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  • Bespoke Post raises $8M to deliver a monthly ‘box of awesome’ for men

    Bespoke Post raises $8M to deliver a monthly ‘box of awesome’ for men

    Thanks to the Internet, you can order regular deliveries of everything from clothing to razors to geeky memorabilia. With Bespoke Post, you’re not just limited to one type of products — it ships its customer “box of awesome” that could be focused on style, travel, alcohol or something else entirely. Co-founder and CEO Rishi Prabhu explained that the goal is to… Read More

  • InVision takes on Adobe with the introduction of Studio

    InVision takes on Adobe with the introduction of Studio

    InVision, the collaborative prototyping tool used by more 3 million people, has been around since 2011. But today, InVision is taking on the full stack with the announcement of its own Photoshop competitor. Meet Studio. InVision’s new Studio design tool goes toe-to-toe with Adobe Photoshop and Sketch, offering designers a way to both create and edit their work and then seamlessly send… Read More

  • Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager

    Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager

    Pinterest began rolling out targeted ads based on searches for its partners earlier this year, giving it another moment in time to catch potential customers as they try to sniff out new things they might buy — and now everyone else will get a piece of that. The company said it is adding search ads to its Ads manager today, letting businesses target customers searching for potential… Read More

  • Bento Stack is a bento box for your Apple accessories

    Bento Stack is a bento box for your Apple accessories

    The only thing I hate more than schlepping around electronics is schlepping around accessories and dongles for those electronics. And even when I’m not traveling it’s still hard to organize everything in one place and resist the temptation to just throw all my cables into a drawer. Which is exactly why my interest was piqued when I saw Bento Stack. It’s a stacking case… Read More

  • GCHQ Cyber Accelerator doubles down for second intake

    GCHQ Cyber Accelerator doubles down for second intake

    A cyber security accelerator with links to the UK’s GCHQ intelligence agency is doubling down for a second program that’s larger and longer than the inaugural bootcamp which kicked off in January. Read More

  • BuddyGuard raises €3.4M for its home security camera powered by AI

    BuddyGuard raises €3.4M for its home security camera powered by AI

    BuddyGuard, the Berlin startup behind the Flare AI-powered home security camera, has raised €3.4 million in new funding, money it plans to use to ramp up marketing of the newly-launched device. Leading the round is German electrical specialist Bachmann Group, with participation from over 20 unnamed angel investors across Europe. Read More

  • Genetic testing startup Prenetics gets $40M from investors, including Alibaba’s Hong Kong fund

    Genetic testing startup Prenetics gets $40M from investors, including Alibaba’s Hong Kong fund

    Prenetics, a genetic testing startup, plans to expand into more Asian countries after raising a $40 million Series B led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund. Read More

  • Vine’s founders are back with HQ, a live trivia game show app

    Vine’s founders are back with HQ, a live trivia game show app

    “It’s a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new.” That’s how former Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov describes his new trivia game show app HQ, which feels like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire meets Facebook Live. Read More

  • SelfMade helps you post better photos online

    SelfMade helps you post better photos online

    SelfMade brings professional photo editing to your phone — yes, literally. The startup, which is announcing that it has raised $11 million in funding, was founded by CEO Brian Schechter and CTO Zach Lloyd. Schechter was previously co-founder at IAC-acquired dating startup HowAboutWe, and he points to HowAboutWe as the starting point for his interest in photo editing. After all, he… Read More

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