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

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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 … [Read more...]

Meet the investor: Andrew Canter, Canter Capital

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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. … [Read more...]

Love With Food is working to connect consumers with healthy snacks, and food brands with valuable data

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A Q&A with Love With Food founder and CEO Aihui Ong. The Foster City, California-based startup, which offers a monthly organic snack delivery service and corresponding food marketing data platform for brands, announced in early June that it has raised $1.4 million in new Seed funding from Kapor … [Read more...]

Leveraging its social sharing technology, Moment.me enables live event organizers to create custom, one-off mobile sites

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A Q&A with Moment.me co-founder and CEO Ronny Elkayam. The Tel Aviv-based startup, which started out as a social photo sharing and discovery service around live events and now also offers a mobile microsite builder for event organizers, last week announced the closing of $1.65 million in new … [Read more...]

Who needs the cloud? Lima has created a compact, device agnostic storage gadget

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A Q&A with Lima co-founder and CEO Severin Marcombes. The Newark, Delaware-based startup, which has built a small mobile storage device that plugs into any device for use with any OS, announced at the start of June the closing of a $2.5 million funding round from Partech Ventures. It was founded … [Read more...]

Nix Hydra wants to change the mobile gaming landscape by breaking stereotypes about women gamers

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A Q&A with Nix Hydra co-founder and CEO Lina Chen. The Los Angeles-based gaming development studio focused on mobile games designed to appeal to young women, announced the closing of a $5 million venture funding round from the Foundry Group at the end of May. It was founded in 2012 … [Read more...]

Social shopping with a purpose: Fitbay taps crowdsourcing to help shoppers find clothes that fit

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A Q&A with Fitbay co-founder and CEO Christian Wylonis. The Copenhagen-based fashion discovery platform announced last week the closing of a $2 million Seed funding round from Steadfast Venture Capital and Creandum. The company was founded last year by Wylonis, a former Creandum … [Read more...]

Mallzee’s smart fashion app enables users to shop with friends on their phone

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A Q&A with Mallzee co-founder and CEO Cally Russell. The Edinburgh-based startup, which is a ‘smart’ social fashion app that includes sharing functionality which enables users to get friends’ opinions on a potential purchase, announced the closing of a £500,000 Seed funding round in late May … [Read more...]

Nezasa has built a travel planning platform with the aim of being an end-to-end solution for customized trips

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A Q&A with Nezasa co-founder and CEO Manuel Hilty. The Zurich-based startup, which offers a travel booking platform that includes customizable itineraries and recommendations from locals for specific accommodations and activities at travel destinations, announced at the start of June that it has … [Read more...]