It took years of meticulous organizing, thoughtful strategy and a year-long beta to bring Dropsource‘s mobile app development tool to launch. Once it had established a recognized brand among mobile developers and received solid validation from beta users, Dropsource came out of stealth mode this summer ready to dominate its market with an official product launch. So far, the team is seeing returns on their hard work, prompting a new $5.3 million round from 25 investors, some of them local.
Techstars founder David Cohen covered a range of topics during his fireside chat at this week’s CED Tech Venture Conference, from how he enticed storied venture capitalist Brad Feld to invest in Techstars to his early investment in Uber. But one theme rose to the top—the communities with entrepreneurs, investors and support agencies that “give first” are the most successful. Cohen would know—he’s in the business of building successful, dynamic startup communities and ecosystems.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper opened this week’s CED Tech Venture Conference with a flashback to his adolescence in rural Nash County, to a moment where he blocked a shot by former UNC point guard and NBA player Phil Ford when they were playing on rival teams in high school. Cooper refers to this moment as his “claim to fame,” and tied it into his passion for his present career as governor.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".