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Startup that sells your salary data to VCs gets bought by Solium

2018, February 22 - 7:00am
 Investors don’t want their portfolio companies to pay you too much, or too little. So they pay Advanced-HR for its compensation data pulled from 2,500 startups. With a generic name, the service has flown somewhat under the radar since launching 20 years ago. As startups grow more professional while staying private longer, they’re getting serious about how they structure equity… Read More
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Camera rental startup KitSplit raises $2.1M

2018, February 22 - 6:55am
 KitSplit, which operates amarketplace for creative equipment, is announcing that it’s raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The equipment available for rental can include cameras, lights and lenses, but also VR gear and drones. Renters get access to this equipment for a lower price, while the equipment owners get to make some extra money from equipment when they’re not using it. Read More
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Onward helps businesses automate their customer service

2018, February 22 - 4:04am
 How much can customer service be automated? Onward has some straightforward targets — 40 percent of tickets and 40 percent of messages should be automated, and average response times should be 40 seconds on average. Read More
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Gabi gets $9.5M to help car and home owners find better insurance once it’s available

2018, February 22 - 3:56am
 If you own a car or home, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face is finding the right insurance plan that’ll cover everything you need and save you some money — but those plans are always changing, and consumers are getting stuck footing a bill they don’t necessarily need, according to Hanno Fichtner. That’s why he started Gabi. Read More
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Raisin, the European savings deposit marketplace backed by PayPal, gets dedicated UK launch

2018, February 22 - 3:05am
 Raisin, the Paypal-backed savings deposit marketplace that lets you shop for a better interest rate across Europe, has launched a dedicated U.K. site, meaning that savers can now access deposit accounts in Sterling. Read More
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SharpestMinds wants to help startups find AI talent before Google and Facebook snatch them

2018, February 22 - 2:00am
 Google and other tech giants often have huge recruiting efforts that can target students — but startups might not have those kinds of resources to find or grab them before they head off to those huge companies. The biggest tech companies in the world can offer a lot of resources and bigger compensation packages, but startups may still offer a huge opportunity, too. Read More
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This is the tech that NFL players are excited about in 2018

2018, February 22 - 1:44am
 With the NFL season now over, players finally have time to focus on their passions and side projects, which can be anything from an externship on Capital Hill to angel investing in startups. Some of these activities are facilitated through the NFL Player’s Association, which actually runs a tech accelerator designed to trade player licensing rights for equity. Read More
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This bizarre reality special from Netflix tries to get people to commit ‘murder’

2018, February 22 - 12:43am
 Netflix’s original programming is some of the best content out there, but an upcoming reality special called The Push looks bizarre at best and disturbing at worst. The company just released a trailer detailing the premise of the show, which you can watch below. According to host Derren Brown, a mentalist and illusionist (who, in the words of his website, has become “synonymous… Read More
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Outsourcing management startup 4me announces $1.65 million seed investment led by Storm Ventures

2018, February 22 - 12:03am
 4me, a startup that helps companies organize and track their IT outsourcing projects, announced a $1.65 million seed investment led by Storm Ventures. The company, which launched in 2010, would seem to be a bit long in the tooth to warrant a seed investment round, but the founders had successful exits from previous startups and were able to self-fund the company all these years. Read More
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With $10M in funding, Mabl brings machine learning to software testing

2018, February 21 - 11:00pm
 Mabl, a startup that’s coming out of stealth today, uses machine learning to make functional testing for developers as easy as possible. Mabl users don’t have to write extensive (and often brittle) tests by hand. Instead, they show the application the workflow they want to test and the service performs those tests — and even automatically adapts to small user interface changes. Read More
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Intello scores $1.3 million seed round for SaaS management platform

2018, February 21 - 11:00pm
 While the cloud removes much of the hassle and complexity associated with maintaining and managing an application, that ease of use means you can lose control of your usage and spending just as easily. Intello wants to help your company track and manage all of that information in a dashboard. Today, it announced $1.3 million in seed funding. Up until now, companies tend to track this data using… Read More
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Meet crypto authors Michael Casey and Paul Vigna in New York next week

2018, February 21 - 10:32pm
 A reminder that I’m going to have Paul Vigna and Michael Casey, authors of The Truth Machine, onstage with me next week at Knotel, a co-working and event space in Manhattan. I’d love for you to come. You can RSVP here and space is limited. It’s happening on February 28 at 7pm and will feature a 35-minute talk with two of the top writers in crypto. These guys literally wrote… Read More
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Anyfin bags €4.8M Series A to let you refinance your existing loans by taking a photo

2018, February 21 - 5:00pm
 Anyfin, a startup based in Sweden that easily enables you to refinance your existing loans, including by taking a photo, has picked up €4.8 million in Series A investment. The round is co-led by Accel, and Northzone, with participation from Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital, and a number of unnamed angel investors from the consumer finance and fintech space. Read More
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StatusToday scores nearly $4M to grow its AI-powered ’employee insights’ service

2018, February 21 - 4:00pm
 StatusToday, a London startup that is building out AI tech that it claims can help companies better understand their employees and in turn improve productivity, is disclosing $3.91 million in seed investment. The round is led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Notion Capital and Firstminute capital. Read More
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Adecco Group acquires recruiting startup Vettery for $100M

2018, February 21 - 3:01am
 The Adecco Group, a global HR services firm headquartered in Switzerland, announced today that it has acquired Vettery. The financial terms were not disclosed, but a source with knowledge of the deal told us that the price was a little over $100 million. (It’s not clear how much of that is cash versus stock.) Read More
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Tenor hits 12B GIF searches every month

2018, February 21 - 2:00am
 David McIntosh’s startup Tenor builds a GIF keyboard — but he actually hopes you’ll spend as little time searching on it as possible. Instead, Tenor’s aim has been to collapse the amount of time it takes you to find a GIF you like and send it to a friend. Read More
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Edtech company Kidaptive raises $19.1 million for its adaptive learning platform

2018, February 21 - 1:19am
 Edtech startup Kidaptive, an adaptive-learning company that begin its life with a suite of curriculum-focused iPad games for kids, announced today it has closed on $19.1 million in Series C funding, in a round led by Formation 8 and Korean education company Woongjin ThinkBig. Read More
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Hypergiant helps big brands look beyond the AI buzzwords

2018, February 21 - 12:37am
 Artificial intelligence and machine learning are phrases that get tossed around a lot these days, to the point where they’re starting to seem meaningless. Ben Lamm has seen the problem firsthand at his chatbot startup Conversable — so he founded a new startup called Hypergiant to work with large brands and enterprises to address what he described as “this hunger for pragmatism… Read More
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xMatters snares $40 million Series D led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing

2018, February 21 - 12:00am
 When a crisis happens and your system is down, it’s easy for panic and chaos to ensue. Large companies use a range of tools to monitor system health, and finding the source of the problem and ensuring the proper personnel are involved is not always easy. That’s where xMatters comes in. It acts as an uber monitoring tool allowing you to understand the source of your problem and… Read More
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Tandem launches a credit card that offers cashback and no fees when spending abroad

2018, February 20 - 9:11pm
 Tandem, the U.K. challenger bank that recently acquired the banking arm of the famous Harrods department store partly in order to get its banking license back on track, has launched its first banking product: a credit card that offers cashback on every purchase and no exchange fees when spending abroad. Read More
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