The Start-Up Rundown

Start-Up News: BuyWithMe Hires Xoogler as Xecutive; Plus Lot18, Skillshare and a Tumblr Killer

poutine pizza Start Up News: BuyWithMe Hires Xoogler as Xecutive; Plus Lot18, Skillshare and a Tumblr Killer

We found this picture of poutine pizza via Jux's Twitter account.

DAILY EXECUTIVE DEAL. “On the heels of its fifth acquisition in the past five months, BuyWithMe today announced that it has hired Charlie Gray as Chief People Officer. Gray will work with the BuyWithMe team to help manage the company’s fast-paced and aggressive growth plans, and to hire, train and retain the best talent in both existing markets and new areas of expansion.” Buy with me, Charlie Gray. That has a nice ring to it.

CASH AND MONEY. “Lot18, the site that provides insider access to the best in wine and artisanal selections, announced an investment from ecommerce pioneers Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara, founders of Quidsi (best known for Diapers.com and Soap.com) – recently acquired by Amazon for $545 million. With more than 400k users and over $1 million in monthly sales, funds help Lot18 continue its momentous growth. Please find full details in the press release below.”

OH HAI. Jux.com, which lets users create full-frame pages, sort of like a Tumblr-meets-About.me-meets-PowerPoint, “like blogging in HD,” just officially launched.

Skillshare launches in San Francisco with a how-to-Burning-Man class, among others, and in Philly with a class on Settlers of Catan.

Crowdmug helps you figure out if there’s anything going on at the bar.

Fitocracy adds cardio achievements: earn “I Seem to be Lost” if you run 20 mi / 32.2 km in your lifetime, “Hallowed Harrier” if you run 200 mi / 322 km in your lifetime, “The Shadow of Hermes” for running 1,000 mi / 1,610 km in your lifetime.

HACKERLY MEETUPS. Hacker Town Hall is tonight at General Assembly (pizza), Node Knockout hackathon is there this weekend.

PARTIES PARTIES. Chloe + Isabel, Wednesday at The Chelsea Mercantile Penthouse: “fantastic direct sales jewelry company” launch party.

Tech Drinkup, tomorrow night, is a monthly party for “NYC’s brightest and savviest people in tech to get together at exclusive NYC venues and mingle over drinks and food.” Bar XVI, 9 p.m.

Premiere party for TechStars on Bloomberg TV on Tuesday, September 13.

 

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