Category: Start Ups

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Intel Capital invests in IOTAS, a Portland-based ‘smart apartment’ startup

Photo via IOTAS. IOTAS is raising more cash to build out its smart apartment technology platform. Intel Capital is the latest firm to invest in the Portland-based startup, which confirmed the additional funding but declined to say how much it raised. Total funding in the 4-year-old company is $6.5 million; it raised a $5.3 million…

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Minut reached its funding target at Kickstarter in hours

21th of November, the Malmö-based startup Minut  released the new version of their home alarm Point for pre-orders on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter . In just a few hours Point had already reached its funding target.  Minut is headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, with 15 people in the team. The company is headed by Nils Mattisson (ex-Apple)…

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Let’s talk about commercial drones at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

 Everyone loves drones, including companies with very specific needs. Drones once were the hot new thing and the perfect birthday gift. But drone makers are now realizing that there’s a bigger opportunity with commercial use cases, from farming to inspection. That’s why we’re excited to announce that three founders of three amazing companies in the…

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Mobile payment and loyalty platform Yoyo Wallet integrates with Starling Bank

 In another example of Starling Bank jumping on the Open Banking/PSD2 train before legislation in the U.K. and Europe next year will force banks to do so, it is launching its latest API partnership: this time with Yoyo Wallet, the U.K.-based mobile payment and loyalty platform. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

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Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C

 Portea Medical, one of India’s biggest platforms for home healthcare visits, has raised $26 million in Series C funding to expand its service range. The round was led by Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC, with participation from returning investors Accel (which led Portea’s Series B two years ago), the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation…

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Remitly’s $115M investment round approved by regulators as startup expands mobile remittance platform

Remitly CEO Matt Oppenheimer. (Remitly Photo) NEWS BRIEF: Remitly’s $115 million investment round has officially been approved. The cash infusion, which we previously reported on last month , was subject to regulatory approval given its size and the nature of the company, which operates a mobile remittance platform in 10 countries. The Series D round, led by…

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There are almost as many baby food delivery startups as regular food delivery startups

In 2017, you might think, what is there left to disrupt?  There’s baby food.  A crop of new startups are trying to bring meal kit delivery, subscription services, and a tech approach to the mashed-up foods parents have fed their children for millennia.  Jennifer Garner co-founded the baby food delivery startup Once Upon a Farm…

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RightSciences raises cash to develop cannabis and hemp-based medicinal patches

Left to right: RightSciences COO Bianca Wakeford, CEO Sarah Blankinship and Director of Business Development Nina Holtsberry. (RightSciences Photo). Amid all the hype for recreational marijuana use, it’s easy to forget that cannabis and its related plants are also popular for their medicinal effects. Seattle-based RightSciences is taking full advantage of those traits by using…