Culture Amp gets big Series A backing for its ‘people analytics’ platform

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A Q&A with Culture Amp co-founder and CEO Didier Elzinga. The Melbourne, Australia-based startup, which has built a human resources survey platform for enterprises that collects actionable insights from employees, announced at the start of this month that its closed a $6.3 million Series A funding round. Investors include Felicis Ventures, Index Ventures and Blackbird … [Read more...]

With a $5M funding infusion, Accomplice looks to take on the big names in marketing tech

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A Q&A with Accomplice president and Chief Data Scientist Brian Lewis. The San Francisco-based integrated digital marketing startup announced at the start of this month that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding from WME | IMG. It was founded in 2013 as Fractal Sciences by Lewis, CEO Lior Tamir, Idan Benaim and Shaun Porcar. SUB: Please describe Accomplice and your … [Read more...]

Stockholm-based Sqore looks to disrupt corporate recruitment through online skills-based challenges

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A Q&A with Sqore co-founder and CEO Niklas Jungegård. The Stockholm-based startup, which has built an employee recruitment platform around individual skills challenges, announced in late February the closing of a $3.5 million Series A funding round from investment firm Northzone. It was founded in 2010 by Jungegård, Chief Business Development Officer Gustav Borgefalk, CSO … [Read more...]

Techstars grad Fashion Metric wants to ensure that consumers buy better-fitting clothes, whether online or in-person

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A Q&A with Fashion Metric co-founder and COO/CTO Morgan Linton. The Austin, Texas-based startup, which has developed a virtual tailoring service for retailers, landed $1 million in Seed funding in late January. Investors in the round include Tahoma Ventures, Corsa Ventures, Elementum Ventures and Geekdom Fund. It was founded in 2012 by Morgan and CEO Daina Linton, and … [Read more...]

Tailor Brands secures $1.1M for its SMB-focused branding and design platform

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A Q&A with Tailor Brands co-founder and CEO Yali Saar. The Brooklyn-based online branding design startup announced last week that it has closed a $1.1 million Seed funding round from Disruptive Fund and Angel investors. It was founded last year by Saar, Chief Product Officer Tom Lahat, and CTO Nadav Shatz, and this is its first notable round of funding. SUB: Please … [Read more...]

With a focus on mobile engagement, Liftoff’s app marketing platform goes beyond simple user acquisition

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A Q&A with Liftoff co-founder and CEO Mark Ellis. The Menlo Park, California-based mobile marketing software startup recently completed a $5 million Series A funding round, which it announced earlier this month. The round was led by Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, with participation from Michael Dearing of Harrison Metal, Fred Warren of Sage Venture Partners, Shinya … [Read more...]

Casetext is tapping into data and crowdsourcing to make the law more understandable

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A Q&A with Casetext co-founder and CEO Jake Heller. The Palo Alto-based startup, which is building a public legal research tool with features intended to better contextualize U.S. law for users, announced at the start of this month the completion of a $7 million Series A funding round. Investors include Union Square Ventures, Formation 8 and former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom … [Read more...]

Final is building a credit card with dynamic card numbers to prevent credit fraud and all its hassles

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A Q&A with Final co-founder and CEO Aaron Frank. The Boulder, Colorado-based fintech startup announced in late January that it has completed a $1 million Seed funding round. Investors include Ludlow Ventures, T5 Capital and Y Combinator. It was founded last year by Frank, CTO Matt Rothstein, and COO Andrew Dietrich, and this is its first round of outside funding. It is … [Read more...]

Fuse has built a mobile app dev platform that merges the worlds of design and development

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A Q&A with Fuse co-founder and CEO Anders Lassen. The Oslo, Norway and Palo Alto-based mobile app development software startup announced in late January that it has raised $2.8 million in Venture round funding. Investors include Alliance Venture and Northzone. It was founded in 2012 by Lassen and CTO Morten Fornes, and has now raised $7 million in total funding. SUB: … [Read more...]

Baltimore-based startup Citelighter is focused on making U.S. students better writers

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A Q&A with Citelighter founder and CEO Saad Alam. The Baltimore, Maryland-based edtech startup announced last month that it has raised $2 million in new Seed funding. Investors in this round include Blu Venture Investors, Baltimore Angels, New York Angels, Gulf Ventures and Maryland Venture Fund. It was founded in 2011 by Alam and Lee Jokl, and has also raised funding … [Read more...]