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Ive just finished watching Entrepreneur Firsts sixth cohorts Demo Day Demo in London. The event, held at Facebooks UK HQ, saw 21 newly outed startups pitch their wares on stage to investors, press and other actors in the European tech scene.
Online furniture shop Wayfair has acquired aBoston-based mobile messagingapplication called Trumpit, with the aim of utilizing its technology in order to expand its customer service offerings. So yes, that meansmessaging will be a part of the mobile Wayfair application in the future.
Apples reality TV show Planet of the Apps keeps getting weirder. Every time Apple and Propagate release new information about the show, it gets harder to understand what theyre actually trying to build.
Kwikset, makers of the Kevo smart lock, have just unveiled the second-generation of the device with a fresh design and added security features. The second-gen Kevo still comes with the same touch-to-unlock feature that made it popular back in 2013, letting users simply touch the lock to gain entry to their home.
Swedish startup Greta is on a somewhat quiet mission to disrupt the multi-billion dollar Content Delivery Network (CDN) market. The young company already boasts an impressive list of angel investors including Jan Erik Solem (founder Polar Rose and Mapillary), Hampus Jakobsson (founder TAT and Brisk), and Jeremy Yap (recently awarded best angel investor at The Europas) and now new VC BlueYard Capital has also become a backer.
Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users credentials obtained in 2012was floating around on the dark web. But that number may have been much higher than we originally thought.
Global mobile paymentscompany Boku announceda $13.75 million funding round today led by a consortium of UK investors. The company had previously raised approximately $77.25 million fromKhosla Ventures,New Enterprise Associates,Index Ventures,Benchmark, andAndreessen Horowitz among others.
London-basedPusher, the company powering The NY Times live election results and DraftKings fantasy scoring results, just raised $2.5 million to up its stakes further. The money came from SaaS Capital, which focuses on debt financing aimed at the Software as a Service (SaaS) space.