My Startup Story: How This Founder Uses Tech to Prove Work-Life Harmony Is Possible For Accountants

My Startup Story: How This Founder Uses Tech to Prove Work-Life Harmony Is Possible For Accountants

In 2012, Ford Baker, a certified public accountant and the founder of accounting software firm BaCo Tech , had a eureka moment. Baker, weighing in at nearly 400 pounds and storing an air mattress in his office, realized his personal life was out of balance. The routine of eating, sleeping, and breathing work might seem extreme, but the lifestyle is all-too-common among employees who work at one of the 43,000 CPA firms in the United States. And, according to Baker, burn-out is just another part of the job—especially during an accountant’s 60-day busy season. “The unique problem with CPAs […]

My Startup Story: How This Founder Uses Tech to Prove Work-Life Harmony Is Possible For Accountants

Home-building startup Atmos raises $4M to build new platform

Home-building startup Atmos raises $4M to build new platform

Atmos cofounders and team members Home-building startup Atmos closed on a $4 million round of funding last week that cofounder Nick Donahue said will help amplify their platform. Donahue, alongside Trent Hedge, Austin Khan and Matt Rastovac, launched the platform in late 2019 to give potential homebuilders the ability to create the home of their dreams. Atmos’ online platform makes a selection of vetted local Realtors, architects and contractors available in one place, allowing users to customize their home-building experience from conception to move-in. Through the website, clients start by working with a Realtor to find a plot of […]

Home-building startup Atmos raises $4M to build new platform

Austin startup Slingshot Aerospace raises $8M to analyze data from satellites, drones and jets

Austin startup Slingshot Aerospace raises $8M to analyze data from satellites, drones and jets

Image courtesy of Slingshot Aerospace Sensors on satellites, drones, jets and ground operations churn out massive amounts of data, and they can provide advanced insights about everything from debris drifting in space to mapping food resources on the ground. Making sense of billions of esoteric data points isn’t easy, but that’s exactly what Austin-based startup Slingshot Aerospace is focused on. The company uses advanced analytics, aerial imagery and partnerships with government agencies, including the U.S. Air Force and NASA, to visualize complex data and provide real-time locational awareness of space debris and other objects. The startup, which also has […]

Austin startup Slingshot Aerospace raises $8M to analyze data from satellites, drones and jets

Fintech Startup, PAYMYNT Financial, Announces Patent-Pending Universal Payment Rewards System

Fintech Startup, PAYMYNT Financial, Announces Patent-Pending Universal Payment Rewards System

BOSTON, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PAYMYNT Financial, a Greater Boston-based financial technology company, filed a patent application for its novel Universal Rewards System. PAYMYNT Rewards is an all-in-one mobile commerce platform with over 2,000 name-brand retail partners. “Today’s reward systems are fragmented and do little to benefit the consumer.” Michael Rosa said, CEO, PAYMYNT Financial. “Our universal rewards system unifies all consumer spending into one easy-to-use application while offering customers the freedom to choose how they want to earn, save, spend, or send their rewards.” PAYMYNT Financial filed a patent application for its novel Universal Rewards System. The […]

Fintech Startup, PAYMYNT Financial, Announces Patent-Pending Universal Payment Rewards System

Intel to acquire AI hyperparameter optimization startup SigOpt

Intel to acquire AI hyperparameter optimization startup SigOpt

Intel Corp. today said that it’s buying Andreessen Horowitz-backed artificial intelligence startup SigOpt Inc. for an undisclosed sum. SigOpt, based in San Francisco, develops a software platform that is used by private firms and research groups such as OpenAI to boost the performance of their AI models. Its platform improves model performance through a method known as hyperparameter optimization. Hyperparameters are settings defined by developers that influence how an AI processes data. These settings can include, among others, the number of artificial neurons in a model and the way those neurons interact with each other. Hyperparameter optimization, SigOpt’s specialty, […]

Intel to acquire AI hyperparameter optimization startup SigOpt