Glia Raises Cash To Match Consumers And Companies Around Values

Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 6.55.19 PM It’s with an eye toward that hypersensitive political climate that Barry Klein, a longtime political consultant has raised the first capital to grow Glia. Along with co-founders Chris Rappley, a longtime startup consultant, and Tahlia Sutton, a product development executive, Klein has developed Glia to be an app that blends Yelp and eHarmony, for what Klein calls “values-based… Read More

Engineering Director Lars Rasmussen Leaving Facebook To Co-Found A Music Startup

10443970_10153165831966264_4878229095593597655_n Facebook at Work, Facebook’s first move to turn its social network into an enterprise tool, has remained in closed beta since its launch in January this year. But as the product continues to inch its way to general availability, it will be doing so without one of its key architects. Lars Rasmussen — Facebook’s engineering director, who helped create and run Facebook… Read More

Brazil’s Samba Ads Raises R$3 million To Take Premium Video Advertising Off YouTube

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 3.26.30 PM Editor’s note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of and 
Sao Paulo-based startup Samba Ads is announcing a R$3 million ($1 million) investment from a coalition of international investors that are betting on the online video opportunity in Brazil.
Brazil’s e.bricks, Brazilian-Israeli firm Initial Capital, Israeli firm Rhodium and Dave… Read More