Clearleap raised $20m from Susquehanna and is hiring, New York Times and Fast Company weighed in on Atlanta news, and Lumense raised $2.65m from GRA and Coca-Cola.
- Clearleap raised $20 Million from Susquehanna to make TV more multiplatform. See more by TechCrunch. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Clearleap plans to invest in an expansion, creating 150+ jobs.
- Lumense, sensor technology startup, has raised $2.65 million from the GRA Venture Fund and The Coca-Cola Company. Read more from The Atlanta Business Chronicle and dig deeper and see what the Georgia Research Alliance has to say about the deal.
- Founder Institute is coming to Atlanta. This West coast-based accelerator program is geared toward helping corporate worker bees flex their entrepreneurial muscles. Read more.
- The New York Times explored a dark, murky episode in the Georgia Tech startup scene. Making lemonade from lemons, the strengths and story of Tech Square does comes through.
- Fast Company explored Udacity’s switch from MOOC to corporate-sponsored education, which includes the Georgia Tech + AT&T collaboration.
- Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief for The New York Times, used the Braves announcement to take a broader look at Atlanta. Read it here.
- Speaking of Turner Field, check out this map essay from Georgia State University detailing the transformation of its current home since the 1940s.
Launches, Funding, and Awards
- Dragon Army has launched their first App. Nibblr sends you one awesome video a day. Check it out.
- SalesLoft Prospector has added a new phone number feature. Make more sales.
- Metro Atlanta Chamber named Patientco, an Atlanta-based healthcare payments tech company, as its Healthcare IT Startup Company of the Year.
- A free CoFoundersLab mobile app became available last week. It is designed to help entrepreneurs in attendance at any startup event to network and quickly build better teams.
- iOximeter, creator of a pulse oximeter device for smartphones that powers off the audio jack, has launched a campaign on Indiegogo.
- Modern Tribe has launched this pop-up store just in time for Thanksgivukkah to pair with its burgeoning ecommerce business.
Events, Conferences, and Classes Announced
- Microsoft Webinar: 6 core UX exercises every startup should do. Broadcast Nov 20, Dec 11 & 18. Tune in.
- Atlanta Startup Village #14 is happening tonight and it’ll be the last one of the year. Expect 5 presentations and Allen Nance as a closing bonus. Register.
- Camp Edevate is an 8-week intensive Developer Bootcamp that begins January 2, 2014. Friends of Hype receive a $500 discount on their tuition.
- MailChimp has released issue 4 of their webcomic. Freddie and the perfect banana saga continues.
- Insightpool was featured in this HubSpot E-Book: How to Use Twitter to Generate Leads. It’s a quick read and printable tip sheet sharing what tactics they’ve employed so you can also start generating more leads using Twitter.
Surely, we’re not perfect. So let us know if we left something out of this roundup by leaving a comment below with whatever links you think need to be added. We’d love to hear from you.
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