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Oxford University spin-out Bodle scores £6M Series A for its low-powered ‘reflective’ display tech
The legacy of Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, who passed today at 91
Tech startups want to go inside your mouth
Dental care can be costly and hard to access, especially if you live in a rural community or a thir...
HQ Trivia gets rid of the $20 minimum to collect your winnings
Furniture maker Floyd raises $5.6m to expand product line, move into new Detroit HQ
Heetch raises another $20 million to compete head-to-head with Uber in Europe
Shadow launches its cloud computer for gamers in the UK
Former employees say Lyft staffers spied on passengers
Benchmark’s lawsuit against former Uber CEO Kalanick dismissed
Dorm Room Fund has built a CRM for founders raising a seed round
Robinhood adds zero-fee cryptocurrency trading and tracking
Ex-hacker Eric Taylor is working to help manage data centers
Cozy is building a personal cloud service that respects your privacy
Brainly acquires Bask to add video to its peer-to-peer learning platform for students
Logan Paul returns to YouTube with a video about suicide prevention
Subscription service for Mac apps Setapp has 15,000 subscribers a year after its launch
Tigera raises $10M to help enterprises secure their cloud native applications
Print book sales rose 1.9% in 2017
Fiverr acquires And Co, maker of software for freelancers
Here acquires Micello to add indoor mapping as part of its IoT business unit
Construction startup Katerra gets $865M in Softbank’s latest mega-round
Mo’Nique calls for a boycott of Netflix
Front raises $66 million to replace Microsoft Outlook
Fleet raises $10M Series A to make international logistics speedier and more transparent
PrecisionHawk raises $75M for its commercial drone analytics tech
Timescale raises $12.4M to build a new breed of time series database software
Nexar gets $30M Series B for its AI-based road safety dashcams and network
TeacherGaming, a startup from MinecraftEdu team, raises $1.6M to put games into the classroom
Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup Confirm.io
Cambassy lets you be your country’s digital ambassador
France Digitale wants to teach French parliament members about tech
Study: 6 in 10 Americans have heard about Bitcoin
Here’s how Vine replacement v2 will work
First, don’t call it “Vine Two”. Details are starting to emerge about v2, the forthco...
Rainforest QA rakes in $25 million Series B to expand on-demand software testing biz
Unravel Data raises $15M Series B for its big data performance monitoring platform
Element AI opens London outpost with focus on ‘AI for good’
Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news
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Ziro’s robotics kit for kids now works with Alexa
Unbound’s Polly Rodriguez talks about the future of sexuality
How MyHeritage found a new business in DNA
At first glance, genealogy may seem like a quiet hobb...
How to price cryptocurrencies
Predicting cryptocurrency prices is a fool’s game, yet this fool is about to try. The...
ADP acquires workforce management software startup WorkMarket
Cargo raises $5.5M to let Uber drivers sell snacks and essentials nationwide
Anorak scores £4M funding to make life insurance more accessible
ViViDoctor raises €400,000 to bring teleconsultations to Belgium hospitals
Sphero lays off dozens as it shifts focus to education
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Mike Moritz and the declining America worker
Women’s March embraces collaborative social app Crunchet
Meet top startups from Alchemist Class 17
Where is crypto heading in 2018? We talk to some folks who might know
Cryptomania! This week was rough for HODLers....
France’s Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi on French startups
More than 270 French startups flew all the way to Las V...
Foursquare is finally proving its (dollar) value
Clever looks to give teachers and students an easy-to-track progress report
French VC firm Ring Capital raises $170 million fund
Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday
AI voice assistant developer Rokid raises $100M Series B extension to build its US presence
Snap Inc. lays off at least two dozen amid slowed user growth and engagement
Enzyme.com wants to make FDA compliance easier for startups
Fortnite Battle Royale gets an updated map
Group Nine Media hires Stacy Green as its first chief people officer
Birch raises $1 million to help you reap the best credit card rewards
Audience data provider Eyeota raises $12.5M
Ledger raises another $75 million to become the leader in cryptocurrency hardware wallets
Company builder Entrepreneur First is expanding to Berlin
Natural home products startup Grove Collaborative bets niche wins over the Amazonization of everything
The Ocean Solutions Accelerator will nurture companies looking to keep our planet blue
Sketchfab launches a store to become a stock photo site for 3D models
Arkadium brings its interactive content to the Associated Press
Sweatcoin lets you earn crypto for working out
Revolut launches geolocation-powered travel insurance
Curve, the fintech that connects all your cards to a single card and app, gets full consumer launch
DigitalOcean gives you more RAM and storage for the same price
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Forest raises $3.7 million for its administration interface to rule them all
Instacart acquires Toronto-based Unata
Nyansa lands $15 million led by Intel Capital to grow user performance management
BeMyEye, the startup that lets companies crowdsource in-store data, acquires rival Task360
Airbnb now lets users pay less up front for bookings
Startup events platform Tech.co acquired by digital marketing firm MVF
Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000
AI researcher Monty Barlow teaches a computer to figure out American accents
Swedish fashion e-commerce company NA-KD raises $45M Series B
True Fit, the personalisation platform for apparel and footwear, raises $55M Series C
London proptech startup Goodlord appoints LoveFilm co-founder William Reeve as CEO
Brit + Co had a round of layoffs this month as part of a ‘reorganization’
The secret to avoiding CES cynicism is never really going
I’ve been going to CES for almost ten years now, and it amazes me tha...
Irish startup SoapBox Labs is building speech recognition tech for kids
Hulu announces April release date for The Handmaid’s Tale
Peer-to-peer real estate marketplace Homie wants to replace your realtor with a bot
Nuheara’s voice amplifying earbuds offer customizable hearing profiles
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Blocks hopes to court enterprise customers with its modular smartwatch
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Here’s what it’s like to ride in Byton’s new Concept SUV
Byton’s electric concept car wowed at CES, and for good reason...
Y Combinator is launching a biotech track
Kuzzle is building the backend for the Internet of Things
Storage startup Closetbox raises $7.3 million Series A round
Chronext raises $34 million to bring nice watches to your bare wrist
Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future
Google acquired Redux, a U.K. startup focused on audio and haptics
Sphero spinoff Misty Robotics launches a robot for programmers
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Unbabel raises $23M for its ‘AI-powered, human-refined’ translation platform
Sodexo acquires majority stake in French online restaurant FoodChéri
Overstock and Coinbase briefly mixed up Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
Optimizely launches new tools to help companies manage thousands of web experiments
URB-E’s launching a scooter sharing network at college campuses and hotels
Zelda, Overwatch are top Pornhub searches for 2017
Petal gets $13 million to build a credit card for those without a credit history
Bumble is hiring an Editorial Director to build out its media brand
Bugsnag snares $9 million Series B, now gives you a software stability score
Euveka’s shape-shifting robotic mannequin could streamline the fashion and wearable industries
Cold hands, warm stick: High school lacrosse player makes heated stick to beat icy conditions
LifeDoor closes your home’s doors automatically to protect against fires
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The CEO of London ‘proptech’ startup Goodlord is departing after nearly 40 employees are let go
Will.i.am’s company buys Bluetooth earbud maker Earin
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London startup CityStasher raises $1.1M for its ‘Airbnb for luggage’
TechCrunch is back in Berlin January 15th
Wonderschool gets $2.1M to bring its early childhood programs to New York City
Salesforce acquires Attic Labs, the startup behind decentralized database Noms
TransferWise begins private launch of its consumer borderless account and bright green debit card
Study: Seasons have little effect on dieting app reporting but the day of week does
Ring acquires smart LED light company Mr. Beams
New Sequoia China investment values Australian design company Canva at $1 billion
Ripple, a Tinder spin-off backed by Match, launches app for professional networking
Starry Internet and Marvell want to bust open the ISP industry
E-commerce startup citiesocial raises $2.75M led by Alibaba’s fund for Taiwanese entrepreneurs
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Self-driving startup Aurora will work with Nvidia on autonomous driving
Netatmo launches a chatbot to manage all your connected devices
AR/VR startups raised $3 billion last year led by a few industry juggernauts
A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride
Dinghy picks up backing from Balderton for its flexible freelancer insurance
Mapbox makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits
Lea’s live event assistant for Messenger makes buying tickets easier
Investors are pouring money into Frank, a TurboTax for student loan applications
Quartet raises $40M Series C to help healthcare providers collaborate on patient care
RagTagd reinvents the lost and found
Shadow launches its cloud computer for gamers in California
Linkkle is a super simple tool for all your social media links
MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class
Spider silk startup Bolt Threads closes on $123 million in Series D funding
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Rubikloud scores $37 million investment to bring intelligence to retail industry
Apple buys app development service Buddybuild
Lab-made meat startup SuperMeat raises $3M seed to develop ‘clean’ chicken
Smart lock maker Otto suspends operations
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What were your best nine Instagram photos from 2017?
The food revolution may have just needed a cup of Blue Bottle
Financial technology startups emerged as serious challengers to financial services in 2017
Latin America’s Groupon Mafia
Amazon did a lot of funky stuff this year and it’s paying off
TrendKite raises another $11M for its PR analytics platform
A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath
Mitch Goldstone loves photo scanning. His business,
Historian Leslie Berlin talks about the rise of Silicon Valley
Uber’s Frankenboard arrives
HQ Trivia is coming soon to Android
Quiet
The trip began just before the end of school. From the woo...
The AI chip startup explosion is already here
Scaleworks announces pre-holiday surprise with Keen IO acquisition
Meet Molekule, the sleekest air purifier on the market
Inside ‘Fin,’ the elite human/AI assistant
“I have FOMO for the future”, says Sam Lessin. That’s why his startup, Fin, is workin...
Mattermark to shut down after selling to FullContact
Podia helps content creators build their online business
Oscar Health expects to generate $1 billion in revenue and sign up 250,000 members in 2018
Startup incubator Nailab invests $25K in East African startups
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Optimization startup Taplytics expands beyond mobile apps with its new Experience Cloud
Can a dreaming AI fix low res digital photos in the edit?
Can a deep dreaming AI transform low res photos into crisply detailed high res images...
Chip, the chatbot savings app, raises over £1M in crowdfunding with plans to apply for a banking license
Revoice.me offers a simple way to let your blog and newsletter readers subscribe via Facebook Messenger
WeWork’s Powered By We product is central to 2018 growth strategy
See you tonight at the Brooklyn micro meetup
Ooma acquires AI-powered video camera platform Butterfleye for its home security service
Tandem’s acquisition of Harrods Bank, the banking arm of UK department store, is approved by regulators
PayPal backs pan-European savings deposit marketplace Raisin
Bio-programming toolkit maker Asimov launches with $4.7M from Andreessen Horowitz
SendBird raises another $16M to help developers add chat functions to a service
Former Nike CFO Don Blair joins Dropbox’s board of directors
dYdX is a decentralized protocol for cryptocurrency derivatives
Overstock’s CEO launches new trading platform and token, tZero
Used car marketplace Shift appoints a co-CEO alongside George Arison
InVision is investing $5 million in design startups with new fund
DigitalGenius raises $14.75 million Series A for AI-based customer service solution
Nordic VC firm Inventure outs new €110M fund to invest in early-stage tech startups in the region
Arizona residents are getting refunds on Theranos tests
The startup that facilitates deliveries for HelloFresh in SF and LA raises $4.3 million
A hard look at token sale mania by a true insider
Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your internet connection
More dead commenters appear to come out against net neutrality
Battery Ventures backs workforce management software company Quinyx in new $12M round
Erik Huggers is stepping down as CEO of Vevo
Dog-walking app Wag may be raising a huge round of funding
EyeEm’s new products aim to understand brand aesthetics
Let’s meet in New York to talk token sales
Loot, the digital current account aimed at students and millennials, banks £2.2M Series A
Taylor Swift’s new app, The Swift Life, is out now
Squarespace reportedly raises about $200 million at a $1.7 billion valuation
CamSoda rolls our WebRTC for truly portable cam activities
Instacart promotes Sarah Mastrorocco to new position of VP of Business Development
Genalyte hires Facebook and Google exec Kevin Lo as company president
Xage emerges from stealth with a blockchain-based IoT security solution
Taiwanese media startup The News Lens lands deal with top video studio Dawin
Ginkgo Bioworks secures $275 million in Series D, valuing the company at over $1 billion
Finiata, the finance platform for SMEs, freelancers and the self-employed, bags €18M funding
Paddle, the software sales platform founded by a Thiel Fellow, raises $12.5M
SoundCloud resuscitates home screen with personalized playlists
Wizeline expands its outsourced IT services business into southeast Asia
The price is right! Pace raises £2.5M to automate hotel room pricing based on demand
Gfycat wants to fix your low-fidelity GIFs with machine learning
Security robots are being used to ward off San Francisco’s homeless population
Why content crowdfunder Patreon is halting its hated fee change
Fanchest raises $4M in seed funding to become the best gift for sports fans
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This app will help you figure out if you can fit that Costco-sized paper towel box in your apartment
Indiegogo now lets you fund via token sale
Events management platform Bizzabo raises $15M growth round
Mixbook photo book service acquires WedPics
FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores $20M Series A
To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify
Startups die by suicide, not competition. It wasn’t that anyone was stealing SoundClo...
Upstream Security reels in $9M Series A to protect connected cars
Mindspace raises $20 million to launch co-working spaces in the US
YouTube TV hits 34 new markets
SEC shuts down Munchee ICO
Descript gets $5M to make sound editing like a Word document
Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world’s third largest lending market
Bitwise Investments raises $4M to launch its crypto index fund
Germany’s Penta is a new digital bank account for startups and SMEs
With Norrsken House, ex-Klarna executive envisions a global network of co-working spaces focused on impact
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Devialet built a car audio system for Renault’s Symbioz concept car
Soylent co-founder Rob Rhinehart steps down as CEO
Babierge might just be the answer to your baby gear travel nightmares
Max Levchin’s Affirm raises $200 million at a nearly $2 billion valuation
N26 partners with Younited Credit to launch credit offering in France
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Zyper thinks ‘micro influencers’ are the future of online advertising
Paris asks Airbnb to delist 1,000 apartments
Menlo Security secures $40 million Series C to keep malware at bay
Why gear rental marketplace Lumoid shut down
How tax changes may impact US startups
Uber settles lawsuit with woman who accused executives of obtaining medical records after she was raped
Meet ‘Genies,’ the lifelike personalized avatars that reenact news
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Why is bitcoin’s price so high?
MishiPay raises £1.6M led by Nauta Capital for its mobile self-checkout technology
Samir Arora unveils Sage Digital, a startup that’s all about accurate location data
PhoneWagon raises $1.2M to track when marketing campaigns lead to phone calls
Pinterest brings on a new head of corporate and business development
Burrow raises $4.3M for its modular sofa
Netflix posts trailers for each episode of Black Mirror Season 4, plus a release date
Instagram is testing a standalone app for direct messaging
PullRequest pulls in $2.3M seed round led by Google’s Gradient Ventures
Echofin is Slack for financial professionals
Syte.ai’s new API makes visual search accessible to more online fashion retailers
Chattermill raises £600K to use ‘deep learning’ to help companies make sense of customer feedback
As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in world’s second largest market
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Lyft’s self-driving pilot with nuTonomy begins rolling out in Boston
Inflect raises $3M seed round to make buying internet infrastructure easier
Viola FinTech is a new $100M Israel-based VC fund targeting fintech startups around the world
Foursquare VP of business development Mike Harkey has left for Google
Intuit’s ‘rise of the rest’ M&A strategy means large paydays outside the Valley
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Pinterest integrates deeper with Facebook with a new bot and messenger extension
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Rico-owned Henchman acquires Jinn’s app, will rebrand to ‘new on-demand concierge’ early next year
Amagi launches its cloud-based TV delivery platform in the U.S.
And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017 is… Lia Diagnostics
At the very beginning, there were 15 startups. After two days of incredibly fierce co...
French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support
Joy raises $7M for a smart photo album that will cost you $499
Earny raises $9M to refund your purchases when prices drop
Revolut merges mobile banking with cryptocurrency trading
Former Disrupt Battlefield competitor Coronet automates security for SMBs in latest update
ResearchGate CEO denies scraping accounts from rival site to generate sign-ups
Kespry lands $33M Series C as industrial drone business use cases continue to expand
With your help, Code First: Girls wants to teach 20,000 young women to code by 2020
Zeta Global acquires commenting service Disqus
Digital ethicist James Williams talks about the rise of bad social media
N26 launches a premium debit card for ‘the digital customer,’ partners with WeWork
Meet the five finalists at the Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield
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Justin Kan’s Atrium is starting a boot camp to help founders raise money
WICASTR brings data to the edge
Caspar Health makes rehabilitative care more accessible by putting treatment plans in an app
For founders and investors, it’s time for some ‘real talk’ about money
Reason8 is an AI assistant for managers and meetings
eTrack Tech has a mission to make logistics safer
Israeli serial startup stars of blockchain tech return with QEDit, a zero-knowledge proof diligence tool
ftcash helps Indian businesses accept cashless payments and loans them money
Wandelbots wants to reinvent the way we program robots
Trillium aims to shield your high-tech car against cyberattacks
AISpotter uses computer vision to make coaches’ jobs easier
Nexto replaces boring audio guides with tourism games
Skimlinks CEO to European startups: Don’t waste your time chasing US VCs at first
Watch the first day of Disrupt Berlin LIVE right here!
People have spent over $1M buying virtual cats on the Ethereum blockchain
Unicorn Battle uses buzzwords to measure a startup’s ‘unicornibility’
Quick Insurance wins the Disrupt Berlin 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize
It’s been a long night at Arena Berlin. The building hosted a very special competitio...
Watch the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon LIVE right here!
They’ve worked through the night. They’ve toiled over their computers, ...
Flowspace is AWS for warehouses
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Pinterest business lead Tim Kendall is leaving the company
Lyft gained from Uber’s scandals, sees revenue triple
Dropbox acquires Verst team, publishing platform will shut down on Dec. 21
H2O.AI snares $40M Series C investment led by Wells Fargo and Nvidia
WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business
Innovid acquires Taykey to provide more data to video advertisers
Fractyl Labs raises $44 million in Series D to develop a treatment for type 2 diabetes
FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch
Stationhead allows anyone to become a streaming radio DJ, with live listener calls
Netflix is slowly teasing Black Mirror Season 4 with another trailer
GE Ventures unveils new blood collection startup Drawbridge Health
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InsurTech Gateway is a new insurance tech accelerator backed by Hambro Perks
SoftBank says that Benchmark and Menlo intend to sell Uber shares
Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer is coming to the US
Instacart signs deal with Albertsons
Adobe previews new Photoshop feature that uses AI to select subjects
Airbnb launches payment splitting for group trips
Veem opens up global payments platform to developers with new API
StrideUp wants to help you buy a portion of your home
Doctolib raises another $42 million for its medical care scheduling service
Netflix keeps the mystery alive with Black Mirror
Jellies is a kid-friendly, parent-approved alternative to YouTube Kids
Flitto’s language data helps machine translation systems get more accurate
Artificial intelligence-powered translation is becoming ...
Find your red-eyed fans
Balderton Capital closes new $375M fund to invest in Series A-stage European startups
Mattress startup Purple launches in 13 Mattress Firm store locations
Revolut now has a million customers for its banking alternative
Putting the “AI” in ThAInksgiving
Your holiday dinner table is set. Your guests are ready to gab. And, then, in between...
Let’s talk about commercial drones at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin
Mobile payment and loyalty platform Yoyo Wallet integrates with Starling Bank
Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C
Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices
Minted rolls out an on-demand photography service for around $100 per session
PacketZoom lands $5M Series A investment to speed up mobile apps
AppLovin scraps acquisition and takes debt financing instead
Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M
ADAY aims to simplify your wardrobe with $2M in funding
Raden is betting sticker mania will stick in the physical world
Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone
Teeth straightening startup Candid raises $15 million from Greycroft, Bessemer and others
Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom has backed the U.K. challenger bank Monzo
Sonos One users can now ask Alexa to play Spotify music
With Dabbl, you can earn gift cards for interacting with ads
Shujaa Delivery aims to compete with Aramax, DHL and others
On-demand delivery is a coveted service in traffic...
Scrivener writing app gets a huge update
DreamQuark beefs up financial services through artificial intelligence
How to talk about cryptocurrency at the holiday dinner table
You’re sitting down to a nice meal and your aunt, always one step ahe...
Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool
Monzo’s latest round included £11M in secondary as founding employees partly cash in
Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov
Fintech startup Glint de-cloaks to offer a multi-currency account and card that supports spending gold
Pact Coffee founder steps down from CEO role as London startup looks to B2B for growth
Ello again…
Remember Ello? It would...
Zego picks up £6M Series A led by Balderton for its gig economy worker insurance
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We are now walking through a media desert. While access to...
GoCater spins out from La Belle Assiette to build a corporate catering marketplace
Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers
Media startup Axios raises another $20 million
MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan
Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators
Tortuga Logic raises $2 million to build chip-level security systems
Seizing partnership opportunities in emerging markets
Meural raises $5 million and brings Canvas to over 100 stores
NerdWallet lays off 11 percent of staff due to missing profitability goals
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Apple is giving away free Postmates Unlimited subscriptions
Imgur’s favorite folders turn 250M meme lords into curators
​Toyota​ ​Mobility​ ​Foundation launches $4M prize for mobility tech targeting lower-limb paralysis
Pip is a retro games console for kids to learn coding
TechShop shuts down all US locations, declares bankruptcy
Zyl is a photo management app with a few AI-powered tricks
Drivy launches its car rental marketplace in the UK
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Adeptmind raises $4.5M from Fidelity to bring smarter search to retailers
Postmates launches in first international city
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Forward brings its personalized healthcare service to Los Angeles
Roxy grabs $2.2 million seed investment to build Alexa-like voice devices customized for business
Criteo founder raises $19 million for ride-sharing app Less
With $70M from Alphabet, UnitedMasters replaces record labels
Perkbox acquires digital rewards platform Loyalty Bay
MasterCard has filed a patent on its own blockchain-based money transfer solution
Africa Roundup: Lori Systems wins BFX Africa, Andela raises $40M, Jumia lends to SMEs, Safaricom launches incubator
ScanMyPhoto’s Mitch Goldstone talks about the ephemerality of media
Don Katz dishes on Audible.com storytelling with ‘Invisible Man,’ Ralph Ellison
This tech startup is trying to tackle waste in Africa
Kenya has a waste management problem, especially in the...
A mesh network spontaneously erupts in the US and helps connect Puerto Rico
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Poshmark raises $87.5 million for fashion resale marketplace
Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet
Pinterest rolls out its own version of QR codes
iUNU aims to build cameras on rails for growers to keep track of their crop health
N26 adds Apple Pay support in France, Spain, Italy and Finland
Furbo unveils treat-tossing dog camera with smart alerts, like when your dog is pacing
uBiome launches an at-home women’s health test for HPV, STI’s and bacterial vaginosis
Eko’s ‘That Moment When’ is an interactive comedy series all about social awkwardness
Bossa Nova raises $17.5 million for retail robots
Pacifica launches a new online therapy service that integrates with its self-help app
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Lofelt raises $5.4M to develop next-gen haptic tech for gaming, AR, VR, automobile, and more
The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests
Senate plans disastrous tax on vesting that could kill stock compensation
SnapType makes it easy for kids with learning disabilities to do their homework
Stitch Fix gets a close look from consumer VC firm Goodwater Capital ahead of IPO
Polish startup Displate raises raises 2 million Euro to decorate your abode
Heyday raises $3M for personalized skincare and facials
Roomi raises $11 million to find you a roommate
Fintech startup Flux partners with Barclays for itemised receipts
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Uber agrees to move forward with proposed multi-billion dollar SoftBank deal
These are the US startups that Russian investors are backing
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Uber ‘Express POOL’ offers the cheapest fare if you’ll walk a little
Bolt Threads is raising $106 million from Foundation Capital and Formation 8
Pinterest now lets you create sections within your boards to further tidy up ideas
Rep the Squad is a subscription service to borrow authentic sports jerseys
Conversive helps businesses build the virtual equivalent of face-to-face conversations
Elastic acquires search startup Swiftype
Financial tech startup WeLab raises $220M from investors including Alibaba, the IFC and Credit Suisse
Skyscanner buys Twizoo to add social content shout-outs to travel reviews
The Muscat micromeetup has been modified
Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down
Natural Cycles gets $30M for its EU-certified “digital contraception”
AI pioneer Chris Boos talks about the future of machine learning
Uber gives top riders a 24/7 ‘Premium Support’ hotline
Geospatial imaging service Enview raises $6 million to manage energy and utility infrastructure
Founder Gym aims to help underrepresented startup founders build tech startups
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BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia
Meet European bootcamp Rockstart’s first AI cohort
Promote helps any online marketplace get into the ad business
Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity
User-generated content marketing platform Yotpo closes $51M Series D round
Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed
Revolut is applying for a European banking license to become a true bank
Smart trucking startup CargoX raises $20M
What happens when you sell your startup?
Vidrovr raises $1.25M to bring smarter video search to publishers
MyMusicTaste, which allows fans to request live events, gets $11M Series C
Sourceress raises $3.5M to find candidates that managers want without realizing it
Airbnb management service Hostmaker scores $15M Series B funding
Mojiworks raises £2.1M Series A to build games for Facebook Messenger
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Neos launches IoT-powered home insurance UK-wide
Challenger bank Monzo raises another £71M from Goodwater Capital, Stripe and Michael Moritz
Facebook, WeWork and others use this startup to make swag
Boxed shows off the automated tech it uses to ship toilet paper and more
Hellocar is another UK car-buying startup closing doors
Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud
Backstage Capital invests $50K in singer Kehlani’s tech startup
Ink raises $7M to make printing on college campuses less painful
ChartMogul grabs $2.2 million to build the financial dashboard of your subscription business
I want to hear your pitch in Oman this Thursday
Quantifying the driverless startup boom
Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs
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Unubo makes it easy to track what you or your startup spends on subscription services
Niantic acqui-hires Evertoon to add a social network to Pokémon Go and other apps
Hevo Data gets $1M in seed funding to streamline data integration
Let’s meet in Muscat
Beheld is a new startup that lets you scan, send, and print yourself
N26 is launching its bank in the UK in 2018
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Vetted buys VetPronto in yet more on-demand consolidation
Tosca Musk raises $4.75M for Passionflix, a streaming service that’s all about romance
WeWork will open a new SF HQ in the Salesforce Tower
Smart toy startup Elemental Path introduces the STEMosaur, a robot kids can put together
Rallyteam raises $8.6 million to keep employees at companies
Snap joins the great burger debate with launch of dancing burger AR lens
Pusher launches Chatkit to make it easy for developers to add chat functionality
Glint raises another $20M to help companies figure out how their employees really feel
‘Digital experience’ company Instart Logic raises $30M for global expansion
Melonport and ICONOMI founders come to Disrupt Berlin to talk about the future of ICOs
TransferWise announces whopping $280M investment as early shareholders cash in
Watch the Pitch@Palace pitches live right here
After months of preparation, startups will gather at St. James Palace in...
CTrip Group snaps up travel search startup Trip.com
Google takes aim at medtech for Launchpad Studio’s first batch of AI-focused startups
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Ceres Imaging scores $2.5M to bring machine learning-powered insights to farmers
Palo Alto nonprofit Benetech wins a $42.5M Dept. of Education grant, a nod to founder Jim Fruchterman’s quest to help the blind
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Tuurnt lets people pay you to party
Markforged raises $30 million from industrial investors
Clutter, the on-demand storage company, will now offer in-city moving
Robinhood stock trading comes to web with finance news for its 3M users
Shoppable video startup Cinematique has a new CEO and $1.4M in new funding
Expense report analysis startup AppZen raises $13M to build a smarter back office
InVision picks up $100 million Series E
Sunlight raises £500K seed for its employee learning and development platform
Stripe Atlas adds a tool to set up stock issues for founding teams as it builds its business services
Amazon Prime Video launches globally on Xbox consoles
Roman is a cloud pharmacy for erectile dysfunction
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Zapier makes it easier for teams to collaborate on their app workflows
Rylo creates shake-free standard video from 360-degree shots
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Latch touts first deliveries via NY Jet.com smart access tie-up
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People with chronic illnesses and disabilities get their own media channel with The Mighty
There’s a corkboard in the kitchen at the office of
“Self-regulating” nanoparticles can burn cancer without harming healthy cells
Small startup shows us the wrong way to incentivize programmers
Kenzie Academy is an ambitious project to bring tech jobs to Middle America
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Factory operations manager Polymer spins out from Dandelion Chocolate
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$1,000 tea infuser startup Teforia shuts down
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Startup studios go Hollywood as CAA launches Creative Labs
Blue Canoe takes on language learning with a focus on pronunciation
HelloFresh co-founder is working on a prepared meal service for kids
Station combines all your messy web apps into a single app
Scientists weigh life
Workey launches ‘Tinder for recruitment’
Tonight is a new dating app optimized for real dates
Current raises $5M for its debit card for teens that parents control with an app
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Holberton gets backing from more industry executives as it looks to scale its software engineering school
Slack looks to make screen sharing at work more interactive
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Techstars alums will now get discounted WeWork space
Hopper expands its price prediction technology to hotels, initially in NYC
Patreon’s API unlocks rewards across the web for art funders
Convargo grabs $19 million to improve road freight
Predictive marketing startup Reflektion raises $12M for international expansion
Spotinst delivers spot cloud infrastructure services at discount prices
Adthena brings its AI-driven search tools to the U.S.
Medication management app Echo raises £7M Series A led by White Star Capital
Startup O.school raises $800,000 to improve sex education
Deserve raises $12 million for a credit card targeting college students
ChowNow, a GrubHub competitor, raises $20 million Series B round
HireSweet monitors Github and Stack Overflow to recommend you your next engineer
OpenIO raises $5 million to build your own Amazon S3 on any storage device
The League is making everyone’s first profile picture black and white
Gfycat hits 130M monthly active users as short form video heats up
Mia Contacts takes another shot at a smart contacts app with $3M in funding
James Comey confirms he is Reinhold Niebuhr on Twitter
Omni storage now earns you money by renting out your stuff
MrOwl wants to be your new sharing platform
Healthtech startup Doctorlink picks up backing from Eight Roads for its digital triage and advice tool
AppDynamics founder Jyoti Bansal wastes little time launching a new company
Primer helps governments and corporations monitor and understand the world’s information
Blickfeld scores $4.25M seed round to let autonomous vehicles ‘see’
iAdvize raises $37.6 million for its customer engagement platform
Automated video creation startup Wibbitz raises $20M
Shift Technology raises another $28 million to prevent fraudulent insurance claims
N26 announces plans to launch in the US by mid-2018
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Hearsay acquires Mast Mobile’s tech for adding work numbers and CRM integration on your smartphone
Affirm launches app to break purchases into monthly payments
Singapore-based Zuzu gets $2M seed to help small hotels compete with big chains
TransferWise changes fees for GBP transfers, introduces complicated flat transaction fees
WeWork acquires Flatiron School
Nested raises another £36M to help you buy a new house before you sell your old one
Countingup, a startup from founder of Clear Books, raises ​$750K to merge banking and accounting
Winnow raises further $7.4M for its smart kitchen tech that reduces commercial food waste
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Sneaker and streetwear reseller Stadium Goods just launched their first app
Studio makes running more exciting with coaching, music and competition
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Stitch Fix has filed for an IPO, and the numbers look good
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Data is the name of the game, as Intel Capital puts $60M in 15 startups, $566M in 2017 overall
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Two Google alums just raised $60M to rethink documents
PayKey raises $10M for its millennial-targeted “social banking” smartphone keyboard
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Feather raises $3.5M to rent furniture to millennials
London-based on-demand delivery startup Jinn shutters
European house removals platform Movinga raises up to another €22M
MongoDB prices its IPO at $24 per share
Atlas Informatics calls it quits after less than a year
Truffle now lets you share your food tips via iMessage
eBay is having a pretty bad day
Dropit runs live auctions on stadium scoreboards that fans bid on from the stands
AdHawk acquires Automate Ads to improve Google and Facebook ad campaigns
Bespoke Post raises $8M to deliver a monthly ‘box of awesome’ for men
InVision takes on Adobe with the introduction of Studio
Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager
Bento Stack is a bento box for your Apple accessories
GCHQ Cyber Accelerator doubles down for second intake
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BuddyGuard raises €3.4M for its home security camera powered by AI
Genetic testing startup Prenetics gets $40M from investors, including Alibaba’s Hong Kong fund
Vine’s founders are back with HQ, a live trivia game show app
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SelfMade helps you post better photos online
Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans
Allset raises $5M to help restaurants deliver a more efficient dining experience
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Feedzai closes $50M Series C to help banks and merchants identify fraud with AI
Strava launches posts to bring athletes back for everything else beyond their workouts
Spotahome raises €13.6M to let you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online
Upload exec tasked with turning things around at the troubled VR startup has already quit
Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run
MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston
The HOLD 10 Index is a passively managed fund of the top 10 cryptocurrencies
Terminal makes it easy for companies to open international offices
Substack helps writers turn blogs and newsletters into subscription businesses
We Heart It says a data breach affected over 8 million accounts, included emails and passwords
The keys to your house belong to startups
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Games developer Supersolid raises $4M Series A round led by Index Ventures
Airbnb’s home-hotel hybrid will open in Florida next year
Social commerce startup Meesho gets $3.4M Series A to build a reseller network in India
Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U
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Omnyway raises $12.75M to connect advertising and mobile commerce
In-office medical advertising startup Outcome Health reportedly misled advertisers
After raising $16M in funding, CastBox plans to fix podcast discovery
CarHopper raises $1.5 million to let travelers rent ultra luxurious cars
LocalGlobe-backed BuffaloGrid lets people charge their smartphone in off-grid locations
Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin
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SonicCloud raises $4M to bake a hearing aid into phone calls through an app
Don’t trust investors asking how you’ll exit to Apple, says Apple CEO
Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids
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FastPay acquires media payments company AnchorOps
ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI
NumberAI raises $1.6M to make business landline numbers smarter
Lori Systems wins Best of Show at Startup Battlefield Africa
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MioTech gets $7M to build artificial intelligence based tools for wealth managers in Asia
eShares raises $42 million to manage equity compensation and investments
ShiftLeft promises to protect your code even when you ignore security threats
Travel experiences marketplace Withlocals picks up $4.2M in Series A funding
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Home improvement startup Houzz partners with Indian media company Times Bridge
Cap table apps team up as Solium acquires Capshare
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HandUp, the startup that helps homeless people, has been acquired
Ex-TechCruncher Billy Gallagher announces book on Snapchat’s origin
Deepgram opens up its machine transcription platform to everyone
Medium now lets anyone publish behind its paywall
Used car buying site Carspring goes quiet after Rocket Internet pulls investment
Waggit launches a smart collar to track your pup’s health
Petuum secures $93M Series B to push AI into the mainstream
Standard Cognition gets $5M to build a machine vision-powered checkout
Flipboard opens up to more publishers by embracing the mobile web
Verve scores $18.5M to reward you for selling tickets to friends
Here’s a small way to start building your resistance to Y Combinator rejections
Laundryheap, a London-based laundry startup bootstrapped for three years, raises £2M
Hulu picks up four new esports series
GitLab raises $20M Series C round led by GV
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One Night, the boutique last-minute hotel app, is expanding internationally to London
Spiro raises $3M to build CRM tools for businesses that don’t like CRM
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Flexport’s epic plan to build a freight empire with its $110M raise
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Butterfly nabs $2.4M seed round to improve managers with targeted tips
Sourcegraph raises $20M to bring more live collaboration to coding
Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest
Digital magazine platform Issuu adds support for subscriptions and single-issue sales
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Meal kit startup Gobble has raised $15 million in Series B financing from Khosla
Sony and reMarkable’s dueling e-paper tablets are strange but impressive beasts
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Traaqr connects your online identity with your real one
Meet Catherine Ulrich, FirstMark Capital’s newest partner
Secret Escapes, the members-only travel club, closing in on £50M Series D
Taxify is now live in Paris to compete with Uber, Chauffeur-Privé and all the others
Aviva is taking a majority stake in robo investment startup Wealthify
Nick D’Aloisio, who sold startup to Yahoo aged 17, has raised funding for a new app
Zefo, an online store for secondhand goods, gets $9.2M Series B led by Sequoia India
21Buttons, a social-commerce app dedicated to fashion, closes $10M Series A
Bambino app helps parents find babysitters recommended by their neighbors
Kiip expands its mobile rewards platform to Amazon’s Fire TV
BuzzFeed says its morning news show ‘AM to DM’ is reaching 1M daily viewers
Rasa Core kicks up the context for chatbots
Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C
Tinder taps comedian Whitney Cummings to launch ‘Reactions’
European on-demand delivery startup Glovo raises €30 million Series B
Jeffrey Katzenberg is looking to raise $2B for a new video startup
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Drug discovery startup Recursion raises $60 million in Series B from Data Collective 
MessageBird, a European cloud comms platform that competes with Twilio, raises $60M Series A
HYPR raises $8 million to prevent another Equifax hack
Frame.io picks up $20 million to be the Slack of video
Investors place $25M on AtScale to get the big picture of big data
N26, Revolut and Monzo founders to talk about starting a bank from scratch at Disrupt Berlin
LocalGlobe backs augmented and virtual reality content startup Curiscope
Topology lets you try before you buy glasses using AR in an app
Ex-500 Startups partners launch Hustle Fund to level the playing field for founders
Bumble’s business networking feature launches today
OpenClassrooms and Capgemini team up and launch an online apprenticeship program
Hey! VINA, the female-focused friendship app, launches on Android
Robotics process automation startup Kryon pulls in $12M Series B investment
Fintech startup Curve partners with accounting software Xero to make filing expenses ‘frictionless’
Instacart is a spleen and it needs to be a kidney
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Travis Kalanick appoints Ursula Burns, John Thain to Uber’s board
Roku nearly doubles since IPO, up another 13% on day two
Heetch raises $12 million to reboot its ridesharing service
Apple quietly acquired computer vision startup Regaind
With the Sphero Mini, you get a robotic ball for just $49.99
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Accela gets acquired by Berkshire Partners as it looks to move govtech services to the cloud
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American Airlines teams up with Casper to offer new in-flight sleep products
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Angry Birds-maker Rovio priced IPO, valuing company at $1 billion
Varsity Tutors acquires First Tutors in the UK to start expanding internationally
Airbus and HAX create an accelerator program for flying taxi tech
CallDesk raises $2.5 million for its AI agent for customer support calls
Eden raises $10 million Series A to build out its office management marketplace
Surreal wants to be the one-stop shop for 3D virtual objects
XO Group, owner of The Knot, acquires wedding photo app Veri
Legion raises $10.5M to roll out an automated employee scheduling tool
EBY, the undies subscription service from Sofia Vergara, goes live today
Revolut launches cell phone insurance in the U.K.
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Managed By Q, the office management system, acquires Hivy
Sketchfab’s app might be the best way to try ARKit
Yelp is betting on home services, which accounts for 20 percent of revenue
Plume Labs’ air quality tracker is now available for pre-orders
Eligo Bioscience raises $20 million to target the microbiome more precisely
ProsperWorks raises $53M for its G Suite-centric CRM service
Lively raises $4.2M as it adds investment capabilities for health savings accounts
Transit raises another $5M from Accel to become a hub for public transportation
AI startup Appier hires Sean Chu from Microsoft to head its Asia growth strategy
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Package delivery startup Doorman is shutting down
Zuck and Bezos back seed stage scout fund Village Global
Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good
Mobile hardware lab Nanoport gets $7 million in seed funding
Accelo hauls in $9 million to digitize operations for project-driven small businesses
Marketing startup Synup gets $6M Series A to help brands manage their online reputation
Inkitt, a ‘reader powered’ book publisher, raises $3.9M to discover the next best-selling author
Photo marketplace Picfair raises £1.5M, aims to ‘weaponise’ photographers
Backed by Accel, GlowRoad helps Indian women build home businesses
Indian e-commerce company
Deliveroo raises $385M in new funding, now valued at ‘over $2 Billion’
Automakers accelerate their interest in startups
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ipsy launches its beauty product e-commerce business Shopper as hit hits 3M subscribers
Freight startup Flexport soars from ‘unsexy’ to $800M valuation
Flexport handles the boring logistics of a trillion-dollar business: the transport of...
Co-founder Brian Fenty becomes CEO at TodayTix
London and Antwerp-based Hummingbird Ventures closes new $95M fund
Pinterest opens up more than 5,000 interests for advertiser targeting through its Taste Graph
Zenefits tries a rebrand and hands off insurance brokerage
DogBuddy, the European dog sitting marketplace, scores €5M Series A
Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M
ClassPass begins testing variable pricing as it expands beyond studio fitness
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Why women are coming forward about harassment and discrimination
YC wants to let people invest in its startups through the blockchain
10x, founded by the ex-CEO of Barclays, raises $46M to take on ancient banking infrastructure
HubSpot acquires chatbot builder Motion AI
Pymetrics attacks discrimination in hiring with AI and recruiting games
Former AOL exec Seth Demsey joins Revcontent as an advisor
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Yahoo’s former VP of Mobile launches YaDoggie, a dog wellness startup
ClearMetal gets $9M from Prelude Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors for its logistics platform
Ripio Credit Network launches, aiming to attack bank loan fees in emerging markets
Matternet’s autonomous delivery drones can now refuel and reload by themselves
Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield
Boundless helps you navigate the US immigration labyrinth for your partner
M8 wants your friends to be the matchmaker
Olfaguard is an electronic nose for smelling pathogens in food factories
Augmedics is building augmented reality glasses for spinal surgery
Materialize.X is using machine learning to disrupt the $300B engineered wood industry
Roots Studio’s ‘Shutterstock for cultural art’ could transform rural communities
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CryptoMove protects sensitive data by fragmenting it and moving it around
Ourotech is taking the guesswork out of cancer treatment
O-Robotix spruces up its SeaDrone underwater robo-craft
Kevin Durant explains his Twitter meltdown
Agent AI aims to turbocharge its AI tools by offering free CRM
AR helmet startup Skully may have risen from the dead
WT2 real-time translation earpieces look to crowdfund first run
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GGV’s Jenny Lee says Xiaomi doesn’t need to come to the U.S.
Subscription art crowdfunder Patreon confirms $60M fundraise
Le Collectionist raises $10M to expand luxury travel platform and offices globally
TalkIQ raises $14 million Series A to give enterprises AI insights into voice communication
8fit, a health and fitness app that offers tailored workout and meal plans, closes $7M Series A
Real-time data analytics startup Incorta raises $15M Series B led by Kleiner Perkins
Facebook ad optimization startup Smartly.io targets U.S. growth after $20M secondary funding
Threat Stack snares $45 million investment as spotlight shines brightly on security
BP Ventures, BP’s investment arm, leads $20M in private jet charter marketplace Victor
Funnel raises $10M led by Balderton Capital to help companies analyse online marketing spend
GoCardless, a fintech that makes recurring payments easy for subscription businesses, raises $22.5M
Younited Credit raises $47.8 million for its crowdlending platform
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Music video AR app Blin.gy shuts down
Adan Medical is bringing technology to Epi-Pens
Goodbye, photo studios. Hello, colormass virtual photoshoots
Index is a clean, colorful app for organizing your ideas and digital content
The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers
Pi wants to extend the reach of wireless charging
Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a ‘couple of years’ says founder
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Yuri Milner’s conservative predictions for the consumer internet in 20 years
Steve Case’s Revolution backs Resolute Innovation to connect companies with R&D
Roku looks to raise $204 million in IPO
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Matroid picks up $10M Series A to automate video stream monitoring
Keybase launches fully encrypted Slack-like communications tool — and it’s free
GoCardless CEO: ‘I still feel like I’m the same person’
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SoftBank Group will buy a 5% stake in ZhongAn, China’s first online-only insurance agency
Alexa Shop Assist wins the Disrupt SF 2017 Hackathon Grand Prize
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FutureFuel.io adds new features to make paying off student loans easier
Corporate venture in Brazil gains steam as giants amp up startup investments
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Credit Karma says it will offer credit monitoring for Equifax following this month’s huge breach
Patreon raises big round at ~$450M valuation to get artists paid
CashShield raises $5.5 million to prevent credit card fraud
This dental startup will straighten your teeth for less than Invisalign
BlaBlaCar expands its BlaBlaLines service to Paris area
DoorDash acquires delivery and logistics startup Rickshaw
SparkLabs Group launches an agricultural tech accelerator called Cultiv8 in Australia
Nestlé acquires a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee at a valuation north of $700M
Alan launches mobile app for its health insurance service of the future
Snappr raises $2M to grow its on-demand photography service
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Clinch raises $3M for personalized video ads
Product Hunt wants to help you ship your product with its new product Ship
RealtyShares raises $28 million for commercial real estate investing
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HouseCanary raises $31 million to value residential real estate
Eaze is moving into recreational marijuana delivery with $27 million in new funding
MissionU raises $8.5M to build an alternative one-year education program
YayPay raises $5.3 million for its accounts receivable service
Bodega raises $2.5M to build a smart store kiosk in your apartment building
Statespace, the Expa-backed training platform for gamers, launches out of stealth
Heptio raises $25M Series B to help bring cloud-native computing to the enterprise
New Affectiva cloud API helps machines understand emotions in human speech
With more than 6M daily users, Slack opens up cross-organization teams
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Dodles brings your doodles to life
Camera IQ raises $2.3M to tap augmented reality’s marketing potential
Pingpad update brings organizational layer to Slack
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Soundcharts is an analytics tool for music artists and labels
Programmers can now access Test IO code QA service in Jira development tool
Starling Bank launches Marketplace, integrates with itemised receipt and rewards startup Flux
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EEVO, a startup powering VR apps for the BBC and others, raises $1.3M
Darkstore wants to be the ‘invisible retailer’
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As global startup exits grow, Europe sees its profile rise
Zoox in talks with SoftBank to fund self-driving cars
Company builder Entrepreneur First raises $12.4M led by Greylock, Reid Hoffman joins board
Data Artisans announces commercial Application Manager for open source Apache Flink
Bankin lets you save money on Yomoni
New Uber CEO departs New York Times board
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Linxo raises $24 million for its app that brings bank accounts together
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Former GrubHub employee testified drivers often complained about ‘ghost orders’
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Streamroot raises $3.2 million for its peer-to-peer video delivery technology
HotelTonight to expand booking window to 100 days
StatMuse lets you ask a sports question and hear a response from an NFL star
Pendo acquires Insert to add mobile apps to its user analytics and engagement platform
Favor, the on-demand service focused on Texas, picks up $22 million Series B
European ‘social eating platform’ VizEat acquires U.S.-based EatWith
After scrapping Monsanto deal, Deere agrees to buy precision farming startup Blue River for $305M
VR company Upload settles sexual harassment suit, though some still feel unsettled
23andMe hits $1.5B pre-money valuation in latest huge funding round
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Tenka Labs raises another $2M to get its kids’ LEGO engineering kits in retailers
Scribd offers an ‘Essential Student Bundle’, including an NYT subscription, for $1.87 per week
Snowflake’s newest cloud data warehouse takes aim at regulated industries
Dataiku to enhance data tools with $28 million investment led by Battery Ventures
Turo raises $92M and acquires Daimler’s Croove car-sharing business
BandLab​ ​Technologies​ acquires Chew.tv, a video streaming service for DJs
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