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Gener8tor to Make Startups From Scratch in Revamped Milwaukee Program

[Updated 6/14/19, 10:25 am CT. See below.] Gener8tor, a Wisconsin-based organization with a growing network of startup accelerators across the Midwest, is shaking up the format of its flagship Milwaukee program in a bid to catalyze entrepreneurship among locals. Instead of seeking applications from existing startups located around the world, this fall’s Gener8tor program in […]

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Boston Deal News: Digg, Bose, TripAdvisor, Vets First Choice, Examity

[Updated 4/26/18, 3:30 pm. See below.] Boston-area technology companies have played dealmaker lately, with notable mergers and acquisitions in augmented reality, online news curation, tourism tech, education, and veterinary software. Read on for details. —Boston-based advertising technology firm BuySellAds has acquired online news aggregator Digg for an undisclosed price, according to a report by Fast […]

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Lunar Aims to Offer Budget Phone Service, Premium User Experience

Most of us can’t imagine going back to a time without smartphones. Having an Internet-enabled phone on one’s person makes life easier, and many of us would feel a bit naked without one. Paying for them, however, is another matter. The prices keep going up as the phones get more sophisticated, and with myriad fees […]

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Presence Capital Takes the Temperature of VR/AR at Mid-Year

This week we checked in with Presence Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that specializes in virtual reality and augmented reality startups. Presence, which made its first investment in July 2015, has now invested in 33 companies, including VR animation studio Baobab; Strivr, a creator of VR training systems; Meta, the developer of a […]

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Uru Garners $800,000 Seed Financing

Feed Type Link http://www.venturedeal.com/Search/SearchResultTransactionDetail.aspx?TransactionId=20fafc77-511f-4cad-8f0f-95f4dca47d10 Date 1/3/2017 Company Name Uru Mailing Address 625 Avenue of the Americas 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011 USA Company Description Uru instantly understands the content of your video and all of the untapped monetization opportunities inside it. Based on these learnings, it pinpoints appropriate brand partners and instantly immerses them […]

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Giphy Lands $72,000,000 New Financing Round

Feed Type Link http://www.venturedeal.com/Search/SearchResultTransactionDetail.aspx?TransactionId=84f6462a-fb1c-4fa7-8113-77b8f3faf88f Date 11/2/2016 Company Name Giphy Mailing Address 29 Little West 12th Street New York, NY 10014 USA Company Description GIPHY is your top source for the best & newest GIFs & Animated Stickers online. Find everything from funny GIFs, reaction GIFs, unique GIFs and more. Website http://www.giphy.com Transaction Type Venture Equity […]

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Digg Receives Series C Financing

Feed Type Link http://www.venturedeal.com/Search/SearchResultTransactionDetail.aspx?TransactionId=f235722e-8cff-42c3-a18a-5a3c619f0682 Date 9/14/2016 Company Name Digg Mailing Address West 13th Street New York, NY 10022 USA Company Description Digg is the homepage of the internet, featuring the best articles, videos, and original content that the web is talking about right now. Website http://www.digg.com Transaction Type Venture Equity Transaction Amount Undisclosed Transaction Round […]

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Dexter Receives $2,300,000 Seed Round

Feed Type Link http://www.venturedeal.com/Search/SearchResultTransactionDetail.aspx?TransactionId=e135fe52-49ef-452e-ac90-d9333e249f8a Date 8/19/2016 Company Name Dexter Mailing Address 29 Little West 12th New York, NY 10014 USA Company Description The Dexter platform executes thousands upon thousands of processes daily, integrating services for everything from complex marketing flows to simple slash commands in Slack. Apps are executed on-demand in a provisionless environment — […]

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From Appboy to VTS: A New York Funding Roundup

Springtime has brought to the city a batch of recent funding for local startups across industries from mobile to real estate. —New York-based commercial real estate technology developer VTS, which created an asset management and leasing platform, closed on a $55 million funding round led by Insight Venture Partners, with prior investors OpenView and Trinity Ventures […]

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Poncho Receives $2,000,000 Seed Round

Feed Type Link http://www.venturedeal.com/Search/SearchResultTransactionDetail.aspx?TransactionId=bef40d38-9851-4994-a827-f9d561a1d3cb Date 4/29/2016 Company Name Poncho Mailing Address 416 West 13th Street New York, NY 10014 USA Company Description Poncho creates personalized weather forecasts tailored to user routines and delivered by email, text message, apps and notifications, and now bot interaction via Facebook Messenger or Slack. Website http://www.poncho.is Transaction Type Venture Equity […]

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