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All the work that went into creating peer-to-peer payment app Cookies isnt disappearing forever. After filing for bankruptcy, Swedish tech company Klarna approached the team behind Cookies so that they can join another fintech company.
Your SaaS is just out of control! Youre spending thousands or millions on products a CRM system, a field operations app, a system to keep your life-like humanoid androids from killing park guests in your Wild West-themed adventure park and none of these systems talk to each other, especially the ones that keep your robots from falling in love with the guests.
Everyone talks about rooms being an underutilized asset in the hospitality industry. But what about meeting space?
Zola, the smarter wedding gift registry, has signed term sheets on a $25 million Series C round of funding, according to sources close to the matter. Sources say that Lightspeed led the round, and that Zolas pre-funding valuation was at $200 million.
Theres no end to the bottles, packs and pills of various nutritional supplements out there, but vitamin startup Care/of plans to stand out by tailoring the vitamins you pop to your specific needs. The startup joins a growing number of others in tech hoping to cash in on the lucrative vitamin industry.Elysium offers pills they say will boost longevity; Ritual makes vitamins for women; Olly is a venture-backed vitamin company from the co-founder of Method soap.
Cashboard, an online wealth management startup based in Berlin, has closed 3 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Digital Space Ventures, with participation from existing investors Redalpine Capital, Earlybird, and 500 Startups.
Lifes two great certainties are death and taxes. UK startup Farewill is hopingto combine the two: this weeks its officially launching asubscription will-writing service.
As of today, founders have a lot of options as to what kinds of accelerator programs they might want to try to get in to. Theres Y Combinator, Techstars and 500 Startups, among many others.
BuzzFeed just announced that it has raised another $200 million from NBCUniversal. That might sound a little familiar, since the company raised a round of the same size last year.
Apptopia, a startup that began its life as a marketplace for reselling appsbefore morphing into the app intelligence provider thats now used by Google, Facebook, Pinterest, NBCU, and others, has closed on a second seed round of $2.7 million. The round, which was led byAshton Kutcherand Guy Osearys Sound Ventures, brings Apptopias total raise to date to $5 million.