This Memorial Day, GradSave announced a new partnership with the Children of Fallen Soldiers Foundation (CoFS) to increase awareness and raise educational savings for children who have lost a parent while serving our Armed Forces. GradSave will feature three families, chosen by CoFS, on http://www.gradsave.com/fallenheroes, where people can contribute directly to a college fund for each child. Gifts start as low as $5.00 and GradSave will be donating $1.00 for every GradSave transaction made from May 24th-31st, including gifts made to their current 8,000+ GradSavers.
Read the full press release from GradSave.
ChannelAdvisor, based in Morrisville, NC, was off to a strong start following its IPO as shares popped almost 40%. The company was founded in 2001 by CEO Scot Wingo and his co-founder Aris Buinevicius. The company is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker ECOM.
Read the full article at VentureBeat.
Upstart Business Journal Contributing Writer Laura Braverman takes a look at Durham-based Automated Insights and their ability to transform big data into personalized content. “Our whole hypothesis is that data is still largely underutilized even though people love to talk about big data,” says Allen.
Read the full article at Upstart Business Journal.
AdPulp’s Dan Goldgeier takes a look at Automated Insight’s latest product, Site Ai. The new service summarizes web analytics and site stats using reports written to simulate everyday language. “The problem with dashboards is they don’t directly provide insights or deliver knowledge about the data. Even worse, most visualizations require the user go through the mental exercise of interpreting the results. Site Ai does the analysis for you and presents the information in plain English.”
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TechCrunch’s Anthony Ha takes a first look at Automated Insight’s latest product, Site Ai. The service pulls site data directly from Google Analytics and Clicky (taking votes on which service to integrate next) and distils the information to bullet points that everyone can understand. “Put another way: With a Site Ai summary, you shouldn’t have to do too much thinking.”
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The Miami Herald’s Nancy Dahlberg takes a look at the backstory of GradSave, an online college savings registry. The article spotlights the story of how the company was founded, their biggest challenge thus far and advice on next startups from IDEA Fund Partners Managing Partner, Lister Delgado.
Read the full article at The Miami Herald.
BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer, David Mielach provides an overview of Fort Lauderdale-based 71 lbs. The company provides an automated service of tracking shipments and applying for money-back guarantees when shipments are late. “Every FedEx and UPS Shipment comes with a money-back gauarantee policy,” said Jose Li. “When you ship an overnight or ground package, if FedEx or UPS delivers a minute late, you are supposed to get 100 percent of your money back. The catch is, they will never give you the money automatically, you have to initiate the claim and most people in most companies are not aware of this.”
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TNooz takes a look at Distil Networks’ system for protecting content and eliminating web scraping bots. Screen scraping has and continues to be a boon for some and frustration for others. Distil’s SaaS service identifies real website visitors from bots and serves content bases on the user. Founded in 2011 by cloud security veterans, the company sees great potential in the travel sector, which they estimated internally to be a $400 million market.
Read the full article at TNooz.