How to pitch a Fortune 500 executive: Cisco Edition

written by bethburgee on April 19, 2013 in Industry Trends and Interviews and Under The Radar with no comments

More than just a startup conference series, Under the Radar is designed to match innovative startups with VP and C-level buyers at large companies to help foster meaningful sales and BD relationships. One executive looking to connect with next-generation B2B Read the Rest…


3 Reasons to Partner with an Enterprise

written by bethburgee on April 18, 2013 in Industry Trends and Opinions and Under The Radar with no comments

As much as we love to hate them – giant mogul enterprises are important to any startup that wants to expand, grow and innovate. Startups originate from an idea that disrupts a enterprise status-quo… they are innovative and (hopefully) solving Read the Rest…


Speaker Presentations from #GROWtalks Toronto

written by bethburgee on February 25, 2013 in GROW with no comments

GROWtalks Toronto was fantastic! Thank you all for attending and a special thank you to our sponsors and speakers. Be sure to check out the photos from the event! Here are the presentations from the speakers: Brant Cooper, Author, The Read the Rest…


Speaker Presentations from #GROWtalks Montreal

written by bethburgee on February 21, 2013 in GROW with no comments

  GROWtalks Montreal was fantastic! Thank you all for attending and a special thank you to our sponsors and speakers. Here are the presentations from the speakers: Brant Cooper, Author, The Lean Entrepreneur, spoke on Customer Development on the Innovation Read the Rest…


Cloudant Receives Round of Funding from Samsung

written by bethburgee on February 6, 2013 in Funding and Under The Radar with no comments

Congratulations to Under the Radar Alumni Cloudant, who took a win today with a round raised from Samsung. Other investors include Y Combinator and Avalon Ventures, with disclosed investments in the company totalling $4 million. The additional fundraising will be used Read the Rest…


Urban Airship Raises $25M led by August Capital and Others

written by bethburgee on February 6, 2013 in Funding and Under The Radar with no comments

The good streak continues this week with Under the Radar Conference Alumni, Urban Airship, raising $25M led by August Capital, and included participation from existing investors Foundry Group, Intel Capital, True Ventures and Verizon. Founded in 2009, Urban Airship developed a ‘messaging Read the Rest…


Oris4 Names New CEO

written by bethburgee on January 17, 2013 in Startup News with no comments

Halifax-based software company 2nd Act Innovations’ recently named Reza Kazemipour as Chief Executive Officer of Oris4, a cloud content management system that revolutionizes searching and managing content across the organization. Dealmaker Media knows Reza from way back and his experience speaks for itself. Kazemipour Read the Rest…


ScaleArc Raises $12.3M in Series C Funding

written by bethburgee on January 14, 2013 in Funding and Under The Radar with no comments

    Congratulations to ScaleArc on raising $12.3 Million in their Series C Round led by Accel Partners.  ScaleArc presented at our Under the Radar Conference in April of 2012 and won the Judges Choice Award for DataBase Scalability. See Read the Rest…


Tips on Hiring a Great Team for Your Business

written by bethburgee on November 29, 2012 in Guest Blog and Startups with no comments

This is a guest post by Rainier Fulcan for Dealmaker Media So you need to hire a great team to help you help make your amazing idea into a reality. You realize you need smart, motivated and devoted people on Read the Rest…


5 Ways to Communicate your Business Value

written by bethburgee on November 27, 2012 in Opinions and Startups with no comments

Startups often lack the ability to effectively communicate the value of their story in an efficient way. We talk to hundreds of startups, businesses and individuals on their business models and are often surprised at how disjointed their stories can Read the Rest…