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K irk Ferrell can trace the growth of Flat World Supply Chain— the fastest growing company in St. Louis over the last three years — to a single $75,000 investment he made in 2006.
At the time, Ferrell and his business partner, Jeff Rothermich, had just started Flat World, which delivers logistics and supply chain solutions through technology that is customized for its clients.
Ferrell put ...2 hours ago
O pportunity Hub, an Atlanta incubator and coworking space aimed at fostering entrepreneurship among minority and underserved communities, is expanding in scope and physical footprint.
Launched in 2013, Opportunity Hub aims to grow the next-generation of consumer products, supply chain, and technology services tech startups.
“We are serving a population of people that haven't been exposed, nor ...5 hours ago
P erish the thought, but has Jeff Bezos bit off more than he can chew? So his biographer seems to think. At least it's the weekend! Not that Bezos is the kind of guy who takes it easy.
If you're looking to kick back with some weekend reading material, here are some of our favorite stories from the week.
They do the Web's dirty work. Meet unseen laborers who keep social networks porn and ...20 hours ago
V irginia has the Center for Innovative Technology, Maryland the Technology Development Corporation. D.C. doesn't have any such independent (or semi-independent) body with which to make equity investments in startups. This is why, for example, the recently announced Digital DC early-stage technology grants were just grants.
Ward 5 Councilman Kenyan McDuffie this week introduced legislation to ...21 hours ago
T he newest $1 billion unicorn in the Bay Area could be Slack, the business collaboration startup from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield.
TechCrunch reported on Thursday that Butterfield is making the rounds for his second big funding of the year for his San Francisco-based company. The Information reported similar information earlier this month.
Butterfield has reportedly been pointing ...21 hours ago
B rad Pitt may not be visiting North Texas any time soon, but Fort Worth private equity firm TPG now holds a majority stake in his management agency.
In a reported $225 million transaction, TPG owns 53 percent of Creative Artists Agency, a sports and talent company based in Los Angeles. Its star-studded clientele includes actors such as Pitt and George Clooney, musicians ranging from AC/DC ...22 hours ago
I t began with a simple request from a single student.
It happened in 2008, when Don Kassner was serving as president of Andrew Jackson University in Alabama. A student who was taking online courses wondered why she had to drive to a test center to take her exams.
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