AlmaLinks members are behind many tech headlines and are at the forefront of the news from Start-up Nation. Find out what news AlmaLinks members have been making in January.
Paul Grossinger – ShapeU changes name to FitMango
The Johns Hopkins undergrads behind ShapeU are changing the name of their fitness oriented startup to FitMango.
Jed Kleckner- On-Demand Economy: Improving the ‘Last Mile’ of Delivery
Jed Kleckner, Delivery.com’s chief executive officer, and Ben Lerer, Thrillist Media Group’s co-founder, discuss the on-demand economy with Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson on “Bloomberg West.”
Brandon Perlman – SHU to ride the ‘next wave of influence’ with The Gramlist
The Gramlist, founded by Brandon Perlman, co-founder of StyleCaster, portrays messages through photos and seeks to ignite discussion on the next big media craze
Elik Eizenberg – Big Panda data science firm raises $16 million in second-round funding
BigPanda, which provides a data science platform for businesses in an effort to centralize data alerts, announced last week at that it has raised $16 million in Series B financing led by Battery Ventures.
Ben Weiss and Doron Levit* – Pre-orders for Oculus Rift begin on 6 January
Pre-orders for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be open from 6 January, says the Facebook-owned company.
*AlmaLinks members’ company Pebbles was acquired by Oculus earlier this year. Read more here.