Author Archive: Sam Wakoba

Dwolla, a payment network that allows users, either business or individuals to person to send, request and accept money to email addresses, phone numbers, Facebook friends, LinkedIn connections, Twitter followers has today announced it has integrated with, a move that will allow users to easily track their expenses and financial accounts easily.

ParkMe has launched its Android app in a move that will enable motorists using Android devices easily locate parking spaces near them.

The team announced, “Park your car smarter and faster with ParkMe, the world’s largest and most accurate database of parking info. Download our free award-winning parking app, now available on Android to find the cheapest, closest parking around!”

Cloud-based business transactions platform, CapLinked,today announced additional investors and the final results of its Series A financing round totaling to $2.1 million.
Speaking of the new investment, CapLinked CEO Eric M. Jackson said, “We’re using the proceeds from our financing round to invest in our technology, build new features, and increase sales and support.”

amSTATZ is an online community that brings fitness professionals, athletes and fitness events together into one place. The fitness professional network develops business tools that make it easier for fitness professionals to run their businesses and keep their clients engaged between training sessions.

Full-service Pinterest marketing and technology startup – HelloSociety recently announced it had driven $30 million in additional sales revenue for its over 350 brand clientele through Pinterest.

Santa Monica-based SHIFT,a collaboration platform for marketers and agencies April 9 announced the launch of their Open Marketing Cloud in a move to help marketers work together more efficiently.

CreatorUp is the online web series school teaching the next generation of web series creators how to make and market their own new video projects on the web. Aspiring creators learn by connecting with top web filmmakers and YouTubers on a topics specific to the web: developing a web series, producing web series, writing for genres like comedy & sci-fi, directing, editing, camera, Kickstarter funding, show hosting, distribution, and marketing.

Washington DC’s Colonial Parking has today partnered with ParkMe to provide real-time occupancy information for more than 100 of their parking facilities in DC in a move seen to make Washington, D.C. a world leader in off-street smart parking.

Google announced it will retire its Reader service July 1 to the disappointment of many, and many were out already looking for the best alternative. However, Google had something else in mind, launching a service that might even be better than Google Reader.

For a long time now, startup founders who couldn’t raise round of funding had to boot strap it all the way or simply give up on their ventures for lack of a better exit option. A new platform dubbed Exitround, has launched which claims is “a private, anonymous marketplace for founders to discreetly explore strategic acquisition opportunities.”