Kym McNicholas is an Emmy Award winning reporter (3x Emmy nominated), with 18 years experience in broadcasting. She has spent most of her career in finance and technology, most recently at Forbes.
By Kym McNicholas October 19, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0eblYl3sFQ] It’s not often that you’re able to document the evolution of culture within a company, especially in one video. But we managed to do it with ZEFR, a tech company in Venice which helps movie studios monetize their content. The video above is worth watching if you’re trying to build a company. Culture is key to attracting and retaining…
By Kym McNicholas October 16, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBLSMl1X1Mk] When was the last time we saw a major disruption in public relations? Not in my career of 18 years in broadcasting. It’s still the same old, same old press release for the most part – with a few exceptions. In comes AirPR, the Match.com for the PR business. It has created an algorithm that matches entrepreneurs with independent…
By Kym McNicholas October 9, 2012
It’s hard to believe PandoDaily is a mere eight months old. It’s growing fast, but I am reminded we’re still a start-up as I watch Sarah and our General Manager Oni Rovatti trying to not only create a great product on a daily basis, but also handle all the accounting, the payroll, and employee benefits on their own. To just…
By Kym McNicholas October 8, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmSIsMLwmRQ] So Facebook hits 1 billion users. What does that mean for a company like Branchout, one of many sites that grew rapidly by latching onto Facebook’s social graph? Particularly since Branchout aims to use Facebook’s reach to one-up the next largest social network — LinkedIn. With Facebook’s user growth inevitably set to slow down at some point, Branchout is…
By Kym McNicholas October 5, 2012
[youtube=http://youtu.be/6SBVrDJL3HA] America’s Cup Races are in town, the Blue Angels are roaring overhead, and more than 1 million visitors are converging on San Francisco Bay over the course of the weekend. It’s the perfect opportunity for any company with a boat to hit the water for a little show and tell.
By Kym McNicholas October 1, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDUhtFd4Vlc] Ooyala is tackling the world’s largest market for online video, the Asia-Pacifc. Ooyala provides tools that help companies stream videos online, as well as monetize them. It just closed the $35 million round it announced earlier this summer, with two of its big investors in Singapore.
By Kym McNicholas September 13, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htyf-wvhYsA] The kiteboarding techies are at it again — traveling the world looking for new spots to satisfy their hunger for excitement. An annual event called, MaiTai, which started in Maui by Charles River Ventures Partner Bill Tai and professional kiteboarder Susi Mai in 2007, landed at the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River near Portland, Oregon this summer. (Watch the…
By Kym McNicholas September 10, 2012
Women have a habit of mainly talking about the bad stuff when gossiping about relationships with friends. We don’t need to analyze the good stuff, only the bad, and that’s where friends come in as counsel. So what if there was a way that friends could monitor an entire relationship and have the big picture when offering advice? In comes…
By Kym McNicholas August 27, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9xHuVKhq-w]Most start-up founders would bend over backwards for coverage. So I was a bit surprised when a former NCAA championship gymnast raised $17 million in funding late last year, and not only didn’t do cartwheels, but kept it a secret — until now.
By Kym McNicholas August 22, 2012
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4oQ21kxx60] Of course, I had to check out what the San Francisco Business Times deemed as one of the top places in the Bay Area to work. But there was another, even bigger reason I decided to visit social networking site Tagged. The Financial District-based “Social Discovery” company seems to be growing silently amidst the skyscrapers, despite a…