Public school systems are cheerfully decorated dictatorships: discipline, standards, and testing are the driving concepts of modern k-12 education. The very reason why districts purchase bundles of the same textbooks is so they can keep classrooms in lockstep alignment as teachers meticulous meet timely instructional goals. Amplify, NewsCorp’s new education division, finally revealed its… → Read More
The Kive Company, the startup behind the mobile art app ArtKive, says it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. The ArtKive iPhone app allows you to take photos of your kids’ art, then tag it with their name, grade, date, and title. You can share the art with other ArtKive users, and eventually the company says you should be able to turn the photos into a printed book.
Clipboard, the web clipping service founded by former Overture vet Gary Flake, has just completed the acquisitions of two competitors, Amplify and Clipmarks. The startup, which is taking on the challenge of reviving social bookmarking, is backed by many top notch investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, SV Angel, Betaworks, DFJ, First Round, CrunchFund (note: TechCrunch founder… → Read More
Amplify, a recently launched LA-based startup accelerator is announcing its first set of startups today. As we reported in December, the accelerator, which is being managed by Paul Bricault and Richard Wolpert, will be incubating and investing in companies at the intersection of technology and entertainment.
Amplify will provide portfolio companies with four months of intense collaboration and… → Read More
Another startup accelerator is debuting in LA today—Amplify. With the backing of some well-known Hollywood and Silicon Valley names, the Venice Beach-based incubator is launching a $4.5 million incubator and fund. Investors include Mark Burnett (Apprentice, Survivor), Brian Grazer, Jarl Mohn, Accel Partners, BV Capital, Greycroft Partners, Rustic Canyon, Tomorrow Ventures (Eric Schmidt), Tim… → Read More