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  • The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors Crunch Network

    The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors

    Despite the attention over the past year, the lack of diversity in tech — both in race and gender — has not markedly changed. Only 3 percent of tech CEOs are women, and just 15 percent of startups have at least one female founder. Most agree that something needs to be done, but much of the attention is misplaced into a caricature. What’s missing? The role of women as… Read More

  • Cattle Vaccine, Chip Verification Software Take Top Prizes At 2011 Moot Corp. Competition

    Cattle Vaccine, Chip Verification Software Take Top Prizes At 2011 Moot Corp. Competition

    TNG Pharmaceuticals, developers of a vaccine to keep cattle free of blood-sucking horn flies, took top prize at the “Moot Corp.” business competition this weekend. Formally renamed the Venture Labs Investment Competition(VLIC) in 2010, but still widely referred to as “Moot Corp.,” the annual event began in 1984 at the McCombs School of Business at the University of… Read More

  • Playmatics Raises $1 Million To Make Reality-Based, Social Games

    Social and mobile gaming startup Playmatics attained a $1 million investment from several Swiss-based angel investors to develop a “real world game” franchise calledShadow Government the company revealed today. Initially a Facebook platform game, Shadow Government will use economic and sustainability data, and government-modeling software from the Millennium Institute to give… Read More

  • Making Angels: The Pipeline Fund Announces 2011 Fellows

    The New York-based Pipeline Fund, which aims to increase the number of women who become angel investors and social entrepreneurs in the U.S., today announced its inaugural class of Pipeline Fund Fellows and mentors (listed at the end of this post). The Pipeline Fund Fellowship accepted ten women who are influencers in their fields, and have a track record of charitable giving. Together, they… Read More

  • Flavorize.com Looking For $1 Million To Build "Pandora For Food"

    According to a late Thursday SEC filing the New York City startup behind Flavorize.com, FlavorMetrics Corp., is seeking a $1 million investment to build a “Pandora for food.” The company’s web and mobile app is now in private beta. Currently, Flavorize.com allows users in New York City or San Francisco to enter a few key attributes of meals that they enjoyed before… Read More

  • Turning One Company's Trash Into Another's Treasure, RecycleMatch Brings Site Out Of Beta, Hires New CEO

    Today, RecycleMatch — a Houston-based startup that helps businesses sell or give away stuff to recyclers and manufacturers so that they don’t have to send it to a landfill — took its online marketplace out of beta, unveiling several new features and services. If the site performs as hoped, RecycleMatch could become the Alibaba, eBay or Amazon of waste-management and… Read More

  • Perfect Market Raises $9 Million More To Boost Content Visibility, Publishers' Revenue

    Perfect Market Inc. has raised another $9 million — bringing its total funding to $28 million — for technology and services to help publishers generate web traffic, and make more money off their content. Comcast Interactive Capital led the round, joined by the company’s existing investors: Idealab, Rustic Canyon Partners, Tribune Company and Trinity Ventures. Chief executive… Read More