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Posted by Joe Garza 1 day ago

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 Nailah Morgan 1 day ago

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 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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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-07-16

Nexercise featured on NOLA, Retailigence featured on AdExchanger, 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, Nexercise was featured... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-07-16

FI Grad Skimble hits 14 million Downloads and Partners with Samsung

Skimble experienced some recent successes which were highlighted by Aditi Pai in a MobiHealthNews article titled Workout app maker Skimble hits 14M downloads, partners with Samsung. Skimble and its co-founders Gabriel Vanrenen and Maria Ly are Graduates of the Bay Area Founder Institute. Based out of San Francisco, Skimble dev... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-07-02

Realty Mogul featured on Crowdfund Insider, Peerby featured on New Cities Foundation, 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 2014-06-18

Say Mmm highlighted on Lifehacker, Zipmark featured on Crain’s New York Business, 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, Say Mmm was highlighte... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-06-12

Feetz Looking to Revolutionize the Shoe Industry, Featured on PandoDaily

Lucy Beard and her innovative company Feetz were recently profiled in a PandoDaily article by James Robinson titled Feetz wants to 3D print shoes and revolutionize the shoe store. But is it too early in the space? Feetz is a Graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute and a winner of the 15th Founder Showcase. After leaving he... (more available)

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Posted by Duke Lee on 2014-06-10

Feetz Looks to Continue Post-Showcase Success at Southland Conference 2014

Following up on their big win at the 15th Founder Showcase, Feetz was recently announced as one of 40 tech companies invited to attend Southland Conference 2014, in which ten startups will be selected to pitch for the grand prize of $100,000, as well as expert business coaching and media exposure through a partnership ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-06-06

FI Graduate Gagan Biyani’s Big Ambitions featured on Newsweek

Gagan Biyani was recently featured in a Newsweek article by Katrina Brooker, titled How Greylock Partners Finds the Next Facebook. Biyani is a Graduate of the Bay Area Founder Institute, and is the co-founder of Udemy and the Growth Hackers Conference. Since graduating from the Founder Institute, Biyani’s ambition hasn&rs... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-06-05

Ebloo featured on Tportal, Zipmark highlighted in Forbes, Easy Beauty goes BETA, 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, Ebloo was featured on ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-06-05

FI Grad Visiobike Creates iPhone-Controlled Bike, Featured on TechCrunch

Visiobike has created what may very well be the world’s most hi-tech bike, featuring an assortment of gadgets that would make Batman jealous. News of Visiobike’s gizmo-packed two-wheeler was covered by John Biggs in a TechCrunch article titled The iPhone-Controlled Visiobike Will Take You For A Ride. Visiobike and i... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-05-29

FI Grad DigitalGroundUp Teams with Facebook to Create Educational Courses

DigitalGroundUp has just announced a collaboration with Facebook at the 2014 Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) Conference, held in San Diego. DigitalGroundUp, an interactive technology platform that teaches digital marketing through experiential online courses, is a Graduate of the Chicago Founder Institute. Through... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-05-28

Peerby highlighted in The Guardian, GeoMoby wins Global Hackathon, 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, Peerby was highlighted... (more available)

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