BetaWorks

  • betaworks Studios is a membership club for builders

    betaworks Studios is a membership club for builders

    betaworks, the 10-year-old startup studio out of NYC, is today introducing a brand new business in the form of betaworks Studios. Think of betaworks Studios as a membership club for builders, offering entrepreneurs, artists, enginneers/developers, and creatives the space to work on their projects and get to know one another. Builders is the word that betaworks uses to describe its core… Read More

  • Applications for betaworks’ newest accelerator, Visioncamp, open September 6

    Applications for betaworks’ newest accelerator, Visioncamp, open September 6

    On the heels of formally announcing betaworks ventures, the startup shop is today introducing its third ‘camp’. betaworks Visioncamp is the latest accelerator-style program out of betaworks, and will focus on ‘camera-first’ applications and services, including augmented reality and computer vision. The program will include mentorship from the leadership at betaworks… Read More

  • Poncho weather service picks up $2.4 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Poncho weather service picks up $2.4 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners

    Poncho, the betaworks-backed weather service, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding led by Lightspeed Ventures. Poncho launched out of betaworks the same year as Giphy and Dots, and uses SMS and email to bring the news to you in an entertaining way. The premise is simple. Instead of having users seek out their own information via weather apps and being bombarded with numbers like… Read More

  • betaworks ventures is a not-so-new $50 million early-stage fund

    betaworks ventures is a not-so-new $50 million early-stage fund

    betaworks, the startup studio responsible for companies like Giphy, TweetDeck, and Dots, is today formally announcing the launch of a $50 million early-stage fund called betaworks ventures. betaworks ventures has actually been active in the market for the last year, though operating somewhat under the radar, and betaworks has been making investments long before that from the over-arching… Read More

  • Backed with $2.8 million Anchor’s digital radio revolution gets new tools

    Backed with $2.8 million Anchor’s digital radio revolution gets new tools

    Anchor FM, the audio social network, has just raised $2.8 million and launched some new tools as it looks to make recording and transmitting interactive audio content even easier. Accel Partners, one of Silicon Valley’s leading consumer-focused investment firms, led the new round with participation from the Omidyar Network, the Chernin Group, and the eponymous audio artist… Read More

  • Betaworks’ Voicecamp is looking to give voice-powered startups $125K each

    Betaworks’ Voicecamp is looking to give voice-powered startups $125K each

    Betaworks startup studio is today announcing the second in its line of accelerator camps in the form of voicecamp. And no, this won’t make you a better chorus member. Earlier this year, betaworks launched botcamp as a way to better understand and fuel growth of the chatbot space. With today’s announcement, betaworks wants to apply the same model to a new vertical with… Read More

  • Scale Model, the betaworks-backed tool for audience targeting, goes self serve

    Scale Model, the betaworks-backed tool for audience targeting, goes self serve

    Scale Model, the betaworks-backed marketing platform for better audience targeting, has today announced the launch of its fully-baked V2. Scale Model hooks into the Twitter Ads API to help brands and influencers better understand their audience, and the way that their own follower community, or sub-communities, interact with one another. Upon the initial launch, Scale Model was building… Read More

  • Dexter, the betaworks-backed platform for building bots, raises $2.3 million in seed

    Dexter, the betaworks-backed platform for building bots, raises $2.3 million in seed

    Dexter, the betaworks-backed company that helps people build integration-based apps, has today announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round. The funding round was led by Rakuten Ventures, with participation from Social Starts and betaworks. Dexter lets developers build integration-based apps without all the messy work of building the actual infrastructure. Using plug-and-play blocks… Read More

  • 500 Startups tries its hand at a startup studio, 500 Labs

    500 Startups tries its hand at a startup studio, 500 Labs

    500 Startups, known for its work as a startup accelerator, now hopes to incubate its own ideas in-house and spin them off into new companies. Called 500 Labs, it’s a new attempt at finding interesting ideas that might turn out to be good investments. 500 Startups essentially brings in developers and entrepreneurs in residence, giving them the resources to play around with ideas until… Read More

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