• Here In Silicon Valley, Are We Killing Jobs And Making The Rich Richer?

    Here In Silicon Valley, Are We Killing Jobs And Making The Rich Richer?

    As the Occupy Wall Street movement keeps growing, many of the issues raised by the protestors continue to gain support from the average American. In particular, the erosion of the middle class due to job losses and the increasingly large income gap have become key issues in the 2012 presidential elections. At the moment, Wall Street and big corporations are getting the lion’s share of… Read More

  • Foodzie Lands The Man Who Invented Google Gadgets As Its VP Engineering

    Foodzie‘s artisan food marketplace just got some heavy duty engineering talent behind it. The company has hired Googler Adam Sah as its VP of Engineering. Sah is best known for helping invent Google Gadgets, which is used to power many widget-based services like iGoogle and Gmail Gadgets. He later served as a tech lead for Google research, and spent his time before Google at a number… Read More

  • Foodzie Raises $1 Million For Its Specialty Food Marketplace

    Foodzie, an online marketplace for high-end artisan food vendors, has raised a seed round of $1 million from noted investor Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC, First Round Capital, and a number of angel investors. The company, which we were introduced to over the summer as part of the TechStars class of 2008, recently launched to the public with a marketplace of 25 vendors ranging from Vermont… Read More

  • TechStars Demo Day: Acquisitions Galore As Twelve Companies Strut Their Stuff

    Today TechStars held its third Demo Day, offering a dozen of its startups the chance to display their wares in front of a throng of investors and the media. TechStars is a seed stage investment fund similar to Y Combinator and DreamIt Ventures that gives startups a modest amount of cash (around $5,000 for each founder) and a three month mentorship in exchange for a 5% equity stake in the company. Read More

  • Ten Startups Debut At TechStars Demo Day

    Editor’s note: The following on-the-ground report comes from Don Dodge, who blogs at The Next Big Thing and is a business development executive for Microsoft. He is in Boulder, Colorado today attending TechStars demo day. Much like Y Combinator (which had its own demo day last week) and LaunchBox (which also had a recent demo day), TechStars is a startup incubator that selects 10… Read More