Fundbox – One Of The Fastest Growing Apps In Intuit App Center – Surges 321% In Last 6 Months

October, 2014
Source: MarketWatch

Fundbox – One Of The Fastest Growing Apps In Intuit App Center – Surges 321% In Last 6 Months

Fundbox is currently one of the fastest growing apps in the Intuit app center and has seen 321 percent growth since its public launch six months ago.  Fundbox customers on average see a 40 percent increase in available capital and 92 percent of its customers return after their first use.

Over 200,000 Women Have Used Their Smartphones To Help Them Get Pregnant

October, 2014
Source: Business Insider

Over 200,000 Women Have Used Their Smartphones To Help Them Get Pregnant

Want to get pregnant? Avoid getting pregnant? There’s an app for that – actually multiple apps, some of them with amazing track records.

The Key To Raising Your Seed Extension Round

October, 2014
Source: TechCrunch

The Key To Raising Your Seed Extension Round

Given the growth in seed funding driven by the combined forces of the “Micro-VC glut” and increasing activity by angel investors (often via crowd funding), it’s become increasingly common to meet so called “Seed Orphans” looking to raise seed extension rounds. These companies often have good teams that have achieved solid initial traction, but were asked by […]

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 […]