E-commerce fraud prevention startup NS8 Inc. has raised $7.5 million as part of a bid to expand its international presence and grow its staff in the United States. The Arlington company has seen a strong response since launching its first product in December, growing from $4,000 in monthly recurring revenue from its subscription-based offerings to $172,000 in October. Much of that growth has come unexpectedly from international markets. That has put a strain on the company's 12 employees.
Chip Paucek, the CEO of Latham education company 2U Inc., took advantage of the company's record stock price, selling millions of shares, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Paucek exercised options to buy about about 188,000 shares for between $3 to $5.75 apiece for a total purchase of $417,884. He then sold those options for $63.34 per share to $65.11 per share, for a total of about $9.2 million, netting about $8.8 million before taxes.
Sterling-based Loci Inc. claims to have already sold millions of dollars of its new digital currency toward its $19.3 million goal - part of a business plan to create a cryptocurrency-based marketplace to buy and sell intellectual property. Loci Inc. has developed a software named InnVenn, to help lawyers, inventors and corporations research patents, ideas and concepts to ensure they're not repeating something that's been done before.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".