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August 06, 2021
August 06, 2021

Raise is Building Africa’s Equity and Cap Table Platform

As technology startups emerge around the world, the need for the right tools and infrastructure to support them has likewise grown.  We’re proud to announce our support of Raise which has the potential to become Africa’s cap table solution...
April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021

Stoovo is How Gig Workers Meet Their Earning Goals

Did you know that nearly 40% of U.S. workers now participate in the gig economy in some form? The uncertainty of the pandemic and its impact on the stability of jobs has only increased the need for workers to augment incomes, as many people like s...
February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021

MemeChat is Making People Laugh and Getting Meme Creators Paid

Memes are a huge part of the culture of the internet, especially for Millenials and Gen Z.  Ever try making a meme on your phone though? Creating a meme on the fly and customizing it to the moment can be way harder than it looks. Not to menti...

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