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Fundbox Raises $40 Million To Pay Invoices On Demand

Fundbox, a company that loans businesses money for outstanding invoice payments, has raised $40 million to grow its own business in the trillion-dollar alternative lending market.<p>The Series B round was led by General Catalyst with participation from NyCa Investment Partners and help from existing …

Small Business

Friendsy Is Tinder For College Students Only, Created By Two Princeton Students

During his freshman year at Princeton, Michael Pinsky went to the student lounge to watch a Yankees game. Knowing there were plenty of other fans on campus, he was certain it would be packed.<p>But the lounge was empty except for Vaidhy Murti, another fan, sitting on an adjacent couch. The two began …

College & University

Adobe brings 'Photoshop magic' to the PDF with 2 new mobile apps

When speaking about their software, Adobe engineers often reference something called "Photoshop magic." The idea refers to the underlying tech that …

Bill Gurley predicts 'dead unicorns' in startup-land this year

Bill Gurley, the prominent investor behind Uber and Snapchat, has been sounding the tech bubble alarm for months now. He’s preached about the …

Like Yelp, but for Autism-Friendly Businesses

A father hopes to create an app that will help parents find restaurants and parks that are suitable for autistic children.<p>Three years ago, Topher Wurts took his son Kirby, who was 10 at the time, to a "run the bases" day at a ballpark in Pennsylvania. The event was billed as kid-friendly, and Wurts …

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Splash Soaks Up $6M To Make Promo Events Seem Cool

Eventbrite looks like it was designed in a basement circa 2005. It works great, but gives a boring first impression. Splash, meanwhile, wants you to feel like you’re at the party from the moment you’re invited. That’s made it the new darling of event marketing teams at Nike, Anheuser-Busch, the …

Social Media

Stratos' Bluetooth connected payment card works everywhere, available this April

Everyone wants a piece of the payments space and if the excitement for Coin proved anything, people want a single card that replaces all the separate ones they’ve already carrying around.<p>Stratos, launching today, is a new payments card that exists to replace every single plastic card in your …

Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Patricia Nakache is a partner at Trinity Ventures. She has active investments in companies including m-commerce players Care.com (CRCM), EAT Club, and ThredUP.</i> <i>Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly</i> …