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Doctolib raises another $42 million for its medical care scheduling service

French startup Doctolib is raising money for the second time in the past twelve months. The company is building a sort of Salesforce for the healthcare industry with a big emphasis on bookings. Doctolib just raised $42 million (€35 million) from Eurazeo and existing investor Bpifrance.<p>The startup …

Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series C

Portea Medical, one of India’s biggest platforms for home healthcare visits, has raised $26 million in Series C funding to expand its service range. The round was led by Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC, with participation from returning investors Accel (which led Portea’s Series B two years ago), the …

Sunlight raises £500K seed for its employee learning and development platform

Sunlight, a London startup that offers an employee learning and development platform to let companies offer more bespoke professional development, has picked up £500,000 in seed backing. Leading the round is Speedinvest, with participation from previous backers Seedcamp, and Annection, amongst a …

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Quip raises $10 million for electric toothbrushes

There are venture-backed shoes, razors, and glasses. So why not, toothbrushes?<p>Quip has raised a $10 million round for its dental care business. Sherpa Capital, Blue Scorpion VC and Demi Lovato are amongst the investors who participated.<p>The New York-based startup is “a lot more than just an electric …

DogBuddy, the European dog sitting marketplace, scores €5M Series A

DogBuddy, a pan-European online marketplace for dog sitting, has closed €5 million in Series A funding, money it plans for further expansion. Backing the London-headquartered startup in this round is existing investor Sweet Capital, the investment fund started by the founders of King.com, and a …

Zūm raises $5.5 million to pick your kids up from school

Busy parents could benefit a lot from ridesharing, but they can’t send their children alone in an Uber until they are 18 years old.<p>That’s why several startups are trying to build an “Uber for kids” concept, acting as a shuttle to take kids from school to soccer practice or home. There’s …

Codacy, a platform that helps developers check the quality of their code, raises $5.1M

Codacy, a startup based in Lisbon, Portugal that offers what it calls an “automated code review platform,” has raised $5.1 million in Series A funding. EQT Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investors Faber, Caixa Capital, Join Capital, and Seedcamp.<p>Launched in 2014, Codacy …

‘Airbnb for boats’ startup Boatsetter buys competitor Boatbound

You don’t have to be rich or T-Pain to be “on a boat.” You can rent one plus a captain for the day from Boatsetter. And now it’s got boats in more than 300 locations around the U.S. since it just acquired rival maritime marketplace Boatbound.<p>Boatsetter will be taking select talent from Boatbound …

In India, an Uber for farm machinery aims to make a difference in rural areas

Uber has inspired countless businesses to adopt its asset-light and on-demand approach to their industries. The examples are countless. Food delivery, dry cleaning, jet planes, home services rental bikes, or even phone chargers to name but a few — but how about farming equipment?<p>That’s the case in …

Minibar Delivery alcohol marketplace picks up $5 million in funding

Minibar Delivery , a marketplace for wine, beer and spirits, has today announced the close of a $5 million funding round led by Corigin Ventures, with participation from Female Founders Fund, Winklevoss Capital, LaunchCapital and RiverPark Ventures.<p>Minibar Delivery launched back in 2013, trying to …

Huddle is a mental health app that aims to be a safe space to share with peers

Dan Blackman’s father was a well-known man in the community of his small Pennsylvania town. He was a lawyer, ran a good business and everyone liked him and liked drinking with him. His dad died a few years ago from a combination of liver and lung cancer. His dad was what they call a functioning …

FlySpaces, an Airbnb for office space in Southeast Asia, raises $2.1M

Now is a good time to be in the co-working industry in Southeast Asia, it seems. Barely days after WeWork announced plans to enter the region, which is home to over 600 million people, through the acquisition of Singapore startup Spacemob, now a company that operates like an Airbnb for office space …

Personio, a HR startup in Munich, closes $12M Series A

Personio, a German startup that offers a HR management and recruiting platform, has closed $12 million in Series A funding. European VC Northzone led the round, with participation from existing investors, such as Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital (GFC) and Picus Capital. The Munich-based …

Honeydue is a money management app for couples

Honeydue is a mobile app that aims to reduce money-related arguments between couples by offering tools to share information on respective account balances and spending.<p>The app also lets couples stay on top of money matters in other ways, such as being able to comment on individual transactions and …

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<미국 제2의 도시, 로스앤젤레스><p>인구가 700만 명을 넘는 로스앤젤레스(LA)는 뉴욕에 이어 미국 제2의 도시로 꼽히는 곳이다. 미국 서부에서 가장 발달한 도시이며, 영화산업의 중심지이기도 하다.<p>전체기사 본문배너<p>인디언 촌락이 산재했던 이곳에 백인이 정착한 것은 …

NewStore raises $50 million for mobile commerce

Demandware founder Stephen Schambach has moved on to his next startup and investors are betting $50 million.<p>NewStore, an enterprise platform for mobile commerce, has raised a Series B from Activant Capital, General Catalyst and Schambach's own money. The company previously raised $40 million since …

Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app

While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there’s an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce giant’s fashion business.<p>There are “brands that don’t want to put their stuff on Amazon because it …

Marketing personalization startup Dynamic Yield adds $9M to its Series C, bringing it to $31M

Dynamic Yield, which uses machine learning to help online marketers personalize customer experiences on their site, has added $9 million to its Series C, bringing it to a new total of $31 million. Its new investors are DTCP (Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners) and La Maison.<p>The round was first …

Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that lets you search for items for sale via a keyboard when you have the messaging app open. Today, the company is announcing some more e-commerce related news: it’s buying the startup …

AdQuick raises $1.1M to bring online tools to outdoor advertising

AdQuick is looking to make billboard advertising easier and more transparent.<p>The startup is announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Initialized Capital (founded by former Y Combinator partners Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian), VTF Capital (founded by Tony Hsieh of Zappos) and …

‘Quora for cancer’ startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding

TheMednet launched out of Y Combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. It has now raised $1.3 million in seed funding to help it reach even more of those physicians.<p>The funding comes from Endure …

Push Doctor, an app that lets you video call a doctor, raises $26.1M Series B

Push Doctor, a U.K.-based startup that lets you book a video consultation with a doctor and manage other aspects of your health digitally, has raised $26.1 million in Series B funding.<p>Leading the round are Accelerated Digital Ventures, and Draper Esprit, with participation from European VCs Oxford …

Pray.com, a community-building app for faith organizations, raises $2M in seed funding

Pray.com, an interfaith mobile app that helps religious leaders keep in touch with their congregants, will grow its team after receiving $2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Science Inc., a startup studio whose portfolio also includes Dollar Shave Club and DogVacay, with participation …

Tantan, China’s top dating app, raises $70M for monetization push and overseas expansion

Chinese startup Tantan, which is probably most comparable to Tinder, has raised $70 million in new capital as it looks to monetize its business for the first time and explore overseas expansion options.<p>Three-year-old Tantan claims 60 million ‘validated’ users — i.e. not fake accounts — of which six …

Tenzo offers restaurants real-time and actionable data on how they are performing

Tenzo, a London startup and graduate of Techstars, has built what looks like an interesting and timely platform to help restaurants (and potentially any brick ‘n’ mortar retailer) get <i>real-time</i> data insights on how they and their staff are performing.<p>So, for example, Tenzo can help a restaurant …

Italian eyewear startup Quattrocento offers ‘paper try-on’ service

Lots of online eyewear retailers offer to send you a selection of frames to try on at home before you buy, a model made popular by Warby Parker in the U.S. and GlassesDirect in Europe. However, although sending you the exact same frame as you intend to purchase has largely solved the conversion …

Elvie pulls in $6M Series A to build a global female health tech brand

The UK startup behind a connected kegel exerciser called Elvie is today announcing a $6 million Series A round led by European VC firm Octopus Ventures. Female focused VC AllBright is also joining the round, which will be used to expand sales to more markets and build out its product portfolio, …

Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free Wi-Fi

Zenreach is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding.<p>The round comes from venture capital firms like Maverick Ventures, Founders Fund (Founders Fund’s Peter Thiel joined the board last year), 8 VC, Bain Capital Ventures, First Round Capital and SV Angel — plus two celebrity …

Snapcart raises $3M to track offline commerce data in Southeast Asia

Snapcart, a startup helping to bring transparency to the world of offline commerce in Southeast Asia, has raised $3 million in pre-Series A funding.<p>We first wrote about the company when it launched in September 2015 with the aim of providing data on the largely uncharted world of offline commerce …

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LiveSmart, a London-based employee health platform, raises £700,000

LiveSmart, a London-based startup that offers a platform to help employees track and improve their health, has raised £700,000 in funding.<p>Investors include Matt Merrick (formerly the managing director of Virgin Active Health Clubs) and Lawrence Mitchell (formerly global marketing director and …