ParcelBright brings an end-to-end parcel shipping solution to UK businesses

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A Q&A with ParcelBright founder and CEO Daniel Lipinski. The London-based startup, which offers businesses in the UK a ‘one stop’ package delivery platform, last week announced a $1 million Seed funding raise. Investors include Forward Partners, Talis Capital, Avonmore Developments and Howzat … [Read more...]

Spot.IM wants to make every website its own social network

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A Q&A with Spot.IM co-founder and CEO Nadav Shoval. The Tel Aviv-based startup, which enables website publishers to add an on-site social networking component, had its public launch last month. It was founded in 2012 by Shoval and CTO Ishay Green. SUB: Please describe Spot.IM and your primary … [Read more...]

Virtuix gets big funding for a big idea: Fully-immersive virtual reality

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A Q&A with Virtuix co-founder and CEO Jan Goetgeluk. The Houston, Texas-based startup, which has built a hardware platform that allows users to move naturally while in virtual reality applications, announced last week the closing of a $2.7 million Seed funding round. Investors include Radical … [Read more...]

Medigo gets €5 million in new funding to expand its ‘medical tourism’ platform

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A Q&A with Medigo co-founder and COO Pawel Cebula. The Berlin-based healthtech startup announced last week the closing of a €5 million Series A funding round, led by Accel Partners. It was founded last year by Cebula, Ugur Samut and Ieva Soblickaite. The team previously raised €2.1 million in … [Read more...]

With a fresh $1 million in funding, Promoter.io launches with the goal of giving companies more insight into actionable customer loyalty

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A Q&A with Promoter.io co-founder and CEO Chad Keck. The San Antonio, Texas-based customer loyalty tech startup last week announced its official launch with $1 million in Seed funding. Investors include Geekdom Fund, Greenhouse Investment Fund and individual Angel investors. It was founded last … [Read more...]

Together Mobile launches out of beta as Rivet Works to help brands more effectively tap into user-generated content

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A Q&A with Rivet Works founder and CEO Mike Svatek. The Austin-based marketing services startup launched to the public last week. It was founded in 2013 by Svatek and Ben Lail, and the team has raised $8.8 million in funding to this point. SUB: Please describe Rivet and your primary … [Read more...]

AllUnite seeks to challenge iBeacon with its free Wi-Fi-based proximity mobile marketing platform

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A Q&A with AllUnite co-founder and CEO Esben Elmoe. The Copenhagen-based startup, which offers a proximity marketing solution based on free Wi-Fi, completed a $3.7 million Series A funding round led by Northzone, which it announced earlier this week. It was founded in 2013 by Elmoe and Kasper … [Read more...]

AccuSure launches to help SMBs find the best deal on insurance

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A Q&A with AccuSure co-founder and CEO Jamie Reid. The San Diego-based startup, which offers small- and medium-sized businesses a solution for simplifying the process of comparison shopping for insurance, launched today at the DEMO Fall conference in Silicon Valley. It was founded in 2009 by … [Read more...]

With a significant new funding round completed, Paracosm is working to make the world robot-friendly

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A Q&A with Paracosm co-founder Anna Williams. The Gainesville, Florida-based 3D mapping augmented reality startup announced earlier this month the closing of a $3.3 million Seed funding round. Investors include Deep Fork Capital, New World Angels, iRobot and Atlas Venture. It was founded last … [Read more...]

Just-launched Sharity.org puts items from celebrity closets up for sale, all in the name of charity

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A Q&A with Sharity co-founders Lisa Ginsberg and Jamal Brown. The Los Angeles-based non-profit, which sells clothes from celebrities’ closets on consignment and donates proceeds to a charity of that celebrity’s choice, launched to the public out of beta at the start of November. It was founded … [Read more...]