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    Doug Simpson

    Navdy is a Head-Up Display (HUD) for your car that let's you use all the apps you love while keeping your eyes on the road. You can think of it as Google Glass for your car but without the Glasses. Navdy works in the car you already have, simply place it on your dash and connect wirelessly to your smartphone.
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    Meredith Perry

    uBeam uses patented ultrasound technology to wirelessly and safely charge gadgets such as laptops and smartphones without plugging them into wall outlets or other energy sources. The company is enabling a world where device charging is a seamless and untethered experience. Think Wi-Fi of energy.
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    Ryan Hoover

    Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
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    Nicolas Bradier

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    Laurent Desserrey

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    Tiago Duarte

    Tribe is the video messenger that will change how you are able to talk to friends and take all of your conversations to the next level. It goes beyond the outdated features of conventional messaging apps.
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    Pat Kinsel

    The first on-demand remote electronic notary service allowing anyone nationwide to legally notarize a document from their iPhone 24x7.
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    Gagan Biyani

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    Neeraj Berry

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    Morgan Springer

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    Matt Kent

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    Nate Keller

    Hand-crafted dinners sourced from the best ingredients, delivered to your table. Sprig provides healthy food on-demand. Anytime you are hungry, you can order a locally-sourced, healthy dinner option directly from your smartphone. Once you order, it takes 20 minutes to get to your door. All meals are cooked by a team led by Executive Chef Nate Keller, who was executive chef at Google.
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    Leore Avidar

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    Harry Zhang

    A simple API to integrate print & mail solutions into your applications, Lob is a suite of printing, fulfillment, and logistics API’s for developers. Their first product is a cloud printing API. Described as the Amazon Web Services for printing, Lob automates the printing & mailing of any type of physical collateral like posters, mugs, postcards, letters, photos, checks and more. Lob gives companies access to commercial print infrastructure and the ability to print on-demand.
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    Naval Ravikant

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    Babak Nivi

    AngelList originally launched as a way to help connect entrepreneurs and investors, but since has expanded into such areas as recruiting, direct online investing, and "syndicates" which lets investors earn carry when they syndicate their dealflow.
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    Ryan Hudson

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    George Ruan

    Honey magically scours the Internet for any coupon that is active for the website you're shopping on. During checkout, just click the Honey button and they'll automatically apply the best coupon to save you the most money.
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    Chase Lee

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    Jeff Epstein

    Ambassador is a social referral platform for any business. Easily, track & manage referral / partner / affiliate programs that seamlessly integrate into your website or app. Ambassador enables any website to build a Dropbox or Fab style referral program to reward their customers for promoting their products online.
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    Prerna Gupta

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    Parag Chordia

    Hooked is redefining fiction for the Snapchat generation. Hooked features bite-sized stories told in the form of chat conversations, and delivered one message at a time.
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    Andrew Farah

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    Jordan Messina

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    Ben Redfield

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    Robert Grazioli

    Density is a device about the size of a deck of cards. When you plug it in to an outlet, it will immediately count the number of people in a room. The longer it listens, the better its data becomes: measuring visitor count, new v. loyal customers, visitor duration, etc.
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    Suren Sultania

    Headout makes travel more fun and convenient. They combine the convenience of mobile, curated tours, best prices and paperless ticketing to deliver a delightful experience to users. No more tour brochures, walk-ins, crummy guides or cumbersome payments.
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    Vlad Nov

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    Mark Prokoudine

    Kickback is a betting platform that sits on top of popular video games. They let casual players make money using their own skills. Kickback handles matchmaking, anti-cheat and payouts.
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    Noah Shutty

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    Scott Stephenson

    DeepGram uses artificial intelligence to recognize speech, search for moments, and categorize audio and video. Try it on calls, meetings, podcasts, video clips, lectures—and get actionable insights from an easy to use API.
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    Jared Feldman

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    Canvs is the first social entertainment insights platform that immediately tells you how audiences reacted to content at scale. The platform, provides solutions for marketing, ad sales, and production by empowering decisions based on qualitative insights.
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    Harry Hurst

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    Josh Mangel

    All the fun of driving, without the headache of ownership. It used to be that if you needed a car for the day, the only solution was to wait in line and fill out tons of paperwork. Skurt solved this by creating an app that delivers cars directly to you, on-demand. All you have to do is tap a button.
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    Daniel Kobran

    Paperspace is a full computer you can access from any web browser. Paperspace can run the most demanding applications. Its performance is suited for 3D CAD, rendering, simulations and photo & video editing.
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    Tony Noecker

    Flywheel started in 2012 with a simple mission – to improve the lives of the millions of web designers & developers worldwide that build sites on the WordPress platform. Thousands of designers from every corner of the globe use Flywheel each and every day to launch beautiful WordPress sites for their clients. From tiny blogs to sites getting millions of visitors each month, they’ve got ‘em. Flywheel empowers designers and developers to focus on what they do best — build beautiful, functional sites for their clients. They do this with their combination of software, friendly expert support, and rock-solid infrastructure.
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    Mike Sheridan

    Comparably provides the most accurate and comprehensive compensation and culture data, to understand employees' true value and needs to make work better.
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    Mike O'Toole

    Powering the real estate industry, Nestio is NYC's most accurate residential listings database. Think MLS for rentals. Nestio offers landlords, brokers, and renters the ability to manage and communicate information in real-time about rental listings.
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    Aaron Frank

    Final is a credit card, a mobile app, a better credit experience, a consumer advocate, and a way to protect your account from fraud, breaches, and card cancellation.
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    Andrei Rebrov

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    Rachel ten Brink

    Scentbird is about the fun and magic of fragrance. Scentbird is for the pickiest girl- or boy- and lets you date luxury perfumes before marrying them. Get access to a 30-day supply of hundreds of top designer fragrances, including Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs delivered to your door for just $14.95/month.
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    Joshua Viner

    Wag! A mobile application to find trusted, certified dog walkers instantly on your phone. Wag features include GPS tracking, pup reports, photos & EZ-pay.
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    Tom Merrihew

    Gather is the leading event management software for restaurants and venues. Gather enables hospitality companies of all sizes to manage and grow successful events businesses.
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    AJ Cantu

    Instantly deploy, test and personalize native new user experiences that maximize your marketing conversion rates.
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    @spacenick is the most personal shopping service you've ever had. Connect to your own personal shopper in 20 seconds, and our drivers collect all your returns in-person.
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    Daniel Alarik

    Alpha Outpost is a subscription box company that provides unique tools and gear. Each month they deliver a curated box of great quality items centered around a different story and theme. Each box is guaranteed to be worth double the value. Let no man say, had I only had the tools and training.
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    Seth Rogers

    Plause helps you connect with people at work. Discover what’s happening around you. Applaud your coworkers in an open, transparent way. And know when others recognize you. All these endorsements add up to reveal the big picture of your impact.
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    Sam Shahidi

    Shots is a video content creation company; partnering with popular creators to generate content for multiple platforms.
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    Jasper Platz

    Credit card companies love taking your money. Get it back with Tally.
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    Brad Sewell

    Campaign is a vertically integrated online furniture brand.
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    Stephan Ango

    Lumi helps people personalize anything. With Lumi, users can then apply their uploaded design to a variety of surfaces that have traditionally been difficult to customize, everything from a jacket to a window pane. No special skills required.
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    Kevin McCullough

    Cur (pronounced "cure") is the first smart pain relief wearable. Cur's patented biosensors read your muscle responses to deliver the experience of a $10,000 pain therapy machine applied by a trained doctor.
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    Ben Johnson

    Timber aggregates and processes logs, augmenting them with invaluable context that helps you understand exactly how your app is performing.
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    Sean Lavine

    Mirror is akin to a 21st century clearinghouse with a core mission to provide trustworthy settlement of assets. Their goal is to eliminate counterparty risk and use blockchain technology to reflect a more transparent financial ecosystem with a far more global reach. With offices in Palo Alto and New York, they serve as a trusted institutional counterparty for bitcoin traders, businesses, and global third-party vendors. They're working to build the first robust financial application on top of blockchain technology, combining the best of traditional institutional finance with emerging crypto finance.
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    Milana Rabkin

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    Tim Luckow

    Empowering creators to collect & share earnings.
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    James Fisher

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    John Lauck

    The road travel market is huge. In fact, it makes up 78% of total travel & tourism spent in the US. Roadtrippers is the first complete road travel planner. Roadtrippers goes beyond basic driving directions and inspires people on where to go and what to do along the way. Roadtrippers launched in July 2012 and is the fastest growing, stickiest US travel site.
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    Aaron Dragushan

    Giftcard Zen saves consumers money at all national brands with instant discounts at checkout. $20 Billion in gift cards are unused every year after being bought. They languish in wallets and kitchen drawers. Giftcard Zen buys these gift cards then sells them at a discount to consumers who'll use them.
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    James Heller

    Wrapify offers commuters and drivers the opportunity to earn extra income by wrapping their vehicle in eye-catching art and commercial messaging.
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    MagicBus provides long-distance commuters a stress-free way to get to work. We are reducing traffic congestion and giving people their lives back, one rider at a time.
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    Alanna Gregory

    VIVE \ˈvēv\ gives you unlimited blowouts at New York's top salons.
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    Itay Forer

    Cleanly is the easiest way to get laundry done. The mobile app provides an easy to use, on demand laundry & dry-cleaning delivery experience. A Cleanly Valet comes to you, weighs your laundry, then takes it to our cleaning facilities to be professionally cleaned, and returned back at the time requested in the app. Cleanly provides affordable convenience and more free time to busy people everywhere.
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    Phil Ditzler

    Send a webpage to a friend instantly with a keystroke. Highlight the best parts of articles. Easily retrieve links, comments, and highlights.
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    Sandy Kronenberg

    Connect quickly with a service pro. Book online or with your phone. Chat, hire, and pay. Instantly message to manage household repairs and maintenance.
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    Philip Dudchuk

    Artificial Intelligence that you communicate with via text in natural language.
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    Jami Morton

    SnowShoe Stamps are small pieces of plastic with secret digital identities. Their stamps allow mobile game developers to sell toys that link to in-game content (Skylanders for mobile). At the same time, their stamps have been used as a physical factor of authentication for secure user log-ins and to authenticate purchases in brick-and-mortar retailers. SnowShoe Stamps have no batteries, no power, no circuitry, no antenna, and no moving parts. They work with all multi-touch mobile devices. Their API and SDKs can be integrated into a project in mere minutes, giving any developer the ability to bring magical digital:physical experiences to their mobile application.
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    Chris Luscher

    Cucumbertown is the world’s largest food blogging platform.
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    Wes McKinney

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    Chang She

    Datapad is an agile data visualization workflow for the modern era: prepare, explore, analyze, share. Datapad was launched by the creators of Pandas, Wes McKinney and Chang She, leaders in the data science community.
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    Geoff Sanders

    LaunchKey enables secure user authentication on websites, applications, and other computer systems without the need for passwords. Launchkey utilizes the power of your smart phone or tablet for strong out-of-band authentication (OOBA) via the free LaunchKey mobile app. Anytime a user authenticates, a launch request is sent to their physical device for authorization. Launchkey has recently received Veracode’s highest security rating.
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    Will Mayo

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    Geoffrey Mayo

    Competition for reader attention has never been more intense. And now people are spending less time on computers and more time on their phones. Publishers have had to find an effective way to cram all of their content and advertising onto tiny little screens. And it’s not working. And everyone knows it’s not working. But what’s the alternative? SpokenLayer is transforming the way publishers think about mobile engagement. They let readers experience stories in a format perfectly designed for mobile consumption: audio. The SpokenLayer platform was built from the ground up with a specific mission: to give publishers of all sizes a fully integrated audio solution at speeds never before imaginable.
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    Kristoph Matthews

    Self-storage made easy. Boxbee brings mobile technology to the world of storage. Their backend platform navigates the intricate logistics of box transport, sorting, and inventorying. Boxbee is storage that comes to you by the box. Think on-demand mini-storage. Customers can manage their boxes online and can retrieve them any time. With a push of a button boxes arrive. When the customer packs them up, Boxbee retrieves and stores them. Perfect for anyone living in dense urban cities.
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    Tom Moor

    Sqwiggle is designed to bring your team closer with seamless communication and constant connection. Sqwiggle is an always-on, online workplace for remote teams to work together throughout the day.
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    Michael Lawlor

    Minbox is a SaaS product that’s becoming the new standard for how SMBs send files. The app is designed for external file sharing instead of internal intra-company sharing and collaboration that Dropbox and Box already do well. Minbox consists of a rich web app (built in backbone.js) and a native Mac client (deeply integrated into the Finder) for the ultimate experience.
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    Val Agostino

    WorkLife is a web and mobile app that helps you run highly productive, engaging meetings.
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    Ryan Swagar

    RP offers a cloud-based ad platform making it easy to scale campaigns, and help meet demand, change creative, or optimize performance in real time. Republic Project lets brands, studios and agencies distribute content across multiple sites and devices with simplicity, speed, and cost efficiency. Acquired by DG.
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    Kirk Ouimet

    Scan has created web and mobile tools which enable both companies and consumers to benefit from mobile transaction technologies (QR codes, beacon, and more). These benefits include mobile commerce, social media, lead generation, analytics, networking, and more. (ex. "Scan to Follow", "Scan to Like", "Scan to Buy").
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    Dusty Candland

    Roximity manufactures wireless iBeacons to place in physical locations and deliver personalized content to customers as they walk in the door and move throughout a venue.
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    Aaron Epstein

    Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world. They're passionate about making beautiful design simple and accessible to everyone. Acquired by Autodesk
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    Amanda Eilian

    Since 2007, Videolicious has been a leading provider of automatic video creation solutions, with more than 1,000,000 users in over 100 countries. Their video editing technology has powered the creation of millions of videos for social media marketers, Fortune 500 companies, real estate agents, local businesses, and anyone else who wants to benefit from video’s power to sell and inform.
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    Scott Meves

    Quikly is all about speed. It's simple. Amazing brands text you secret links for special rewards. The faster you click, the more you earn.
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    Steve Markowitz

    A mobile-shopping app that finds the best prices on everyday items like toothpaste and toilet paper.
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    Ubooly is an educational Smart Toy® that is powered by mobile devices. Ubooly talks and listens to kids while encouraging creative and active play.
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    Carbon Ads is an ad tech company behind a new kind of advertising network. Carbon connects advertisers to highly-relevant users through targeted verticals we call Circles. These circles are made up of influential publishers who lead or are engaged within their industries. To their audiences, Carbon brings well-designed, value-focused ads, displayed one per page above the fold, for quality brands, products and services that readers actually need and want. Acquired by BuySell Ads.
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    Erik Nilsson

    Fundly helps everyone fund what they love. They do it by empowering individuals and organizations to raise money for the causes and communities they care about. Crowdfunding provides the trust, transparency and ties necessary to make global giving instantaneously impactful and hyperlocal.
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    The office supply space is a $45B vertical that has seen no innovation in 30+ years. 'Big box stores' control 75% of the market but their historical cost structure is inefficient when selling a commoditized product. Chalkfly is reinventing the experience of buying office and school supplies online. With over 50,000 products, 24/7 customer service, a 365-day return policy and a mission to change the world - Chalkfly is invigorating the industry.
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    Micah Baldwin

    Graphicly renders all images for fixed-format EPUB in high-resolution with color-correction. Your content will look beautiful across all screens and be 100% compatible with any reading system. Graphicly creates the most beautiful and readable EPUBs. Acquired by Blurb.
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    Ben Huh

    Circa saves news readers precious time by delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored for mobile lifestyles. Over 55% of U.S. smartphone owners are consuming news while mobile, but they’re reading content that was created for web & print. Instead of attempting to shoehorn long form news into an ill fitting environment, Circa delivers news in a format native to mobile lifestyles with an experience built for a world in motion.
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    Doug Ludlow

    Hipster is creating a real-time, visual public record of the world’s locations. Using their iPhones and Android devices, people share where they are and what they are doing by sending their friends a photographic postcard. The postcards become permanently attached to the locations they were sent from, and are forever accessible to all those who come later. Acquired by AOL.
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    Haim Schoppik

    Postling is a tool that helps small businesses face the daunting task of social media marketing. Brought to you by the founders of, Postling lets users publish content simultaneously to the major social media platforms, including blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. Acquired by LocalVox Media.
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    Rent anything, anywhere.
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    Mathew Piccinato

    Life goes beyond meetings and appointments. Your calendar should too. UpTo gives you a more complete view of everything coming up that matters to you – without the clutter. Discover important events ahead of time and plan accordingly. It’s your calendar, but better. A new dimension of the calendar. Your UpTo calendar has two layers. The front layer is your existing calendar. The back layer includes calendars you follow based on your likes and interests. Expand your calendar to reveal the back layer of events with just a pinch or tap.
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    The iPad point of sale chosen by thousands of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, cafés, bakeries, delis, and more.
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    @davidabloom powers restaurant e-commerce. Their API lets global brands and individual developers add food ordering into any site or application. is customizable and makes sites more engaging.
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    Shop now. Buy later. Wantworthy lets you save the products you want from any site as you're shopping online and gives you a place to organize, compare and get feedback from friends.

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    Jonathon Triest

    Founder and Managing Partner

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    Jonathon is the founder and managing partner of Ludlow Ventures and Sandwich Fund. Prior to launching Ludlow, Jonathon worked as creative director for New York’s Discovery Productions. He founded and operated Triest Group, a design firm with a deep UI/UX focus. In addition to his role at Ludlow, Jonathon is a Kauffman Fellow and a mentor at numerous technology accelerators. He is board member of The Trico Foundation and Venture for America. In addition to his venture work, Jonathon is a producer of the web-series Computer Show (

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    Brett deMarrais


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    Prior to joining Ludlow, Brett founded Wedit, a crowd sourced wedding video platform that reduced the cost of wedding videos and made them social. Within the first year of launching the company Wedit had won the top industry awards for customer satisfaction (Brides Choice 2012 and Best of The Knot 2012). Previously, Brett worked at Out of the Blue Entertainment. Brett is a Michigan Venture Fellow.

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    Blake Robbins


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    Blake Robbins is only 22, but some of the world’s leading technology firms are on his resume, including stints at SpaceX, Nest, and Google. Now, he’s back in Michigan and tackling early-stage investing right here at Ludlow Ventures.

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    Adam Lisagor

    Venture Partner

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    Adam made the videos that introduced the world to Square, Flipboard, Airbnb, the JAMBOX, Truecar and more. He runs Sandwich Video from Los Angeles, and aims to do more of the same, but bigger.

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    Gwen Castleberry

    Executive Assistant

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    Gwen has a background in higher education teaching, retail management and a general love of organization. Gwen spends most of her free time with her husband, her daughter, and their dog: Gus. She strongly believes that with enough coffee, anything is possible.

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    Brad Feld


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    Brad Feld is managing director at Foundry Group. He is co-founder of TechStar’s a mentor driven accelerator, and author of several VC books. Notable companies that Brad have invested in and/or sat on the boards include Abuzz (acquired by the New York Times), (acquired by Palm), Critical Path, Cyanea (acquired by IBM), Dante Group (Acquired by WEBM), Data Power (acquired by IBM), Feedburner (acquired by GOOG), Feld Group (acquired by EDS), Gist (acquired by RIM), Harmonix (acquired by VIA), NetGenesis, ServiceMagic (acquired by IACI), Service Metrics (acquired by EXDS) and Zynga.

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    Eric Ries


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    An entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup. He co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. In 2008 he served as a venture advisor at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers before moving on to advise startups independently. Today he serves on the board of directors for Code for America. In 2010, he was named entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School and is currently an IDEO Fellow. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Tara.