Most have fallen into the trap of endlessly scrolling through Netflix’s immense library to find something to watch. The disproportionate time that people spend finding a series versus actually viewing has given rise to a new category of watchlist apps. Bingie is the entertainment recommendation app that taps into personal networks to help find relevant content. Bingie puts an emphasis on content suggestions from friends and family to create a highly-personalized interface where users can discuss, discover, and debate the merits of shows and movies. The platform works across the major streaming services including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu. Cofounder Matt Knox shares more about launching the company during the pandemic, the company’s future plans, and differentiators.
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The world’s first drop-in meditation studio, Unplug Meditation, is on a mission to create a global movement to de-stress people’s lives. Unplug Meditation has two locations in Santa Monica and another West Hollywood. In response to the pandemic, the company went digital seemingly overnight. Founder and CEO Suze Yalof Schwartz walks us through what inspired her to transition from a successful career in fashion as the Executive Fashion Editor At Large for Glamour to founding Unplug in 2014, the company’s future plans, and response to COVID.
No more canary in a coal mine. Datch is the AI-powered voice assistant for the mining, manufacturing, and utility sectors. Mark Fosdike, a first-time founder and CEO of Datch, walks us through the practical application of Datch’s technology in industry, raising as a first-time founder in a new country, and the company’s recent funding round from investors that include Plug and Play Ventures, Stage Venture Partners, Acceleprise, Tuhua Ventures, and Predictive Venture Partners.
Financing education is a problem with coasts soaring and this problem is compounded upon graduation when many do not have any significant credit history, with the only reference being a ballooning student loan. Hatch Credit allows users to build a credit score through non-traditional data points such as subscriptions. Hatch Credit’s Director of Public Relations, Shamara Carney, reveals more about Hatch and how this company is making the financial system more inclusive.
Dear Media, the female-focused podcast network, has plans beyond traditional audio. CEO and Cofounder Michael Bosstick shares his vision for the future sustainable podcasting with a focus on monetization and incubation.
Street art has always been a part of cities, but social media has given street art, specifically murals, a completely new dimension of exposure. Downtown districts, brands, and property owners all understand the powerful link between murals and foot traffic. Beautify has built a three-sided marketplace that connects property owners, brands, and artists. Beautify handles […]
Timing is everything! This founder launched the company in the early 2000s, sold it right before the ’08 economic recession hit, and then bought the company back in 2012.
Highly regarded author, Joan Didion, is praised for her reflective writing style, and one of her famous quotes, “Life changes fast. Life changes in an instant” is the best way to begin explaining the purpose of TANAB – the digital publication for women 25-35 who want to understand the “whys” and “hows” of the stage of […]
Renovations are stressful, but when the process is combined with a bad contractor, a renovation can quickly turn into a horror story. GreatBuildz wants people to have great renovation experiences and avoid unreasonable extra charges, poor craftsmanship, and project delays. The company has built a screening service to match vetted contractors to projects. GreatBuildz ensures […]
Building a meaningful, mutually beneficial network is super important but getting started can be the hardest sport. Pod is the social networking platform that connects professionals based on shared interests and location. Unlike networking apps like LinkedIn, Pod encourages users to meet in person and even has a strong userbase of realtors, allowing people to […]
Higher education is more expensive than ever. On average, Americans complete undergrad with approximately $35.5K in student loan debt according to Experian. U-Nest is the mobile app for college savings that encourages parents to take a proactive approach to college savings. By downloading the app, parents set up a tax-advantaged 529 college saving plan in just […]