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InkHunter heads to YC to build a try-and-buy tattoo marketplace – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

InkHunter, an augmented reality tattoo try-on app that was born out of a 48-hour hackathon back in the altogether gentler days of 2014, has bagged a place in Y Combinator’s summer 2018 batch, scoring itself the seed accelerator’s standard $120,000 deal in exchange for 7 percent equity. We first covered InkHunter in April 2016 when it […]

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Hu-manity wants to create a health data marketplace with help from blockchain – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

Imagine a world where you could sell your medical information to a drug company on your terms for a specific purpose like a drug trial. Then imagine you could restrict the company from using that data for anything else, including selling it to other medical data brokers, and enforcing those ownership rules on the blockchain. […]

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Watch Blue Origin’s most critical rocket launch right here – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

The launch is scheduled for 11:00 am EDT on July 18, 2018. Blue Origin is about to perform a critical rocket test. For the first time, Jeff Bezos’ rocket company will send its New Shepard rocket to its red line at the edge of space and then fire the escape motor on the capsule that […]

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Kik launches beta product after $100 million ICO – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

Kik made waves last year after a successful $100 million ICO. Now the company has released its first beta product related to its Kin token. Called Kinit, it’s a simple wallet that enables users to earn, store, and spend its tokens. “Kinit is a fun, easy way to earn Kin, a new cryptocurrency made for […]

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Y Combinator to give $10K to 100 grads of its online Startup School – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

Y Combinator wants to lure more companies into the funnel for its accelerator while democratizing free access to startup knowledge. It’s simultaneously moving up and down market to conquer the acceleration space, with both its recent Series A program for more mature startups and $1 million in grants for high potential founders from its extra-early-stage online […]

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Okta nabs ScaleFT to build out ‘Zero Trust’ security framework – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

Okta, the cloud identity management company, announced today it has purchased a startup called ScaleFT to bring the Zero Trust concept to the Okta platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. While Zero Trust isn’t exactly new to a cloud identity management company like Okta, acquiring ScaleFT gives them a solid cloud-based Zero Trust […]

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Reali raises $20M for its flat-fee real estate platform – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

Reali, a real estate platform that replaces traditional real estate transaction fees with a flat-fee model, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series B funding round led by Zeev Ventures, with participation from Signia Venture Partners and other investors. This round brings Reali’s total funding to $30 million. The basic idea behind […]

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Custom framing startup Framebridge picks up $30 million Series C – TechCrunch

July 18, 2018

D.C.-based Framebridge today announced the close of a $30 million Series C financing round led by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. with participation from existing investors SWaN & Legend Venture Partners, Revolution Ventures, and NEA. Launched in 2014, Framebridge offers affordable and convenient custom framing via its website and mobile app. The idea for the […]

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Self-driving car startup Zoox is raising $500 million at a $3.2 billion valuation – TechCrunch

July 17, 2018

Zoox, a once-secretive self-driving car startup, is closing a $500 million raise at a $3.2 billion post-money valuation, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Prior to the deal, Zoox was valued at $2.7 billion, Zoox confirmed to TechCrunch. The round, led by Mike Cannon-Brookes of Grok Ventures, brings its total amount of funding to $800 million. Zoox’s plan, […]

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Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman moves into Chairman role – TechCrunch

July 17, 2018

Scott Heiferman, Meetup CEO and cofounder, is today moving into the Chairman role at the community-building startup. Meetup launched in 2003 with a simple goal: to give communities an easy way to meet up in real life. Since, the company has grown to 40 million members, with 320,000 Meetup groups and around 12,000 Meetups per […]

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