Startup Roundup: GovPilot and eureQa
GovPilot (Hoboken), a municipal software provider, released its newest software product, a mobile app called “GovAlert,” in both Android and iPhone versions.eureQa (Cherry Hill), an SaaS automation platform for e-commerce testing, has raised $400K in follow-on funding from leading investors active in the Philadelphia area.
Love at first site: NJIT students develop face-based dating app
Relationships may not be all about looks, but initial attractions are. That's the underlying theory behind a new dating app - "FaceDate" - a group of students and professors at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are in the midst of developing.
Remembering Caren Franzini: Former EDA Leader was Friend to the New Jersey Tech Industry
In late January, Caren Franzini passed away. Franzini was the former CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, holding that post from 1994 to 2012. During her term of office, she navigated some very tough times for the New Jersey tech and life sciences community, remained a friend to New Jersey tech companies and their founders and implemented many creative programs. Here is what some members of the New Jersey tech community who knew Franzini had to say about her:
New Jersey Law Firm McCarter & English Highly Rated by PitchBook for Venture Capital Activity
McCarter & English (Newark and East Brunswick), a law firm that often represents tech startups in New Jersey, has been given top rankings in several categories by PitchBook (New York), a comprehensive source of information on the activities of venture-capital and private-equity firms and of their affiliated service providers.
Bridgewater-based Synchronoss Regroups for Enterprise Market Assault
On January 19, Sychronoss announced that it had completed its tender offer to acquire all the outstanding shares of Intralinks Holdings (New York) for $821 million. At the same time it acquired Intralinks, Synchronoss agreed to sell a portion of its activation business to Sequential Technology International (Warren) for $146 million.
CEO Stephen Waldis moved to executive chairman as part of the deal to acquire Intralinks. He was an example of that rare entity, a startup founder who brought it to IPO and remained as CEO as it grew