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

OnBeep founders Roger Wood, Jesse Robbins and Greg Albrecht.

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...]

Metanautix emerges from stealth mode to help cut the complexity out of big data analysis

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A Q&A with Metanautix co-founder and CEO Theo Vassilakis. The Palo Alto-based big data analytics startup launched out of stealth mode in early August and revealed that it has raised a total of $7 million in funding. Investors include Sequoia Capital, the Stanford Endowment and Shiva Shivakumar. … [Read more...]

SwipeStation is an on-premise marketing solution built to ‘close-the-loop’ for marketers

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A Q&A with SwipeStation co-founder Sam Fresco. The Hertfordshire, UK-based startup, which offers a mobile device-connected scanner and printer for on-premise event marketing, announced in late July that it has raised £300,000 in Angel funding from investors Neil Sikka and Adrian Grumi. It was … [Read more...]

Pantry’s RFID-based technology powers vending machines with fresh food that you may actually want to buy

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A Q&A with Pantry co-founder Alex Yancher. The San Francisco-based startup, which offers technology that enables fresh food vending machines, announced the completion of a $1.3 million Seed funding round at the start of this month. Investors include 500 Startups, Menlo Ventures, Lemnos Labs, … [Read more...]

Advice Wallet plans for big expansion in Eastern Europe with its Settle mobile payments and loyalty app

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A Q&A with Advice Wallet co-founder Stas Matvienko. The Kiev, Ukraine-based startup, which offers a combined payments and loyalty app for consumers called Settle, announced the closing of a $1.5 million venture funding round at the start of August from Russian VC Life.SREDA. It was founded in … [Read more...]