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Introducing ModernCapital - #BuildInSE - Medium

I'm proud to announce ModernCapital, a new collective of creative thinkers shaping the modern economy. Together with a first cohort of Venture Fellows, advisors, and a partnership with Launch Tennessee, ModernCapital is dedicated to making venture capital more accessible to founders across the Southeastern United States.

Podcast Monetization: Real or Fake? - Eric Knight Hornung - Medium

There is an idea floating around the internet that podcasts are on the precipice of a monetization revolution. In fact, my co-host, Jay, was asked about this on his recent appearance on No Agenda with David Sherry.

Hypothesis: The Next Wave of Transformative Companies Will Come From Outside of Silicon Valley

I was living in Beijing when the Global Financial Crisis began to kick in. Up to that point, my entire career and my entire adult life were spent overseas, always in emerging markets. As a founder, the crisis hit me at the worst possible time - we had just filed for an IPO on NASDAQ.

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GenoPalate completing $1.35 million funding round | BizTimes Media Milwaukee

by Molly Dill https://www.biztimes.com/2018/industries/banking-finance/genopalate-completing-1-35-million-funding-round/ Milwaukee-based genomic testing startup GenoPalate Inc. has raised a $1.35 million funding round from investors. The company, which provides personalized nutrition recommendations based on a DNA analysis, expects to close this latest round of funding later in the week. The funds are to come from committed investors in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Texas.

Rise of the Rest winner Mixtroz secures $1M capital injection - Birmingham Business Journal

Mixtroz LLC has just picked up another big win. The tech startup, which came to Birmingham for the Velocity Accelerator and won the Birmingham Rise of the Rest competition, has completed a $1 million funding round.

ScriptDrop expanding in move to Grandview Heights - Columbus Business First

ScriptDrop Inc., the prescription delivery tech startup led by former CoverMyMeds employees, is moving to the former 2Checkout.com Inc. office in Grandview Heights. The startup had 24 employees as of last month, when it acquired Matched Pattern LLC, a nine-person software engineering firm led by veteran Columbus developers.

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Placing bets beyond the venture hubs of New York and Silicon Valley

Roy Bahat Contributor Share on Twitter Roy Bahat is the head of Bloomberg Beta. More posts by this contributor For founders and investors, it's time for some 'real talk' about money Who will find the first silver unicorn? Shauntel Garvey Contributor Share on Twitter Shauntel Garve...

How the Geography of Startups and Innovation Is Changing

Executive Summary We're used to thinking of high-tech innovation and startups as generated and clustered predominantly in fertile U.S. ecosystems, such as Silicon Valley, Seattle, and New York. But as with so many aspects of American economic ingenuity, high-tech startups have now truly gone global.

The 50 Best Places in America to Start a Business

JOB CREATION Over-the-year percent change in the number of jobs from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018. POPULATION GROWTH Percentage growth from July 2016 to July 2017. NET BUSINESS CREATION Over-the-year percent change in the number of business establishments from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018.

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