News For Week of August 18: StudyBlue Announced Chris Klundt Stepped Back Into CEO Role1 min read

Founders Network Member News Round Up

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

Becky SplittBecky Splitt and Chris Klundt, Founders of StudyBlue announced that Chris Klundt will be stepping back into the CEO Role as they launch the new version of their platform (via Sarah Buhr, TechCrunch). StudyBlue helps students learn better. Learn together. And get smarter. Both online and on the go. For free.


Ranan Lachman, Founder of Lego BoxRanan Lachman, Founder of Pley was featured in New York Times for teaching children lessons as they play (via Ron Lieber, New York Times). 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.


Nick SullivanNick Sullivan, Founder of ChangeCoin announced that ChangeTip micropayments now available on Google Plus, YouTube, Tumblr (via MarketWired). Changecoin is a micropayment infrastructure for the Internet. 


trustleafAnson Liang‘s startup TrustLeaf announced they will be offering microloans through crowdsourcing (via Kari Luckett, Entrepreneur). TrustLeaf helps small businesses raise money from friends and family.


Vincent Turner, Founder, PlanwiseVincent Turner‘s startup Planwise announced they built a tool that will allow any website to prequalify homebuyers for a mortgage (via Paul Hagey, Inman News). Planwise is a free personal finance decision tool.


Damon D'AmoreDamon D’Amore‘s startup WayFounder announced the winners of their Spring 2014 Competition (via PRNewswire). WayFounder provides a platform, the resources and capital for sustainable ideas to succeed.


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