WHO’S GETTING FUNDED?
WHO’S GETTING BUZZ?
The National Law Journal wrote about Drexel professor Karl Okamoto, who cofounded legal education startup Apprennet, and his massive open online courses (MOOCs), describing him as a legal educator who has gotten MOOCs right. (Behind a paywall) Apprennet will offer a series of business law MOOCs this fall, including the Basics of Acquisition Agreements.
WHO’S MAKING MOVES?
DuckDuckGo has hit an average of four million daily searches so far in September, InfoWorld reported. The Paoli-based search engine that promises not to track users saw a huge jump in searches after June’s PRISM scandal. Since June, when it hit 2.5 million daily searches, traffic has steadily been rising. The traditionally small office — it’s at 10 employees right now — is growing its team, said founder Gabe Weinberg.
Old City’s Artisan Mobile raised nearly $2,000 for the School District of Philadelphia, according to a tweet from CEO Bob Moul. Artisan matched donations from its employees, and Moul matched the total, according to another tweet.
VenturePact, the outsourced product development team for Penn startups, is accepting applications for its third class of startups. Read more about VenturePact and its portfolio companies in our feature here.
DC-based Black Girl Ventures is launching a chapter in Philadelphia
A women-focused sports newsletter startup is launching its first US edition in Philly
Three-year-old pumping bra startup Lilu is shipping its first orders
7 biz resources we learned about at Super Meetup Philly 2019
Haircare startup NaturAll Club is getting ‘a blank canvas’ in Bok building
NeuroFlow is teaming up with a genetic testing biz to advance its mental health platform
A Philly fintech company is #5 on this year’s Inc. 5000 list
Paid family leave adds to the perks at Chariot Solutions
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