The 12 Hot NYC Startups That Will Be Killing It at DreamIt Demo Day Tomorrow
BY BONNIE HALPER via AlleyWatch
veryone wants to be the first to see the latest and greatest, so here’s a sneak preview of the companies that are going to kill it at DreamIt Ventures NY Demo Day, and the first class to debut under the aegis of new managing directorAndrew Ackerman.
If there were a theme to this class as a whole, it would be I want what I want when I want it. Which means tech that solves the problem now. Or within the next minute. Or within a click or two. And definitely within the next 24 hours.
They’ve built their companies. Now they’re ready to deliver. And remember: timing is everything…
Seven takeaways from NewsCastic’s $350,000 funding
by Dan Mayfield via Albuquerque Business First
News and entertainment site NewsCastic has been making social media waves with “listicles” — stories such as “10 things you see at every Isotopes game” or “7 things you can do in Albuquerque Old Town for free.”
They’re clickable, fun and easy-reading posts that are shared, and shared and shared across Facebook and Twitter — so far 3.5 million times.
The company has something else to share now: NewsCastic has garnered $350,000 in series A funding from two investors, its first major funding outside of friends and family, the founders said Tuesday.
The news site, which is now in six cities, will use the new capital to expand to more cities, hire more writers and expand its platform to allow for more submissions and content.