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  • Someone Keeps Sending Us Fake Tips About Path

    Someone Keeps Sending Us Fake Tips About Path

    Someone very desperately wants TechCrunch to write about Path. Over the past few weeks, we’ve received over half a dozen tips about layoffs, visitors from China in the office, an Alibaba “partnership,” potential acquirers and more. The funny thing is, none of these things seem to be true. For starters, the company outright denies it – on the record. Other sources… Read More

  • Pin Drop App Launches On US App Store With Smart New Features

    Pin Drop App Launches On US App Store With Smart New Features

    Pin Drop – an iPhone app and website which lets you save, organise, and share locations – has now launched on the US app store with new collaborative mapping features and the ability to have multiple profiles. We’ve been using it a lot in London, where it’s been taking off. It’s also had a privacy overhaul allowing the ability to toggle between making pins and… Read More

  • Edgecase Brings A Smarter Approach To Navigating Online Retailers

    Edgecase Brings A Smarter Approach To Navigating Online Retailers

    Edgecase is trying to make the online shopping experience friendlier and smarter — closer, perhaps, to what it’s like to shop with a salesperson who understands your needs and is totally knowledgeable about what’s in-stock. The company was previously known as Compare Metrics, but it’s relaunching today with a new name and an upgraded product. Read More

  • Thiel Fellow Raises $1.5 Million For Social Commerce App Strut

    Thiel Fellow Raises $1.5 Million For Social Commerce App Strut

    By presenting users with a curated feed of instantly purchasable products, Strut hopes to highlight new fashions and allow users to build outfits by mixing and matching available apparel. Users will also be able to share those fashions with friends, get feedback, and message each other around specific products. Read More

  • Admittedly College Counseling Service Lands $1.2 Million In Funding

    Admittedly College Counseling Service Lands $1.2 Million In Funding

    Admittedly, a company looking to give students, parents and college counselors access to comprehensive tools for finding and applying to the right college, has today closed a $1.2 million seed round. Investors include Quotidian, RRE, Correlation, Joanne Wilson, and Shawn Byers. Admittedly launched back in 2013 out of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in New York, and was founded by… Read More

  • Berlin-Based Social Media Marketing Startup Brandnew Gets $1.9M In Seed Funding

    Berlin-Based Social Media Marketing Startup Brandnew Gets $1.9M In Seed Funding

    Brandnew, a Berlin-based startup that helps brands create native ad campaigns for Instagram and Pinterest, announced that it has raised a total of $1.9 million in seed funding. This includes a $1.1 million grant from the city of Berlin, as well as $845,000 from investors including PubliGroupe, Berlin Ventures, and Lukas Kirche. Brandnew plans to use the funding for technology development… Read More

  • Bizible Raises $8M To Connect Marketing Tools With Sales Data

    Bizible Raises $8M To Connect Marketing Tools With Sales Data

    Bizible, a startup promising to help coordinate a company’s marketing and sales efforts, is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series B funding. The idea, basically, is to track whether online ads lead to sales. Bizible started out by pulling the data from AdWords search advertising campaigns into Salesforce, and it’s now expanding into other types of ads and marketing… Read More

  • Acorns Is A Micro-Investment App That Does All The Thinking For You

    Acorns Is A Micro-Investment App That Does All The Thinking For You

    Investing for the future can be hard for a twenty-something. With restrictions like minimum account balances and commission fees that make it uneconomical to invest a few hundred bucks at a time, investing can almost feel impossible. Until today. Acorns is officially launching on the App Store to help anyone invest right from their smartphone. Read More

  • Ifinity Unveils Battery-Less Beacon Tech

    Ifinity Unveils Battery-Less Beacon Tech

    Innovation in the beacon space — the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a beacon transmitter — doesn’t seems to be letting up any time soon. Polish startup Ifinity appears to be well on its way to solving one of the potential headaches of beacons: the need to periodically replace each transmitter’s battery. Read More

  • Traklight Raises $350,000 To Help Businesses Protect Intellectual Property

    Traklight Raises $350,000 To Help Businesses Protect Intellectual Property

    Traklight, a cloud-based software platform that tracks and protects intellectual property, announced today that it has raised $350,000 in angel funding from private investors including Astia Angels. The company says it will use the funding to expand its sales and marketing efforts nationally. Read More