Check out Founders Network members making headlines in this week’s member news roundup. Founders Network offers peer mentorship for over 500 tech startup founders. To learn more about FN, please visit www.foundersnetwork.com
Solomon Hykes‘ startup Docker raised a $15M round of new funding. Docker is an open-source engine, launched and maintained by dotCloud, that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.
Thomas Powell‘s startup SportsBeat.com raised $400K in new funding and opened to the Public for a Beta release. SportsBeat.com aims to centralize the online sports world by providing a free platform to organize all sports related activities.
Ted Summe‘s startup Discover.ly launched a new personal productivity tool that integrates Facebook and LinkedIn to give users a complete view of their social connections and surface network opportunities that weren’t visible before. Discover.ly lets you see your entire social graph to discover when someone you’re connected to can help you, turning the “time waste” of social media into a “time save”.
Mark Unthank‘s startup CoolNerd Kiosk announced they have bridged the gap between DVD’s and online streaming for Smart Devices. CoolNerd Kiosks are digital signage, digital downloading & smartphone charging kiosks.
Marcus Nelson, Founder of Addvocate, was featured in Forbes discussing how to revive growth for your startup. Addvocate provides the technology, the expertise and the guidance to help businesses magnify employees’ social voices to increase sales, inform customers, and enhance the reputation of their brand, their company and their products.
Heidi Allstop‘s Spill launched their iOS and Android apps. Spill is an anonymous advice network for millennials. Young adults “spill” about life confidentially and get advice from peers who can relate.
Nick Bicanic‘s startup Flikdate was featured as the latest trend in digital dating with the ability to incorporate live video chat into mobile dating. Flikdate is the fastest date in the world. Think chatroulette, crossed with hot-or-not crossed with a dating service. On mobile.
Mike Lancaster‘s startup Dyce launched in the Apple App Store and is available for free download. Dyce is a consumer app for users to break their habits and find new bars and restaurants through the roll of a dice.
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