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PITCH VIDEO: Curagami, Curating Content for E-commerce Marketing

Curagami entered The Startup Factory with the name Crowdfunde and a fuzzy plan to help e-commerce companies host crowdfunding campaigns within their websites as marketing campaigns. The vision has morphed since then into a software platform that curates relevant and trending conversations and content from around the web to help guide an e-commerce company’s marketing strategy and drive sales. Curagami spent three months at the Durham accelerator, and last week pitched the business to a room full of investors, advisors, fellow and past TSF graduates. ExitEvent was there recording the pitches and has/will be publishing them over recent and...

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Hey Dave McClure! Invest in These 10 Triangle Startups.

Hi Dave, Welcome to the Triangle! We’re not entirely sure what you’re doing here this week, but at least 100 of us are pretty pumped to get to hear you speak tonight. We know you think differently about venture capital than all the rest. Make hundreds of small bets in hopes of a few big wins. We’re curious how that’s working out for you. We’re with you that Silicon Valley isn’t all that unique, that startups are everywhere and the market is global. And that’s why we’re hoping you’ll take a close look at some of our own while...

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The Startup Factory Pulls Out All Stops For Pitch Day

I have no horse in this race. Unlike previous Triangle Startup Factory (now The Startup Factory) Pitch Days, I wasn’t close to any of the founders in the class. At all. Like the name change, my lack of prior knowledge about the current class says something positive about the evolution of TSF, in that their reach has expanded far beyond the city limits of Durham and the confines of the Triangle. More than half of their applicants come in from outside the Triangle now, and I expect that ratio to increase with future classes. I had, of course, come...

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