Sarah Wells

Language learning app Drops adds Native Hawaiian, more than doubles downloads

Language learning app Drops adds Native Hawaiian, more than doubles downloads

Drops, the game-based language learning app, has announced Native Hawaiian as the newest addition to the app’s thirty-language selection. With just under 300 Native Hawaiian speakers worldwide according to the Endangered Language Project, this addition is the app’s second foray into digitizing niche and endangered languages for a new generation. “Our native tongue is Hungarian,” […]

 Sarah Wells

Crater rebrands as Shyft to focus on helping global nomads move

Crater rebrands as Shyft to focus on helping global nomads move

After finally settling on a new apartment, packing your last box and rushing out to pick up your moving van for the measly three hours you could book it — have you ever taken a moment to think, “Wow, this is so easy?” Nope, and neither has anybody else. But Shyft, a logistics platform company […]

 Sarah Wells

Y Combinator invests in non-invasive breast cancer screening bra EVA

Y Combinator invests in non-invasive breast cancer screening bra EVA

According to a report by the American Cancer Society, an estimated 266,120 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year and (according to a 2016 estimate) can expect to pay between $60,000 and $134,000 on average for treatment and care. But, after hundreds of thousands of dollars and non-quantifiable emotional […]

 Sarah Wells

Y Combinator invests in HappiLabs to help scientists shop smarter

Y Combinator invests in HappiLabs to help scientists shop smarter

To create life-saving drugs or groundbreaking technological advancements, scientists first need the proper lab equipment. Everything from intricate and expensive specialized machines to beakers and rubber gloves must be sourced, price compared and ordered by a lab manager before even the first steps toward discovery can take place. But, says Tom Ruginis, CEO and founder […]

 Sarah Wells

Apeel Sciences is combating food waste with plant-derived second peels

Apeel Sciences is combating food waste with plant-derived second peels

In a world bursting with abundances like self-driving cars and robotic personal assistants, you would think that basic needs like sustainable food sourcing and distribution would be a problem of the past. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), every year roughly […]

 Sarah Wells

Starry launches pilot program with Boston Housing Authority to expand affordable internet access

Starry launches pilot program with Boston Housing Authority to expand affordable internet access

Internet service provider Starry announced today the launch of its Starry Connect program with a pilot through Boston Housing Authority (BHA) to help provide free access to internet for residents living in one of the city’s public housing apartment complexes. The Boston-based startup launched in 2016 with a plan to provide internet access through a […]

 Sarah Wells

WeWork’s HQ product aims to better accommodate mid-sized companies

WeWork’s HQ product aims to better accommodate mid-sized companies

WeWork recently announced a new office space solution called “HQ by WeWork” to provide mid-sized companies the privacy, flexibility, customization and cost-efficiency they need without making a long-term brick-and-mortar commitment. According to U.S. Census data, the number of mid-sized companies with 11 to 250 employees account for 1.1 million companies in the country and employ approximately […]

 Sarah Wells

Stampli raises $6.7 M in Series A funding to streamline invoice management

Stampli raises $6.7 M in Series A funding to streamline invoice management

Stampli, an invoice management platform, announced today the closing of a $6.7 M Series A funding round led by SignalFire, with participation from Bloomberg Beta, Hillsven Capital, and UpWest Labs. If you’ve ever freelanced for a company, you’ll know that the long, instant ramen-filled days between filing an invoice and having it completed can be grueling. […]

 Sarah Wells

Athena Club offers a cheaper way to prepare for your next period

Athena Club offers a cheaper way to prepare for your next period

For those of us unlucky enough to be forced to accommodate mother nature’s whims on a monthly basis, you know that — in addition to cramps, headaches and mood swings — it can be a challenge to find time in your schedule to buy the period products you need. Desperate trips to the pharmacy when […]

 Sarah Wells

Yelp partners with event management startup Gather to make planning your next party easier

Yelp partners with event management startup Gather to make planning your next party easier

Event management software company Gather today announced the introduction of its Gather Booking Network, and inaugural partners Yelp and EVENTup. The network is designed to help party goers, venues and event planners connect more easily and start celebrating sooner. Gather was founded in 2013 by CEO and co-founder Nick Miller, Alex Lassiter (SVP of Sales) […]

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