Author Archive: Sam Wakoba

Pushup Social seamlessly integrates a social network into an existing website in minutes. The unique technology adds a bar to the bottom of the site, which opens or closes the social network with a simple click. With this ability, website owners can now build and engage their community, control messaging, user analytics and advertising revenue, while gaining the increased site optimization that comes with keeping users on their website.

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, more and more families are going through untold troubles trying to find, hire and manage in-home care for their seniors. To battle the problem HomeHero, a new startup backed by Science Inc., has unveiled a new smartphone app designed to help people find, hire and manage in-home care for seniors.

With over $2.5 billion under its management and a portfolio of over 60 companies, Greenspring Associates has led a $29.5 million round into Kareo, the doctor’s cloud-based platform. OpenView Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank also participated in the round

Google has acquired smart home appliance company, Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash. It’s a move that will see the giant search engine retain amazing talent and potentially achieve its target of reinventing the “home of the future” using the Internet.

Finding a parking space is not an easy task but Parkopedia is looking to solve this headache that plagues the masses. The world’s leading parking information provider, Parkopedia pairs millions of drivers with 28 million parking spaces in 40 countries around the world. In a move to further enhance its service, Parkopedia has integrated its parking information with Ford in the Ford SYNC® AppLink, an in-car connectivity system.

Savings search engine Chippmunk, that helps consumers to instantly find great deals online has raised $750,000 seed round as the peak holiday shopping season intensifies.

Prior to joining Science, Monahan was co-founder and CEO AlphaBoost, a Facebook advertising reporting software builder. He also co-founded The Comotion Group, which was acquired by Sharethrough and was previously advisor to Wildfire, which Google acquired for $350M.

Through the magic of modern technology, and a lot of hard work by the Elves at the North Pole, children from around the world can have a real, live video call with Santa.

A new partnership between Wearable World Labs, the world’s first accelerator solely focused on Wearable Technologies and the Internet of Wearable Things and Technicolor, a media and entertainment technology leader. This partnership will bring one of the most influential media companies together with today’s most promising emerging startups in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things (IOT) space.

Stained Glass Labs has changed its name to Wearable World Inc., effective December 2, 2013 in a move to emphasize its commitment to Wearable Technology and the Internet of Wearable Things (IOWT).