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Upstarts to watch: The angel of optimism, the construction Warrior, and the digital lost and found guys

by Kent Bernhard Jr

E ntrepreneurs and others who caught our eye, as profiled in the pages of the latest Business Journals: David Gardner, an angel investor infused with optimism; Doron Kempel, who's aiming to make IT simple; Nick Pearson Franks and Daniel Daoura, who have created a device for tracking down lost items; and Gail Warrior, founder of one of the nation's largest female-owned construction  ...

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Superfish CEO’s vision for visual search has changed the way we shop, search

by Leia Parker Superfish

A di Pinhas isn't just another Silicon Valley startup founder talking about a vision for changing the world: His computer-vision expertise and visual-search apps have already changed the way thousands of people search and shop the Web.

Pinhas is the Palo Alto-based chief executive of Superfish, whose free WindowShopper desktop and mobile application sent the company's revenue soaring to more than  ...

8 hours ago
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How Amazon's first non-family backer discovered politics — and the internet gold mine

by Rachel Lerman Nick Hanauer

N ick Hanauer is a Seattle venture capitalist who has become a provocative figure on the political scene.

He was the first non-family investor in Amazon.com and later founded aQuantive, which Microsoft acquired in 2007 — giving Hanauer a $290 million payday.

He is founder of Seattle VC firm Second Avenue Partners, whose investments range from aerial drone maker Insitu (acquired by Boeing) to  ...

11 hours ago
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Can Steve Case save the American dream?

by Bill Flook Steve Case

I t's 7 p.m., central time, and Steve Case speaks with the same bright-eyed vigor of a man beginning his day. He's back on his red-white-and-blue blazoned tour bus after a full day of speaking engagements in Kansas City, Missouri, with the roughly four-hour drive to St. Louis ahead of him. They are set to arrive at their hotel not long before midnight.

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Family goes all-in on chemo comfortwear

by Dan Norton Ladies Pink Chemo Cozy

G reg Hamilton had lost 45 pounds and most of his hair from the chemotherapy. It was easy to tell because he always had his shirt off during treatment. The doctors needed full access to his upper body so they could fill Greg with drugs that were supposed to make him better.

Greg, who was diagnosed with osteo-sarcoma in 2010, usually felt worse.

 ...

November 22, 2014 | 3:00pm EST
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Startup creates online marketplace for volunteers

by Steven Goldsmith MovingWorlds

A fter running in closed "beta" mode for three years, Seattle's MovingWorlds opened its online volunteering service Oct. 14.

MovingWorlds connects volunteers with charitable projects around the world in need of their specific skills. Members pay an annual fee to MovingWorlds, but the nonprofits usually provide food and lodging — sometimes even a stipend.

MovingWorld's off-the-beaten-path  ...

November 22, 2014 | 12:00pm EST
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Why Thomas Coburn ditched med school for startup

by Sara Castellanos Tom Coburn

I f life had gone according to plan for Thomas Coburn, he would be studying medicine at one of Boston's top med schools right now. But in 2011, as a Boston College undergraduate majoring in biology and theology, Coburn's aspirations shifted. He dropped out of school along with his founding team to focus full-time on what was back then a glorified PowerPoint presentation that (astonishing to them)  ...

November 22, 2014 | 9:00am EST
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