AlldayInternet wants to keep travelers connected while avoiding roaming charges and sub-par hotel Wi-Fi

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A Q&A with AlldayInternet co-founder Julio Astarloa. The Santander, Cantabria, Spain-based startup, which offers a wireless Internet access service for travelers in Europe, landed a €240,000 Seed funding round at the start of April from unnamed investors. It was founded in 2013, and plans to use … [Read more...]

Muut gets a new name and $770K to give online forums a makeover

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A Q&A with Muut co-founder Tero Piirainen. The Portland, Oregon-based startup, which offers an embeddable online forum solution for websites, announced last week the completion of a $770,000 Seed funding round. Investors include the Oregon Angel Fund and Portland Seed Fund. It was founded in … [Read more...]

XOEye launches to bring connected wearable technology to enterprise workers in the field

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A Q&A with XOEye Technologies co-founder and CEO Aaron Salow. The Ann Arbor, Michigan- and Nashville, Tennessee-based startup, which has developed industrial-grade smart glasses which allow real-time point-of-view remote collaboration, launched at the DEMO Enterprise 2014 show last week. It was … [Read more...]

Just-launched GripeO is tackling the ‘big business’ of complaining

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A Q&A with GripeO co-founder and CEO Mike Klanac. The Buffalo, New York-based startup, which is a social consumer complaint management platform, launched out of stealth mode last week. It was founded in 2012 by Klanac, Nicholas Campanile, Stephen Makula, Richard Panek, Jim Proulx, and Mark … [Read more...]

Ometria’s ecommerce platform integrates actionable data to help retailers better identify profitable customers

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A Q&A with Ometria co-founder and CEO Ivan Mazour. The London-based startup, which offers an all-in-one ecommerce intelligence solution, announced in late March the completion of a $1.6 million Angel funding round. Investors include Alastair Mitchell, Andy McLoughlin, Tim Jackson, Phil … [Read more...]

TechStars Seattle graduate FlexMinder wants to help patients and businesses get maximum value from flexible healthcare spending accounts

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A Q&A with FlexMinder founder and CEO Lowell Ricklefs. The Seattle-based startup, which offers Software-as-a-Service that allows administrators and patients to more efficiently manage flexible spending and health reimbursement accounts, announced in late March that it has raised $1.2 million in … [Read more...]

Vaavud follows its successful Kickstarter raise with $375K in Seed funding for its smartphone-based wind meter

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A Q&A with Vaavud co-founder and CEO Thomas Helms. The Copenhagen-based startup, which has built an electronics-free smartphone-based wind meter, announced last week that it has raised $375,000 in Seed funding from unnamed Angel investors. It was founded last year by Helms, CTO Thomas Stilling … [Read more...]

Through cloud-based collaboration, Upverter wants to upend the way hardware engineering is done

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A Q&A with Upverter co-founder and CEO Zak Homuth. The Toronto-based startup, which offers a cloud-based hardware engineering platform, announced in late March that it has raised $2.3 million in new Seed funding. Investors include Version One Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, Tom McInerney, … [Read more...]

Scandit closes a $5.5 million funding round to bring mobile barcode scanning to the mainstream

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A Q&A with Scandit co-founder and CEO Samuel Mueller. The Zurich-based startup, which offers a barcode scanning software development platform designed to bring high-quality scanning to commodity devices, last week announced the closing of a $5.5 million funding round—its first outside funding. … [Read more...]

TapShield’s personal safety platform utilizes mobile technology and crowdsourcing for more rapid response and emergency notification

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A Q&A with TapShield founder and CEO Jordan Johnson. The Orlando, Florida-based startup, which has built a mobile device-centric security platform for colleges and large enterprises, had its official launch last month after a ‘semi-stealth’ launch at the University of Florida. It was founded in … [Read more...]