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Anyone who has watched The Big Bang Theory or known John Biggs knows that some people care a lot about collectibles. But does that passion translate over to digital?
Kidizen, a marketplace for secondhand childrens apparel, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding, the company announced today. The funding was led by Chicago-basedOrigin Ventures, which backed the startup following its more than 100 percent year-over-year growth in 2016 which has allowedthe business to reach more than a quarter million registered users across the U.S. Also participating in the round were Royal Street Ventures, Corigin Ventures and MergeLane.
Another legal tech startup coming out of the UK: Cognitiv+is applying artificial intelligence to automate contract analysis and management, offering businesses a way to automate staying on top of legal risks, obligations and changing regulatory landscapes. Co-founder Vasilis Tsolis might therefore be forgiven for viewingBrexit as a sizableopportunity for his startup though he more tactfully describes it as a legislative challenge that we can help out with.
Goldbely, the specialty food delivery service, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Global Founders Capital and Intel Capital (which also led the companys seed round).
Since 2013, The Associated Press has been making an intentional effort to put data in the hands of local reporters. In the last few years, this meant assisting with Freedom of Information Act requests and putting a team of four engineers to work building visualizations and extracting insights from massive spreadsheets.
A new startup calledIndigo Fairis looking to change the way local retailers do business specifically, how they source and manage the inventory they use to stock their shelves. Founded by a team of former Square employees, the company is launching with seedfunding from Khosla Ventures, YC and some angels.
Scavenger hunts just got significantly more tactical with Descartes Labs new GeoVisual Search. Finding shipping containers, runways and even parking lots on a global scale is no problem with thefree tool made available today.Descartes Labs is a geospatial analytics startup based inLos Alamos, New Mexico.
Company builder and early-stage investorEntrepreneur Firsts Demo Day for its seventh London cohort has just taken place. The event, held in Kings Cross, saw 18newly outed startups pitch their wares onstage to investors, press and other actors in the European tech scene.