NewME VR: How to Market Your Product Online founder and CEO Ricky Yean spoke with our founders about ways to drive customer acquisition, effective online marketing strategies and the power of social media.

Zoobean Secures Additional $400,000

Less than a week after Zoobean survived a swim with the sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the Edtech startup announced a $400,000 funding round from investors that include Militello Capital, CIT GAP Funds and angel investor Hilton Augustine Jr.

AgLocal Raises Another $1.3 Million, Pivots to Consumer-Facing Subscription Service

NewME’s Spring 2012 grad AgLocal announced Wednesday it has moved away from its meat marketplace business model, which connected independent farmers and ranchers with restaurants, to a consumer-facing subscription service. The subscription service will begin shipping May 21, but AgLocal has opened up a pre-order window today.

NewME DC PopUp Winner Zoobean to Appear on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Zoobean, a web service that recommends apps and books for children, announced that co-founders and NewME PopUp DC winners Jordan Lloyd Bookey and Felix Brandon Lloyd will pitch their business to ABC’s “Shark Tank” investors in an episode airing Friday, April 18 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

NewME VR: How to Create Viral Content Success

General Manager at Reddit Erik Martin joined our NewME VR founders to share his insights on the key elements that make content go viral, what triggers users to share content and the biggest misconceptions on viral growth.

NewME VR: How to Build a Viable Social App

We tapped David Weekly, product manager at Facebook, to discuss how today’s social networking sites are thriving, nailing social app design and tips to making one’s social product a success.

How to Refine Your Business Model & Raise Early-Stage Funding

Harsh Patel, investment team director at Claremont Creek Ventures, discussed finessing your business model and securing early-stage funding with NewME VR founders on March 20.

NewME VR: Scrappy User Acquisition Strategies for Startups

We tapped tech entrepreneur and NewME mentor Kurt Collins to outline the dos and don’ts of user acquisition for early-stage startups.

NewME VR: Growth Hacking for Startups

We tapped NewME mentor Joshua Parks, senior product manager and data scientist at social discovery site Tagged, for advice on increasing one’s customer base and growth hacking tactics entrepreneurs can start using today.

NewME Alum Kairos Closes $1.2MM Series A Funding, Plans to Expand

Kairos, an innovative facial-recognition company that graduated from NewME Accelerator’s Spring 2012 class, recently landed a $1.2 million series A funding round from a group of angels and a venture capitalist. The south and central Florida-based backers include New World Angels, Florida Angel Nexus, Innovision Ventures, True Venture Innovations, Lyonsden Investments and venVelo, as well as several other angels and high-net worth individuals.