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Philly Startup Weekend confirmed that its next hackathon, which has seen the launch of several startups in the region, will take place during the kick-off weekend of Philly Tech Week, April 20-22. Tickets are on-sale here.
The Business Journal’s Peter Key reports that the clever CAPTA startup Solve Media that shows advertisements that are to be typed rather than words, raised a $3 million to $6 million Series B round of funding.
One of Poptent‘s user-generated commercials created for yogurt-maker Dannon will air during the Super Bowl, the Inky’s Joe DiStefano reports. Interactive Firm Red Tettemer was tapped to create a Super Bowl ad for Century 21 real estate. Supposedly, it’s the first time a Philly ad firm, no, two, have made the big show.
GIVE A GLANCE
A handful of funded startups are shown on the Business Journal’s fourth quarter venture capital investment interactive chart, including PlaySay, CloudMine, Burst Online Entertainment, Sidecar and DuckDuckGo.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
The DreamIt Ventures startup Kwelia, a search engine for apartment rental value, has taken a desk at the University City Science Center. MedCity Media, an online news site focused on the healthcare industry, also moved into the Center.
TicketLeap is hoping to double its sales in 2012 from $35 million last year, according to an article published by funder Ben Franklin Technology Partners. The article notes that since 2008, BFTP has invested $525,000 in the business.
The San Francisco Gate covers Viridity Energy, the Philadelphia startup that has secured $24 million in funding for its energy management software solutions.
Ooooh, Tinder’s founder poached some Philly talent: Technical.ly Playbook
DreamIt Ventures launches an internship program with Coded by Kids [Startup Roundup]
Old City carpooling company behind Ride, vRide raises $5M [Startup Roundup]
Traffic.com cofounder raises $1.2M for digital marketing startup [Startup Roundup]
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