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AI photo startup Polarr raises an $11.5 million Series A

LakeArrowhead (#1) 5 days ago Business ai photo startup polarr raises 115 million series All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Bay Area photography startup Polarr announced this morning that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A. The new round of funding, led by Threshold Ventures with participation from Pear Ventures and Cota Capital, brings the startup’s total funding to around $13.5 million, according to the company. At the moment, the company is probably best […]
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ProdPerfect gets $2.6 million to automate QA testing for web apps

LakeArrowhead (#1) 5 days ago Business prodperfect 26 million automate qa testing web apps All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
ProdPerfect, a Boston-based startup focused on automating QA testing for web apps, has announced the close of a $2.6 million Seed round co-led by Eniac Ventures and Fika Ventures, with participation from Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator. ProdPerfect started when co-founder and CEO Dan Widing was VP of engineering at WeSpire, where he saw firsthand the pain […]
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Fortnite goes big on esports for 2019 with $100 million prize pool

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business fortnite big esports 2019 100 million prize pool All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Epic Games, maker of the ultra popular Battle Royale game Fortnite, is putting up another $100 million in prize cash for competitive tournaments in 2019. The company made waves in the esports world last year, announcing $100 million prize pool for the 2018 competitive year, dwarfing every other competitive title in one fell swoop. This […]
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Tech investors see bugs as a big business as Ÿnsect raises $125 million

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business tech investors bugs big business ÿnsect raises 125 million All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
A company using advanced technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles) at scale is on track to become one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion-dollar investments. Ÿnsect, (pronounced ‘insect”) is a Paris-based producer of insect protein that has just closed on $125 million as the company looks to expand into North America selling […]
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Zoba raises $3 million to help mobility companies predict demand

LakeArrowhead (#1) 25 days ago Business zoba raises 3 million mobility companies predict demand All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Scooter share, bike share and ride hailing are quickly becoming staple commodities in cities all over the world. As companies in those respective spaces try to improve their economics, Zoba is aiming to contribute to those goals by predicting demand for scooters, bikes and, eventually, rides in particular areas. To support Zoba’s mission, the company […]
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As shared kitchens heat up, a China-based startup, Panda Selected, nabs $50 million led by Tiger Global

LakeArrowhead (#1) 26 days ago Business shared kitchens heat china-based startup panda selected nabs 50 million led tiger global All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
A few weeks ago, we told you that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick looks to be partnering with the former COO of the bike-sharing startup Ofo, Yanqi Zhang, to bring his new L.A.-based company, CloudKitchens, to China. Kalanick didn’t respond to our request for more information, but according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), his […]
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Alan raises another $45 million for its health insurance product

LakeArrowhead (#1) 28 days ago Business alan raises 45 million health insurance product All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Paris-based startup Alan has raised a Series B round of funding of $45 million (€40 million). Index Ventures is once again leading the round, with partners of DST Global also participating. The company had raised a $28 million funding round only 10 months ago. Alan is a software-as-a-service startup tackling a very specific industry: the […]
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Kairos gets a $4 million lifeline for its facial recognition software

LakeArrowhead (#1) 28 days ago Business kairos 4 million lifeline facial recognition software All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Kairos, the facial recognition startup that found itself in turmoil following the ouster of founder and then-CEO Brian Brackeen last October, has raised $4 million in funding from E. Jay Saunders, CEO of Domus Semo Sancus. This brings Kairos’s total funding to $17 million. As of November, Kairos had just enough money to get through […]
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Figma gets $40 million Series C to put design tools in the cloud

LakeArrowhead (#1) 31 days ago Business figma 40 million series design tools cloud All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
With more industries and organizations recognizing design as a pillar of business, a battle is brewing among makers of design tools. And with a fresh $40 million in Series C funding, Figma is ready to fight. Co-founder and CEO Dylan Field explains that when he and co-founder Evan Wallace started the company, in 2012, IBM […]
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GoTrendier raises $3.5 million to take on Spanish-language fashion marketplaces

LakeArrowhead (#1) 31 days ago Business gotrendier raises 35 million spanish-language fashion marketplaces All http://feedproxy.google.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Thanks to environmentally conscious young buyers, throwaway culture is dying not only in the U.S., but also in Latin America — and startups are poised to jump in with services to help people recycle used clothing. GoTrendier, a peer-to-peer fashion marketplace operative in Mexico and Colombia, has raised $3.5 million USD to do just that. […]

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