Silicon Valley Investors Launch Innovation And Investment Campaign To Reduce Gun Violence
Some of Silicon Valley’s most influential investors have teamed up to tackle gun control through a new project that invests in startups that reduce or eliminate firearm violence. Noted Facebook investor and SV Angel Partner, Ron Conway, is heading the group, which will promote novel ideas on issues, such as mental health, and fast-track investments in technology-oriented solutions. The first-of-its-kind civil innovation campaign paves the way for startup industry to tackle timely political issues. Specifically, the Sandy Hook Promise campaign aims to reduce gun violence in two ways. First, an advisory technical and investor advisory subcommittee is soliciting a call for innovative solutions, will pair participants with development teams, and award a prize to the best ideas. Second, a group of investors will fast-track ventral capital to startups. “If the idea is innovative with a great founder it will get funded just like” any other profitable enterprise, writes conway. The investment ...
Backops Outsources Your Startup’s Back Office Using The Best Enterprise Apps, Raises $1.5M
Early-stage startups die if they don’t nail their core products quickly. But like all companies, they also need to process loads of paperwork required for basic operations, from crunching numbers in Quickbooks to churning out piles of human-resource forms for new hires. So, as any startup executive knows, the balance between product development and rote paperwork is a constant frustration — which is where Backops comes in. The company, which has just closed a $1.5 million seed round, combines 15 or so modern business productivity tools with crowdsourced labor from stay-at-home workers. Startups get a simple dashboard that shows them what’s happening across the organization, from accounts received to job offers accepted. If the exec wants more detail than the dashboard’s accounting summaries and human resource statuses provides, they can request custom reports or data dumps from Backops. So, sure, there are a few established office outsourcing businesses out there already, like TriNet ...
Chicago: Unemployment jumps to 9.1 percent in Illinois
Unemployment in Obama’s adopted state of Illinois crept up to 9.1 percent in August, from 8.9 percent in July, raising concerns about a sluggish economy.
Political analysis accurate since 1980 predicts Romney win
Mitt Romney will become the next U.S. president as Mr. Obama’s campaign drowns in current of high unemployment in a sea of red ink, according to a highly credible analysis by the University of Colorado.
Middle class income falls from $72,956 to $69,487 under Obama
As U.S. election season reaches a fevered pitch, unemployment rates continue to creep up and average income has decreased.