Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 4, 2021

Procurated Raises $10M to Bring Supplier Peer Reviews to the Public Sector

Procurated, a procurement startup based in Washington, has secured $10 million in seed funding to change how supplier selection is done in the public and private sectors. The funding round was led by Greycoft with participation from Tribeca Venture Partners, TDF Ventures, and Limerick Hill. This brings the total funding raised by Procurated to $12.5 […]

Marshal Sterio
on December 3, 2021

COVID Normalcy Depends on Improving Indoor Air Quality

2022 will mark the third year that the world must deal with the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. With its rising death toll and massive impact on human behavior and the world economy, COVID has changed the way we live, including how we work, play, socialize, shop, and travel. And while much of the world population has […]

Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 3, 2021

Top 24 Fintech Firms to Watch in 2022

In the last several years, the fintech industry has exploded, particularly during the pandemic. This exponential growth can be attributed to a variety of factors such as greater automation needs from both companies and consumers, remote work demands during the pandemic and digital transformation. Even governments have taken note of the success of the fintech […]

Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 2, 2021

WAX Partners with Sony Pictures and AMC to Bring Exclusive “Spider-man: No Way Home” NFT Promotion

Wax, one of the leading NFT blockchains, has been chosen by Sony Pictures and AMC theatres as the official blockchain for their “Spider-Man: No Way Home” NFT Promotion. The NFT promotion will mark a major milestone for the industry as it is the first of its kind to be run between a studio and a […]

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Elizabeth Walker Elizabeth Walker has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on November 24, 2021

‘Tis The Season for Strategy: How To Advance Your Ecommerce Efforts This Holiday Season

Two of the largest shopping days of the year are finally here: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Businesses worldwide wait for this day, and it’s no wonder. Some estimate that shoppers will spend $36.4 billion over the holiday weekend, and it’s expected that the total amount spent will grow year over year. While spending grows, […]

Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on November 15, 2021

SOS Secures $3.4 mln to Facilitate Access to Health and Wellness Products On-the-Go

SOS, a female-founded wellness startup based in Boston, has raised $3.4 million in funding to support women by meeting their daily health needs. The round was led by For Later LLC, with participation from the Khan family, owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham F.C.; Jerod Mayo, a New England Patriots coach and former player; […]

Rebecca Peres Rebecca Peres has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on November 9, 2021

5 Leadership Skills Startup Leaders Must Develop

Leadership requires mastery. Every area of society needs great leadership, and the essence of this is exemplified in businesses, politics, and religion as well. However, not everyone can take up leadership roles because it can be quite tough.  Leadership is the ability of a person to impact, coordinate, and lead other people or members of […]

Regina Sadykova
on November 3, 2021

Public Relations Trends Startups and Tech Companies Should Watch Out for in 2021

The tech and startup worlds are fast-paced environments where things shift and change all the time. In this ever-changing landscape, spotting trends and jumping on them as soon as possible is key to staying relevant. So much of that is true of public relations trends for tech startups and other small businesses. What trends will […]

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Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 5, 2021

Hotel Engine Reaches Unicron Status After Raising $65M to Connect Companies, Travelers, and Hotel Partners

Hotel Engine, a hospitality startup based in Denver, has raised $65 million in Series B funding to expand its lodging performance network to help the tourism sector continue its recovery. The funding round was led by Telescope Partners with participation from Blackstone, bringing Hotel Engine’s valuation to $1.3 billion. This valuation represents a 9x increase […]

Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 5, 2021

Stride Funding Raises $12M to Help Students Fund Their Education

Stride Funding, a fintech startup based in Boston, has raised $12 million in seed funding to help students supplement their student loans with Income Share Agreements. The funding round was led by Firework Ventures with participation from Juvo Ventures, Graham Holdings, GSV Ventures, Slow Ventures, and Sinai Ventures. Several angel investors, which include industry and […]

Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 5, 2021

Defiance ETF Launches the First ETF Aimed to Expose Investors to NFTs

Defiance ETF, a thematic ETF based in New York, has launched a first-of-its-kind ETF focused on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) to help boost the ecosystem while exposing new investors to the technology. The ETF, which will go by the ticker $NFTZ, will also include thematic exposure to blockchain and cryptocurrency, including platforms such as Coinbase, Playboy, […]

Juan Fajardo Juan Fajardo has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on December 5, 2021

Republic Acquires Seedrs to Expand Its Startup Investing Platform to Europe

Republic, a fintech startup based in New York, has announced the acquisition of crowdfunding company Seedrs in a push to expand to the UK and Europe. The deal, which values Seedrs at about $100 million, will allow Republic to become the first global private investment platform to offer its services in North America and Europe […]

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Loralyn Mears PhD Loralyn Mears PhD has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on November 29, 2021

He’s Not Dr. Who but he is Doctor Intergalactic

Each week, the Grit Daily podcast features an insightful guest. But this is the first time we’ve come close to “touching the stars.” Meet Dr. José Morey, a celebrity amongst scientists who has worked on numerous noteworthy projects. Projects like: IBM Watson in the role of Associate Chief Health Officer. Head of Innovation for Elon […]

Loralyn Mears PhD Loralyn Mears PhD has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on November 22, 2021

Taking Social Media to the Next Level

It started with the Hollywood hustle. Ryan Walker was bartending, doing catering gigs, and all sorts of other odd jobs to make his way forward. He recognized a market opportunity around social media management and started making his moves. Back then, armed with a pair of Armani black leather shoes, he’d often park blocks away […]

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Loralyn Mears PhD Loralyn Mears PhD has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on November 15, 2021

Today’s Dose of Monday Motivation

Dr. Tommy Watson grew up often separated from his five siblings. His parents were drug addicts and repeatedly incarcerated so he was in and out of foster homes and motels. In third grade, he visited his mother in jail which spurred him to value freedom above all else. By the time he was a senior […]

Loralyn Mears PhD Loralyn Mears PhD has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on November 2, 2021

Holistic Equity has a new Guide

Meet Carole Burton; a podcaster, a Clubhouse speaker, and an inspirational guide. The the whole world shifted on that fateful night of May 25, 2020 in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN. Hours after George Floyd was murdered, that global shift boomeranged its way back to her. She was compelled to craft a spiritual dome prayer. […]