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Disqus is a commenting platform that enables websites to build active communities. Communities powered by Disqus are connected through a shared network of users and discussion. Explore Disqus communities at http://disqus.com/explore Read more
The Athletic is an online media company that specializes in online news publishing for the sports industry. Read more
TheBlaze is an online news, information, entertainment, and e-commerce destination spanning all media including video, radio, publishing, the Internet, and TV. The exclusive home of The Glenn Beck Program, TheBlaze is one of the world’s largest subscription streaming video networks with a news, information and opinion website brought to you by a dedicated team of writers, journalists & video producers. Read more
Firecracker is rapidly growing ed-tech company that is building the learning platform of the future. We are led by entrepreneurs and engineers with a track record of building revolutionary companies. The first application of our platform serves medical students and we are now the fastest growing online learning solution in the market. We are expanding in healthcare (and beyond!) and are building a world-class engineering team to support our 300+% year-over-year revenue growth. Our offices are in the center of vibrant Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. We live to make learning personal, fun and hyper-effective. We also like stand-up desks.  Read more
MUBI brings you a new film every day for $4.99 per month. Read more
Destructoid lets gamers discover new games and blog about them. Read more
Vuukle lets large scale publishers personalize content for their readers by matching readers interests with the right content on their website. Read more
NeonMob blends elements of e-commerce marketplaces, casual gaming, and social networks to create a truly unique social platform. On NeonMob, members discover and collect high-quality digital content created by artists and brands and participate in engaging social behavior like trading and content discovery. The company currently focuses on the art/collectibles market, with plans to expand to cover other categories, such as sports and entertainment, in the future. Read more
500px is a premium photo sharing platform for aspiring and professional photographers. It is powered by creative people worldwide and lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photos. 500px was founded in late 2009 by two acclaimed photographers and entrepreneurs, Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev and has grown to become the premier platform with the highest quality photography worldwide. Read more
BeatStars is a production music marketplace and distribution company that brings recording artists and music producers together. BeatStars manages and monetizes production music catalogs for thousands of content owners and content creators around the world. BeatStars leverages content through it's cross platform licensing application and distribution pipeline to the likes of YouTube, Spotify, Rhapsody, RDIO and more. For more info on our services: http://www.beatstars.com/sell-beats Read more
The Dodo is a digital media company devoted to animals. Read more
Easily create, publish and sell beautiful digital products and membership sites with Kajabi. Read more
Descomplica is the largest online classroom in Brazil. Our initial market is Brazilian High School students, and to date we have helped 1.5M students with general curriculum and test prep for university entrance exams. Our comprehensive curriculum consists of 4,000 videos + live lessons every day (our record class last year reached more than 100,000 students) + 15,000 questions with real time answers. In addition to our website, Descomplica's curriculum is distributed to 20,000 mobile subs through our partnership with Brazil's #1 mobile carrier (VIVO) and has sold more than 100k DVDs (in low bandwidth penetration regions). 7M Brazilian students took the ENEM exam last year, Brazil's #1 university entrance exam. 78% of Descomplica's students scored higher than the national avg. on the exam, and 30.1% of Descomplica students got spots in public and private universities. In the future, we plan to expand our services to university curriculum and career training.  Read more
We help brazilian companies to kickstart their content marketing strategies. We have the biggest content producers database and produce thousands of high quality articles per month for hundreds of companies. Putting it simple, we rock our customers corporate blogs and lead generation strategies. Read more
DesignMyNight.com is a nightlife guide and reservations platform. We are the OpenTable/Top table of the bar, pub and club world and the fastest growing nightlife site in the UK. We have a young and ambitious team looking to grow our business in global cities.  Read more
Fanpop is a network of user-generated fan clubs for different topics of interest created and maintained by the community of fans. Each fan club has a bunch of really cool features that empower the fans to share and discover content and interact with each other.  Read more
Founded by Brit Morin in 2011, Brit + Co. is the leading destination for creative living, making, and doing in the digital age. Brit.co produces content and curates ideas from makers and DIYers to inspire and simplify everyday life. Users can purchase DIY project kits and select products found around the site in the Brit + Co. Shop. Brit + Co. is available for download on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The company has raised a total of over $7M and reaches millions of users every month. They have also partnered with brands like Target, Lowe's, Home Depot, L'Oreal, Velcro, Canon, and more. Read more
KKBOX is Asia’s top music streaming service provider. Read more
Pixlee is the quickest and easiest way to create, manage, and measure successful user-generated photo campaigns. We're tackling the intersection of photos and data to change the face of marketing by delivering personalized visual content at scale.  Read more
Quipper's e-learning platform lets you create fun quiz apps that can be shared on multiple platforms including iOS and Android. Users will 'learn through play' and can test their knowledge against others in our community. The quizzes are in multiple-choice format and use an iterative learning technique. An ever-expanding range of topics includes languages, professional qualifications, high school exams, literature, trivia, and many more. Read more
Renderforest is free online video production platform which allows individuals and businesses create broadcast quality videos including wedding, family and traveling photo slideshows, explainer and promotional videos, logo animations, kinetic typography and much more. Read more
There are a lot of websites that cover video games, each with their own flaws and advantages, that managed to carve a niche for themselves. Yet none of them has a comprehensive database on all games for computers and consoles and all the accompanying topics. There is no 'IMDb for games'. The solution is to create a multilingual database that would comprise data on games, companies, media files, people, aggregated content from other outlets etc. and will be built by both users and professional editors. It will have a game-like UI that will invite people to help us with the database. People are able to follow their favorite games and companies using a handy tracking system – which is a good incentive to visit our website again. RP will be deeply integrated with popular social networks and able to quickly react to the ever-changing trends of the gaming industry. Early Alpha: http://en.riotpixels.com Already available in 21 languages (some translations are not yet complete). Read more
We wanted to create a product that combines the effectiveness of the best teachers with the convenience and accessibility of a book. We believe that everyone should have access to fun, convenient, and effective ways to learn. Magoosh currently provides hundreds of short, animated lesson videos created by expert teachers. We also offer practice questions tailored to students based on their performance on our adaptive platform. The entire product is available online, accessible anytime, anywhere–we even have mobile apps for those who like to study on the go. We currently have products for the GMAT, GRE, SAT, and English Read more
We are reinventing the RSS Reader and building an entire new platform from scratch. Feedspot a fast, beautiful and simple way to keep up with all your favorite news websites and blogs in one place. Read more
We started Starts at 60 to bring together online the growing number of people who were turning 60, and tasting freedom from work and family commitments, and starting to live their own dreams. We are the largest digital community of over-60s in the world, anchored by our awesome media output, which ranges from fun ‘trending’ stories to helpful information and serious discussion points, and the conversation our community has about this media, and everything else under the sun! We pride ourselves on giving a loudspeaker to the voice and listening to the heartbeat of the Baby Boomer generation, and seeking out ways to make our readers’ lives better, more fun and more exciting. The news, inspiration, stories, offers and travel deals you see on the outside are just the skin of something far more special, which is a real community of millions of people who’ve all got one big thing in common. They want to talk about it, experience it, share it and find better ways to live it. Read more
Voices.com is the online marketplace where brands and voice talent connect. Fortune 500s, small business, advertising agencies, casting directors and talent agencies rely on Voices.com to easily search for and hire professional voice over talents by using our patent-pending SurePay™ payment service and award-winning web app. Voices.com is the Fastest, Easiest Way to Hire Talent • Post your job free • Get responses in less than an hour. • Make payments securely with SurePay escrow.  Read more
HoneyBook is on a mission to reorganize huge industries starting with the events industry. We've built a service we're proud of and our customers love. Our entire team cares deeply about design, and we are all passionate about creating the most modern, delightful experience possible. For us there’s only one KPI: do users fall in love with our product? Read more
Car Throttle is a car community for the Facebook generation or "Buzzfeed for Cars". We're a next-generation content play serving the $9bn automotive ad spend market worldwide. We help brands like Audi, EA and Red Bull looking increase brand awareness/sales in valuable 18-24 demographic thanks to our audience of supersharers. On Facebook, we already have higher engagement than BBC's TopGear. Shortlisted at The Europas 2013 in Best Audio, Video or Entertainment Startup category. Featured in Bloomberg, DailyMail & Evening Standard. Read more
Allows to download videos from popular video streaming sites. No need for installation. Easy and fast Read more
MakeaGif.com enables users to create GIF's using a variety of methods online for free. Static Pictures, Webcam or Youtube Videos can be used as feeds to quickly create entertainment content that goes viral. Users wanting a Photoshop free process to create a GIF quickly is our target market. Read more
Tynker’s mission is to teach every child computational thinking and programming skills in a fun way. Unlike traditional syntax-driven code, Tynker’s innovative visual programming language and Web-based learning environments make it easy for children in the younger grades to learn programming concepts without dealing with the frustration of syntax. Tynker's programming curriculum starts at elementary school, and goes all the way up to high school to prepare children for 21st century careers.  Read more
eTerritoire is the first website dedicated to all french cities in order to let them communicate on their economic and cultural needs. eTerritoire is a true discovery tool for users to find cities, territories, business opportunities and local events. Read more
Welcome to the Jungle is a recruiting platform for young talents as well as an employer branding media for corporates. Read more
Pushbullet enables its users to see calls and texts on their computers and easily send links and files from their computers to phones. Read more
Chat Sports is a digital social magazine that curates top content from the web to deliver you a customized sports page. Browse content from the best bloggers, newspapers and national media outlets - all in one place. Our 5-star rated iPhone app launched on March 11, 2014. On launch day, we achieved over 75,000 DAU on app and web. Download our app here: http:;//www.ChatSports.com/iphone  Read more
Paddle is trying to become the worlds easiest marketplace for digital content. Currently, the way we buy digital products online is broken. The scope of digital products has become so huge, everything from Music, to eBooks, to Software, Games and more. All of these products are spread across different stores, which all have different methods of consumption for different devices. Paddle wants to change this and make buying and using digital products easy, whatever your device may be. Read more
Our products consist of Newsletter and Video content available on a freemium basis. We deliver proprietary & essential financial content that meets the following criteria: • Analysis & insight – not news; must be useful, clear, data-driven, graphically supported • All talent/content creators composed of analysts, portfolio managers - people “who have played the game” – not reporters • Social media & interactivity as a core building block, not an add-on, within all content Video Overview: • Early Look: Every morning, CEO Keith McCullough will deliver his proprietary & irreverent take on key macro events that happened overnight that set you up for the trading day ahead. • Rapid Reaction: Interviews with an analyst on a key issue that is news-driven, but is not reporting the news itself: ex. include deep analysis of weekly jobs data, insight into earnings report; includes analysis of Twittersphere reaction; • Stock Report/Hedgeye Bullseye: One-minute, formatted ideas by analyst Read more
Megatoon is an entertainment platform that allows creators to upload their comic novels and receive compensation for their work. Users can purchase coins to read the comics. Read more
OnlinePianist is a one of a kind animated piano tutorial application which enables its users to design their learning experience. With OnlinePianist anyone can learn how to play his favorite song on the piano without a piano teacher, and based on his/her progress. We target all piano players, with the emphasis on those who play the piano for a hobby and do not know how to read sheet music.  Read more
Integrate is a closed-loop marketing software and media services provider serving more than 2,500 brand and agency customers. Integrate's SaaS-based platform allows marketing and media professionals to plan and execute their entire strategy from one dashboard, instantly providing control of media investment, eliminating resource-draining manual tasks and driving measurable results. Integration with key marketing system providers (customer relationship management, marketing automation and data management systems), advanced analytics and data governance provide closed-loop program analysis and optimization to deliver clear ROI. To assist marketers with program strategy and execution, Integrate provides professional media services via a highly skilled team of marketing and digital media experts as well as access to an audience marketplace of more than 3,500 media partners.  Read more
Joomag is a digital interactive magazine publishing platform. It provides all necessary tools to create, distribute, track and monetize content. With our online editor it's possible to enrich publications with interactive elements, like video, audio, chat, rating and feedback forms, increasing the engagement rate of the readers. You may even create your own publications from scratch. The magazines are available across platforms (Mac, PC, iPad, Android). Get your magazines online in minutes! Read more
Sketch.IO is a web company that builds visual problem-solving and experimental tools for clients in a number of different industries, including government administration, research, health care and education. The founders are passionate about solving real-world problems and contributing to the reinvention of processes within many industries, as well as contributing to the open-source software movement. Read more
Put.io works like any other storage service. Except, it can also retrieve and put files into your personal, private online space.  Read more
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