SGB Media Group's blog covering the overall social media and social networking industry. SGB Media Group is a social media marketing firm specializing in niche social network development, performance marketing, strategic alliance management, public relations and developing social network aggregation applications.
This weekend we launched the CrunchBase API v2.0 providing real-time access to the CrunchBase Dataset. Although the API is in a mostly-final form, we are releasing it as a Beta to provide the opportunity for developers and partners to share feedback and comments. Continue reading...
Five years ago, Michigan had seven early-stage companies raise money from venture capital investors in the first quarter. This year that number climbed to 31. The story behind this growth was more than a decade in the making, as state and local leaders crafted a policy to make investments more robust and lay the foundation for a startup ecosystem that is finally coming to fruition. Continue reading...
Despite the lean times and bad press that the cleantech industry has faced, Khosla Ventures has remained consistent in its investment thesis around the promise of renewable energy and energy-efficiency technologies. It is by far the sector that has raised the most money in the Khosla portfolio, according to data from CrunchBase. Continue reading...
On May 6th Tumml will host its Exhibition Day! There will be a fireside chat with California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and investor Jason Calacanis on the future of urban impact entrepreneurship, presentations by Tumml's Winter 2014 Cohort of urban impact entrepreneurs, mingling and drinks. Register now!
Join SVForum on May 8 at the "Crowdfunding of Startup" Quarterly Venture Breakfast and hear practical advice on crowdfunding for founders and investors. Founders and investors will learn about the requirements and pros and cons each option. The JOBS Act's effect on crowdfunding will be discussed, and a panel of experts will share their recommendations for founders and investors considering crowdfunding.
TechStartupJobs runs a successful job board for startups within Techmeetups' global tech communities crossing 17000+ active members. TechStartupJobs Fair has been set up to help Startups find the talent they are looking for and for talent to find their way to the hottest startups around.
Protohack is the only hackathon for designers and business people in which no coding is required. We empower folks who don't know how to code to use the industry leading mockup, design and prototyping tools to present their ideas visually. Use code "crunchbaselove" for 20% off tickets.
SwitchPitch is a role-reversal pitching event that invites startups to hear proposals from large, established companies for projects they need completed and are looking for outside help. The lineup for this year's LA event include heavy hitters; Boeing, Disney, Experian, HP, IMAX Labs and Warner Brothers among others, all looking to actively work with startups and make deals. Use promo code *CRUNCHBASE* for 50% off startup registration!
Hear how leaders in the MongoDB ecosystem are building the next generation of applications with MongoDB with over 80 talks from MongoDB engineers and users including Amazon, Cisco, Stripe and more! MongoDB World is the largest gathering of technology leaders in the MongoDB community.
Boston, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Nashville, Chicago, and London
The Healthbox accelerator offers serious entrepreneurs the candid, unparalleled healthcare industry access and insight they need to succeed in a complex marketplace. Healthbox has opened applications for its four-month programs in Boston, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Nashville, Chicago, and London, launching in Summer and Fall 2014. Admissions are rolling until deadlines are finalized. Apply now!
TURN8 seed accelerator program is designed to encourage innovative entrepreneurship worldwide, starting with Dubai. TURN8 holds two rounds a year, selecting start-up teams with marketable ideas and supporting them with funding of $30,000, mentoring and training in exchange for a stake in any resulting business. For those who graduate, follow-on support is offered to help them find additional investors. Apply now before the end of the month!