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Your Weekly YEC Social Roundup

Each week, we like to post what’s been going on with some of our members in the world of social media. Our recap will cover member news and highlights, external publications and hiring needs.

Member News & Highlights

Congratulations to YEC'er Shama Hyder for publishing her second book, "Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age." The book offers five essential marketing principles and "will help you not only regain your sanity, but learn how to spot opportunities to grow your organization and brand in the midst of marketplace chaos."

YEC member Jānis Krūms, founder and CEO of Opportunity, recently announced the launch of the first-ever "Influence of Social Media" Scholarship for incoming college freshmen or undergraduate and graduate students. “Our hope is that this ‘Opportunity Influence of Social Media’ scholarship will present one promising young mind with the means to continue his or her education and unlock the door to even more – opportunities," says Krums.

Norwegian startup, Unacast, where Chris Cunningham serves as CRO, just announced its $5 million Series A led by Open Ocean Capital and Investinor, bringing the company’s total funding to $6.6 million. Go here to read the press release!

P.S. Unacast is hiring.

Congratulations to YEC member company Sup for being voted as one of The Top 100 Startups by Startups.co.uk. The "hyper local" app, founded by Rich Pleeth, notifies you when friends are nearby so you never miss a chance encounter.

Member Publications

Last week, Glamour shared the story of She's the First Scholar Keerthi from India with millions of people. In partnership with TheGirlProject, the video explores Keerthi's passion for education and her dreams of becoming a software engineer.

BizJournal recently published the piece highlighting the success of YEC member Ricky Joshi and his company, Saavta. The article, "How an Austin Mattress Company Rocketed to 180M Revenue," explores the company's new brand and its hope to become the largest e-commerce retailers in the city.

In his latest Inc piece, "How This 30-Year-Old Built a Multimillion-Dollar Consulting Business Without Funding," Rahul Varshneya sits down with fellow YEC member Matthew Weinberg, co-founder of Vector Media Group, to discuss the secrets to his success and how every entrepreneur in the consulting space can build and run a successful business.

Andrew Thomas just released this video interview as part of the "SkyBell HD + Works with Nest" case study. "By working with Nest, we can now give our customers the ability to monitor and the feeling of safety and control," says the Skybell co-founder.

Member Companies Hiring

Susan LaMotte's company, Exaqueo, is currently hiring. Click here to view the job openings.

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