Welcome to Freshly Minted, where we examine an overlooked deal or funding announcement in tech from the past week, and tell you what you need to know, and why it matters.
This week’s deal: King-making VC firm Greycroft Partners raised its first growth fund for making even bigger bets on late-stage startups.
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We already know there’s an app for pretty much everything. Now, we’re also seeing an influx of smart devices that are not only assisting humans, but are also keeping them in check.
New gadgets such as smart kitchen scales and computer-assisted driving systems pick up our human slack and even override our capabilities. Read More
Before you can binge drink, skip class and embarrass yourself at football games, you have to find friends to be by your side for the bad decisions.
A new app called JoinU is assisting in that process by helping incoming college freshmen connect before they ever step foot on campus.
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It’s easy to get lost in a sea of startups these days, but when a company makes it through Techstars, we’re more inclined to pay attention to them
It was a big day for big dreams. Following a three month crash course in tech-business facilitated by Techstars and their team of 170 mentors, 12 startups presented their ideas Read More
The days of getting down and dirty in the garden are over.
A new indoor food growing system allows users to Face Time with their fruits and veggies and even water them from afar with one click on the app.
London, Beijing, Tel Aviv — these are the cities most commonly associated with thriving startup ecosystems abroad. But one country demands not to be left out of the running as a top-of-the-list hotbed for global innovation: the Netherlands.
In two weeks, the nation that claims such inventions as WiFi and the CD-ROM is bringing a group of their top startups to New York City to convince the world that Amsterdam is the next destination for tech innovation. The Dutch Consulate in New York is sponsoring 11 companies for a five day tour. They’ll meet with VCs, tour the offices of major New York tech companies, and spend two days at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Read More
On last night’s Silicon Valley, the Pied Piper team fought through the insurmountable creative nightmare of having to pick a logo, which, second to choosing a name, can be one of the most terrifying branding decisions a startup makes at its birth.
When Jared Dunn suggests two lowercase P’s in an attempt to save the company thousands of dollars, Erlich Bachman loses his shit on him. Read More