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Open Angel Forum’s Contently earns $1 million in revenue; Charlton grows PHD Virtual [Startup Roundup]

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Technically Philly’s Startup Roundup parses out the small pieces that make our greater Startup ecosystem thrive. We want to keep you in touch with the innovations that we can’t quite get to covering, but that deserve highlight. Follow along with a weekly email newsletter by clicking here and selecting the Startup Roundup button or follow Startup Roundup’s RSS feed. If you’ve got news to share, get in touch.
MUST READS
PhillyTechNews covers startup PHD Virtual and the man running the show, CEO Thomas Charlton. The company reports five consecutive year-over-year quarterly gains and now employees 70 to 80 people, the publication reports
Contently, which is backed by the local Open Angel Forum and is based in New York, as we reported in March, earned $1 million in revenue in 2011, Mashable reports.

GIVE A GLANCE
BountyIt is a new tasks-based startup that launched in September, which gives users a chance to be rewarded for feedback, ideas and skills.
The Reckoner!, a democratic polling website where users can submit questions to the site’s audience, launched this week.
DreamIt VenturesKinderTown launched its educational iPad app Jewel River this week. Children can learn counting using the Montessori system.
South Philly game development studio Cipher Prime has launched Fractal, its new music and puzzle game. Geekadelphia reviews it here.
After DreamIt Ventures Demo Day last week, the Business Journal’s Peter Key notes that 10 of the 14 participating companies will stay in Philadelphia.
Inky’s Mike Armstrong covers the backstory of AboutOne, which raised $1.6 million early this month, as we reported.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
OpenDesks, the online repository of flexible, temporary office space, now has more than 800 locations in 39 countries, founder Chris DiFonzo tells us.
The University City Science Center is now offering co-working facilities, called the Bullpen, to freelance workers, which might be a fit for startups, too.
WHYY reports this week on Coursekit’s move to New York, the post-secondary education platform that moved operations to New York after raising a $1 million seed round. We covered that story in June.
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Companies: AboutOne / BountyIt / Contently / Coursekit / KinderTown / OpenDesks / The Reckoner!
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