Dorm Room Fund invests in sunglasses company Glass-U [Startup Roundup] - Technical.ly Philly

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Apr. 2, 2014 9:30 am

Dorm Room Fund invests in sunglasses company Glass-U [Startup Roundup]

See what Curalate wears to work, RJMetrics sponsors a data competition at Princeton and do ChargeItSpot's charging stations make people buy more?

Full disclosure: Technical.ly Philly works out of the First Round Capital offices, where Glass-U also bases its operations.

WHO’S GETTING FUNDED?

First Round Capital‘s Philly Dorm Room Fund announced its investment in Glass-U, a sunglasses company founded by Penn student Dan Fine. The company, which spokeswoman Yuval Yarden said is moving toward doing more ecommerce sales, works out of First Round Capital’s University City headquarters.

Wayne healthcare company HealthQx raised $300,000, according to an SEC filing. Read more about the company on Keystone Edge.

WHO’S GETTING BUZZ?

Check out what the Curalate team wears to work in this Philly.com feature. Web dev firm P’unk Ave was featured previously. We heard all you have to do is ask if you want to be featured, so go for it (but bring your style game, obviously).

Listen to SEER Interactive founder Wil Reynolds talk about how focusing on core services affected his business in this podcast.

Do ChargeItSpot‘s charging stations make people buy more items in a store? Maybe…and maybe not, said a Wharton professor in this Marketplace story about the Center City company.

WHO’S MAKING MOVES?

RJMetrics is sponsoring DataFest, a Princeton data analysis competition.

Chris Cera, founder of software company Arcweb, was FinCapDev‘s New York financial literacy hackathon, according to this tweet.

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Juliana Reyes became Technical.ly's associate editor after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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