Panorama Education Launches Playbook To Give Teachers Some Answers

Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 5.27.31 PM After two years in operation, Panorama Education, a startup that surveys students, teachers and parents to provide feedback to schools, realized it had a problem on its hands. The Boston-based startup’s survey tools were working; teachers and principals were measuring student sentiment around education, safety and stress; and its analytics platform was helping thousands of schools… Read More

DOM Indoors’ Tiny Robots Can Assemble A Room In Minutes

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 10.48.40 AM In an industrial workspace in a not-so-hip area of Brooklyn, a construction robotics startup called Asmbld is working on a project that aims to change the way we live within indoor spaces.
The latest technology to emerge from a team of experienced roboticists, DOM Indoors is a robotic system that can reconfigure any room within minutes. Seriously:
 
It looks like a cross between a… Read More

Blue Jeans Network Raises $76.5M To Bring Video Conferencing Beyond The Office

Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 10.45.58 PM Blue Jeans Network, a company that provides cloud-based video conferencing services, has raised $76.5 million in its fifth round of financing. NEA led the Series E round, joined by Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Glynn Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Quadrille Capital. Jeter Ventures, a new fund launched by MLB all-star Derek Jeter, also participated. When Blue Jeans launched in… Read More

With $10M From High Profile Angels, Globality Will Aim To Restructure Global Trade 

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 5.32.54 PM Globality, an ultra stealthy startup based in Menlo Park, has raised $10 million from a group of high profile angel investors to build an ambiguous new ecosystem for global trade.
The funding comes from fourteen angel investors, including Al Gore, Sheryl Sandberg, U.S. Senator and former J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson, and Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman.
Globality’s mission statement is just as… Read More

Stitch Is Slack For Healthcare Messaging

 Stitch, a central messaging hub for healthcare providers, is launching today on stage at Disrupt to cut down on the $11 billion that U.S. hospitals waste each year due to breakdowns in communication. You can think of Stitch as Slack for healthcar…

Hack Helps Patients Prevent Adverse Drug Reactions

Screen Shot 2015-09-20 at 2.10.58 PM For anyone who’s ever Googled “what happens when you take [prescription drug] with [other prescription drug],” idodrugs.club is a hack that gives you an answer based on scientific research. You know, so you don’t have to rely on that sketchy Reddit post. Juan M. Banda, a biomedical informatics researcher at Stanford, has created a tool that helps patients and doctors… Read More

Sandhill.NYC Is Bringing The Valley’s VCs To NYC

sandhill Calling all New York startups: starting next month, Silicon Valley’s iconic Sandhill Road will be coming to you. Launching today, Sandhill.nyc is program organized by seed stage NYC fund FundersGuild to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley and the Big Apple. “Startups do these quick trips out to the Valley where they have 20 meetings over two days, jumping from firm to firm… Read More

Overtime Is A Social Network For The Sports Obsessed

Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 10.13.17 PM Overtime, a social network for sports fans created by the team behind viral game studio OMGPOP, is launching today to provide a better outlet for fans to create, share and debate all things sports. Amidst a sports media world dominated by network TV, Overtime wants to give all fans the ability to create and consume their favorite sports content in the form of 10-second videos and… Read More

Sidewire Is Your Hotline To Political Insight

sidewirehero Aiming to help people cut through all of the political noise, Sidewire, a political news analysis platform, is launching today on iOS, just in time for tonight’s second Republican presidential debate.
Sidewire is the brainchild of Tucker Bounds, who was formerly the national spokesman for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign before heading up corporate communications at… Read More

FLUID Is A Smart Water Meter For Your Home

fluid2 Did you take a shower this morning? That’s 30 gallons of water down the drain. Flush the toilet a couple of times? That’s another four or five gallons. Run the dishwasher, too? Add another six gallons, at least. The average American consumes 80 to 100 gallons of water each day — the equivalent of around 700 half-liter water bottles. And that number doesn’t include… Read More