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Hipcamp Hits Trail With $2 Million, With Help From Path’s Dave Morin

Morin's AngelList syndicate took part in the round, after he discovered the app through Product Hunt.

Remind Raises $40 Million to Become Educators’ Top Messaging App

The startup's service helps teachers keep in touch with their students and families without having to share their personal phone numbers, emails or social media profiles.

Cheryl Cheng: Solve a Problem That People Care About

Cheryl Cheng, partner at BlueRun Ventures: The next big thing will disrupt how an existing industry does business. Industry value chains develop over decades, and inertia becomes the biggest barrier to innovation. Startups that force...Show More Summary

Lyft Defies Legal Threat in Los Angeles With New Carpooling Service

Lyft is expanding its new carpooling service to Los Angeles, despite that city’s district attorney claiming the service may be illegal.

Vivek Wadhwa: Silly Apps Aren’t the Future of Tech

VIVEK WADHWA: The winner of this year's TechCrunch Disrupt was a simple app for the elite. But billion-dollar opportunities aren't in silly apps anymore. They are in areas that Apple and Google have recognized: health care, robotics, artificial intelligence and sensors. Show More Summary

Mayfield’s Navin Chaddha: Easy to Get Distracted in ‘Frothy’ VC Environment

The former entrepreneur, who also worked at Microsoft, says firms that can stick to their game plan do the best.

Google Capital Makes First China Investment, Backs InnoLight

Google joins some of China’s largest Internet businesses, including Baidu Inc., Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holding, as a strategic investor in Chinese startups.

Credit Karma Tops $1 Billion Valuation For Personal-Finance Tools

The San Francisco-based company helps consumers figure out which financial institutions offer the best credit terms. Investors have poured money into a variety of financial-tools and alternative-lending companies.

Parcel Raises $1 Million to Help City-Dwellers Get Stuff They Bought Online

The company is targeting customers who don’t have the luxury of doormen to sign for their packages or can’t sit around at home waiting for their packages.

Skillz Raises $6M to Bring Competition, Cash Stakes to Mobile Games

The market is embracing these games, both in terms of consumer adoption and as a new model that can help game studios monetize their creative work.

Renren-Backed Fundrise Bulks Up In Real Estate Crowdfunding Sector

The company's marketplace enables accredited investors to invest in projects submitted by commercial developers.

Mike Bergelson: Why the Employee Experience at Startups Is on the Rise

-- Everwise Mike Bergelson, co-founder and CEO of Everwise: It used to be that working at a young company meant making lots of sacrifices. But there has been an explosion of tools and resources in recent years that allow startups to provide better employee experiences. Show More Summary

Joan Siefert Rose: The Rising Influence of Angels

Joan Siefert Rose, president of CED: Angel investors are playing a larger role in a greater number of deals. Angels have quietly increased their investment activity, which is up 8% from 2012 to 2013 and their total yearly investmentShow More Summary

Matt Ehrlichman: 3 Reasons Why Seattle Is the Next Big Startup Hub

-- Porch.com Matt Ehrlichman, founder and CEO of Porch: It’s undeniable that Seattle has a special technology scene that often remains under the radar despite its massive growth in the past few years. This city is a mega-talented hub for innovation. Here are the three reasons why Seattle is the next hot startup ecosystem....

Hootsuite Media Closes $60 Million Funding Round, ‘Heading Toward’ IPO

The company enables enterprises to track and analyze what is being said about them and their brands across Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

Hadoop Developer Cask, Formerly Continuuity, Goes Open Source

The company also has named a former Intel Corp. manager as its new chief operating officer

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