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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe 1 day ago

Retailigence partnership reported by Business Wire, Zirtual featured on Staffing Industry Analysts, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs. Over the past week, Retailigence partnered with Aarki Studio, Zirtual received investment fr... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-19

4 Topica Founder Institute Grad Companies Secure Funding

The latest batch of 12  new companies from Topica’s Founder Institute, our Hanoi, Vietnam chapter, is a promising step in the right direction for the Vietnamese startup scene. TechinAsia editor Anh-Minh Do reports on the most recent Founder Institute Grads in the article, “The 12 new Vietnamese startups out of T... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-12

Zirtual featured on Business News Daily, Kindara featured on Gizmag, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs. Over the past week, Zirtual was featured on Business News Daily, Kindara was featured on Giz... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-11-12

6 Startups That Can Improve Your Technical Skills

 The Founder Institute has helped entrepreneurs launch technology startups all around the world. The outcome has led to the creation of over one thousand companies that focus on the technological needs of people in a variety of industries, one being education. As an entrepreneur, aspiring or serial, it is essential to... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-12

FI Grad iCarsClub raises $60M, featured on TechinAsia

Last week, Singapore-based rental service iCarsClub officially secured a large second round of funding. Steven Millward for TechinAsia reports on the company's recent success in the article, "Two names, two countries, 120,000 cars, and $60M in funding, iCarsClub gets a fresh round".  iCarsClub and its Founder Edd... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-11-07

Meet the Most Promising Los Angeles Founder Institute Graduates of 2014

The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, opened in Los Angeles in 2010, and since then, it has helped launch over 65 new technology companies in the area.  While almost all of the Los Angeles Founder Institute graduates are exceptional, there are a few who stand out. The graduates profiled below have... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-06

FI Grad Zipmark acquires WorkingPoint, featured on New York Business Journal

In the recent New York Business Journal article, “Payment platform Zipmark acquires accounting tool WorkingPoint”, Ben Fischer reports on the recent success of the Manhattan-based b-to-b startup Zipmark. Zipmark and its COO Jacob Howerton are Graduates of the New York Founder Institute. Founded in 2010 by Jay Bhatt... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-05

FI Grad Kindara Raises $1.25M in Funding, $50K in Pre-Sales

Mandy Cummings reported on Kindara’s recent successes in her CrowdfundingPR article “Kindara Secures $1.25M in Funding and $50K Pre-Sales, No Kickstarter Needed”. Kindara and its Founders William Sacks and Katherine Bicknell are Graduates of the New York Founder Institute.   Kindara was conceived by the ... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-05

Emberlight featured on Brit+Co, MyeTutor a finalist in the Creative Business Cup, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, Emberlight was a featured product on Brit+Co, MyeTutor announced a... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-11-05

FI Grad Peerby raises €1.7m in foreign investments, featured on DutchNews

Peerby has raised €1.7 million  ($2.1m) in funding, as reported by DutchNew.nl in the article “Dutch online borrowing service Peerby raises €1.7m from abroad”. Peerby and its Founder Daan Weddepohl are Graduates of the Amsterdam Founder Institute. Peerby is a small, yet ambitious company with the goa... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-30

LetsLunch highlighted in Forbes, Up Performa wins big at an Osaka event, and More Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs. Over the past week, LetsLunch was highlighted in Forbes, Up Performa wins big at an Osaka ev... (more available)

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Posted by Taylor Jolliffe on 2014-10-29

FI Grad Spikes Security raises $11MM, featured on Forbes

Spikes Security has raised $11 million in funding, as reported by Ben Kepes of Forbes in the article “Spikes Security Raises $11m To Remove Endpoint Browsers And Replace Them With Something Better”. Spikes Security and its Founder Branden Spikes are Graduates of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute. Spikes, the for... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-22

ReadyPulse featured on Virtual-Strategy Magazine, Kindara highlighted on Daily Camera, and More Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, ReadyPulse featur... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-10-08

Kindara featured on MobiHealthNews, Realty Mogul featured on Crowdfund Insider, and More Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, Kindara was featu... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-10-01

FI Grad Darma Raises over $100,000 with Kickstarter Campaign

Darma recently raised $114,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, completely surpassing its $40,000 goal. The achievement was covered by Nick Lavars in a Gizmag article comically titled, “Darma smart cushion monitors posture through your butt.” Darma and its Founder Junhao Hu are Graduates of the Singapore Founder Inst... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-24

Realty Mogul featured on TechCrunch, 2RedBeans featured on VentureBeat, and More Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, Realty Mogul was ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-10

Realty Mogul featured on Crowdfund Insider, Appota highlighted on Tech In Asia, and More Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, Realty Mogul was ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-09

FI Grad Whale Path raises $1.1M seed round, featured on Business Insider

Whale Path recently raised $1.1 million in seed funding, news of which was covered by Cromwell Schubarth in a Business Insider article titled “Whale Path raises $1.1M seed round for research on demand". Whale Path and its Founders Artem Gassan and Colin Gu are Graduates of the Bay Area Founder Institute. An on-demand res... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-09-03

FI Grad GoFar wins big at Sydstart's Startup Pitching Battle

GoFar emerged victorious at Sydstart’s highly competitive startup pitching final earlier this week. News of GoFar’s success was recently covered by Alex Heber in a Business Insider article titled “Go Far, A Driving Optimisation App, Took Out Sydstart's Startup Pitching Battle". GoFar and its Founder Danny... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-08-13

TrustLeaf featured on Entrepreneur, Emberlight highlighted on BuzzFeed, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, TrustLeaf was featured... (more available)

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Posted by Shannon Toole on 2014-08-09

TravelerCar Raises 750k Euros in Funding, Featured on E-commerce Mag

Ahmed Mhiri and his company TravelerCar recently raised 750 000 euros in funding from Network Finances, as featured in a recent E-commerce Mag article by Laura Fortes titled TravelerCar.com lève 750 000 euros. TravelerCar and its Founder Ahmed Mhiri are Graduates of the Paris Founder Institute. The concept behind Travel... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-07-30

Breezy featured on Digital Journal, Realty Mogul featured on GlobeSt.com, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, Breezy was featured on... (more available)

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Posted by Shannon Toole on 2014-07-25

Emberlight’s "Smart" Light Product Profiled on TechCrunch

Atif Noori and his company Emberlight were recently featured in a TechCrunch article by Sarah Perez titled Emberlight Turns Any Dimmable Bulb Into a “Smart” Light You Control With Your Phone. Emberlight is a graduate of the Bay Area Founder Institute and was a Finalist in the 15th Founder Showcase. Emberlight ai... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-07-23

Realty Mogul featured on Crowdfund Insider, Zirtual featured on Broadway World, and more Grad News

Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents. These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.  Over the past week, Realty Mogul was ... (more available)

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Posted by Shannon Toole on 2014-07-22

SimpleReach Raises $9M in Funding, Featured on TechCrunch

Edward Kim and his company SimpleReach recently secured $9 million in Series A funding, as described in a TechCrunch article by Anthony Ha titled SimpleReach Raises $9M To Measure Content Marketing and Native Ads. SimpleReach, a company that allows marketers to determine the effectiveness of their content, is a Graduate of... (more available)

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