This Week in Collaborative Fund

Our weekly update highlighting exciting news about our portfolio and the unique opportunities to join the companies. 

Launches

Spend an hour learning to code today on your iPhone with the new Codecademy app: http://j.mp/1gkaunU

Skillshare launches an official affiliate program: bit.ly/1f2NOEX

Good Eggs launches the “Office Box” – a weekly box of healthy snacks and fresh fruit: http://www.goodeggs.com/officebox

Every month the  Assembly community picks an amazing idea for an app. They then use Assembly to build it together and share its profits:  http://bitly.com/1be4zZX

Sessions connects you with a health coach and a personalized fitness program to get you active, guaranteed:  http://tcrn.ch/1gupI9J

Growth

Rob Spiro discusses the growth and mission of Good Eggs on CNBC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZcEYxCzR-Q

How Maker’s Row is facilitating connections between designers and small-batch American manufacturers: bit.ly/IMIaf0

Simply Gum is now available at all Whole Foods Markets in New York City.

Awesome

The top 200 Reddit posts of all time, visualized: http://j.mp/1iOQmcW

The 14 biggest Kickstarter wins of 2013 – on BuzzFeed: bit.ly/1gN0gd5

Popularity of a Skillshare class prompts the launch of a million dollar business: bit.ly/ILsqcq

Inside Blue Bottle Coffee’s vision for the perfect coffee-shop design: http://j.mp/1aZTPRG

For every limited edition  Soma Water carafe purchased, $12.50 will be donated to Charity Water:  charitywater.drinksoma.com 

Interviews & Features

Skillcrush on BBC – What if more women learned to code? bbc.in/1brR20r

Sherpaa on The Guardian – Can virtual doctors’ offices cut corporate healthcare costs? bit.ly/1cf9eeT

“In a way, Hampton Creek Foods is treating food like software, borrowing various bits of code from different kinds of plants.” – WSJ: http://j.mp/1euNyPt

MakeSpace on The PopUp City – The next generation urban storage: bit.ly/1iySJ5W

UpCounsel on WSJ – Online matchmakers offer new way to find legal help: http://on.wsj.com/1eN9QMy

Job Opportunities

MakeSpace is hiring a Marketing Director in New York: angel.co/makespace/jobs

Codecademy is hiring a Senior Community Manager in New York: www.codecademy.com/jobs

Lyft is hiring a Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco: www.lyft.me/jobs

Simple is hiring a Strategic Partnership Manager in Portland: simple.com/careers


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