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08 Jul

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Help SideCar Change the Way People Get Around

July 8, 2014 | By |

sidecar-smNow hiring Designers, Developers, and Operations support to support rapid growth! A full range of Marketing, Management, Customer Service, and PR roles need to be filled! Find out more.

08 Jul

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Tachyus is hiring!

July 8, 2014 | By |

tachyus_smNow hiring Software Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, and Data Physicists. Find out more!

26 Jun

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Zipments Adding to Rockstar Sales Team

June 26, 2014 | By |

zipments-sm Zipments is reshaping, revitalizing and retooling the local delivery service industry and we are looking for a hungry account executive to join our team! You will be a great add to our team if you….

… hold a Bachelors Degree

… have 1+ years of proven sales experience managing a full sales cycle (inside sales preferred)

… are sales oriented with strong communication, negotiation, and selling skills

… have excellent phone, email, and customer service skills

… are solution oriented, self-motivated, and hungry to succeed

… carry the mentality of a hunter; can aggressively fill your own pipeline to exceed goals

… can manage your time to maximize your daily potential

… are comfortable making a high number of calls daily

… love working within the fast-paced, chaotic environment of a high-growth start-up

… desire to grow with the company and take on more responsibility

 

You will be responsible for…

… building daily lists of prospective customers to cold call

… achieving daily activity quotas and monthly sales goals

… holding meetings with prospective clients via the web to effectively demonstrate the zipments value

… working directly with the decision makers to efficiently manage the entire sales cycle

… bringing a positive attitude and energy to the office daily

… ensuring SalesForce is constantly updated with accurate information

 

We Offer:

Like most venture-back tech startups, we can offer the right candidate awesome benefits and great experiences. This includes a base salary with a true uncapped commission plan. You will be working in downtown Grand Rapids surrounded by other hungry sales professionals focused solely on driving revenue and growing the zipments brand. If this sounds like the adventure you are looking for, send your resume to careers@zipments.com.

26 Jun

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FarmLogs is hiring!

June 26, 2014 | By |

farmlogs-smFarmLogs is hiring developers, designers, engineers, and project managers.

Find out more today!

21 May

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Huron River Ventures builds startup ecosystem in Kerrytown

May 21, 2014 | By |

Huron River Ventures isn’t just a venture capital firm looking to build a portfolio of startups and investors. It’s working to build its own little entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kerrytown.

The 4-year-old VC, which specializes in early stage investment, opened up its first office this spring in Kerrytown. It is sharing the space with a handful of other venture capital firms and a few startups, including Local Orbit and TurtleCell. The idea is to create a concentration of techies and investors in a cool space in one of Ann Arbor’s most cosmopolitan neighborhoods.

Read more on Concentrate

14 May

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Huron River Ventures has a new home in Kerrytown!

May 14, 2014 | By |

As of May 1, HRV’s offices are now located at 303 Detroit Street, Suite 100 in Ann Arbor, MI. The new space is share with other members of the Ann Arbor venture capital and entrepreneurial ecosystem, including Draper Triangle VenturesArsenal Venture PartnersCultivan Sandbox VenturesDetroit Innovate, accounting firm MRPR and law firm Varnum LLP, among others. Now referred to as the “Headwaters”, we hope the space will be the beginning of many great things. Read  about Headwaters on Tackk.

10 Apr

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Tachyus, a Data Start-Up for Oil Industry, Raises $6 Million

April 10, 2014 | By |

Since graduating from Stanford in 2011, Dakin Sloss has already co-founded two start-ups, including the government data analysis company OpenGov.

But several months ago, he and two friends began discussing what their next project should be. After research into a number of industries ripe for more sophisticated data analysis, they came up with a surprising one: oil and gas.

What the three founded has become Tachyus, which aims to create an array of sensors and mobile applications to help oil and gas producers better record and analyze their wells. The company plans to announce as soon as Thursday that it has raised $6 million from a group led by Founders Fund and includes Streamlined Ventures, Caffeinated Capital, Huron River Ventures, and Formation 8.

Read more on New York Times: Dealbook

26 Mar

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Farm App Harvests Big Data

March 26, 2014 | By |

When Jesse Vollmar told his mom he wanted to start a technology company that utilized data to help farmers run their business, his mother was worried. It wasn’t the business plan that had her concerned but the uncertain future. Read more on ModernFarmer.com

12 Mar

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Testing UberX, Lyft and Sidecar Against a Cab in Six Cities

March 12, 2014 | By |

The Amazing Ride-Share Race. We had six teams use ride-sharing services and a taxi cab to get to the same destination in peak-hour traffic in six cities….The one app that stood out as a winner is Sidecar. Not only did it cost, on average, about 10% less than the taxi, but it gave us more of a feeling of control. Read more on wsj.com.

 

 

19 Feb

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After Raising $10M From USV, SideCar Pivots To Offer A Ride-sharing Marketplace

February 19, 2014 | By |

Peer-to-peer ride-sharing startup SideCar is releasing a brand new version of its app for both passengers and drivers, which will provide more flexibility for drivers and more choice for passengers. The new version is being announced along with an investment by Union Square Ventures and the appointment of Fred Wilson to its board of directors. Read more on TechCrunch.