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
Micah Baldwin announced his startup Graphicly’s staff was acquired by digital publishing company, “Blurb” (via Alex Widen, Examiner.com). Graphicly provides authors and publishers the simplest and most cost-effective access to digital content conversion and distribution, across every marketplace imaginable, with comprehensive actionable insights on reader behavior.
Alex Wolf‘s startup na2ure won The Best Digital Experience and The Best of: Small Design Studio Awards at The 2014 New York Design Awards. na2ure is a unique transmedia brand designing nature games, toys, and apps. Elegant, intuitive and fun for all ages.
Ranan Lachman‘s startup Pley announced they now have 23 employees and its San Jose warehouse stocks about 50,000 sets of legos (via Anne Fisher, CNN Money). Pley is building the next generation of play. It puts the power of educational toys in people’s hands in a more affordable, convenient and eco-friendly way.
Emanuel Pirker‘s startup Stratodesk announced that its 1st quarter results have exceeded expectations, with a 400 percent jump from Q1 2013 (via Business Wire). Stratodesk is the market-leading provider of hardware-agnostic endpoint repurposing software for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Matt Hendrickson‘s startup Ascendify announced they are replacing job boards (via Kathleen Pender, SFGate). Ascendify makes it more efficient for enterprise companies to connect with future talent – think “lead nurturing of future employees.”
Josh Solt‘s startup Spoiler Shield announced it is now available on Android, Kindle and Google Chrome, and offers “shields” for dozens of pro and college sports teams, as well as more than 50 popular TV shows (via Matt Villano, Entrepreneur). Spoiler Shield is an app that blocks TV & sports spoilers in your social media feed.
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