Augmate gets big backing to expand its wearable glass platform for ‘deskless’ workers

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A Q&A with Augmate co-founder and CEO Pete Wassell. The New York City-based smart eyewear startup announced last week that it has raised $2.8 million in Seed funding. Investors include Tim Draper, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, Siemens Venture Capital, Simon Venture Group, Rothenberg Ventures, … [Read more...]

NeoReach wants to help bloggers earn more from ‘influencer’ endorsements

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A Q&A with NeoReach co-founder and COO P.J. Leimgruber. The Stanford, California-based influencer marketing startup completed a $1.5 million Seed funding round over the summer. It was co-founded last year by P.J., his brother Jesse Leimgruber and fellow Stanford undergrad Misha Talavera. The … [Read more...]

With a new $8M funding round in the bank, CartoDB enables anyone to create advanced, interactive maps

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A Q&A with CartoDB VP of Marketing Álvaro Ortiz. The New York City-based startup, which offers an open source spatial mapping application, announced earlier this month the closing of an $8 million Series A funding round. Investors include Earlybird Venture Capital and Kibo Ventures. It was … [Read more...]

Disrupting research: Whale Path seeks to bring on-demand competitive intel to businesses of all types and sizes

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A Q&A with Whale Path co-founder Artem Gassan. The San Francisco-based startup, which offers an on-demand competitive research platform for enterprises, announced the closing of a $1.1 million Seed funding round at the start of September. Investors include TMT Investments, Kima Ventures, 500 … [Read more...]

With a big funding round ($6M+) completed, OnBeep looks to bring its wearable, real-time group communications device to market

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A Q&A with OnBeep co-founder and CEO Jesse Robbins. The San Francisco-based startup, which is developing a wearable, gesture-based communications device, announced in late August the closing of a $6.25 million Series A funding round. It was founded last year by Robbins, CTO Greg Albrecht and … [Read more...]

JIBO shatters crowdfunding goal for its robot with ‘heart’

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A Q&A with JIBO co-founder and CEO Cynthia Breazeal. The Boston-based robotics startup has passed the $2 million mark in its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (with an original goal of $100,000), with four days left. It was founded in 2012, and also raised a Seed funding round, amount undisclosed, … [Read more...]

Indonesian startup Bridestory has its sights set on tapping into the huge Asia-Pacific wedding services market

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A Q&A with Bridestory co-founder and CEO Kevin Mintaraga. The Jakarta, Indonesia-based wedding vendor marketplace announced in late August that it has raised an undisclosed amount of Seed funding from Sovereign’s Capital, BEENOS Plaza, East Ventures, and Fenox Venture Capital. It was founded … [Read more...]

Just launched in its first market, Roost is bringing peer-to-peer to the self-storage business

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A Q&A with Roost co-founder and CEO Jonathan Gillon. The San Francisco-based peer-to-peer self-storage platform announced its launch in the San Francisco area (its first market) in late August. It was founded earlier this year by Gillon and Bonnie Lai, and is backed to this point by about … [Read more...]

As mobile video advertising grows by leaps-and-bounds, Conversion Logic offers advertisers analytics across platforms and devices

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A Q&A with Conversion Logic co-founder and CEO Trevor Testwuide. The Santa Monica-based startup, which offers video ad performance insights and analytics across platforms and devices, earlier this month announced the closing of a $1.1 million Seed funding round from Angel investors. It was … [Read more...]

StrataCloud’s enterprise IT solution is built to make data centers more manageable

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A Q&A with StrataCloud CEO Brian Cohen. The Atlanta-based startup, which offers enterprises a unified IT infrastructure management solution, announced a couple of weeks ago that it has raised $2 million in Seed funding from investors Hallett Capital and BLH Venture Partners. The company was … [Read more...]