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Startup hustle: Why two men decided to sleep together in a van for months on end

Startup Spotlight: Nuubuu creates a marketplace for your content creations

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Ameya Bhatawdekar Nuubuu founder Ameya Bhatawdekar wants to make it simple for everyone to upload and sell their digital creations, from electronic books to designs to music to photos. There’s no shortage of places to do that now, including offerings from upstarts like Sellfy and Pulley. Founded just four months ago, Nuubuu charges five...
Startup Spotlight: Nuubuu creates a marketplace for your content creations

SPONSORED: North Korea Is Asia's New Start-Up Hot Spot

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The old, Imperialist centers for entrepreneurial excellence have been eclipsed by the the great and glorious People’s Republic of North Korea, the world’s new and pre-eminent location for start-ups. “We invite the world to come to us and plug into the vibrant tech hub that is North Korea,” said the...
SPONSORED: North Korea Is Asia's New Start-Up Hot Spot
Facet Wants to Cradle Your iPad on the Couch and in Bed
Bootstrapping Your Startup: 7 Hard-Earned Tips From Real Entrepreneurs

Behance officially launches its developer API, evolving its creative network into a powerful platform

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Behance, the popular portfolio-sharing network for creatives, first began rolling out version 2 of its previously private API on August 31st. Now, the company is officially launching it, allowing developers to build apps that incorporate the service’s projects, works in progress and users. In other words, the network has now truly become...
Behance officially launches its developer API, evolving its creative network into a powerful platform

Playerize Acquires Adknowledge's Super Rewards To Get Game Makers More Dollars

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Three years ago Adknowledge paid $50 million to buy game monetizer Super Rewards. But then its founder bought it back and today sold it to user acquisition service Playerize. Super Rewards’ embeddable paywall for developers lets gamers score virtual goods and currency by buying offers, completing surveys, and watching branded...
Playerize Acquires Adknowledge's Super Rewards To Get Game Makers More Dollars

Startup Spotlight: OnContracting looks to be the Zillow of temp staffing

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OnContracting founder Pradeep Chauhan OnContracting founder Pradeep Chauhan wants to change the way people find contract jobs. The former Microsoft manager and  graduate of the Founder Institute incubation program is starting that quest in Seattle, and already boasts more than 1,000 recruiters and contractors in his marketplace. Soon, he plans to take the...
Startup Spotlight: OnContracting looks to be the Zillow of temp staffing

Startup Day: More great speakers, last chance for early bird

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Today we’re excited to announce several new speakers for Seattle 2.0 Startup Day, the one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial boot camp to be presented by GeekWire on Sept. 22 in Bellevue. And a quick reminder: Early bird rates for the conference end tomorrow, so be sure to grab your tickets now. This annual...
Startup Day: More great speakers, last chance for early bird

5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

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My life after graduating from George Washington University in the spring of 2009 began inauspiciously: Like millions of Americans, I was on the front end of what would turn out to be an extended economic recession, with little in the way of opportunity and a deep desire not to move...
5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

Startup Spotlight: MoxTree branches out with a social network for moms

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As the mother of two young children, Victoria Oldridge knows just how challenging it can be to raise kids. Sometimes you just need someone to lean on, a bit of help and support when things are out of control. That’s why the 33-year-old entrepreneur and San Francisco Bay Area transplant...
Startup Spotlight: MoxTree branches out with a social network for moms

Mobile Apps In The Enterprise: 7 Essentials For The New Ecosystem

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Guest author Sanjay Poonen is head of SAP's mobile division. Mobile devices have become the world's steady companions that we take anywhere and use everywhere. A recent forecast by McKinsey & Company estimates that by 2014, 1.7 billion mobile devices will be accessing the Internet - and a steady diet...
Mobile Apps In The Enterprise: 7 Essentials For The New Ecosystem

Reaction to Pink Slip? Bootstrapping to a Business Model

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Reaction to Pink Slip? Bootstrapping to a Business Model
Jomi's Smart Water Bottle Sleeve-Plus-App Wants To Track & Chart Your Liquid Intake To Make You Drink More

Should you avoid raising startup capital early on? 10 founders weigh in

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Should entrepreneurs raise money? Photo via Keith Cooper. There’s more than one school of thought about startup financing. After all, there are some very successful companies that have managed just fine without VC money, often on purpose. But as one entrepreneur we polled puts it below, if you really want...
Should you avoid raising startup capital early on? 10 founders weigh in

Weeks After a $13 Million Raise, Thrillist's JackThreads Hits Its One Millionth Order

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Mr. Lerer (Photo: Crunchbase) Fresh off the heels of the news that Thrillist had raised a $13 million Series A, its men’s clothing retailer, JackThreads, announced exclusively to Betabeat today that it has hit one million orders. “Our growth has been insane,” said Devon Giddon, Thrillist’s director of communications. “In...
Weeks After a $13 Million Raise, Thrillist's JackThreads Hits Its One Millionth Order

Where Are the Women Bloggers? They're Driving Your Sales

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If an agency has ever pitched you on outreach to women's blogs and they don't mention the BlogHer network, there's something wrong with them. BlogHer and its 2,500 contributing blog affiliates are celebrating the network's 5 year anniversary with the combined traffic of 21 million unique visitors per month and...
Where Are the Women Bloggers? They're Driving Your Sales
Why GitHub abandoned the bootstrapper's ship for a $100M Series A

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AMZN, AAPL, YHOO, EBAY)

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Good morning. Google is expected to resolve its antitrust issues with the FTC today. Decoding serial numbers, a Google fan estimates the company has sold 370,000 Nexus 4 phones. (Not very many.) Google is using a "controversial" tactic to get more Google+ users. If you sign up for any Google...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AMZN, AAPL, YHOO, EBAY)
Philly student-investors choose Dorm Room Fund's first deal: Firefly

Who Won Last Night’s Ultra Light Startups Showdown? The Only Chick Who Pitched

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Ms. Weinblatt of Take The Interview pitches the panel. About 100 investors, founders and startup folk--including the guy siting next to Betabeat whose nametag read "SocialNetwork.com"--gathered last night in Microsoft's sixth floor office, just a few doors down from Radio City Music Hall, for the ceremonious-sounding Ultra Light Startups Feedback...
Who Won Last Night’s Ultra Light Startups Showdown? The Only Chick Who Pitched

What Street Vendors Can Teach Us About Bootstrapping And Entrepreneurship

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What Street Vendors Can Teach Us About Bootstrapping And Entrepreneurship

Red Tricycle pedals ahead with $1.5M from Maveron and Zulily to help parents discover more family fun

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Jacqui Boland started Red Tricycle in Seattle six years ago when she was pregnant with her son, creating an online city guide for new parents who wanted to discover restaurants, day trips, events and other activities for families. Today, Red Tricycle boasts nearly 400,000 email subscribers, attracting about a million...
Red Tricycle pedals ahead with $1.5M from Maveron and Zulily to help parents discover more family fun
Gliph joins Boost.vc, launches bitcoin messaging and payments app

After bootstrapping to $10M in sales, BizX scores real cash for virtual currency

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Why pay cash, when you can just trade for services? That’s the question driving BizX, which is not your traditional startup. Founded in 2002 by Bob Bagga, Chris Haddawy and Raj Kapoor, the Bellevue-based online bartering service last year posted revenue of $10 million after helping to facilitate more than $60...
After bootstrapping to $10M in sales, BizX scores real cash for virtual currency

Whisk And Foodity Both Raise Funds To Link Recipes To Grocery Stores

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It’s been an interesting day for a developing market which seems so utterly niche as to be untrue. There really are startups out there linking recipes to supermarket so you can just buy the food you need to make the dishes. Niche, but potentially quite powerful. Two start-ups announced funding...
Whisk And Foodity Both Raise Funds To Link Recipes To Grocery Stores
5 ways bootstrapping can make you a better business

Adobe acquires massive portfolio sharing network Behance to make Creative Cloud social

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In a mind-blowing move, Adobe has acquired NY-based Behance, a massive portfolio sharing network for creatives which served up 90 million views last month, for an undisclosed amount. With this deal, Adobe plans to deeply integrate Behance into its Creative Cloud subscription service. Calling Behance “a very logical fit,” Adobe has made this...
Adobe acquires massive portfolio sharing network Behance to make Creative Cloud social
Kiosked Has A Plan To Change Affiliate Marketing, And It's Starting To Show Up With Angry Birds Merch

Sentia Media acquires Australian social media monitoring service BuzzNumbers

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Social media monitoring platform BuzzNumbers has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Sentia Media, the two companies have announced today. Since its founding in Sydney in 1982 as MediaMonitors, the recently rebranded Sentia Media has built one of the largest media intelligence businesses in the Asia-Pacific area. The BuzzNumbers acquisition...
Sentia Media acquires Australian social media monitoring service BuzzNumbers
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