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WHO’S GETTING FUNDED?
WHO’S MAKING MOVES?
— Bob Moul (@bobmoul) November 12, 2014
Francisco Gutierrez, the local point person for FWD.us, the immigration advocacy group from Silicon Valley, has left the organization, we learned via email. The organization had just started hosting local events. It’s also the second local FWD.us staffer that has left the organization in the last three months. Patricia Lee, FWD.us’s former Northeast regional coordinator who covered Philly, left in August.
City of Philadelphia data scientist Stacey Mosley is now the city’s data services manager.
— Adel Ebeid (@adelebeid) November 5, 2014
A new fitness app called Athlee will launch in Philly next year, Flying Kite reported. “We’re like a fusion of Instagram and a really well laid out fitness map,” said Malvern-based founder Matt Madonna.
WHO’S GETTING BUZZ?
Christopher Gray, the Drexel undergrad founder of scholarship mobile app Scholly, was named on BET’s list of “Young Men on the Brink of Making It Big.” Gray just won Drexel’s annual incubator competition and will pitch on ABC’s “Shark Tank” later this season. He’s already kind of making it big.
Here’s how much coworking space Benjamin’s Desk spent on making its office “smart,” as profiled in an Inc. story. Other Philly startups get a shout, too, including Internet of Things company Zonoff and search engine DuckDuckGo.
Being a good corporate citizen can also be good for business
The 215 Guys found free space nearby at WebLinc’s HQ
Ooooh, Tinder’s founder poached some Philly talent: Technical.ly Playbook
Why Deacom’s team prioritizes collaboration and continuous improvement
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]
Engineers have Vistar Media’s Philly office all to themselves
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