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November 2017

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Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

September 2017

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Jopwell raises $7.5 million to further its mission to diversify companies

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Jopwell raises $7.5 million for diversity-focused job recruitment

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Olivia Wilde on Motherhood and Why It’s Important to Stay Woke About Beauty

August 2017

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Now in the Mix for Sony Music Artists: Royalties From DJ Sets

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Dubset Makes Sony The First Major Label Legalized For Streaming

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5 Interview Questions That Will Help You Hire Better People

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Are You Struggling To Find Good People? Here’s How To Change That

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Fintech Startup Bread Raises $126 Million In Bid To Finance Big Online Purchases

June 2017

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This Startup Wants to Make the NBA Even More Diverse.

March 2017

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SmartZip Acquires Reach150, Further Enhancing its Predictive Marketing Platform

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The career crisis that sparked a ‘LinkedIn for women’

February 2017

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Tony Tjan about Leadership Beyond Competency today at: venture capital + innovation conference

January 2017

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Virgin Pulse Expands Award-Winning Wellbeing Solution Suite; Extends Market Leadership with the Launch of Virgin Pulse Ignite


HSGL, co-authored by Tony Tjan, voted one of must-reads in 2017

December 2016

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NextHome, Inc. Partners with SmartZip Analytics to Bring Innovative Predictive Marketing Platform to Its Entire Franchise Network

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Is LandIt The LinkedIn For Women?

September 2016

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Virgin Pulse Transforms Employee Wellness Experience With Launch of Virgin Pulse Core

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Landit Aims to Offer Personal Playbook for Lean In Generation

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SmartZip Raises $12M to Fuel Continued Growth and Diversification

August 2016

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Help Wanted: Matching Companies With Diverse Candidates

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SmartZip launches SphereTargeting

July 2016

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Virgin Pulse Arms Employers With Self-Service Analytics Suite to Improve Benefits Management

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The Nail Salon Where Manicurists Get 401Ks And Paid Vacation

June 2016

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The New York Times in Collaboration with Jopwell

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On quest to cut water waste, Austin software startup raises $1.4M

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JW Player further expands its global footprint

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Redline Trading Solutions Expands European Footprint to 30 Exchange

May 2016

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These former Wall Street analysts are tackling America’s diversity issue

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Proofpilot wants to help you design, launch, and manage research studie

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Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit 2016 starts today

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Redline Adds London Metal Exchange Market Data, Trading Access

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Founder Q&A: Chief of data analytics startup SmartZip on how to manage massive growth

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New Technology Can Diversify Applicants and Overcome Bias

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LexisNexis Acquires Premier Legal Analytics Provider Lex Machina

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Virgin Pulse, ShapeUp and Global Corporate Challenge Unite

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Adobe acquires social engagement platform Livefyre

March 2016

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Landit Seeded to Help Women Advance Their Careers

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Rentlytics one of Top 10 Early Stage Real Estate Startups

January 2016

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Boston’s Cue Ball Group Named One of America’s Best Small Companies

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Cue Ball Group Went Looking For The Next Starbucks And Found A Fresh Approach To Venture Capital

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Epic Burger to bring ‘mindful’ burger to Evanston

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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

December 2015

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Target and market with SmartZip’s powerful new app update

October 2015

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Is Silicon Valley in a tech bubble?

September 2015

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Banyan Water’s Data-Driven Water Management Solutions Save Businesses And Organizations 1.75 Billion Gallons Of Water To Date

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TeachBoost Announces Partnership with Oakland Unified School District

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Livefyre is now the only natively integrated service in Salesforce and Adobe for user-generated content

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How Ditto Uses Deep Learning For Image Recognition

August 2015

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Redline Adds Bloomberg B-PIPE to InRush Ticker Plant

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How JW Player became the largest video player behind YouTube and Facebook


Fundraise Like a Pro Using this Internal SaaS Metrics Playbook

July 2015

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ShapeUp Spark Provides Turnkey Wellness Challenge Platform for Large Employers with Limited Time

June 2015

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Cue Ball event honors MIT’s Neri Oxman

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Why This VC Says We’re Not In Another Dot-Com Bubble

May 2015

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Kapost Announces $10.25 Million in New Funding

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Good Morning Texas MiniLuxe offers new nail salon concept

February 2015

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SmartZip answers the real estate industry’s call for predictive analytics

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How to Negotiate a Banker Fee Letter

January 2015

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Rethinking the Nail Salon by Glancing at Starbucks Model

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30 under 30 # Education

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The Mobile-Payment War Is On

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Memo to Staff: Time to Lose a Few Pounds

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VCs Look Ahead To 2015

October 2014

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Nail salons get a big makeover

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MiniLuxe Brings Its High-Tech Beauty Salons Nationwide With $23M In New Funding

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‘Starbucks of Nail Salons’ MiniLuxe Raises $23M to Expand in New England

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Tony Tjan on fixing the skills gap

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Tony Tjan on how entrepreneurs are responding to the economy

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Cambridge-based photo analytics startup Ditto Labs raises $2.2M

September 2014

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4 Fasts Ways To Understand People Better

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A Good Mentor Never Tramples on Big Dreams

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Lex Machina Raises $4.8M First Round Led By Cue Ball Capital As IP Litigation Reaches New Highs