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Investors deliver $200K for Jinn’s local on-demand delivery service

London-based local delivery startup Jinn has raised $200,000 in Seed funding from individual Angel investors, according to reports. The company’s on-demand service is based around a mobile app that allows users to specify what they purchased and where from, and then a professional courier picks up the item and delivers it. The service is currently … [Read More...]

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Succeeding as a startup in enterprise SaaS

By Eric M. Jackson, CapLinked co-founder and CEO Building an enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business bears little resemblance to launching a consumer web application. The product needs, economics, and distribution channels are unique, and can require a lot of trial-and-error to figure out. I’ve seen this firsthand. As the CEO of … [Read More...]

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Unbabel lands $1.5M for artificial intelligence-based language translation with a touch of human

Unbabel, a startup that offers a translation app that combines artificial intelligence and crowdsourced reviewers, has announced the raising of $1.5 million in Seed funding. Investors include Jared Fliesler of Matrix Partners, Kevin Rose of Google Ventures, Elad Gil, Raymond Tonsing of Caffeinated Capital, Roger Dickey, Young Guo of IDG Partners, … [Read More...]

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Jobr raises $2M for its mobile job search and recruitment app

San Francisco-based mobile job search and recruitment app Jobr has closed a $2 million Seed funding round. Investors include Lerer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Lowercase Capital, The Hive, Tekton Ventures, Structure Capital, Tim Draper, Fabrice Grinda and additional individual Angel investors. The app presents a swipe-able list of … [Read More...]

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Relcy gets $9M for its mobile apps search solution

Relcy, a San Francisco-based startup which has developed technology that it says allows smartphone users to search all of the apps on their device at the same time, has raised $9 million from prominent VCs Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Essentially, the platform, which has just launched out of stealth mode, enables users have a search … [Read More...]

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Myagi is on a mission to make corporate training more engaging and relevant

A Q&A with Myagi co-founder and CEO Simon Turner. The Melbourne-based startup, which offers a specialized online training platform for customer service and sales professionals, announced in late June the closing of a $500,000 Seed funding round from unnamed local and international investors. It was founded in 2013 by CEO Turner and CTO Tom … [Read More...]

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Higgle launches out of beta to enable consumers to leverage social media to haggle directly with merchants

San Francisco-based Higgle, a social commerce marketplace that employs a dynamic pricing model based on real-time negotiations between merchants and consumers, has announced its public launch out of beta. The site allows users to create offers, which are called ‘Higgles,’ share them with others on the platform, and connect with merchants to … [Read More...]

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FullStory completes a $1.2M Series A round for its real-time website interaction tracker

Atlanta-based customer support tool FullStory has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding from Google Ventures and Angel investor Tom Noonan. The company’s technology essentially records real-time customer interactions with websites and web-based applications, enabling customer service representatives and developers to better understand visitor … [Read More...]

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Meet the investor: Andrew Canter, Canter Capital

A Q&A with Andrew Canter, founder and CEO of Canter Capital. The San Diego, California-based firm is a part of Canter Companies, a group of ventures focused primarily on real estate, wealth management, and venture investing. Its investments typically focus on local, San Diego-area startups. SUB: Please briefly describe the vision behind … [Read More...]

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Upside gets $1.1M for its white label automated investment platform

Financial tech startup Upside, which offers brokers a white label automated managed account platform solution that they can offer as a value-add to customers, has landed $1.1 million in new funding. Investors include SixThirty and Angel investors. The company targets individual brokers who don’t have the resources to offer automated services … [Read More...]

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Amplitude lands $1.9M from big-name investors to give mobile app devs deeper insight

San Francisco-based mobile analytics platform Amplitude has closed a $1.975 million Seed funding round from investors that include SV Angel, Charlie Cheever, Dave Morin, Quest Venture Partners, Data Collective, Merus Capital and BoxGroup. The Y Combinator-backed startup competes in the red-hot analytics space, with a focus on giving developers … [Read More...]


Cover raises $5.5M in new funding to make ‘dining and dashing’ a good thing

Payments startup Cover, which offers a mobile app that allows users to pay for meals at restaurants and even split payment among multiple diners, has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding. Investors include Spark Capital,  O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Lerer Ventures and Angel investors. The New York City-based company’s platform enables the user … [Read More...]

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The three basics your startup should nail

By Eric Winquist, Jama Software CEO Every entrepreneur I’ve meet has a higher than average tolerance for risk-taking, characterized by a “willingness to take a course of action that is uncertain and to do something unproven,” in the words of Fast Company. It’s this desire to take the path less traveled and embrace ambiguity that separates … [Read More...]

bop logo lands $2M for its cross-platform music sharing service

According to multiple reports, streaming music aggregator has secured $2 million in Seed funding from Charles River Ventures. The company’s service, which enables users to share music playlists across multiple streaming providers (Spotify, Beats Music, etc.), was featured on StartUp Beat a few weeks ago. Co-founder Shehzad Daredia described … [Read More...]

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Pittsburgh-based Rhiza wants to make big data more accessible to brand marketers and salespeople

A Q&A with Rhiza co-founder and CEO Josh Knauer. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based startup, which offers detailed big data analytics for big consumer brands that are easily accessible to marketers and salespeople, announced the closing of a $3 million Series A funding round in late June. Investors include Draper Triangle Ventures, Arthur … [Read More...]

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GetYou gets $1.1M for its social feedback platform

GetYou, which offers a mobile app that enables individuals to gauge others’ perceptions of them, has landed $1.1 million in Seed funding from RDSeed and Angel investors that include Wix founder Avishai Abrahami. The Tel Aviv-based company’s app, which has just launched in beta on iOS and Android, gives users the chance to find out how others on … [Read More...]

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Featured Startup Pitch: Waygo’s translation app translates Chinese and Japanese to English via smartphone camera

By Ryan Rogowski, Waygo co-founder and CEO Elevator Pitch: Waygo is the only mobile app that instantly translates Chinese and Japanese into English with the wave of your smartphone camera. The app breaks down language barriers for business and leisure travelers, making it easy to read street signs, menus, and other daily items on the go without … [Read More...]

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FishBrain gets $2.4M for its social network for anglers

FishBrain, a social network for sport fishers, has closed a $2.4 million Series A funding round. Investors include Northzone, Active Venture Partners, GP Bullhound, Edastra Venture Capital, Mathias Ackermand, Rikard Steiber and Almi. Its mobile-and web-based social network enables anglers to gather and manage meteorological data, and allows them to … [Read More...]

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ParkTAG raises €500K to make finding parking less painful

ParkTAG, a Berlin-based startup that offers a parking discovery app for urban drivers, has pulled in €500,000 in Seed funding from Germany’s High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTG). The company offers a parking swapping platform that let's users report when they’re leaving a spot to other users around them. It also includes features like a car finder feature … [Read More...]

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Robin lands $1.4M for smarter office spaces

Boston-based Robin, a startup that has built ‘smart office’ technology, has raised $1.4 million in Seed funding. Investors include Atlas Venture, Deep Fork Capital, Boldstart Ventures and Space Pirates. The company offers a smart solution for workplaces through presence sensing devices and automation software. The platform allows individuals to do … [Read More...]