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Every board member of anonymous app Whisper has reportedly stepped down

Remember Whisper, the anonymous chat app? It's been a while since we've heard much from the company, but it's still around and has recently lost a bunch of high-profile board members.

CognitiveLogic Raises $3M To Help Enterprises Pool Big Data While Keeping Privacy Intact

DataSift made a name for itself as a company that took large unstructured datasets — such as anonymised firehoses from social media services like Facebook (and previously, Twitter) and ordered

Verge Genomics, On A Quest To Cure Neurodegenerative Disorders, Picks Up $4M Seed

Verge Genomics, the YC-backed company that looks to use algorithms to help cure neurodegenerative disorders, has announced the close of a $4 million seed round led by IA Ventures, with participation f

Backed By A16Z, London-Based Money Transfer Startup TransferWise Finally Launches In The U.S.

TransferWise, the London-based “P2P” money transfer startup that recently raised a further $58 million led by Andreessen Horowitz has made good on its promise to cross the pond with a full

Lua Goes From A Manhattan Basement To $2.5M In Seed Funding From IA Ventures

It all started in a basement in Manhattan. The guys from Lua (which you may remember from the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/14/lua-organizes-any-mobile-workforce-with-duh-a-mobile-app/"

ThinkNear Turns Mobile Banner Ads Into Local Offers (Raises $1.6 Million From IA And Google Ventures)

Last April, one of the strongest startups from <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/04/14/nyc-techstars-nestio-thinknear/">TechStars's Demo Day</a> in New York City was <a href="http://www.thinkn

DataSift Ingests $6 Million From GRP And IA Ventures

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/datasift.jpg"> We are a few years into the era of realtime data. Everyone is producing and consuming it, but there is still a huge need to f

Penn Students Leave School to Launch CourseKit With $1 Million Seed Round

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/coursekit-dudes.jpg"> Three students at the University of Pennsylvania—Joseph Cohen, Dan Getelman, and Jim Grandpre—are quitting s

Stealth NYC Startup Kohort Raises $3 Million Seed Round From IA Ventures, RRE, And More

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/kohort.png"> A stealth startup in New York City called <a href="http://www.kohort.com/">Kohort</a> has raised a pretty hefty "seed" round of

BMW Teams Up With, Invests $5 Million In MyCityWay

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/mycityway.png" class="shot2" /> Auto maker <a href="http://www.bmw.com/">BMW</a> recently established a New York-based venture capital firm d

BankSimple Deposits $3.1 Million From First Round, Ron Conway, And Roger Ehrenberg

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/banksimplelogo.png"> New York City startup <a href="https://www.banksimple.com/">BankSimple</a> today <a href="http://banksimple.com/blog/201