AisleFinder a NewMe Accelerator startup raises angel round & launches new partnership with TaskRabbit

As the saying goes, and then there where three! Leaked via Twitter last night and now public information, AisleFinder which enables shoppers to quickly and efficiently find the items they want to buy within grocery stores announced they have raised an angel round. Curtiss Pope, AisleFinder, CEO doesn't disclosed how much the company has raised but he tells the story about how and why he raised fund for AisleFinder in a post called Money Talks. From the Facebook announcement Curtis says, that" Aislefinder will use the funds to take care of some things, and also achieve some milestones over [...]

BeCouply, a NewMe Accelerator startup receives Pre-Seed Investment from Kapor Capital

Today it was announced that BeCouply, the mobile app that helps couples have epic social lives received Pre-Seed Investment from Kapor Capital. This is the second startup that participated in the NewMe Accelerator that announced they have raised capital. OneSchool was the first as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

As reported on BlackWeb 2.0:

BeCouply just received a pre-seed investment by Kapor Capital.

“We’re making a pre-seed investment in BeCouply to enable them to complete development work on the product, said Mitchell Kapor. We think the team has identified a social network [...]

Video: Mitch Kapor on the value of the NewMe Accelerator and what Kapor Capital looks for in startups

Originally posted on Blackweb 2.0

The NewMe Accelerator just completed it's first full week of working with amazing mentors and speakers from the Silicon Valley. Closing out the week NewMe startups had a chance sit down for one on one sessions with well known Venture Capitalist Mitch Kapor @mkapor of Kapor Capital. Before the sessions begin Mitch talked to the NewMe Accelerator startups first class on how he learned about the accelerator, why the NewMe Accelerator is important to have in the Silicon Valley and what Kapor Capital looks for in startups when considering investing. Take a [...]

Silicon Valley Welcomes First of its Kind Minority Accelerator

The Silicon Valley Welcomes First of its Kind Minority Accelerator was originally posted on

Silicon Valley welcomed the first ever technology accelerator for minority-led start-ups, NewME Accelerator. NewME’s select participants commenced their first class on June 16 and will participate in this program throughout the summer.  The start-up founders are based in a shared house in Mountain View, Calif. and are utilizing co-working space at Citizen Space in San Francisco.

This program gives the founders a unique opportunity to learn from key industry leaders during private [...]

Tagged, Google, InteractiveOne and More Line Up to Sponsor NewME Accelerator #BOOM

Originally posted on BlackWeb 2.0 by Angela Benton

Important Note:  You may see Angela and I say #BOOM consistently in the coming weeks and throughout the summer, it's our version of the fist bump, lol :)

We are just a couple of weeks out at this point and we are still in awe about the amount of support that we've gotten not only from speakers and mentors but also from the people who are financially and resourcefully helping to make this historic program happen.  When we first conceptualized even putting something like this together we knew it was a huge idea, and to be frank I was [...]