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  • Civic launches a free service that aims to stop identity theft before it happens

    Civic launches a free service that aims to stop identity theft before it happens

    A new startup called Civic, launching today, wants to help Americans stop becoming victims of identity theft. The company is aiming to topple similar identity protection services like LifeLock by focusing on a broader market than just credit monitoring, while also allowing people to respond to fraud alerts in real-time in order to prevent the fraud from actually taking place. Today… Read More

  • Doppler Labs raises another $24m to put a computer in your ear

    Doppler Labs raises another $24m to put a computer in your ear

    Doppler Labs, the makers of the Here Active Listening system and the Here One headphones, has today announced the close of a $24 million follow-on Series B funding round led by Peter Chernin and The Chernin Group. New investors also contributed, including Kevin Efrusy, David Geffen, Dan Gilbert, Henry Kravis and Anton Levy, among others. Doppler Labs has been on the scene since 2013… Read More

  • Bloomberg Beta raises a second $75 million fund

    Bloomberg Beta raises a second $75 million fund

    When the partners at Bloomberg Beta — a $75 million seed investment fund — sit down to review how they’re doing, they say they don’t first look at the valuation of their portfolio. Instead, they first take a look at how the founders in the fund are grading them as investors and partners. While paper valuations are always important for any firm, a key metric Bloomberg… Read More

  • Service Protect will automatically detect when your flight is delayed and request compensation

    Service Protect will automatically detect when your flight is delayed and request compensation

    Service is an app we’ve covered before – the startup acts as an intermediary between you and businesses where you’ve had bad experiences. So this means whenever your bags are lost by an airline or a restaurant ruins your meal, Service will interface with the business on your behalf to help make things right in the form of a refund, credit, etc. After being in business a… Read More

  • The Volata high-tech bike is designed to have everything a cyclist needs

    The Volata high-tech bike is designed to have everything a cyclist needs

    San Francisco-based Volata Cycles looked around at the bicycle market and found it lacking, especially when it came to included options. Bikes are still largely sold as basic packages, with a rider expected to add-on key items like lights, and if you’re even thinking about on-board computers or advanced anti-theft, you’re wading into a complex and expensive third-party… Read More

  • Deliveroo starts delivering booze in UK

    Deliveroo starts delivering booze in UK

    Following a successful trial that took place earlier this Spring, restaurant delivery startup Deliveroo is expanding into alcohol delivery. The London-headquartered company has launched a wine and beer delivery service in the UK in partnership with Majestic Wines, and BrewDog, and a host of independent and other wine merchants across the country. Read More

  • SeatGeek will calculate how much that ticket is worth

    SeatGeek will calculate how much that ticket is worth

    Have you ever bought sweet tickets for a ballgame, a concert or some other live event, only to find out that you couldn’t make it? The internet certainly offers plenty of ways for you to unload the tickets… but how much should you charge? Ticketing startup SeatGeek has launched a new way to help you figure it out. In a way, SeatGeek has been offering this since last fall, when… Read More

  • Everything Yahoo has going for it right now

    Everything Yahoo has going for it right now

    Its core assets are worth $5 billion (we think?) It owns a bunch of Alibaba The audio fidelity of the earnings calls is really good Yahoo Finance Fantasy sports 🤔 (See also: Yahoo’s latest disappointing quarter pretty much sums up the past few years) Read More

  • Meet the new wave of tech companies taking out the trash

    Meet the new wave of tech companies taking out the trash

    You’d be hard-pressed to meet someone who loves garbage more than Jason Gates, co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based startup Compology. But Gates isn’t concerned with the residential trash that you put in front of your home on collection day. Instead, he basks in the massive commercial and industrial waste heaped into dumpsters behind restaurants, offices and construction sites. Read More

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