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THE ANGEL 100: New York's Top Early Stage Investors

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If you're new to the New York startup scene, who are the best early-stage investors to pitch? There are a lot of people and early-stage firms who can cut your startup's first checks. Fred Wilson and the Union Square Ventures team, for example, can give entrepreneurs a few hundred-thousand dollars...
THE ANGEL 100: New York's Top Early Stage Investors

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

Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back

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If SXSW has produced any breakout startups this year, it's Highlight. Highlight is a subtle way to stalk people you've never met but share common interests with.  It shows who has been nearby throughout the day and pulls in Facebook data on them, including where the person works and...
Why I Deleted The Creepiest App In The World, And Then Decided I Needed It Back

Disrupt Hackathon Winner Docracy Adds Collaborative Editing And Signing Capabilities To Github For Legal Documents

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There are a number of websites that offer form legal documents to users. But it can be difficult to complete the next step of the process of establishing a will, or forming a company, when it comes to actually editing, and signing these documents online. Docracy, which won the Disrupt...
Disrupt Hackathon Winner Docracy Adds Collaborative Editing And Signing Capabilities To Github For Legal Documents

Tech Execs Took Tumblr-Style Selfies Before They Were Cool

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#GPOY (Photo: some genius at Digiday) Time for a little trip down memory lane! Digiday asked several ad-tech execs for high school snapshots, and Tumblr revenue consultant Rick Webb really delivered. He turned over this amazing proto-selfie, which wouldn't look out of place on your Dashboard today. Mr. Webb admitted to...
Tech Execs Took Tumblr-Style Selfies Before They Were Cool

Lay off the Social Media Experts

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Mr. Webb. Rick Webb was the co-founder of The Barbarian Group, a digital ad agency, and is now a writer and angel investor in the tech industry. It's happening again. While perusing the never-ending flow of tweets and Tumblr blogs that make up the collective consciousness of the internet, like I...
Lay off the Social Media Experts
Here's An Awesome Photo Of Tumblr's Rick Webb When He Was A Teenage Goth

Video Q&A Site VYou Adds Twitter Mentions To Let Users Respond To Tweets Via Video

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Every want to respond to a tweet, but decide that 140 characters just wasn’t enough? That you wanted to respond with your voice? Or your face? Well now you can. No longer will Twitter users be constrained to text when taking down trolls or rattling off effusive praise to their...
Video Q&A Site VYou Adds Twitter Mentions To Let Users Respond To Tweets Via Video

Fitbit’s New Aria Smart Scale: For When Tweeting Your Weight Just Isn’t Enough

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At some point in 2003, we walked into a Best Buy and walked out with a scale that measures our body fat percentage. But for the self-quantifiers among us, that kind of static measurement is woefully inadequate. If you're the kind of human that likes to correlate your BMI to...
Fitbit’s New Aria Smart Scale: For When Tweeting Your Weight Just Isn’t Enough

Spotify, Tumblr, Foursquare, And Guess Who Else Is Speaking At IGNITION

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Will Apple's reign in mobile phones and tablets continue? What's the future for ads on Facebook and deals on Foursquare? How will publishing on addictive platforms like Pinterest and Tumblr evolve? Find out from leaders and innovators at Business Insider's third-annual IGNITION: Future of Digital conference this November 27-28, 2012,...
Spotify, Tumblr, Foursquare, And Guess Who Else Is Speaking At IGNITION
Techies Gather For a Real-Life Branch with Ev Williams and Jonah Peretti

All-Star Cast Invests 750K In Ben Huh And Matt Galligan’s Mobile News Startup Circa

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SimpleGeo’s Matt Galligan and Icanhascheezburger’s Ben Huh have teamed up to change the way people consume news via mobile. Their startup Circa, which boasts a newsworthy list of advisors like former Digg CEO Jay Adelson, has just raised 750K in seed funding from eonCapital, Quotidian Ventures, Techstars’ David Cohen and David...
All-Star Cast Invests 750K In Ben Huh And Matt Galligan’s Mobile News Startup Circa

Here's Tumblr's Total Revenue For 2012 -- And How It Will Make A Profit In 2013

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Tumblr made $13 million in revenue in 2012 and hopes to book $100 million in 2013, according to Forbes. The blogging/social media site spent $25 million on operating expenses in 2012 and expects to spend $40 million this year -- meaning it will hit operating profitability soon if CEO David...
Here's Tumblr's Total Revenue For 2012 -- And How It Will Make A Profit In 2013

Ben Huh’s News Startup Circa Raises $750K From David Tisch, David Karp and Others

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Mr. Huh (flickr.com/yodelanecdotal) Ben Huh, the genius behind Icanhascheezburger who has delivered cute and crazy cat pictures to the masses for years, is working on a new startup called Circa that wants to "reimagine the way you consume news." Today, TechCrunch reports that Circa has raised $750,000 from a slew of A-list...
Ben Huh’s News Startup Circa Raises $750K From David Tisch, David Karp and Others

Ben Huh news startup Circa raises $750K seed funding

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Cheezburger Network founder Ben Huh has been uncharacteristically quiet about Circa, his online journalism startup. Now word is out that Circa has raised $750,000 in seed funding. TechCrunch reports that the seed money comes from eonCapital, Quotidian Ventures, TechStars’ David Cohen and David Tisch, Tumblr’s David Karp, Eric Norlin, Manesh...
Ben Huh news startup Circa raises $750K seed funding

Facebook's "Boz" And Other Fancy Angels Back Joe Stump's New Startup, Sprintly

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SimpleGeo co-founder and former Digg lead architect Joe Stump has raised 500K in seed funding for his latest startup Sprintly. The project management and collaboration tool is one of the first investments from Facebook Director of Engineering Andrew Bosworth and has brought together bold-faced backers like Matt Mullenweg, Simple co-founder...
Facebook's "Boz" And Other Fancy Angels Back Joe Stump's New Startup, Sprintly

Timehop Has A Delorean, Real Time Memories and My Favorite Daily Email

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If the words “favorite” and “daily email” can actually co-exist, Timehop has cracked the code. The startup’s messages are a digest of Foursquare checkins and tweets from this day one year ago. Opening them can be emotional, hilarious and, for those of us who are getting old, surprising. Now at...
Timehop Has A Delorean, Real Time Memories and My Favorite Daily Email

SXSW Video: Rick Webb, Angel Investor

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Lexi Mainland is the host of a Google Plus Hangout with Rick Webb, angel investor and co-founder of the Barbarian Group....
SXSW Video: Rick Webb, Angel Investor

Branch Joins Obvious Corp, Picks Up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel, and Heads East to Betaworks

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Branch cofounders via bulletin.branch.com When you've got Evan Williams,  John Borthwick, and Max Levchin chatting it up on your "curated discussion platform," it's probably just a matter of time before the high-powered investors,  incubators makers, and other loosely-defined collectives come a' calling. Today, Branch, the startup that initially launched in...
Branch Joins Obvious Corp, Picks Up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel, and Heads East to Betaworks

Tumblr Tries The Promoted Ads Approach And Lets People "Pin Posts" For $5

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Tumblr has been toying with a few ways to make money, the latest of which are "Pinned Posts." Users can now pay $5 to have one of their Tumblr posts pinned at the top of their followers' blogs for 24 hours. Their followers can make the posts disappear by clicking...
Tumblr Tries The Promoted Ads Approach And Lets People "Pin Posts" For $5

Tumblr's Ad Chief Says Yes, We're Doing Advertising ... But No One Knows It

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Rick Webb, Tumblr's consultant on marketing and revenue, says that one of the keys to the social network's advertising strategy is that most people simply don't know about it. "We have people say don't ever advertise," Webb said, "which we already are ..." Tumblr, which gets 20 billion pageviews a...
Tumblr's Ad Chief Says Yes, We're Doing Advertising ... But No One Knows It

Foursquare Investor Rick Webb Heads To Tumblr Full-Time

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Rick Webb, cofounder of Barbarian Group and an angel investor in more than 50 startups, is joining Tumblr full-time for the next six months. He'll be helping its sales and marketing teams. Webb says he's drawn ot Tumblr's desire to avoid "crap" advertisements. "Tumblr’s all about creativity and creators, from...
Foursquare Investor Rick Webb Heads To Tumblr Full-Time

The telephone was an aberration in human development

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Rick Webb: "The telephone was an aberration in human development. It was a 70 year or so period where for some reason humans decided it was socially acceptable to ring a loud bell in someone else's life and they were expected to come running, like dogs. This was the equivalent...
The telephone was an aberration in human development
Aggregation isn't evil. Doesn't mean it's good [Business Insider edition]

From A Hackathon Win To A 650K Round And 10,000 Users, Docracy Tells All

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The tale of Docracy’s year-long journey is a fun one. When Matt Hall and his partner John Watkinson first went into the Hackathon last year, the only goal was to get a prototype working for an idea they had, a GitHub for legal documents. Sure, a win would’ve been...
From A Hackathon Win To A 650K Round And 10,000 Users, Docracy Tells All

The JOBS Act, Which Rolls Back SEC Rules In Order to Help Startups Crowdfund, Passes in the House

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JOBS Act supports via Angel List Ready your startups, the early stage investing climate is about to go into overdrive. This afternoon, the JOBS Act (or Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) passed in the House with an overwhelming vote of 380-41. Next, the bill moves to President Obama, who is...
The JOBS Act, Which Rolls Back SEC Rules In Order to Help Startups Crowdfund, Passes in the House

Tumblr gets its first analytics tool by way of Union Metrics

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Tumblr will get its first analytics platform, its marketing and revenue consultant Rick Webb announced today on stage during his keynote at Advertising Week’s OPS conference, alongside Union Metrics‘s CEO, Hayes Davis. As a matter of fact, the app was built by Union Metrics on the Tumblr firehose, and is the first tool...
Tumblr gets its first analytics tool by way of Union Metrics

Strange Memories on This Nervous Night at SXSW

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Mr. Webb. Rick Webb co-founded The Barbarian Group, a digital ad agency, and is now a writer and angel investor in the tech industry. Like a merchant marine making his annual port of call, SXSW Interactive sails off into the night. We feel vaguely dirty and exhausted, but also fulfilled and edified....
Strange Memories on This Nervous Night at SXSW

Branch Raises $2 Million From SV Angel And Others

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We've learned that Branch raised a round from SV Angel and a bunch of other investors. A source close to the company says it's close to $2 million. Other investors in the round include Lerer Ventures, Rick Webb, Lucas Nelson, Ryan Freitas, and David Tisch. Josh Miller left Princeton...
Branch Raises $2 Million From SV Angel And Others

How Tumblr Incorporates Advertising Without Users Noticing

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Incorporating advertising on photo-sharing or visually-driven sites has yet to be done successfully, mostly because companies haven't been able to do it without completely disrupting the user experience. But Tumblr, whose CEO David Karp really doesn't like advertising, is working on a way to crack the code. We asked Rick...
How Tumblr Incorporates Advertising Without Users Noticing
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