What’s new with Startup Genome? – Week of June 9

Here are some of the changes to Startup Genome since our last update:

  • Huge performance improvements. The site is now dependably fast.
  • Integrated Amazon CloudSearch. Drop-down search suggestions “just work” now.
  • Finally cleaned up all the bad CrunchBase data.
  • Straight-up got rid of our homepage. Now when you navigate to startupgenome.co, you are taken to the map of the city you’re in. (this is super convenient on mobile)
  • Launched API 2.0
    • Cross-origin requests (with a valid API key)
    • POST updates to the API
    • Generate your own API keys at http://startupgenome.co/people/api_keys/username
    • Much faster than API 1.0
  • All U.S. addresses are now run through SmartyStreets for increased accuracy.
  • Organizations can now have “chapters.” As a bonus, a sexy map page is generated showing an organization’s chapters. Ex: Startup Weekend’s chapter map. TO manage chapters, click “Chapters” when editing your organization.
  • Map pages improvements:
    • Simpler, full-screen design
    • Just one search bar searches both locally and globally
    • Improved the zoom and area-bound default settings
    • Switched to MapBox for map imagery
  • Extended logged-in sessions. Hooray! – you no longer have to log back in every 30 minutes. And when you log in, you are taken back to the page you were on instead of the homepage.
  • URLs are now short and user-friendly (e.g. startupgenome.co/omaha-ne-usa)
  • Lots of improvements to the responsive design. Everything should work on mobile now.
  • Fixed the confusion between a company’s investments received vs. investments made.
  • You can now enter public (in addition to private) LinkedIn URLs on your profile.
  • We removed the long list of social media links when filling in your profile. Now just enter a link and we automatically identify what it is.
  • Multiple jobs at the same company look better on profile pages.
  • You can stop emailing Shane to ask for a password reset. Click “Forgot Your Password?” on the Sign In page. 

Up next: Angel List integration, drastically faster CrunchBase syncing, and API sandbox

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