Amina Elahi

Amina Elahi

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Writer, editor. Telling the stories of this city's entrepreneurs and their successes. Interested in learning from challenges and obstacles. Often seen eating Sour Patch Kids.




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This week, online tutoring marketplace WyzAnt announced a fresh $21.5 million Series A from Accel Partners. Using those funds, the company plans to ramp business up to the next level and launch its first native mobile app.
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In a deal finalized on December 6, Groupon acquired Lightbank-backed social gifting startup Boomerang for an undisclosed amount. According to CEO Zach Smith, he and his team will be absorbed to work on Groupon Freebies, a new feature that the company introduced in late November.
TAGS: Acquisition
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What do you do when you’re the top company in your niche and in the top five of your category across the world? If you’re fundraising platform GiveForward, you take a step back, dig into your list of goals and set your sights on the future.
TAGS: profile
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Until recently, contributing to a crowdfunding campaign came with mostly trivial perks. New rules proposed by SEC, however, have the potential to reward backers with a perk that was previously only available to accredited investors: equity. By opening up the opportunity to invest for shares to most...
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Snapsheet, which creates branded claims apps for insurance companies, today announced a $10 million Series B. Unlike many executives in their position, Snapsheet’s leadership eschewed venture capitalist firms and angel investors for high net worth individuals who offer something money can’t buy:...
TAGS: Funding
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