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  • 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

  • Meet Catherine Ulrich, FirstMark Capital’s newest partner

    Meet Catherine Ulrich, FirstMark Capital’s newest partner

    FirstMark Capital is one of the most successful early-stage VCs in NYC. With investments in Airbnb, Frame.io, Shopify, Pinterest, InVision, and Brooklinen, among many others, the firm is now looking to grow its internal roster. Today, FirstMark Capital is announcing the addition of a new partner, Catherine Ulrich. Ulrich started out at Harvard, where she was the Coxswain for the men’s… Read More

  • Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

    Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

    Bluecore, the automated marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series C round of funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including Georgian Partners, FirstMark Capital, and Felicis Ventures. As part of the deal, NVP’s Scott Beechuk will join the board of directors at Bluecore. When… Read More

  • Frame.io picks up $20 million to be the Slack of video

    Frame.io picks up $20 million to be the Slack of video

    Frame.io, the collaboration platform for the video industry, has today announced the close of a $20 million Series B funding round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from existing investors including Accel Partners, SignalFire and Shasta Ventures. Frame.io launched on to the scene back in March of 2015. The company solved a growing problem with a seemingly obvious solution. People… Read More

  • MissionU raises $8.5M to build an alternative one-year education program

    MissionU raises $8.5M to build an alternative one-year education program

    Adam Braun, a consultant-turned-educational non-profit founder, will say he’s had a lot of good fortune that’s helped him position himself in a way to see the education system from a birds-eye view — and hopes he can help address the problem of student debt with a venture-backed startup. That’s why Braun, with his experience at Bain and then at Pencils of Promise… Read More

  • Blispay raises $12 million to help retail customers avoid payments for 6 months

    Blispay raises $12 million to help retail customers avoid payments for 6 months

    If you’re looking to buy something, but don’t want to pay for it yet, Blispay thinks it has the solution for you. The startup works with small and mid-sized businesses to help retail customers defer payments for six months. Baltimore-based Blispay has been gaining traction and raised an additional $12 million in funding after raising about the same amount last year. FirstMark… Read More

  • Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants

    Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants

    Physical tracking in shops has been a global trend since at least 2013. Using a cell phone’s location data and video monitoring, retailers have been tracking customers’ movements through stores in an effort to regain some of the ground lost to the online retail experience. At least, that’s the argument from stores. And now fast food restaurants are picking up the rallying cry. Read More

  • Brooklinen tucks in $10M in Series A from FirstMark

    Brooklinen tucks in $10M in Series A from FirstMark

    At some point, everyone has an ‘Aha!’ moment when it comes to the importance of high-quality bed linens. For Brooklinen founders, Rich and Vicki Fulop, that moment came on vacation at a hotel, where the sheets were too good to be true but unfortunately not for sale. As the couple searched for some nice sheets, everywhere from Bed Bath & Beyond to ABC Home, they realized that… Read More

  • Hubble raises $16.5 million to deliver affordable daily contact lenses

    Hubble raises $16.5 million to deliver affordable daily contact lenses

    A subscription commerce startup that sells its own brand of daily disposable contact lenses, Hubble, has raised $16.5 million in a new round of venture funding just five months after having launched its service publicly. One might say the deal happened in the blink of an eye for the startup, which is incorporated as Vision Path Inc. Co-founded by Ben Cogan and Jesse Horwitz, Hubble sells… Read More

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