland Three media nonprofits -- Knight Foundation, Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and KQED (you're on it, bub, no link required) have announced they're creating a $2.5 million accelerator fund for selected media startups -- of the for-profit variety -- to tap....
Can Public Media Organizations Succeed Seeding Silicon Valley Startups? New Fund to Find Out

How Catmoji got 7,000 users to share 21,000 cat video and pictures in one month

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Over 21,000 cat videos and pictures have been shared on Catmoji so far, the social network for catlovers announced today as it completes its first month. Catmoji only launched on Christmas Eve last year, but we already had it on our radar since it first announced its mission during Start-Up...
How Catmoji got 7,000 users to share 21,000 cat video and pictures in one month

Startup Sauna Puts Some Money Where Its Mouth Is, Secures Inventure Backing

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Startup Sauna has always been a slightly puzzling thing. It acts ike an accelerator but does not fund startups. It simply offers European (mostly from Nordic countries) and Russian startups coaching sessions and demo trips to Silicon Valley, and takes no equity. That’s because it is funded by Finland’s Aalto...
Startup Sauna Puts Some Money Where Its Mouth Is, Secures Inventure Backing

Videolog partners with OvermediaCast, brings social analytics to Brazilian video producers

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Video analytics platform OvermediaCast has closed a partnership with video portal Videolog.tv, the Brazilian startup announced today. Following the agreement, Videolog’s 800,000 publishers will get access to a stats dashboard about the videos they are sharing – and automatically convert into users of OvermediaCast’s free analytics plan, with the option...
Videolog partners with OvermediaCast, brings social analytics to Brazilian video producers

Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

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Evomote is a Spanish startup that hopes to transform your smartphone into a personalized TV guide, and its pitch during the Wayra Madrid Demo Day earlier this week was very well received. This was a good example of how much startups can change during an acceleration program – for the better. When...
Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

TNW Latin America Startup Battle: And the winner is...

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Workana just won TNW Conference Latin America‘s Start-Up Battle. The announcement was made on stage by the jury, which was composed by Juan Pablo Cappello, Roi Carthy, our very own Zee and Jean Christian Mies, who sponsored the event through his company Adyen. As you may remember, Workana is an oDesk for...
TNW Latin America Startup Battle: And the winner is...
BitTorrent accelerator fights off piracy reputation with innovation

HackDay comes back to Miami as the "X-Prize" of hackathons, hopes to launch startups

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Miami will welcome its second HackDay on December 8th-9th 2012, the HackDay Foundation announced today. According to its organizers, this new edition significantly raises the bar when it comes to prizes and goals. As you may know, the HackDay Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on running a series of international hackathons...
HackDay comes back to Miami as the "X-Prize" of hackathons, hopes to launch startups

Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators

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This is a guest post by entrepreneur Agu De Marco In the international startup world, there are numerous options when it comes to accelerators. Those options are even greater if you have a solid idea, strong team, and a sound execution plan. Being a startup from Argentina, our team could...
Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators

Brazil's ContaAzul raises Series A from Monashees, Ribbit Capital, 500Startups and Napkn Ventures

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Brazilian startup ContaAzul today announced that it has raised a series A round of financing from Monashees Capital, Ribbit Capital, 500Startups and Napkn Ventures. ContaAzul is a web-based accounting SaaS platform that was nominated in the best web app category at TNW Brazil Startup Awards a few months ago. It...
Brazil's ContaAzul raises Series A from Monashees, Ribbit Capital, 500Startups and Napkn Ventures

Idea.me buys Brazil's Movere to become Latin America's largest crowdsourcing website

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Idea.me has bought its Brazilian competitor Movere, the Argentine crowfunding startup announced today. Following the merger, it now expects to become Latin America’s leader in its segment. As we reported, Idea.me is a Kickstarter for Latin America. Launched 12 months ago, it went through NXTP Labs acceleration program, which contributed...
Idea.me buys Brazil's Movere to become Latin America's largest crowdsourcing website

Peruvian movie portal Cinepapaya announces funding from 500 Startups, eyes Latin America

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Cinepapaya has raised funding from 500 Startups to boost the growth of its movie information and ticket sale portal, the Peruvian startup announced on stage today during the first Wayra Global Demo Day. The event is taking place in Miami, and showcases 17 teams that participated in Telefónica’s acceleration program...
Peruvian movie portal Cinepapaya announces funding from 500 Startups, eyes Latin America

Babelverse powers real-time voice translation of TNW Conference for Latin America

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The real-time voice translation startup Babelverse will provide live interpretation of TNW Conference in Spanish and Portuguese, its co-founders announced today. For the young startup, it is a great way to showcase its platform, ahead of the public beta version it will announce on stage in Amsterdam. As you may...
Babelverse powers real-time voice translation of TNW Conference for Latin America

AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

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AlmaBox, an Argentine e-commerce company that sells monthly subscriptions of beauty and grooming products, has acqui-hired its Mexican counterpart Ploombox, the company announced today. Both AlmaBox and Ploombox are based on the same model as US-based Birchbox, which recently bought its European copycat Joliebox and inspired several other clones, such as Rocket...
AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

BitTorrent's Latest Bid For More Content To Its Platform: Investment Via Its New Accelerator

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BitTorrent, the once-notorious file sharing service that has been repositioning itself as a legit platform for those in digital media to distribute and collaborate on their content to 170 million users, is taking a step to attract more media startups to its platform. Today, it is launching BitTorrent Acceleration, opening...
BitTorrent's Latest Bid For More Content To Its Platform: Investment Via Its New Accelerator

Will the connection with Silicon Valley's Plug and Play help Axel Springer build a better startup accelerator?

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If we were to cover every European accelerator opening up applications for their programs, we’d have little time to write about anything else. I’m making an exception today for the inaugural business acceleration program started by Germany-headquartered digital media giant Axel Springer and Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Center,...
Will the connection with Silicon Valley's Plug and Play help Axel Springer build a better startup accelerator?

Vintage design marketplace Stylemarks lands funding from Deutsche Telekom's hub:raum, others

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Berlin startup stylemarks, which is building a mobile marketplace for vintage fashion and design products with the same name, has raised a “mid-level 6-digit” funding round (note to German startups and investors: please, bitte, por favor: quit it with the vagueness already). The capital injection comes from Venista Ventures and...
Vintage design marketplace Stylemarks lands funding from Deutsche Telekom's hub:raum, others

Meet Matter, San Francisco's new accelerator for media startups [Interview]

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If you think traditional media outlets are disconnected from the startup world, think again. While Europe has already welcomed initiatives such as BBC Worldwide’s Labs and the Irish Times’ Digital Challenge, the US are now getting their own dedicated startup accelerator for media projects: Matter Ventures. Matter is backed by...
Meet Matter, San Francisco's new accelerator for media startups [Interview]

Why 500 Startups’ activities in Latin America go well beyond Demo Day

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Have you attended or watched 500 Startups‘ latest Demo Day? If you have, you probably noticed that this new batch of accelerated startups is even more international than the previous one. It’s the first time Brazil has been represented, as Conta Azul and Rota dos Concursos are respectively from Joinville and Brasilia....
Why 500 Startups’ activities in Latin America go well beyond Demo Day

Olympic tweets, bad ads, and startups that didn't make it: What you missed on TNW this weekend

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Been offline for most of the weekend, or just not kept up? Here’s what you missed on The Next Web. Olym-picks The Olympics dominated the mainstream news this weekend, and we had our fair share of it on TNW too. Perhaps most importantly, we brought you 25+ ways to watch and keep...
Olympic tweets, bad ads, and startups that didn't make it: What you missed on TNW this weekend

Seattle's social media queen Jenni Hogan leaving KIRO

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Jenni Hogan Seattle’s social media queen is leaving KIRO and dreaming big. Jenni Hogan, the KIRO 7 traffic anchor and Seattle’s popular social media maven, announced today that Dec. 28 will be her final day at KIRO. Hogan will be teaming up with Target to “celebrate service” on projects involving...
Seattle's social media queen Jenni Hogan leaving KIRO

Latin American crowdfunding platform Idea.me hits $1 million in pledges

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Over $1 million has been raised via Latin American crowdfunding platform Idea.me since its launch 18 months ago, contributing to the success of 180 creative projects, the startup announced today. As you may remember, we recently listed Idea.me as one of the 10 Latin American startups to look out for in 2013....
Latin American crowdfunding platform Idea.me hits $1 million in pledges

Sezion lets anyone collaborate on a song, could be the Instagram for amateur musicians

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Sezion is undoubtedly one of the most interesting startups to have come out of Telefónica’s acceleration program. As we reported, its presentation yesterday during the Wayra Madrid Demo Day made a big impression on the audience – and not only because its team played the electric guitar on stage. Launched...
Sezion lets anyone collaborate on a song, could be the Instagram for amateur musicians

FlixMaster partners with Sony Creative Software to bring interactive videos tools to a broader audience

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FlixMaster has partnered with Sony Creative Software to promote its product, the US startup announced today. Following the agreement, Sony Creative Software users will get access to FlixMaster’s video creation and editing platform at a preferential rate during a limited period of time. In practical terms, it will only cost them $19.95...
FlixMaster partners with Sony Creative Software to bring interactive videos tools to a broader audience

L.A.-Based Accelerator MuckerLab Teams Up With Mozilla’s WebFWD

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MuckerLab, the up and coming L.A.-based startup accelerator program, today announced that it is partnering with Mozilla’s WebFWD accelerator to create a joint acceleration program for open source entrepreneurs. The new six-month program will include three months at MuckerLab and access to Mozilla’s global network, infrastructure and other resources. The...
L.A.-Based Accelerator MuckerLab Teams Up With Mozilla’s WebFWD
With 1,000 registered cooks, Chef Surfing has its focus set on the Latin American market

Plug and Play Tech Center hits the European startup scene via Spain

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Plug and Play Tech Center is officially expanding to Spain with its first local call for applications, the Silicon Valley accelerator has announced. Known as Plug and Play Spain, its new offices are based in Valencia and will serve as its European base. According to its president Canice Wu, who was a...
Plug and Play Tech Center hits the European startup scene via Spain

Best of Accelerators Startup Battle: Here are the finalists you will see on stage at TNW Conference Latin America

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With less than a month left before the first Latin American edition of TNW Conference, it is now time to unveil the finalists of our Best of Accelerators Startup Battle. As its name says, this competition was open to top startups that recently participated in an acceleration program. Leading accelerators took...
Best of Accelerators Startup Battle: Here are the finalists you will see on stage at TNW Conference Latin America
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