• 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

  • ShareThis To Acquire Fellow Widget Maker madKast

    More acquisition news from the TechStars Demo Day: madKast will soon be acquired by ShareThis, a widget company that allows users to share a blog post or news article across multiple services like Digg and MySpace. madKast, which we covered last October, is also a widgetmaker, allowing users to share posts through web services as well as through other routes like SMS messages and… Read More

  • MadKast Raises $300K For Link Sharing Widget

    The first TechStars company to launch, MadKast has raised a $300,000 series A round of financing from EONBusiness Venture Capital and several Angel investors in California and Colorado. Another TechStars company, EventVue, closed their own round of funding last week. MadKast is an embeddable widget that lets you easily share links with your friends on any of 15 link sharing sites (Digg… Read More

  • TechStars Demo Day – Class of 2007

    Y Combinator wasn’t the only incubator to demo their most recent startups today. Colorado-based TechStars also brought their startups on stage – ten of them – to give the audience a first look at what they’ve been up to all summer. Each startup gave 5% of their equity in exchange for $15,000, operational support, office space and mentoring. Most of these companies… Read More

  • First TechStars Company Launches: MadKast

    The first batch of Techstars (a Y Combinator like incubator) startups are launching. MadKast is the first out the door. They’ve made a dead simple way to increase distribution for your blog with one line of javascript or one click for Blogger and TypePad. With the widget, you can easily let visitors share your entire blog posts via email, mobile MMS, or through any of the social… Read More