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Pipeline Angels Levels Venture Capital Playing Field For Women

The company is among many who are bringing women and minority entrepreneurs into the male-led world of venture capitalism and angel investment.
Read by 31% of LPs December 14, 2018

Mobility Startup Dott Raises $23M For Its Durable Electric Scooters And Bikes

Mobility startup Dott raised $23 million in venture capital as the electric scooter and bike company prepares to launch its first pilot early next year.
Read by 78% of LPs December 13, 2018

Edge Surgical Secures $4M In Series A Financing

Company's Single-Use, Digital Electronic Depth Gauge Used to More Accurately and Safely Place Screws in Orthopedic Procedures CHICAGO, December 12, 2018-- EDGe Surgical, Inc., a privately held medical device company dedicated to innovative precision measurement solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced today that it has completed $4 million in financing. The Series A round includes $3 million raised plus a convertible note, bringing total funding secured by the company to $5.7 million, all from angel investors.
Read by 71% of LPs December 12, 2018

Why Did Raden, The Smart Suitcase Company, Go Out Of Business?

How a company goes from totally sold-out to totally shuttered in just two years. Allbirds, according to Allbirds, makes "the world's most comfortable shoes." Thirdlove, according to Thirdlove, makes "the best-fitting bras." Brooklinen says they "do sheets best." Ritual vitamins contain "nutrients in their best forms," and buying a Quip toothbrush will get you "the best experience at the best price." The direct-to-consumer landscape is expansive, but no matter the product category, a startup's promise is almost always the same.
Read by 49% of LPs December 12, 2018

Lambdatest Receives $1M Funding From Leo Capital In Pre-series A Round | Business Standard News

/ -- Leo Capitals also picks up significant minority stake LambdaTest, a cloud-based testing platform, has announced it has received a Pre-Series A funding of $1 million from Leo Capital, a venture capital firm. Early this year, the company raised angel investment of 400K USD from investors like Ramakant Sharma (Co-founder LivSpace), Lovleen Bhatia (Co-founder Edureka), Kapil Tyagi (Co-founder Edureka), and few angels from United States.
Read by 42% of LPs December 12, 2018

Apponboard Finalizes $30M In Funding This Year To Enable Every App And Game To Be On-demand

With the additional funds, AppOnboard plans rapid international expansion to deliver its app demo technology, creative studio tools, and analytics into the hands of global developers to enable instant app experiences LOS ANGELES, December 11, 2018-- Today AppOnboard, a mobile app demo and analytics platform for developers, announced it has now raised $30M in funding this year with $15M coming today in its Series B from a group led by Breakaway Growth Fund, whose team includes Paul Heydon, seed investor in Supercell.
Read by 63% of LPs December 10, 2018

Car Financing Startup Oto Capital Raises Seed Funding From Vcats

Mumbai-based OTO Capital, an automotive fintech venture, has raised Rs 5 crore ($700,564.65 at current exchange rate) in its seed funding round led by incubation platform Venture Catalysts, a company statement said. K Ganesh, founder of home healthcare service startup Portea, and Sameer Sawhney, a banking veteran, are among the angel investors who participated in the round. The startup will use the capital to expand its market, build awareness among customers about the concept of financing and to develop its proprietary analytics system, Sumit Chhazed, co-founder and chief executive of the venture, told TechCircle. Run by 1T9 Technology Pvt.
Read by 44% of LPs December 06, 2018

Anti-fraud Startup Pindrop Raises $90M As Voice Evolves To Be The Next Computer Interface

Voice interfaces and smart assistants Like Google Home and Amazon Alexa are showing up everywhere, and so, unfortunately, are the opportunities to rip us off when we allow them to do tasks for us like opening a credit card or disabling a home security system. Half of all searches will be voice searches by 2020, according [...] The post Anti-Fraud Startup Pindrop Raises $90M As Voice Evolves To Be The Next Computer Interface appeared first on Moguldom.
Read by 78% of LPs December 06, 2018

Vc Firm Lightspeed Adds Five Partners And A Growth Guru In One Fell Swoop

Lightspeed has added six new hires including Jana Messerschmidt, Twitter's former head of business development.Credit: Lance Skundrich Months after raising $1.8 billion in fresh funds, one of Silicon Valley's faster-growing venture firms has made a wave of hires to continue its growth. Lightspeed Venture Partners announced Thursday it had hired six new staff, including five investment partners that include the former head of business development for Twitter and head of growth for Slack.
Read by 50% of LPs December 06, 2018

Goqii Life Fitness Band: Indian Fitness Wearable Firm Heads To Japan, Aims For 10-mn User Base | Business Standard News

GOQii seeks to launch local presence across Japan and Malaysia through Mitsui. : After tapping the casual fitness enthusiast market, fitness wearable company GOQii has now chalked out an aggressive strategy to channelise its investments to launch new devices and get into newer geographies. In late November, the four-year-old start-up, founded by Vishal Gondal, raised around $33 million from a clutch of investors, including Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co, which has previously backed hospital chains Columbia Asia and IHH, a Malaysian hospital chain that had acquired Fortis Healthcare earlier this year.
Read by 32% of LPs