Startups

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  • NYU’s Sarah Kaufman talks about the shape of cities to come

    NYU’s Sarah Kaufman talks about the shape of cities to come

    On this week’s episode of Technotopia we talk to Sarah Kaufman, the Assistant Director at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management. Kaufman is working to create new transit opportunities for New Yorkers – and the world – and expects the future to be quite interesting. Her prediction? As we move towards self-driving cars we will see more options for… Read More

  • Why Tom Kelley of IDEO is the ultimate disciple of ‘design thinking’ Crunch Network

    Why Tom Kelley of IDEO is the ultimate disciple of ‘design thinking’

    In our 16th episode, we talk with Tom Kelly, a partner at IDEO, about the definition of innovation, how to take back your creative confidence, and the habits that can shape not only your current design team, but the up-and-coming design leaders of the world. The word “innovation” has gotten overused. Kelley says innovation, at the most fundamental level, is a fresh… Read More

  • Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists Crunch Network

    Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

    After decades spent funding technologies tailored to deprive us of sleep (see: streaming video, gaming, social networks and 24/7 online shopping), the venture capital industry has decided to direct its considerable capital reserves at helping us get more shut-eye. Read More

  • Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Sam Altman invest $30 million in Change.org

    Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Sam Altman invest $30 million in Change.org

    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman announced today that he’s making a big bet on Change.org, the site for social justice petitions. Hoffman is leading a $30 million round, with other investors including big names like Bill Gates and Y Combinator president Sam Altman. Read More

  • KidPass raises $5.1 million for its children’s activity subscription service

    KidPass raises $5.1 million for its children’s activity subscription service

    KidPass, a monthly membership program that gives parents access to a variety of kid-friendly activities across their city, has raised $5.1 million in Series A funding, the startup reported this week. Currently live in New York, the new funds will allow the service to expand to new markets including L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Chicago. The round was… Read More

  • Riley raises $3.1M to help real estate agents rate and respond to their leads

    Riley raises $3.1M to help real estate agents rate and respond to their leads

    Businesses usually spend lots of time and money trying of attract potential customers. Now a startup called Riley aims to help them prioritize those sales leads. Riley was part of the winter class at Y Combinator. (In fact, CEO Daniel Ahmadizadeh said he and his co-founder Helson Taveras applied several times with different products and ideas before getting in.) The startup is announcing… Read More

  • The League is bringing its exclusive dating app to 10 more cities this summer

    The League is bringing its exclusive dating app to 10 more cities this summer

    The League, a dating app that prides itself on selectiveness and requires members to be approved before joining, has traditionally taken expansion pretty slow. Originally launched in early 2015, the app is still only in 7 cities – New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C and London. But the startup just announced they are about to embark on a summer… Read More

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