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After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000

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Josh Miller is the 21-year-old CEO of a buzzy little startup called Branch. He recently raised a big seed round of financing, $2 million, from top-tier angel investors like TechStars' David Tisch, Foursquare investor Rick Webb, and Twitter cofounder Evan Williams. Like many founders these days, Miller has been hit...
After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000

PHOTOS: General Assembly Just Opened A Sleek New York Campus Across The Street From Its Original Space

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General Assembly recently opened a new 12,000 sq ft. campus across from its original New York location on Broadway. The new space began hosting classes only days after it opened in June. It has beautiful signage, classrooms rigged with cameras to stream classes, and a long worktable made of high...
PHOTOS: General Assembly Just Opened A Sleek New York Campus Across The Street From Its Original Space

WeWork raises $6.85M as it expands co-working empire and startup labs

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WeWork Labs New York based co-working giant WeWork continues to aggressively expand. It recently opened two new spaces in Los Angeles and at Varick Street in New York. Now Venturebeat has learned WeWork has raised $6.85 million in it second round of capital. “We are going to continue to expand aggressively in...
WeWork raises $6.85M as it expands co-working empire and startup labs

Last Week in Betabeat: Scroogle, Tumblr, Biz Dev and the Buddy VC

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. REQUIRED READING: Friends Investing in Friends: When It Comes to Startups, Is the Fix Already In? It's an insider's game, but anyone can join it. REQUIRED READING: Scroogle May Have Been...
Last Week in Betabeat: Scroogle, Tumblr, Biz Dev and the Buddy VC

Audience.io launches to help startups close the gap between New York and London

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Launching with the vision of creating “a richer and more connected ecosystem between New York and London,” Audience.io is treading unknown waters in the global tech scene: it’s an audience development studio that helps tech startups grow internationally. With partners like Fueled and Makeshift, the company operates somewhere in-between an international network of startups and a traditional...
Audience.io launches to help startups close the gap between New York and London

Box releases new API for developers, announces 15 more OneCloud apps

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It's been quite a week for cloud storage, with Dropbox rolling out a significant new update, Microsoft's SkyDrive getting a new Windows Phone app, and Google Drive making its long-awaited debut. Now Box is getting in on the act, announcing the release of a brand new API that is...
Box releases new API for developers, announces 15 more OneCloud apps

Turn your ideas into products with two £1,000 scholarships for Front-End Web Development from GA London

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You’re standing in the shower or maybe sitting at your desk when it happens — that million dollar idea. But then your dreams are quickly dashed when you realize that you don’t yet have the technical chops to pull it off. We’ve all been there, and there’s hardly a feeling...
Turn your ideas into products with two £1,000 scholarships for Front-End Web Development from GA London
General Assembly Expands In New York, Has Sights Set On Educating The World

Cloud Storage Platform Box Debuts New Enhanced API; Partners With General Assembly And TechStars

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Cloud storage platform Box has been aggressively targeting and engaging developers in building out an ecosystem around the company’s collaboration and file storage platform. Last fall, Box launched a platform for developers building off of the Box platform, called the Box Innovation Network (/bin). And earlier this year, we learned...
Cloud Storage Platform Box Debuts New Enhanced API; Partners With General Assembly And TechStars

NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg is at it again: Pitches NY’s rising tech scene

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New York City’s tech-championing mayor, Mike Bloomberg, is at it again with a new video that shows off an inside look at NY’s startup community. From shots of hot co-working spaces like General Assembly, to quotes from NY entrepreneurs themselves, this video is pretty accurate by our standards. And while non-New...
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg is at it again: Pitches NY’s rising tech scene
Data, heart, virality, and leadership: Five tips for today's entrepreneurial journey

Flybridge Capital Partners Plants NYC Flag for Early Stage Deals

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Boston-based Flybridge Capital Partners has officially opened the doors to its New York office. David Aronoff, one of the firm’s five partners, moved to New York earlier this year. He’ll lead the office’s investments alongside Principal Matt Witheiler, who recently moved to New York, and a new associate hire. Caitlin...
Flybridge Capital Partners Plants NYC Flag for Early Stage Deals
The promise (and refreshingly low hype) of online education

Bill would ban employers from seeking Facebook passwords from workers, job seekers

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Maryland's General Assembly Monday passed legislation that bars employers in the state from asking workers and job seekers for access to their personal social media accounts as a condition of employment....
Bill would ban employers from seeking Facebook passwords from workers, job seekers

Last Week in Betabeat: Seven Days of Meetups

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Too busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. REQUIRED READING: I'm Here to Make Friends: A Spin Through New York's Meetups REQUIRED READING: Big Data Funding Gets Bigger: IA Ventures Raised $105 M, Bouble Its Previous Fund REQUIRED READING:...
Last Week in Betabeat: Seven Days of Meetups

New Design Marketplace Folio Wants To Help You Sell Your Digital Goods

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Mr. Kieran (linkedin.com) For designers who have ever spent hours trying to tweak a tiny button or icon on a time crunch, salvation is nigh: Folio, a new startup based out of General Assembly, has created a marketplace where top-notch design talent can market and sell their digital content. The...
New Design Marketplace Folio Wants To Help You Sell Your Digital Goods

Ex-tech blogger's new venture hooks up startups on both sides of the Atlantic

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Looking to expand your tech startup overseas, but not sure where to start? Entrepreneur and former journalist Courtney Boyd Myers [above] has launched an agency, dubbed Audience.io, to help young businesses with their digital marketing efforts as they move across the pond. More specifically, Audience.io will provide strategy around...
Ex-tech blogger's new venture hooks up startups on both sides of the Atlantic

Another day, another desk: GigaOM tests out New York's coworking spaces

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The workspaces: The Alley DUMBO Startup Lab Fueled General Assembly Green Spaces Grind Hive55 New Work City Projective Space Secret Clubhouse WeWork WixView as a single page See them on a map:View Larger Map Free-flowing beer, midday yoga and new classes to choose. My life in college? No, my month...
Another day, another desk: GigaOM tests out New York's coworking spaces

WellTech Funding launches as the 1st incubator for wellness & healthy living

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WellTech Funding has just launched as what appears to be the very first tech incubator for startups and companies focused on bringing wellness and healthy living directly to consumers. Today, the incubator houses just two startups, FITiST and Wizpert, both of which are dedicated to changing how consumers pursue a healthy lifestyle. While the...
WellTech Funding launches as the 1st incubator for wellness & healthy living

Startup Born on Fred Wilson’s Blog Raises $540K Seed Round, Heads to New York

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Mr. Mougayar. It took just four months for Engagio to go from a conversation between Fred Wilson and William Mougayar to a funded startup, and about six weeks of that was spent drawing up the legal documents. Mr. Mougayar, founder of the content aggregator Equentia and a frequent commenter at Mr. Wilson's...
Startup Born on Fred Wilson’s Blog Raises $540K Seed Round, Heads to New York

Dwolla and Etsy launch a brand new eCommerce hackathon in NYC

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It should come as no surprise that New York’s tech scene continues to grow rapidly as of late, and through all the coworking spaces, accelerators, meetups and events, the city has quickly formed a close-knit community. We’re lucky to have the likes of NY Tech Meetup, General Assembly and WeWork...
Dwolla and Etsy launch a brand new eCommerce hackathon in NYC
General Assembly: Big Data, Cloud Services On The Curriculum As Tech Ed Startup Opens London Branch

From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players

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Waiting for the day when wallets will become obsolete? We’re getting there…As long as you have a smartphone with web access, you can pay for many things, peer to peer style over the Web. “Dwolla is an amazing company in the payments space, looking to re-imagine what a company like Visa...
From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players

Rotobooth is a hacker’s dream: Think photo booth meets rotary telephone meets Arduino

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Not long ago we wrote about Photo Hack Day 2, the world’s largest photo hackathon held in NYC by Aviary and General Assembly (one of the 5 coolest coworking spaces in New York City). And from that awesome event came tons of projects, one of the most impressive being the Rotobooth. Rotobooth is a photo booth...
Rotobooth is a hacker’s dream: Think photo booth meets rotary telephone meets Arduino
More bad news for Vegas Tech Fund: Star company Romotive is moving to the Bay Area

Stalk Your Favorite Subway Buskers With the Winner of the MTA's Transit Hackathon

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Build me some apps to distract from the fact I’ve missed the train, again. (Photo: flickr.com/anniemole) Your smartphone is useful for more than Bejeweled now that there’s Wifi in many stations, and the MTA is trying to use that connectivity to make your commute better. (Just don’t ask when your...
Stalk Your Favorite Subway Buskers With the Winner of the MTA's Transit Hackathon

Here Are The Most Important Things Business Owners Should Know About Cloud Computing Services

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In our technologically driven world, it's essential that when starting a new business -- especially if it's expanding at a fast pace -- that those involved can quickly share files between one another.  There are a wide range of cloud computing services that can be crucial tools for businesses in the...
Here Are The Most Important Things Business Owners Should Know About Cloud Computing Services

This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley

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We stopped by the first AngelHack in December (click through for photos). Greg Gopman, the hackathon's creator, always had bigger plans for it.  The next hackathon is set to happen the first weekend in March, and it will happen in two locations at once: San Francisco and Cambridge, MA....
This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley

Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

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It's a hard truth confronted by many a would-be world-changing entrepreneur that the industries that seem most ripe for disruption are also the businesses most heavily regulated, putting that dream of a tech company that revolutionizes education or health care or transportation a little farther out of reach. So what's...
Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

General Assembly Expands to Boston

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Looks like the scuttlebutt is fact and General Assembly is expanding to the frigid north. The Boston Globe reports that in June, the tech-campus-cum-coworking-space will launch classes based in the Cambridge Innovation Center, in Kendall Square. Conveniently, the area is also home to a massive talent pool in the form of...
General Assembly Expands to Boston
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