Monthly Archives: December 2012

Shopigram Pivots From Resale Marketplace to Help Local Merchants Sell Their Wares

Belgium-based Shopigram launched in September as a mobile-first resale platform which let users take a photo of an item, upload it, and sell it other users in the Shopigram community. After recognizing the difficulty in making such a model work given the resources that the bootstrapped startup had, not to mention the variety of resale […]

Social Network for Communities Nextdoor Grows to Over 6,500 Neighborhoods

BetaKit took note of San Francisco-based Nextdoor, a private social network for local communities, in a trend article highlighting startups bringing together neighborhoods. In a little over a year, the company has grown to over 6,500 neighborhoods, with a presence in 49 states, adoption by 55 city governments, with an average of 24 new neighborhoods […]

With iPads Topping Wishlists, All Kids Want For Christmas Are Interactive Toys

There might have been a time where it was enough for children to play with toys like dolls and building blocks that just sat there and required both imagination and initiative in order for them to actually do anything. The landscape is much different now though, with parents¬†looking at gift guides that tell them at […]

CloudOn Adds iPhone, iPad Mini, Nexus 7 Support for Mobile Microsoft Office Solution

Today Palo Alto-based CloudOn, a company known for making Microsoft Office tablet- and smartphone-friendly, announced the launch of its platform for the iPhone and an updated version 3.0 of the software to support the iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, and soon the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Looking to make a strong push to be a […]

TradeGecko Adds $650K in Seed Round to Disrupt Inventory Management Industry

Today Singapore-based TradeGecko, a cloud-based inventory and order management platform for SMBs, announced today that it has closed $650,000 in a seed round funding led by WaveMaker Labs, Golden Gate Ventures and others. BetaKit covered the company earlier in the year when it launched in private beta; now in¬†public beta, it is currently working with […]

Swipely Adds CRM Solution to Help Merchants Tie Loyalty to Credit Card Purchases

With SMBs paying around 2.75 percent to payment processors for every transaction conducted via debit or credit cards and only a monthly statement to show for it every month, Swipely is looking to disrupt a market still largely reliant on traditional suppliers, despite the rise of new mobile payments players. BetaKit covered the startup in […]

UberConference Takes Visual Conference Calling Platform Mobile With New Apps

BetaKit covered UberConference when the company launched an enterprise version of its visual conference calling platform, and today the company announced the release of its mobile apps for both iPhone and Android. Through the app, users will be able to send dial-in details or automatically dial out to add participants, giving professionals on the go […]