Monthly Archives: February 2013

Motif Investing Launches DIY Product to Let Anyone Build Their Own Portfolios

Today Motif Investing, a platform built around ideas-based stock investing which BetaKit covered when it launched in June 2012, announced a build-your-own (BYO) version of its service to give anyone the ability to create and market their own collection of stocks, bonds and ETFs, while being able to earn royalty fees each time they are purchased by […]

UpTo Adds $1.5M to Build Out Upcoming Events Platform for Local Businesses

Detroit-based UpTo, an events platform that lets users see what events their contacts and organizations have coming up, announced today that it has added $1.5 million in funding from Detroit Venture Partners and Ludlow Ventures. The funding allowed the company to build its most recent event stream publishing tools, which will now allow any business […]

Armor5 Raises $2M Seed Round to Provide Cloud BYOD Security Management

Armor5, a cloud-based platform looking to tackle the pain point of secure mobile access to enterprise data, announced today that it has raised $2 million in seed funding from Citrix Systems, Nexus Venture Partners, and Trinity Ventures. With the trend of bring your own device (BYOD) on the rise, the company’s technology gives mobile workers […]

Viralheat Adds Developer Platform to Add Social Data & Sentiment Analysis to Apps

Viralheat, a social media marketing platform, announced today the launch of a developer platform to help make apps more social by streamlining the process of integrating any one if its existing or new APIs. Launched in 2009, the company’s social media management solution now used by more than 12,000 brands and agencies in over 80 […]

Thinkful Raises $1M From Peter Thiel, Others to Help Professionals Learn to Code

Thinkful, an online learning platform where participants learn to code, announced today that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from RRE Ventures, Qutoidian Ventures, and Peter Thiel’s FF Angel. With the proliferation of massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the rise of startups like Khan Academy, Udacity, Code Academy, and Coursera, there is […]

Guardly Launches Indoor Positioning Tech to Cut Emergency Response Times

Toronto-based Guardly provides mobile safety apps for institutions, letting students or staff members alert a network of family, friends, and emergency responders in the event of an emergency using their smartphone. Today the company announced the launch of its new Indoor Positioning System (IPS) technology, which will now enable Guardly to transmit an end user’s specific building, […]

Curata Adds Buffer Integrations, Gives B2B Content Marketers Additional Publishing Options

Curata, a curation platform targeted at B2B content marketers, announced today that it will now give its users another means to populate and schedule social posts through a partnership with Buffer. Originally founded in 2007, the company has seen a marked uptick in adoption over the last six months, with content marketing becoming a staple […]