Category: Startups

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September 12, 2019

Zyl raises $1.1 million to resurface old memories from your photos

French startup Zyl has raised $1 million (€1 million) in a round led by OneRagtime. The company has developed an app that uses artificial intelligence to find the most interesting photos and videos in your photo library. Now that smartphones have been around for a...


by Romain Dillet in Apps
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September 10, 2019

InMobi’s Glance raises $45M to expand outside of India

Glance, a subsidiary of Indian mobile ad business firm InMobi, said today it has raised $45 million as it prepares to scale its business outside of India and expand its product offerings. The unnamed, maiden financing round for Glance was funded by Mithril Capital, a...


by Manish Singh in Apps
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September 5, 2019

8-month-old startup FPL Technologies raises $4.5M to improve credit card experience in India

An eight-month-old startup in India that wants to improve the user experience of credit card holders in the nation has received the backing of at least two major investors. Pune-based FPL Technologies said Thursday it has raised $4.5 million in its maiden financing round from...


by Manish Singh in Apps
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September 4, 2019

‘Mental fitness’ startup Elevate Labs launches a personalized meditation app called Balance

While investors are already writing big checks for meditation startups, Elevate Labs founder and CEO Jesse Pickard said that none of the existing meditation apps can replace the experience of working with a human coach. “This experience where you have somebody that meets with you...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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September 4, 2019

Cowboy recruits Sunrise co-founder Jeremy Le Van as VP of Product

Electric bike maker Cowboy has recruited a well-known name when it comes to mobile app design. Jeremy Le Van co-founded Sunrise, a well-designed calendar app that was acquired by Microsoft back in 2015. Le Van will become VP of Product and lead the development of...


by Romain Dillet in Automotive
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September 4, 2019

Light Phone’s founders discuss life beyond the smartphone

For a seemingly tough pitch, Light has had little trouble getting noticed. The company has run two successful crowdfunding campaigns for a pair of minimalist phones designed to augment or replace the smartphone. Today the startup announced that it will be shipping the second version...


by Brian Heater in brian heater
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September 4, 2019

Light’s new minimalist phone is available now for $350

There’s that pesky catch-22 you’ve got to get out of the way when discussing the Light Phone and its successor. There’s an inherent irony to a piece of technology created with the express purpose of weaning us off technology. But it’s 2019, and inherent irony...


by Brian Heater in Foxconn
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September 4, 2019

Depop CEO Maria Raga tells us everything about social e-commerce at Disrupt Berlin

Depop started as a simple app to post photos of clothes and post them for sale. But it has become a cultural phenomenon with millions of users, a vibrant community and even some superusers making a living from the platform. That’s why I’m excited to...


by Romain Dillet in Apps
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August 27, 2019

Airship acquires A/B testing company Apptimize

Airship announced today that it has acquired Apptimize, an A/B testing company whose customers include Glassdoor, HotelTonight and The Wall Street Journal. Formerly known as Urban Airship, the more concisely-named Airship has built a platform for companies to manage their customer communication across SMS, push notifications,...


by Anthony Ha in airship
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August 27, 2019

Experian makes strategic investment in location data company PlaceIQ

PlaceIQ is announcing a strategic investment from credit reporting company Experian. CEO Duncan McCall said the investment is part of a growth round that PlaceIQ raised after divesting itself of its advertising business (which is being taken over by Zeta Global). He declined to disclose...


by Anthony Ha in Advertising Tech