News For Week of July 15: Rob Mancabelli announces that BrightBytes raises $2.5M in Series A funding


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Rob Mancabelli- BrightBytes'Rob Mancabelli announced that BrightBytes raised $2.5M in Series A funding, led by ed-tech-focused venture capital firm Rethink Education. BrightBytes provides the first SaaS-based data analytics platform that measures and links technology use in education to learning outcomes.


Micah Baldwin, GraphiclyMicah Baldwin announced that TMT Investments has invested $350K in Graphicly. Graphicly is a platform for publishers which offers work flow integration, self-publishing, digital distribution, conversion, and promotion for digital content.


Amir TarighatAmir Tarighat’s startup Equametrics was the featured app on CNBC. Equametrics builds Rizm, which is a web-based application that allows users to create, backtest, simulate, and launch complex trading algorithms.


Erik Duisenberg, Founder AudioTagCongrats to Erik Duisenberg for AudioTag being selected to compete for GLOBIE award as the 2013 Most Innovative New Product. AudioTag builds technology which allows Broadcasters and Content Producers to connect to their audience, at the point where interest is highest.


Ron J. WIlliams KnodesRon Williams’ startup Knodes was on stage at the New York Tech Meetup. Knodes makes your social media networks searchable (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Foursquare) so that you can get the right message to the right person, or get the right person to answer whatever question you might have.



Richard White, Co-founder and the CEO of UserVoiceRichard White’s startup UserVoice has amped and expanded the UserVoice Analytics suite to better suit customers’ needs. UserVoice creates simple customer engagement tools that help companies understand and interact with their customers more positively and build customer.


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