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Roqbot

Startup Aims To Reinvent Jukebox With $1.2 Million Capital Raise

Roqbot, a startup that is changing the way music is experienced in bars, restaurants, and retail stores with a new mobile jukebox app, announced that it closed a seed funding round of $1.2 million led by Google Ventures and Detroit Venture Partners, with participation from Accelerator Ventures, T5 Capital and Penny Black.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2012

Are You A Human

Are You A Human Goes Public With CAPTCHA Alternative

Are You a Human, a Detroit-based startup that designs simple games used to verify human interaction on Web sites, today announced its game-based human authentication tool, PlayThru.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2012

(Credit; Oli Scarff/Getty Images, File)

Motown Becoming The New Silicon Valley?

Detroit has put up the “help wanted” sign in Silicon Valley and applications are pouring in.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2012

Dan Gilbert fields a question from the media at the Madison Building.

Detroit to Former Yahoo Employees: Come To Michigan

A group of Detroit businesses is encouraging more than 2,000 recently laid off Yahoo employees to consider bringing their talents to Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2012

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Will Ex-Yahooers Consider Detroit?

Some local companies are asking recently laid off employees of Yahoo to think about coming to Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2012

UpTo

Detroit Statrup Concentrates On Social Media ‘Future Tense’

The Detroit-based tech startup UpTo last week announced it launched a new social application focused on the “future tense,” allowing users to see what their friends are up to ahead of time and share what they will be up to directly from their existing calendar.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2012

The fifth floor meeting area of downtown Detroit's Madison Building (PR photo)

Rock Ventures Shows Off Madison Building Restoration

The 1917-vintage Madison Theatre Building — now rechristened The M@dison by its new owner, Dan Gilbert and his Rock Ventures LLC — has been given a spectacular $12 million makeover.

CBS Detroit–01/30/2012

shopwithit

Detroit Venture Partners Funds Startup Of Social Shopping App, ShopWith.It

Marxent Labs, a Detroit-based tech start-up funded by Detroit Ventures Partners, announced Thursday the launch of ShopWith.It, a new app for social shoppers that makes it easy to take your Facebook friends shopping.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2011

detroit labs

New Technology Development Company, Detroit Labs, Opens Downtown

Another technology start-up is calling downtown Detroit home. Detroit Labs, a technology launch pad specializing in the creation of iPhone, iPad, Android and Web applications, will be one of several tech companies moving into the newly renovated Madison Theatre building when it officially opens next month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2011

Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner To Keynote Nov. 15 Get Launched Event At Wayne State

Josh Linkner, CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners, will be the keynote speaker during Wayne State University’s Get Launched event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in WSU’s Student Center Ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall, in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2011

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