NEWS

24
Sep

Estimote Launches Indoor Location Service Using iBeacon Tech

INDOOR LOCATION PRESSKIT Estimote, maker of hardware beacon devices and a platform for managing software that uses beacon connections, such as Apple’s iBeacon system, has just launched its Indoor Location features. The Indoor Location system that Estimote provides works with the company’s existing beacons, and its updated iOS app. Setup is simple, Estimote says, and requires simply arranging a minimum of… Read More

24
Sep

Luxury Travel Club Inspirato Grabs Another $20 Million

luxury vacation Luxury vacation club Inspirato announced this morning it has secured $20 million in new funding from new investor W Capital Partners alongside existing investors Institutional Venture Partners and Millennium Technology Value Partners. The funding, designed to accelerate growth, brings the company’s total raise to date to $70 million. Read More

24
Sep

Mobile News App Circa Adds A Personalized Daily Digest Of The Day’s Top Stories

circa wire Today, Circa is making it easier for news buffs to get the most important news of the day, while also being able to drill down into the topics and stories they most care about. For version 3 of its app, the company is adding a new feature called ‘Wire,’ which provides a rundown of the day’s biggest news, along with updates to stories that readers have subscribed to. Read More

24
Sep

Massdrop Raises $6.5M To Turn Group Buying Into A Broader Community Platform

Steve El-Hage Massdrop, a startup offering what it calls “community-driven commerce,” is announcing that it has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding.
The round was led by Mayfield Fund, with additional investment from previous backers Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, First Round Capital, and Cowboy Ventures. Massdrop has now raised a total of $8 million. Read More

24
Sep

Bionym Raises $14M Series A For Its Heartbeat Authentication Wristband

Bionym_Nymi_colors_stacked (3) Toronto-based startup Bionym has raised a $14 million Series A round of funding, including investment from Ignition Partners, Relay Ventures, MasterCard and Salesforce Ventures. The round includes a lot of strategic investment from participants like Export Development Canada, who see value in the product as a security enhancing feature for business customers. Bionym’s tech places an… Read More

24
Sep

Gobble Promises To Help Customers Make Delicious Meals In 10 Minutes Or Less

miso_ramen_plated If you like the idea of cooking, but not, y’know, the actual work (or the fact that the food might turn out pretty badly), then Gobble may be the startup for you. And I don’t mean that in a condescending way. When I try to cook, I do a decent job of frying an egg or boiling spaghetti, but anything more than that and I start to get nervous. So I feel like I’m on… Read More

24
Sep

PRSS Digital Magazine Platform Acquired By Apple

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 5.33.14 PM Apple has acquired Dutch digital magazine startup Prss, a platform that makes it easy to create iPad-compatible magazines using tools that don’t require any knowledge of code. The company is essentially a magazine-focused version of iBooks Author, and the deal could mean better native publishing tools for digital periodicals.
The acquisition was first reported by iCulture, a Dutch… Read More