Meet EdSights, the text messaging chatbot that’s helping universities to reduce dropout rates. Cofounders Claudia Recchi and Carolina Recchi tell us more.
Techs and the City
No matter how old you are, it seems no one can truly outgrow the lunchbox, and Modern Picnic is the contemporary lunch bag for sophisticated women who care equally about the food inside as they do about the aesthetic and style of the accessory holding it. The company’s line of lunch bags is made with […]
We chat with the amazing Laurel Touby and Jenny Friedman, Managing Partners at Supernode Ventures, a pre-seed & seed-stage firm investing out of its debut fund.
Losing touch with the outside world during calamitous events like natural disasters is still a serious concern even in this age of what seems to be constant connectivity. goTenna addresses this problem with its decentralized communication infrastructure network that is virtually indestructible and designed for the times where communication may most be needed. Founded in 2012, […]
There has been a lot of chatter about creating gender parity in the workplace and this NYC startup is systematically ensuring that it happens and quickly. Chief is the private network designed specifically for women leaders to advance their careers through a mix of curated opportunities focused on education, an in-person space, programming, and events. […]
Credit score plays an essential role in everyday life including securing an apartment. PropertyNest, a Brooklyn-baed startup launched in 2018, is a comprehensive real estate listing site focused on New York that helps people find apartments to rent or buy, using their credit score as a filtering tool. Apartment seekers can provide information about a […]
Finding activities to keep your children entertained shouldn’t feel like a part-time job, but all too often parents struggle to find activities or classes that truly engage their children. Sawyer is the online marketplace that’s being used by over 100,000 parents to discover local children’s activities. The platform offers a breadth of choices, focused on […]
Near the end of World War II, Adm. William “Bull” Halsey of the famed Third Fleet steered directly into a typhoon, losing 790 crewmen and 146 aircraft in the Pacific. Dr. Eric Daimler, formerly an innovation fellow with the Obama White House, shared this story with me in 2017 as an illustration of the importance of trusting data. It […]
Pregnancy does not mean that you need to sacrifice on style. HATCH is the NYC direct-to-consumer fashion brand focused on the $9B maternity market offers comfortable, non-toxic designs for mothers to wear during the pre and post-natal stages. The company has expanded its offering to include intimates, accessories, and skincare and also operates a wildly popular […]
April is Financial Literacy Month, but research has shown that people often feel insecure when looking at their finances. Often, these feelings stem from a lack of understanding about finance and how to manage personal finances, leaving people to feel vulnerable and frustrated. However, instead of shutting down when the conversation broaches personal finances, The Financial […]