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What is exactly.me?

Today's messaging apps are geared towards messaging people you already know. Yet more and more people are into meeting new and exciting people around …

Equity crowdfunding is 1 year old today, Wefunder is top platform

Since Regulation Crowdfunding began on May 16 last year, 335 companies have filed offering documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to fundraise on securities-based crowdfunding platforms. Of those companies, 43 percent were funded, 30 percent failed, and the remainder are still …

Startups

Ev Williams’ Obvious Ventures closes $123,456,789 fund

Obvious Ventures, the venture capital firm cofounded by Twitter’s Evan Williams, announced the close of its very first fund today.<p>Guess how much it raised? $123,456,789. No joke.<p>The close of this fund follows a public SEC filing that revealed that the firm had raised $77.7 million in March. …

Venture Capital

Why Amazon is eating the world

I co-founded a software startup in December. Each month, I send out an update to our investors to keep them updated on our progress. But the past month was a bit different — our industry (retail) is going through a transformation.<p>Instead of just writing about our “internal” news, I wrote about the …

Amazon

The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of Influencers

I never really expected to write these words, but: It was Kendall Jenner who did it for me.<p>Or, to be fair, not Kendall Jenner herself — or not entirely Kendall Jenner — but rather the 10th-anniversary Indian Vogue cover that featured Kendall Jenner, as conceived and photographed by Mario Testino. …

Fashion

Shark Tank -The sharks get a taste of their own Medicine 'You are full of crap'

Scott Jordan Shark Tank

SHARK TANK<p>My Appearance on Shark Tank: All the Dirt<p><i>*Scott Jordan, Co-Founder and CEO of SCOTTeVEST, was on Shark Tank Season 3: Episode 7.</i><p>In what is …

The most ‘tweeted’ tweet exceeds three million

Social media records are there to be broken and this has happened with Twitter, where a new record for the most tweeted tweet has been set. The …

Citizen Journalism

Amazon invested millions in the startup Nucleus — then cloned its product for the new Echo

Another cautionary tale for would-be Amazon partners.<p>When the investment arm of Amazon’s Alexa division led a $5.6 million investment in his startup, Nucleus founder and CEO Jonathan Frankel was ecstatic.<p>Just a year later, he’s furious instead.<p>On Tuesday, Amazon announced its latest …

Amazon

This Startup is the Airbnb of Warehouses and Has Amazon in Its Sights - Bloomberg

A Seattle startup has come out of nowhere to offer online merchants something even Amazon doesn’t: overnight ground delivery to nearly anyone in the …

Startups

Square's (SQ) CEO Jack Dorsey on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ)<p>Q1 2017 Earnings Conference Call<p>May 3, 2017 17:00 ET<p><b>Executives</b><p>Jason Lee - Head, Investor Relations<p>Jack Dorsey - Chief Executive …

Markets

Here's How Dating App Badoo's Photo Verification Will Wipe Out Catfishing

With over 300 million users in 190 countries, Badoo is the fastest growing dating network in the world, and just last month, over 6 million people …

Jefferies Swipes Right On Match Group, Says Tinder Is The Asset To Watch

Jeffries initiated coverage of <b>Match Group Inc</b> (NASDAQ: MTCH) with a Buy rating and a $21 price target. The firm believes Tinder is the asset to …

2 Things That Could Bring Down The Meet Group

Relying too much on acquisitions for user growth and failing to keep up with stronger competitors top the list.<p>On the heels of <b>The Meet Group</b>'s …

Spark Networks and EliteSingles to Merge, Creating a Global Leader in Online Dating

<b>Brings Together Leading Brands Including JDate, ChristianMingle, EliteSingles and eDarling;</b> <b>Combined Company Will Be Named Spark Networks SE and Be</b> …

Stocks

Spark Networks(R) Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

<b>How to Find Further Information</b><p>This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell or a solicitation of an …

Finance

Etsy shares down 15% after online marketplace swings to Q1 loss

Shares of Etsy Inc. ETSY, +1.22% fell more than 15% late Tuesday after the online marketplace company swung to a loss in the first quarter, missed quarterly sales expectations, and announced its chief executive is stepping down. Etsy said it lost $421,000 in the first quarter, versus a net income …

Etsy

Public Markets Scare Off Tech Companies With Longer-Term Outlook

Missed out on the Innovation Summit livestream? Sign up to receive the videos and presentation. For small companies, with a $1-2 billion market cap, …

Venture Capital

The Startup Button

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Startups

The Truth About the Best and Worst Call to Action Button Colors for Your Website

Facebook's first big investor, Peter Thiel, cashes out

Peter Thiel, Facebook's first big investor, has sold off most of his stake, turning his initial $500,000 investment into more than $1 billion in cash.<p>Thiel became a Facebook investor in 2004, when Mark Zuckerberg first set out to turn his dorm room project into a lasting business. Thiel and his …

Jim Cramer - Cut Rates

Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design Second Edition, Revised and Updated Edition

Luvu Brands Factory Featured on Playboy's New Travel Show

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2017) - Luvu Brands, Inc. (<p>OTCQB:LUVU), the manufacturer of Liberator Bedroom Adventure Gear®, will be the focus …

Manufacturing

The mobile payments industry is booming — outside the US

Only 13% of all iPhone global owners have tried Apple Pay, according to a report this week from Apple analyst Gene Munster at Loup Ventures. The weak …

What Amazon's Influencer Program Means for The Entire Marketing Industry

Despite a quiet entrance, Amazon's foray into influencer marketing sent shock waves across the entire marketing industry this past month.<p>Many experts consider this a game changer for the space and a powerful signal that the influencer marketing industry is here to stay. Others note that Amazon's …

Digital Marketing

Square (SQ) Stock: Holding Steady After Earlier Takeover Chatter

<b>SQ Heads Up On Takeover Chatter</b><p>As mentioned above, Square is having a strong day in the market as the result of rumors that the company may soon be …

Finance

PicoBrew surpasses $1M Kickstarter mark and gets into craft spirits with new at-home distilling tool

PicoBrew started as a beer-making machine company. Now it’s clear the vision goes beyond that.<p>The Seattle startup today unveiled its latest non-beer …

Rule 506, Reg D: Two Ways to Conform with SEC Exemption Law

According to the Securities Act of 1933, any company that sells securities must either register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or …