Vognition’s Liguori Talks about the Internet of Things, B2B Business Realities at Princeton Tech Meetup

New Jer­sey en­tre­pren­eur Mi­chael Liguori, who foun­ded the star­tup Vog­ni­tion (Oak­land), came to the Prin­ceton Tech Meetup to dis­cuss nat­ur­al lan­guage pro­cessing and the in­ter­net of things (IoT).He also gave the audi­ence some in­sights on what it’s like to be a founder and CEO of a tech com­pany.

Chatham-based DriveWealth Raises $21 Million Series B Round

Chath­am-based DriveWealth, the fintech star­tup with a unique ap­proach to in­vest­ing that al­lows its busi­ness cus­tom­ers to of­fer frac­tion­al shares of stocks, has closed a $21 mil­lion Series B in­vest­ment. The fun­drais­ing round was led by Rap­tor Group Hold­ings (New York), SBI Hold­ings (Tokyo) and Point72 Ven­tures (Stam­ford). DriveWealth’s ex­ist­ing in­vestors, in­clud­ing Route 66 Ven­tures (Al­ex­an­dria, Va.), also par­ti­cip­ated in the round.

These are the 16 Best Tech Places to Work in NJ According to NJBIZ

Each year, NJB­IZ (Somerset) compiles a list of the best places to work in New Jersey. The companies qualifying as the “Best Places to Work” are de­term­ined through the com­ple­tion of a ques­tion­naire from the Best Com­pan­ies Group (Har­ris­burg, Pa.), sis­ter com­pany of NJB­IZ. At an Awards Event on May 1, NJB­IZ will un­veil the rank­ings of the best com­pan­ies.
Photo: The crowd at Propelify 2017 Photo Credit: Esther Surden
The crowd at Propelify 2017 | Esther Surden

Get Ready! Propelify Innovation Festival Scheduled to Fly Again on Hoboken Waterfront May 17

f you are in the tech and en­tre­pren­eur­ship com­munity, and aren’t fa­mil­i­ar with Pro­peli­fy, you should be. Pro­peli­fy is the tech and in­nov­a­tion fest­iv­al that takes place on the Hoboken Wa­ter­front each spring. It’s the place to be if you want to stay ahead of the curve and see what’s com­ing around the corner. It’s a day filled with fun, in­nov­a­tion, star­tup talks, con­nec­tions, tech and so much more. Last year some 10,000 people from the re­gion at­ten­ded the fest­iv­al

“Standby Virtual Desktops” Give TetherView a Competitive Edge, CEO Michael Abboud Says

Teth­er­View, a cus­tom private-cloud com­pany that moved in­to the Ocean­port sec­tion of the former Fort Mon­mouth in 2015, has in­tro­duced a new ser­vice to help com­pan­ies con­tin­ue op­er­at­ing after be­ing hacked, soft­ware fail­ures, laptop mis­haps or nat­ur­al dis­asters.

NJ Falls from 5th to 11th in Innovation, Cyberstates Report Says—Let’s Stop the Decline

While the Cyberstates 2018 report, published by the Com­put­ing Tech­no­logy In­dustry As­so­ci­ation (CompTIA), had some good news for New Jersey, one piece of bad news for our innovation economy stood out. New Jersey’s Cyberstates Innovation Score places the state 11th, down from 5th last year. This ranking is based on a state-by-state per capita analysis of new tech patents awarded, tech startups and new tech business establishments,” according to a release from the organization.

Marketing TECHniques: Telling Your Brand Story and Why it Matters

Hey everyone, we started our Technology Marketing in the Digital Age column back in 2014 and now want to refresh the title to reflect our focus on marketing techniques for tech companies. Our intent is to help you create opportunities for your business by optimizing today’s communication channels.
Around New Jersey

At Liberty Science Center, Data from NOAA Creates Vivid Simulations on Six-Foot Suspended Globe

he Liberty Science Center (Jersey City) is opening an exhibit at its new Weston Family Lab for Earth and Space Exploration to coincide with Astronomy Day (April 21) and Earth Day (April 22). The exhibit, “Science on a Sphere,” is a suspended sphere, six-feet in diameter,  that displays the Earth (or other planets) in brilliant detail. It was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Upper Saddle River’s Cavallini Middle School Wins $150,000 in Prizes from Samsung for Concussion-Sensing Project

Just as the students at Emil A. Cavallini Middle School, in Upper Saddle River, were beginning to consider what project to do for Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow Contest, one of their friends suffered a concussion in a football game. The rest is history.

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