Menu
  • The Commissioned "is bidding to make commissioning personalized artwork easier and cheaper than ever before"
  • Claims to house "over 200 artists from across more than 35 countries"
  • company website helps prospective customers "find a style that matches with their taste and aspiration for an artwork"
  • Launched last week in public beta; promises “the world’s first truly interactive online piano lessons"
  • Backed by Microsoft Ventures, Skoove "serves up a library of interactive lessons"
  • Free during beta; future pricing tiers: $5-10/month
  • "One startup’s found a way to build a big business off of charitable giving."
  • Aims to "become the name-brand software provider for the foundations and non-profits" that manage $360B/year in charitable giving.
  • Flux works with 6 of the top 10 foundations "by assets managed, and 150 foundations managing more than $75 billion in assets overall."
  • "Ethica, a New York City-based startup, wants to help Millennials find brands that meet their ideologies in a one-stop shop."
  • "Ethica claims to be one of the first all-in-one shop dedicated to 'ethical' brands."
  • Number of purchases is "up 97 percent, and revenue is up 40 percent over this same period last year."
  • Elysium Space will send a capsule engraved with the deceased’s initials and containing their ashes to the moon on a rocket.
  • Also a Shooting Star Memorial option, where ashes are sent briefly into orbit and come back to earth in bright streak across sky.
  • Lunar service will cost $9,950 for first 50 participants and then go up to $11,950. Shootings Star service will cost $1,990.
  • breaks water up into tiny droplets (mist), increasing surface area of spray.
  • avg. shower takes 20 gallons of water; Nebia's $400 shower head uses 6.
  • surpassed $100,000 Kickstarter goal by 1M+; received funding from Tim Cook
  • "Thrive Market, an LA-based startup that just closed a $30 million Series A round... aims to be a hybrid of Whole Foods and Costco."
  • "Users pay $60/year for a membership to shop for health-conscious products across a wide variety of verticals."
  • Passes on wholesale prices to consumers; generates revenue through membership fees.
  • Got Series B funding from Saudi Royal Family, entertainment moguls and executives
  • Launched in 2013, it aggregates prices and availability from 800+ private flight providers in the US with 3K airplanes
  • For $9,000/year, members have total access to flights that JetSmarter pre-purchased at no extra cost
  • They make them from hulls of coffee beans, creating filaments to 3D print the cup
  • They use many agricultural materials to create residuals and renewable plastic; from flax fiber, to soybean hull, to sugar beet pulp
  • They were awarded biggest APUC grant in the state's history
  • Case Wallet, Inc is close to completing the shipment of the 1,000 units of its credit-card-sized Bitcoin hardware wallet
  • The wallet identifies a user through an in-built fingerprint scanner and allows him to send Bitcoin using a multisignature authentication protocol
  • The company seeks to assist Nasdaq in its plans to experiment with bitcoin
  • Confluent powers Netflix, Uber, Cisco, LinkedIn, etc with a continuous data stream that saves valuable time for users
  • The founders started at LInkedIn; they're looking to share the technology to change how companies think about their data but are challenged by building a major business around the free techonology
  • Proctor & Gamble controls 70% of the world's razors with it's $20.4B Gillette brand
  • 2 startups are hoping to break into the market with cheaper prices and a subscription service
  • Both startups have raised $75 million each and are approaching the market with comedy
google-site-verification: googledd007554f7bcabad.html