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Verizon Ventures and R/GA are announcing a new program called the Verizon Media Tech Venture Studio. Stephen Plumlee, R/GAs global COO and managing partner of R/GA Ventures, explainedthat the interactiveagencysventure studios started out similar to other startup accelerator programs, but theyve expanded to provide access to financial capital, creative capital and client relationship capital.
AccelFoods, an accelerator and fund that backs innovative food and beverage companies, has added $15 million to its second fund, according to founding partners Jordan Gaspar and Lauren Jupiter. AccelFoods has backed brandsmakingproducts that range from edgy to adorable.
Life sciences startups need a whole lot more cash than most and thats certainly true for GRAIL, a cancer detection startup trying to figure out a way to find the emperor of all maladies much earlier through blood testing technology. The startup, which spun out of genomics company Illumina announced it has closed a whopping $900 million in Series B funding this morning.
Clark, an app aiming to “turn every educator into an entrepreneur,” launches with $1 million in funding
Its hard to be a tutor. For one thing, many educators dont have time for extracurricular teaching, even while they might need to bolster their paychecks.
Nearpod raises $21 million to turn mobile devices into a teaching tool rather than classroom distraction
Nearly 80% percent of American adults have smartphones these days, according to Pew Research. And the kids are catching up, studies from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggest.
Amper, a startup that offers AI-poweredmusic composition, is announcing that it has raised $4 million in funding. The round was led by Two Sigma Ventures, with participation fromFoundry Group, Kiwi Venture Partners and Advancit Capital.
Boston-based Drizly used to be known as the on-demand delivery app for alcohol. More recently, the company evolved into a marketplace that helps brick-and-mortar liquor stores to connect with and sell to customers nearby through web and mobile commerce.
Lower airspace isnt crowded with drones quite yet. But as drones become more pervasive, a startup called AirMap is building software and systems to help drone operators fly only where its safe and legal to do so.
As pollution, extreme weather, and over-population threaten the viability of large, outdoor farms, a startup called Bowery Farming Inc. has raised $7.5 million in total venture funding to grow food indoors, even in the middle of a city. The startups high-tech approach uses robotics, LED lighting, computer vision, sensors and data analytics to grow leafy greens with no pesticides and very little water indoors.
Amobee just announced that it has agreed to acquire adtech companyTurnfor $310 million. Amobee used to bea mobile ad startup itself, beforea 2012 acquisitionby Singtel, where it remains a subsidiary.Since then, Singtel and Amobee have continued to make more acquisitions on the digital ad side, including Gradient X, Adconion and Kontera.