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Mapping Tech Startup StreetCred Raises $1M in Seed Funding

StreetCred, a New York City-based provider of a mapping tech platform for app developers, raised $1m in seed funding. Backers included Bowery Capital and Notation Capital. The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations. Led by Randy Meech, Diana Shkolnikov, Cassidy Rouse, Lily He, StreetCred is an early-stage mapping data startup… Read More »

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SaaS Startup Ordway Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding

Ordway, a billing and revenue automation platform for growing companies based in Washington-DC, announced that it had raised $2.5m in funding to scale its operations. Led by Sameer Gulati, a SaaS veteran at the epicenter of billing and ERP systems’ evolution for the past 18 years, Ordway is transforming how organizations can more efficiently handle… Read More »

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Meet Celo the Snapchat for hospital

There’s a new kid on the block that promises to take the medical world by surprise. A little bit like Snapchat and a little bit like mobile banking – doctors have a new way to communicate. It’s called Celo, a safe-snapping app that allows medical staff to confer or safely share photos so that they… Read More »

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Truepic raises $8 million to help flag Deepfake photos

San Diego photo verification app Truepic has raised $8 million to verify photos for Reddit and debunk “deep fakes.” The money will support growth and for further development of Truepic’s technology, which employs location, date and time, image examination — even barometric pressure readings from smartphone sensors — to figure out whether photos are real…. Read More »

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Sphero acquires a music education startup

Sphero, the Boulder-based robotic toy maker, has acquired Specdrums, a Boulder startup that makes programmable rings that people can use to make music. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction brings the Specdrums product to Sphero, along with the startup’s six employees. Acquiring Specdrums helps add art to the technical learning Sphero is… Read More »

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World Economic Forum (WEF) announces this year’s technology pioneers list

The World Economic Forum announced its annual list of Technology Pioneers today. Of the 61 early-stage companies recognized for their design, development and deployment of potentially world-changing innovations and technologies, a majority (54%) come from outside the United States, including many from emerging markets, and a quarter (25%) is female-led. “Innovation comes from all corners… Read More »

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Twitter acquires San Francisco-based startup Smyte to help curb online harrsment

Twitter  this morning announced it has agreed to buy San Francisco-based technology company Smyte. Founded in 2014 by former Instagram and Google engineers, Smyte is designed to identify and prevent harassment and spam, as well as to protect user accounts from phishing schemes and other forms of digital abuse. According to Smyte’s website, its clients included Indiegogo, GoFundMe, npm, Musical.ly,… Read More »

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SME Lending Startup Drip Capital Raises $15 Mn Equity Funding

Fintech company Drip Capital said it has so far raised $20 million in funding through several tranches in two rounds. The California-based startup raised $15 million from Accel Partners, Sequoia India, and Wing VC in a Series A round, with participation from existing investors Y-Combinator and others, who had invested $5 million in the seed round.  Additionally,… Read More »

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India Accelerator Selects Six Startups For Its Second Cohort

India Accelerator a launch pad for early age technology startups in association with Global Accelerator Network (GAN) has shortlisted six startups for its second batch of accelerator programme. The startups selected from over 200 applicants will get expert mentorship and other facilities throughout the programme. India Accelerator will also be investing $150K in the selected… Read More »

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Goldman Sachs Is Investing $500 Million In Female-Led Startups

Goldman Sachs will invest $500 million into companies led, founded or owned by women. The program will also help clients invest directly in private, late-stage companies or provide seed capital for women starting their own funds. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it is. The investment bank made a similar announcement when it launched its 10,000 Women… Read More »

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