Sense says Hello to more than $800K raised through Kickstarter

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Hello, a startup which has built a sleep monitor called ‘Sense,’ has passed the $800,000 mark in its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The San Francisco-based company says Sense is designed to measure sleep habits and environmental data about the bedroom, which includes noise, light, humidity, and … [Read more...]

Fixed lands $1.2M to fight parking tickets for you

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Fixed, a Y Combinator Summer 2014 participant that helps people fight parking tickets, has closed a $1.2 million Seed funding round. Investors include Y Combinator, Merus Capital, and Angel investors Scott Banister, John Kobs, Mark Randolph, Matt Humphries, Eric Wu, and David King. The San … [Read more...]

Swipestation secures £300,000 for better marketing at events

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Swipestation, a startup that offers a mobile device-connected scanner and printer for on-premise marketing at events, has raised £300,000 in funding from Angel investors Neil Sikka and Adrian Grumi. The London-based company spun out of digital agency Clock, and claims the device allows marketers to … [Read more...]

The key to startup success sounds right, but it’s a hard choice

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By Kevin MacDonald, Kit Check co-founder and CEO Focus is the key to getting something off the ground. When you first start a business, you want it to be as large and far-reaching as possible. However, new businesses are characterized by a scarcity of experience, features, and money. All three are … [Read more...]

WriteLaTeX gets Seed funding for its collaborative editor for academic papers

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WriteLaTeX, a startup that offers a collaborative academic paper editor, has landed a Seed stage investment from Digital Science, a division of Macmillan Science & Education. Its Overleaf tool utilizes a WYSIWYG manuscript editor that enables real-time collaboration among multiple … [Read more...]

Funding news roundup: July 23, 2014

Additional early-stage funding news of note from today: Mobile Action Raises $800K For Its App Discovery And Optimization Service (via TechCrunch) POP Gets $700K To Make Prototyping Apps Easy, Releases Second Version (via TechCrunch) Kumo Is Raising $50 Million To Break The TV Bundle (via … [Read more...]

Braingaze nets €336K for further development of its behavior-predicting eye-tracking software

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Barcelona-based Braingaze, maker of eye-tracking software the company says predicts the behavior of a subject based on small, involuntary eye movements, has completed a €336,000 funding round. It’s the startup’s first outside funding, and its calling it a “pre-Seed” round. The investment is split … [Read more...]

Tracksmith launches with big backing for its premium running apparel brand

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Running apparel startup Tracksmith has launched with the debut of its first five products. The Wellesley, Massachusetts-based company is focused on producing premium clothing and bags for running enthusiasts. Its initial products include running shorts and racing tops, which they sell online. It is … [Read more...]

Dealflicks raises $1.7M to help movie theaters fill empty seats

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Movie theater deals app Dealflicks has raised $1.7 million in new Seed funding from a group that includes Sierra Maya Ventures, Mogility Capital, Be Great Partners, Wefunder and Rubicon Venture Capital. The San Francisco-based startup describes its service as the “Priceline for movie tickets,” … [Read more...]

Peerlyst gets $3M for its social network for IT pros

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San Francisco-based Peerlyst, a peer network for IT professionals, has completed a $3 million Seed funding raise. The round was led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners with participation from Illuminate Ventures. The company’s social network is designed specifically for IT and security experts to … [Read more...]