Category: Start Ups

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Immersv raises $10.5M to shake up mobile advertising with some VR flair

 While VR has shown consumers a great deal of what’s possible when it comes to immersive experiences, the world of potential that VR opens to advertisers has not been explored so heavily, Immersv, a mobile 360 VR ad network, wants to use the strengths of VR to bring improve mobile advertising, not only on headset…

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Original Tech helps banks offer better loan applications

 Americans apply for more than 250 million new financial products each year, but the majority of those applications are completed on paper or over the phone. A startup called Original Tech wants to change that by providing white-label software to improve loan applications completed online. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

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‘Airbnb for boats’ startup Boatsetter buys competitor Boatbound

 You don’t have to be rich or T-Pain to be “on a boat”. You can rent one plus a captain for the day from Boatsetter. And now it’s got boats in over 300 locations around the U.S. since it just acquired rival maritime marketplace Boatbound. Boatsetter will be taking select talent from Boatbound plus logistics…

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LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the internet

 You’ve probably had the experience of going to a website and seeing a lot of content that’s not really relevant. For the most part, a lot of this is organized in a way that’s either pre-defined or based on a limited number of signals that aims to sort of personalize the experience for a normal user….

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Bitcoin wallet ‘Blockchain’ adds Ethereum support

 This isn’t a game of bingo, the company called Blockchain is maintaining the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet. And starting today, Blockchain users will also be able to create Ethereum wallets and hold ethers. Blockchain isn’t a centralized exchange like Coinbase or Kraken. It is simply a wallet so that you can safely story all…

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B2B platform Releaf helps African businesses by taking the guesswork out of networking

 Releaf is a new B2B marketplace that wants to help African businesses prosper by helping them find partners they can trust. The startup, which is currently taking part in Y Combinator, has signed up about 1,000 businesses since its public launch in Nigeria on August 3. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com

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Coup launches new electric scooter service in Paris and faces off with Cityscoot

 Coup is launching its second city for its electronic scooter-sharing service. You can now find hundreds of Coup scooters in Paris. The company is going to compete with Cityscoot, a similar service that has been around for a while. While the city’s bike-sharing service has been around for a decade in Paris, scooter-sharing is something…