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Now profitable, Chewse raises $7 million and heads (back) to Los Angeles

Chewse is an example of a company that has flown under the radar while building a sustainable business, and finally believes it's ready to take its service into other markets. To do so, the company ha

Chowbotics raises $5 million for salad-making robots named Sally, of course

Chowbotics Inc. has landed $5 million in a Series A round of venture funding to develop what it’s calling food service robots. These are machines designed to prepare food in restaurants, cafet

Nima, the portable gluten tester, is now available for purchase

Trying to avoid gluten for medical or personal reasons? Nima can help and it’s now available for purchase for $279. This little device detects even trace amount of gluten in minutes. Just stick

Rover announces $40M round for pet sitting and dog walking

Last month, we reported that Rover was closing a $40 million round. Looks like the deal has closed — the pet-sitting startup announced today that it has raised, yep, $40 million in a Series E fundin

Crunch Report | GoPro releases the new Karma Drone

GoPro releases the new Karma drone, Nikon launches 3 new action cams, Twitter makes changes looking for new users, Lyft outlined some of its ideas for autonomous driving, and Foundry Group raises $500

Foundry Group just closed its sixth fund with a record $500 million

Foundry Group, the 10-year-old, Boulder, Colorado-based early-stage venture firm, announced this morning that it has closed its sixth fund, Foundry Group Next, with $500 million. It comes hot on the h

Rover is closing a $40M round that values the pet-sitting startup at nearly $300M

Seattle-based Rover is in the process of closing a $40 million round of funding, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. The Series E round would value Rover at nearly $300 million, and it co

Beeswax raises $11M for customizable adtech

Beeswax, a startup founded by a trio of former Google ad executives, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. The company offers what it calls a bidder-as-a-service — a set of customizable techno

FullContact raises $25M more to take on LinkedIn in contact management

As LinkedIn inches closer to completing its $26 billion acquisition by Microsoft, smaller rivals have stepped up their game building viable alternatives for those who might want more independent p

Formlabs raises $35M Series B, announces Autodesk partnership

Formlabs is shaping up to be something of a rare bright spot in a world of desktop 3D printers. While plenty of other devices have come and gone, failing to live up to the promise of consumer electron

Glowforge raises $22 million to popularize its 3-D laser printers, catalog of materials

Of all the ways to make a 3-dimensional object, 3D printing is still the freshest, whether what’s involved is plastic extrusion, milling away wood or metal, or the spinning of cells into functional

Seaboard RISE maker ROLI raises $27 million in Series B led by Foundry Group

I first saw the ROLI Seaboard GRAND backstage at a show during SXSW 2013. Someone had tipped me that some startup was showing off a strange new piano that let the player bend its keys like a guitar

Mattermark raises $7.3M at a $42M valuation to expand its B2B search and analytics tools

Mattermark, a startup that mines and crunches public Internet data to provide investors, sales teams and others with search tools and other business intelligence, has raised another $7.3 million in

Enterprise SaaS Marketplace AppDirect Raises $140M Series E Round Led By J.P. Morgan

AppDirect makes it easier for enterprises to buy cloud services from the likes of Box, Google, Symantec and others (and serves as a kind of referral service for these businesses). The company today an

Glowforge’s 3D Maker Machine Now Available On Pre-Order

Glowforge has flipped the switch to on for pre-orders of its 3D laser printer. Makers can now purchase the machine in advance on the Seattle-based startup’s website starting today. The Glowforge

Social Marketer Unified Raises $30M Round Led by iHeartMedia

<a target="_blank" href="">Unified</a> is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series B funding, plus a $10 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank. Th

Foundry Group Is Providing Free Housing To Techstars’ Detroit Program

Startups participating in <a target="_blank" href="">Techstars Mobility</a> have a new option for housing: Foundry Group purchased a lovely house in

LeadPages Announces $27M In Series B Funding

Today LeadPages announced it has raised a $27 million Series B round, led by Drive Capital with participation from Foundry Group and Arthur Ventures. LeadPages allows a user to create a custom landi

Foundry Group Backs Fashion Inspiration Startup Looklist

<a target="_blank" href="">Looklist</a> has raised a small seed round to build out its "inspiration engine" for fashion and hair. I know, I know, this sounds a bit like a bu

Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

Imagine being able to touch a toy figurine to your phone's screen in order to see the character transported into your video game, or touching another small piece of plastic to the phone in order to un
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