Hustle + Grow: VIDA secures funding on first pitch, Tinsel featured in Elle

Hustle + Grow: VIDA secures funding on first pitch, Tinsel featured in Elle

Hustle + Grow is a monthly showcase of member news, media features, and success stories across the Galvanize community.

VIDA secures Google Venture funding on first pitch. Umaimah Mendhro, Founder and CEO of VIDA (San Francisco), pitched her company at Google Demo Day and instantly caught the attention of an investor.

PanXchange founder to speak at Global Women’s Forum. Julie Lerner, CEO & Founder PanXchange (Denver), was selected as one of only 100 US entrepreneurs  to participate in the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by President Obama and invited to speak at the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society.

Moment raises $3 million and lands in Apple stores. Moment (Seattle), the startup turning smartphones into premium cameras, raises $3 million in a new round of funding and is now selling its Mobile Photography Kit in 50 Apple stores across the United States.

Tinsel featured in Elle magazine. Tinsel (San Francisco), who creates electronics that allow women to enjoy tech without sacrificing their style, was featured in the June print edition of Elle magazine.

QwipIt to compete in the Capital Championship finals. QwipIt (Fort Collins) was one of ten companies selected to compete in the National Capital Championship in Los Angeles.

GrowthX Co-Founder named Top 20 Influencer. GrowthX (San Francisco) Founding Partner, Sean Sheppard, named as a top 20 inside sales influencer in recognition of his expertise on all facets of product validation, marketing, sales and commercialization.

RxAssurance’s OpiSafe makes impact on the American Opioid Epidemic. RxAssurance (Denver) contracts with three toxicology laboratories who focus on pain management and helping physicians save time through OpiSafe.

Sirvo partners with Sirvo (Denver) partners with to automatically publish job listings, providing employers with an expanded talent pool and job seekers with new employment opportunities.

Neuroon featured on Good Day Sacramento. Neuroon (San Francisco), the first intelligent sleep mask, was invited for an interview and included in a special segment on sleep on Good Day Sacramento.  

Walkthrough introduced virtual reality to real estate. Walkthrough (Denver) allows home buyers to virtually tour various properties at an agent’s office to narrow down the homes they actually wish to visit.

Community Funded launches Day of Giving. Community Funded (Fort Collins) released their Day of Giving solution, which enables organizations to implement innovative and highly integrated fundraising campaigns that leverage content and data organization-wide and across the platform. 

Women Who Code joins 2016 Y-Combinator Accelerator program. Women Who Code (San Francisco) is scaling across the globe and joining the Y-Combinator Accelerator program will make their presence more impactful.

Yonder acquired by Active Interest Media. Yonder (Boulder), the leading social media app for the outdoors, gets acquired by Boulder-based Active Interest Media.

Brandzooka launches The Ripper. Brandzooka’s (Boulder) Youtube Ripper allows anyone to pull content directly from their YouTube channel, and launch it as a powerful programmatic video ad on their platform.

Stream introduces Cabin. Stream (Boulder) launches Cabin, a tutorial series teaching developers how to build a fully functional photo sharing application with React & Redux.

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