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Klatu Networks raises $1 million for predictive IOT platform that protects medical samples

From left to right: Klatu Networks co-founders Pete Larsson, Dan Simpson and Rick Kriss. (Klatu Photo) Klatu Networks has a very niche market: The company makes IoT technology that keeps millions of medical samples and treatments safe from freezer failures. Klatu, which is co-headquartered in the Seattle and San Diego areas, just raised $1 million from Seattle-area…

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ADAY aims to simplify your wardrobe with $2M in funding

 ADAY, a fresh entrant in the highly competitive world of direct-to-consumer fashion, has raised $2 million in new funding for its mission to simplify wardrobes with a line of durable, technical, and chic womenswear. The company is the latest in an ever-expanding movement of startups that offer direct-to-consumer products for the fashion-conscious consumer. Venture-backed lifestyle startups……

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Raden is betting sticker mania will stick in the physical world

 While smart suitcase startup Raden is unarguably a hardware company, they’ve decided to test the social waters by diving headfirst into the world of stickers. The company is launching a sticker store in their mobile app, which lets customers orders physical stickers that once delivered can be can be affixed to their suitcases. The app…

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Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone

 French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, announced at a press conference that it is launching new offers, updating specifications and the ability to become a client and buy a subscription without any waiting list. Shadow is a gaming PC in the cloud for a monthly fee. The company has been running thousands of computers…

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Teeth straightening startup Candid raises $15 million from Greycroft, Bessemer and others

 Candid, the dental startup that aims to straighten your teeth for less than the cost of braces and Invisalign, recently raised a $15 million Series A round led by Greycroft Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, e.ventures and some existing investors. The plan is to use the funding to beef up Candid’s operations and grow its customer…

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Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes

 A company called Confido raised a small ICO by selling special CFD designed to allow “safe and trustless cryptocurrency payments. According to ICODrops they raised their goal of about $400,000 and quickly disappeared, taking the cash with it. The site is currently a parked web server that points to nothing. The apparent founder and former…

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Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom has backed the U.K. challenger bank Monzo

 Monzo, one of a number of “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, is assembling quite an array of backers, many with a U.S. bent. It’s most recent round, which gave the startup a £280 million post-money valuation, saw the likes of Goodwater Capital, Stripe, and Michael Moritz invest, and before…

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WeWork leads $32 million funding round for The Wing

Last week, we learned that WeWork invested in a wave pool company dedicated to artificial surfing. This week, WeWork is investing in something slightly closer to home—and for a subset of WeWork’s customers, a competitor.  The $20 billion office-leasing company led a $32 million Series B funding round for The Wing, a women’s only coworking…

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Sonos One users can now ask Alexa to play Spotify music

 In October, Sonos launched the Sonos One, raising the bar on what is already the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio. The big new feature? An integrated microphone that added support for Amazon’s Alexa. However, there was one big caveat: While Alexa was integrated to control music services like Apple Music, Google Play Music, Soundcloud…