December 2017 Updates from Teamworthy Ventures

LAFC Signs SeatGeek As Official Ticketing Partner - For LAFC, the deal isn't as much about getting fans into the stadium - the team expects to sell out in its debut season - as it is about knowing who those fans are, since SeatGeek's mobile platform allows the team to capture fan identities. "That's the game now, for the team owners and venue operators, is trying to understand who's in the building," says LAFC chief business officer Larry Freedman. "And once you can understand who's in the building, you have a better opportunity to improve your level of engagement with that fan." Learn more about SeatGeek Enterprise

Quartzy Accelerates Scientific Discovery By Making Labs More Efficient - "Most of us here at Quartzy worked in a lab at some point so we all understood all the little things that waste time in a lab. Updating chemical inventory spreadsheets before an inspection, forgetting to get something ordered before a shipping cut off, lab supplies getting back ordered and never communicated to the scientists, playing phone tag with reps to get better pricing on chemicals, the list is endless. When you really look at it, most scientists waste 25-50% of their time on inventory and ordering inefficiencies. Quartzy brings that down to almost zero through our seamless inventory management and order request handling. If you are using Quartzy to communicate what needs to be purchased then you will never again have another duplicate order, misplaced package, or out of date lab inventory. One of our users wrote in just last week saying that she was trying to justify implementing Quartzy’s adoption at her biotech and when she did the analysis, she found that Quartzy would save their lab manager 83% of their time every day. This is why we do what we do." Get a demo of Quartzy's lab management software today

GetSwift partners with POS platform Toast - GetSwift has signed a partnership agreement with a restaurant and hospitality point of sale (POS) platform Toast. GetSwift said it has partnered with Toast to offer additional global touchpoints for its platform. Toast is based in the US and covers a network of more than 20,000 merchant outlets across 42 states. GetSwift will have the capacity of up to 400,000 deliveries per month, close to 5 million a year, through organic channel growth. Request a demo of Toast's all-in-one restaurant POS

Ibotta Names Suchit Majmudar Chief Marketing Officer - "Suchit's values match our core values at Ibotta. He has an incredible track record of achievement and will be a terrific teammate and collaborator across the organization," Leach said. "I'm beyond excited about what we'll accomplish together at this pivotal time and beyond." "I'm thrilled to lead a dedicated, hungry marketing team that serves a passionate Ibotta community who derive real, tangible value from our product," Majmudar said. "With Ibotta's explosive growth into mobile commerce, there couldn't be a more exciting time to join the company. I look forward to sharing in the team's relentless commitment to providing users a more fun and rewarding shopping experience." Prior to Ibotta, Majmudar was Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Caribou Coffee, Inc., and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., where he was responsible for creating and implementing new customer experience strategies across multiple brands. Majmudar's previous well-rounded experience includes leadership positions for lululemon athletica, including as director of merchandising; merchandising at J.Crew; and financial analyst positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and The Pritzker Organization.  Learn more about partnering with Ibotta

A New, Interest-Free Way to Pay for College - "Every college-bound student should have access to the institution that is right for them. With the cost of college today, students and their families are looking for ways to ensure a return on investment beyond a great four-year experience on campus. Through our highly personalized approach to education, Clarkson is confident in its partnership with students to offer both a transformative education and a great ROI,” said Anthony G. Collins, president of Clarkson University. Power ed by Vemo Education: “The new Lewis Income Share Agreement reflects our longstanding commitment to help students persist in their education and propel them toward career success. We all have skin in the game to see these students’ careers prosper. Learn more about how Vemo Education can help your college or university

AirMap and Airways to trial drone traffic management system in New Zealand- Airways chief executive Graeme Sumner said: “The trial is an important step in investigating how Airways could develop a nationwide UTM system that safely integrates UAVs into New Zealand’s wider air traffic control network. “There is potential for New Zealand to become a test-bed for the UAV industry through the implementation of a system that supports growth and development in a safe manner.” Learn more about AirMap airspace authorization

Digital Communications Your Business Should Be Encrypting And Securing- An email encryption service like Virtru makes all of these tedious situations easier. As explained in a detailed breakdown of how Virtru’s services supplement Microsoft and Azure, “Virtru users can read emails directly from their inboxes. Non-Virtru users can read and respond to emails from a web-based Secure Reader after authenticating with their existing credentials. Reading an email secured by Virtru will not require a new password or new software.” The difference is Virtru scans end-user content before its sent. This makes it compliant with regulations like HIPAA. Also, it prevents Microsoft from accessing your data. Unlike Azure RMS, Virtru’s usage and access controls are available to anyone that accesses your content. These controls include revoking message access, message expiration times, forwarding tracking, receipt reading, and PDF watermarking. Contact the Virtru team to learn more

Unboxing Boxed: 5 Questions With CMO Jackson Jeyanayagam - A third example at Boxed is our biddable marketplace within our platform; something fairly unique in the e-commerce world (aside from what Amazon has been doing). We’ve always sold placements on the site and give the CPG’s (consumer packaged goods companies) a chance to do custom promos and deals, but we’ve never had a CPC (cost-per-click) bidding model where they can come on and bid for certain audiences in certain occasions or placements on the site (or both). We’ve now built that out and have been rolling it out with a few partners, so it’s pretty new but that’s an area where technology is at the center of the experience. Become a Boxed retailer or vendor partner

Lively 2017 HSA Year in Review - Every year more and more Americans create dedicated savings for their health and 2017 was no exception. Did you know that over 21 million Americans have an HSA? In fact, the HSA is growing at a faster rate than the 401(k) industry. 2017 will finish with an estimated $44.7 billion in HSA assets (deposits and investments). This was a 23% increased from the previous year. More HSA assets mean more money dedicated to health savings and long-term health financial opportunities. This was truly a year to invest in your health. The average HSA account investment holder has over $15k in assets. This totals over $7.3 billion of estimated investment assets in 2017, which was a 44% increase from the previous year. While HSAs provide a clear path to pay for current year out-of-pocket medical expenses, this growth shows the value of longer-term savings opportunities. Learn how to offer a Lively HSA to your team

Earn RaiseMe Micro-scholarships For Your Art - We have some exciting news for you: For budding artists, visual designers, photographers, and creators who are considering pursuing an art degree right after high school, there’s now a new way to channel your artistic talents and creative vision with colleges far before applying: micro-scholarships for sharing creative artwork to your RaiseMe portfolio as early as 9th grade. Learn more about how RaiseMe can help your college or university

Factual’s VP of Agencies and Strategic Partnerships Talks Cross-Device Targeting and the Best Strategy for Real-Time Location Data - "Tactics are really dependent on the goals of the campaign and the audience the advertiser is trying to reach. When advertisers craft their campaign, they need to have an in-depth understanding of a consumer’s behavior relevant to their brand, so they know what will drive the greatest ROI. For example, Factual’s Geopulse Proximity is used to target people based on where they are in real time, using their latitude and longitude. This opens the door for broader targeting tactics to reach people at or near a place and can drive them in store to make a purchase. You can also optimize using targeting based on real world behaviors of people who visit a place frequently. Cross-device targeting allows you to message them wherever they may be, whether that’s in-app or mobile web on a smartphone/tablet, or at home or work on a desktop computer." Contact the Factual sales team to learn more

SEC Rule 144: Set your company up for long-term regulatory success with Carta - With Carta, the original Rule 144 date will be attached to issuances of common and preferred stock certificates. In most instances, the date will be attached to the shares as they are transferred, converted, or sold, allowing companies to automatically track this regulatory requirement. Transfers and repurchases completed on the platform require the Rule 144 date to be included before the transaction can be processed, ensuring this information is always attached to the correct issuance. Request a Carta demo

Join Atlas Obscura on a trip to Newfoundland - Join Atlas Obscura for a week full of adventure, storytelling, and windswept landscapes. We'll visit three of Newfoundland's most unique and historic locations: its capital of St. John's, the port town of Harbour Grace—one of the oldest towns in North America—and Bell Island, a place brimming with natural beauty, local legends, and lore. You'll head home with a sense of the tenacious, charming, and improbable nature of Newfoundland itself. This trip is limited to a small group of 12 curious and intrepid explorers. View more Atlas Obscura Trips

MM.LaFleur has developed a wool trench coat that packs the warmth of a ski-jacket without the bulk -MM.LaFleur has made a name for itself by designing workwear made for women’s actual needs — and this year they’ve created a sleek, office-ready trench coat with the heat of a ski-jacket. The company has so far created an almost peerless line of elegant clothes that don’t offer comfort up for collateral — and the Prospect Puffer isn’t going to break that pattern. The tailored wrap coat has a fitted wool exterior and a down-insulated interior. You’ll get the slimming, streamlined silhouette of a trench coat without sacrificing your warmth or comfort in the name of professionalism.  Start a Bento now

SidelineSwap Pro Gear Watch: We took a look at what gear Tampa Bay's electric trio - Stamkos, Kucherov, and Namestnikov - are using. Play Video

Upcoming Galvanize Events - Attend an upcoming info session, tech talk, or intro to coding event at Galvanize in New York City, San Francisco, Denver, Austin, Phoenix, Seattle, or Boulder

Shop Winter Baking Essentials at Food52

Stephen Schmalhofer