VC pitch tip: Make sure you don’t overload your advisory board slide

October, 2014
Source: VentureBeat

VC pitch tip: Make sure you don’t overload your advisory board slide

It’s common practice for early stage startups to recruit an “advisory board” to expand their capabilities without adding more employees to their team. This is all well and good, but usually in early stage startups, the amount of people in the advisory board outnumber the amount of employees.

How to get some VC Love

September, 2014
Source: GeekTime

How to get some VC Love

While much of startup investing is moving online, the majority of startups still need to pitch investors face to face. And while best practices of pitching VCs (ie advice like how to build a good pitch deck) are well covered, there’s a “soft skills” ingredient that is not discussed as often.

Naperville’s PhysIQ announces $4.6 million in funding

July, 2014
Source: Chicago Tribune

Naperville’s PhysIQ announces $4.6 million in funding

Naperville-based PhysIQ on Thursday announced a new name and $4.6 million in Series A funding, saying its health-monitoring platform is on track for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval next year.

VCs Find Fertile Ground In Women’s Health

July, 2014
Source: TechCrunch

VCs Find Fertile Ground In Women’s Health

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors may be predominately male, but they’re fully attuned to the women’s health market. Mobile health apps have become increasingly popular as consumers seek to monitor every aspect of their lives through their mobile devices. In the past few quarters, apps targeting women’s health are topping the charts in terms of popularity and capital committed.

amSTATZ closes $1.35 million for bringing tech to fitness professionals

June, 2014
Source: BuiltInChicago

amSTATZ closes $1.35 million for bringing tech to fitness professionals

amSTATZ, the online platform for fitness professionals, announced a $1.35M round today so it can expand its technology via partnerships with universities and also the American Council on Exercise. The capital, which was provided by Launch Capital, LionBird and Indiana Innovation Fund, will also help to enhance the UX on the web platform that is […]

NVTC Names Kit Check the Hottest Startup in the Washington, DC Region

June, 2014
Source: Digital Journal

NVTC Names Kit Check the Hottest Startup in the Washington, DC Region

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Tuesday named Kit Check as the Washington, DC region’s Hottest Startup. Since 2010, NVTC has presented its “Hot Ticket” awards to area startups in categories ranging from “Hottest VC Deal” and “Hottest Exit” to “Hottest Startup.” NVTC President Bobbie Kilberg presented the award to Kit Check Co-founders Kevin MacDonald and Tim […]

Fundbox gets $17.5M to give small businesses money when they need it

April, 2014
Source: VentureBeat

Fundbox gets $17.5M to give small businesses money when they need it

Small businesses could be patient and wait for their customers to pay for services. But waiting isn’t necessary anymore. A startup called Fundbox is coming out of stealth today and revealing its ability to pay small and medium-sized businesses for their invoices within a day. It’s also announcing a $17.5 million round of funding.

Tyto Care raises $4M for consumer-facing, diagnostic physical exam device

March, 2014
Source: MobiHealthNews

Tyto Care raises $4M for consumer-facing, diagnostic physical exam device

Israeli digital health device maker Tyto Care raised $4 million in a round led by OrbiMed Israel Partners with additional funding from LionBird.

Indian retailers to get an online wholesaler, courtesy ShopClues

March, 2014
Source: India Times

Indian retailers to get an online wholesaler, courtesy ShopClues

BANGALORE: India’s first exclusive online wholesaler opens shop this week, becoming the only one to allow retailers to buy products in bulk at wholesale prices. The wholesale site will be a part of shopclues.com, a retailer which is adapting to fierce competition in the Indian ecommerce industry.