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  • Jawbone Streamlines Its Headset Offering With The New Era

    Jawbone Streamlines Its Headset Offering With The New Era

    Bluetooth headsets, as anyone without a popped collar will tell you, are often items of last resort for the average cellphone user. But Jawbone makes pretty good ones, and their new Era headset aims to be their best yet. More importantly, the company that helped define the headset market alongside its competitor Plantronics has cut its product line and is releasing the Era as its only headset… Read More

  • Agolo Algorithmically Curates Your Twitter Feed

    Agolo Aims To Algorithmically Curate Your Twitter Feed

    For all the good it’s capable of, Twitter is all too often a cacophonous mess of marketers, celebrities, talking heads, and friends who all like to jabber at the same time. Sage Wohns and Mohamed Altantawy are co-founders of a New York startup called Agolo, and as far as they’re concerned, not every bit of information pouring forth from that social firehose is worth paying… Read More

  • ERA-Backed mxHero Raises $1.25M Seed Round Led By White Star Capital

    ERA-Backed mxHero Raises $1.25M Seed Round Led By White Star Capital

    mxHero, a company that graduated out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, has just closed a $1.25 million seed round of funding, with investors such as White Star Capital, as well as angel investors Esther Dyson and Ari Kushner. Read More

  • Meet The Top Five Startups From ERA’s Latest New York Demo Day

    Meet The Top Five Startups From ERA’s Latest New York Demo Day

    Another year has come and gone, and with it a brand new class of Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator graduates. At demo day today, we saw ten companies launch out of development and into the public eye. Yes, all of them are interesting, disrupting industries from real estate to big data to financial services. But a handful of companies truly stand out as potential game-changers in the… Read More

  • ER Accelerator Announces 10 Startups Joining Its January 2013 Class

    ER Accelerator Announces 10 Startups Joining Its January 2013 Class

    It’s a brand new year, and a brand new class for the Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable Accelerator is only fitting on this cold, January morning. The accelerator announced back in October that this January 2013 class of ten startups will be receiving a $15K boost to their seed funding, a total of $40K per startup. According to Jon Axelrod, managing director at ERA, “We really… Read More

  • CaterCow Takes The Trouble Out Of Ordering Food For Groups In NYC

    CaterCow Takes The Trouble Out Of Ordering Food For Groups In NYC

    I’m a fan of maintaining as a direct a route between my stomach and food as I can, but that’s the sort of proposition that gets dicier when multiple people are involved. As it happens, multi-person catering crises is exactly the problem that Airbnb veterans Chris Collins and Carly Chamberlain have decided to tackle with their latest startup, CaterCow. “Catering is broken in… Read More

  • Houdini Aims To Solve The Crucial Quality Question That Comes With Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

    Houdini Aims To Solve The Crucial Quality Question That Comes With Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

    We’ve all been there — sometimes there’s work that needs to be done, but it’s too tedious or too time-consuming to devote your own resources to. Services like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk have popped up to provide an inexpensive way to get that stuff over and done with, but the team at Houdini sees a problem with this setup: how can you be sure the results are… Read More

  • TechCrunch’s Picks From The ERA Demo Day In New York

    TechCrunch’s Picks From The ERA Demo Day In New York

    We’re here at the ERA Demo Day in New York City, set to bring you the latest and greatest new startups to launch out of the program. In case you’re unfamiliar, ERA stands for Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable Accelerator, and it’s a relatively new incubator compared to Y Combinator and 500 Startups. The companies presenting are all quite different, but after meeting with a few… Read More

  • Building An App? TapFame Has A Developer For That

    Building An App? TapFame Has A Developer For That

    Being a mobile application developer is a lot like being a writer. It could make you a millionaire, or it could leave you in a basement apartment eating Top Ramen. But an Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator company, TapFame, is ready to make things a bit easier on both the developer and the brands that are looking to build apps. TapFame allows any developer to easily build a beautiful… Read More