“What a bizarre concept,” as one of BankSimple‘s potential customers put it, “People on a waiting list for a bank.”
That quote came from a lengthy profile in The Carnegie Mellon Today of BankSimple cofounders Josh Reich and Shamir Karkal, currently revving up for a beta release of the highly-anticipated Web-based bank.
A Read More
Zach Klein was a founder at Vimeo, Svpply and is a co-owner of College Humor and Busted Tees—which made him a star at IAC’s Connected Ventures.
In September 2009, he signed on as head of product at Boxee, the set-top box bringing Internet to the televisions of impassioned early adopters.
At the Read More
Kickstarter, the crowdfunding site and one of the most successful young startups based in New York City, just posted a roundup of stats from 2010.
While other startups struggle to figure out business models, Kickstarter takes a five percent haircut of every project that raises money on the site—and Kickstarter has no Read More
New York-based startup Yext is launching a feature that competes with Google’s businesses listings and it’s got Mapquest, Yelp and Citysearch on board.
A few months ago, Google introduced photos, videos, coupons, links and other flair that businesses can add to their Google search results for $25 a month, as part of Read More
For the small group of red-hot local startups with a lot of buzz, finding engineering talent is just tough. For everyone else, it’s damn near impossible.
Even ZocDoc, which Crain’s named the best place to work in the New York area based on benefits and an employee satisfaction survey, is having Read More
Hunch is a NY startup building a taste graph that will allow them to offer precise, intimate recommendations to users almost instantly.
When users first go to Hunch they answer a series of questions. At the end, the site delivers recomendations to them about everything from poetry to food to clothing.
To do this, Hunch Read More