Work-oriented video chat platform LiveNinja is launching out of private beta after raising a $500k seed round, the Miami-based startup and SuperConf runner-up announced today. As you may remember, LiveNinja uses its technology to let anyone have an online consultation with a “ninja,”whose area of expertise can vary from medicine, law and finance to fashion, fitness and cooking.... http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/12/07/liveninja-gets-out-of-private-beta-raises-500k-round-to-help-you-live-chat-with-experts/
Start-ups set sights on funding.
Finding early-stage financing is still one of the biggest challenges South Florida entrepreneurs face. Experts say robust angel networks experienced in technology investing are needed... On the angel front, there are a few formal and informal groups in the area — and more are forming. Accelerated Growth Partners — co-founded by investors Juan Pablo Cappello, Jonathan Mirabito, Andrew Sturner and Marco Giberti — came together this spring, and now has about 45 members.... http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/01/v-fullstory/3029625/start-ups-set-sights-on-funding.html
18 Female Founders In Tech To Watch
As part of our Women in Tech series, The Huffington Post hand-picked 18 female tech founders to watch–women who are behind tech startups that are upending industries, changing the way we browse the web, revolutionizing medicine, and much, much more. From fashion to city government, these leaders have noticed opportunities in the market and [...]
Shopper Receipts Join Paperless Age
Retailers first considered e-receipts in the late 1990s, but the dot-com crash stopped most efforts, said Birame N. Sock, who runs an e-receipt company. [...]