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Startups - San Francisco Business Times

For Credit Karma, educating consumers is good for business

by Jean Lee Kenneth Lin, Credit Karma

SAN FRANCISCO—Credit Karma has become the third-highest-valued venture-backed financial company in the United States, largely by giving away its services for free.

The San Francisco-based financial information website is unique among its competitors because it provides consumers with free access to information about their personal finances, including their credit scores and reports and monthly  ...

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Fighting inequality with digital guns: LGBTQ people in the gaming industry

by Ashley Stewart Ben Williams

SEATTLE—Ben Williams remembers the first video game that he felt represented his community.

It was 2008 and Japan’s “Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4” was just released for an American audience. For the first time, he watched video game characters struggle with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer issues. One character was coming to grips with his sexuality, another with gender  ...

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The right ingredients help MuleSoft rise, CEO Greg Schott says

by Annie Gaus Greg Schott, MuleSoft

SAN FRANCISCO—Every enterprise software maker will tout its unique technology, top-notch clients and strong growth metrics. But when MuleSoft CEO Greg Schott described his company’s success in building an enterprise firm with a great culture, he likened it to “baking a cake.”

“We focus heavily on the ingredients: the people we hire,” Schott said. “If you begin with that, you’re  ...

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Startups - TechFlash

Denver startup tackles opioids

RxAssurance

DENVER—Helping doctors and patients manage pain medications and stem the rampant problem of addiction to opioid prescription drugs has become the main focus of Denver startup RxAssurance.

The three-person company didn’t aim to tackle the U.S. opioid epidemic when it started four years ago. Its initial focus was creating apps and software to help patients log medication use and doctors monitor  ...

June 25, 2016 | 3:00pm EDT
Hot Shots - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Crongeyer blends law, medicine, business

by Ellie Hensley

ATLANTA—Lots of people dream of being a doctor, lawyer or successful business person. John Crongeyer became all three.

Crongeyer is the co-founder and CEO of Atlanta-based ModusOne Health, a clinical diagnosis improvement company. It’s a platform that helps doctors navigate the complicated world of ICD-10, the World Health Organization’s endlessly complicated medical classification list  ...

June 25, 2016 | 12:00pm EDT
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High hopes as marijuana blossoms: What to do with the nation’s largest weed market

by Annie Gaus David Hua, CEO of Meadow

SAN FRANCISCO—With a measure to legalize marijuana on California’s November ballot, entrepreneurs and investors are rapidly lighting up the weed economy.

An ecosystem of startups is expanding to grow, harvest and deliver an expanding array of marijuana-related products and services that are expected to follow legalization. Though it’s still a no-go area for big institutional funds,  ...

June 25, 2016 | 9:00am EDT
Startups - Fly away

Rise private air service flies by 10,000 passenger mark

by Bill Hethcock Rise

DALLAS—Dan Caine’s LinkedIn profile lists his title as entrepreneur, founder and military aviator.

As impressive as that may sound, it still doesn’t encapsulate the full picture for the F-16 fighter pilot and 9/11 defender turned businessman, chief operating officer and co-founder of Dallas startup Rise. The private air service allows members to take unlimited flights for a monthly  ...

June 24, 2016 | 5:00pm EDT
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