Ultrawide monitors, those with a 2560 x 1080 resolution (double the normal HD width), have been growing in popularity and dropping in price. I purchased one a few months ago, an LG ultrawide at 29″ with an IPS LED and a 21:9 aspect ratio, and I’m loving
I was delighted to see that our 2012 accelerator graduate, RaiseMore, (whom we’ve written about before!) has launched a new app builder to help non-profit events build apps for coordination and fundraising directly from the RaiseMore website: They’ve also launched a new video telling their
TractionTank’s launch was featured in TechCocktail today in a story written by Will Schmidt (@WJS1988) From the story: “Why is it so difficult to pick great startups out of the crowd? I was recently asked this question by the entrepreneurial duo Kraettli Epperson and Eric Morrow. You
We’ve Launched! Venture Accelerator Takes Radically Different Approach – Focuses Only on Product-Market Fit
Why is it so difficult to pick great startups out of the crowd? The truth is that picking the startups that will succeed is difficult even for the most qualified groups, including accelerators, angel investors, crowdfunders and venture capital firms. Why? Most investors rely on
We haven’t posted any updates about SIVI recently, but they’ve been busy! SIVI is the company founded by Ashok Kamal as CEO and Nik Seet as CTO, that completed the VentureSpur accelerator in 2013. Both Ashok and Nik are serial entrepreneurs with multiple prior successes under
As a part of their most recent $1.5MM from a group of angel investors and 500 Startups’ Dave McClure, ViewMarket and new subsidiary, CultureMap, have announced a plan to place iBeacons into restaurants and retailers throughout the US. The iBeacons will record data and
As you may have noticed, I have suspended work on LaunchOklahoma in favor of spending time on developing a new accelerator, TractionTank. I wanted to tell you a little about this decision, about the new accelerator and give you a preview of our upcoming launch.
The next stage of leadership development at Rice U. has arrived! Legendary entrepreneur, VC and startup mentor – and Rice grad – John Doerr and wife Ann Doerr, have donated $50M to establish the The Doerr Institute for New Leaders at my alma mater, Rice U.
UPDATE – 5-15-2015 – The IndieGogo Campaign is now live: Who’s On My Wifi – Simple Secure Router — Very exciting news from JumpPhase Ventures client and 2014 LaunchOklahoma company, WhosOnMyWifi! The company announced earlier this year that it had reached 1 million downloads
2013 accelerator startup, ViewMarket, has added two additional announcements to its recent acquisition of CultureMap. The company has just announced that it is taking over operation of the news stands in Houston’s two airports, formerly operated by Hudson News and Travel Hospitality. It is expected