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Ockam raises $4.9 million in seed funding to make it easier for developers to secure and scale their IoT apps

Ockam raises $4.9 million in seed funding to make it easier for developers to secure and scale their IoT apps Ockam, a two-year-old, Bay Area-based company that’s selling tools to developers so they can establish an “architecture for trust” within their connected device applications, has raised $4.9 million in seed…

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Mental health tele-supervision platform secures $2.2M seed funding round

Motivo, a startup platform that new mental health providers can use to complete their training alongside a remote clinical supervisor, has announced a $2.2 million seed funding round. The investment was led by Cox Enterprises, with additional participation from Techstars, SEI Ventures, ECMC, Great Oaks VC, The Jump Fund, Emmett…

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First closure of Crescendo Venture: A new venture capital fund for Giza veterans

A new venture capital fund called Crescendo Venture Partners announces the first closing and beginning of the fund’s investments, which will raise $ 100-80 million. The fund was founded by three Giza venture capitalists – Zvi Schechter, Dr. Yuval Avni and Tal Mizrahi – with another independent partner, Mark Cavallers.…

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Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital Funding: Which Path Will You Choose?

2018 was a big year for venture capital. In 2018, venture capitals (VCs) invested $254 billion in 18,000 startups, increasing by 46% from the $174 billion that was raised in 2017. Yet, in this system where so many investors seem to want to provide the money to turn your big…

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The customer service startup that uses AI tools has raised $14 million in Series A funding

The platform helps free up customer reps and gives them the tools to upsell on Shopify-based stores If you’ve ever worked in retail or, more specifically, online ecommerce, you know how hectic it can be when dealing with a bunch of questions and live chat inquiries. As someone who’s been…

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Duolingo Scores $1.5B Valuation With Latest Funding Round

Language-learning company Duolingo said Wednesday it reached so-called unicorn status with a $1.5 billion valuation after raising $30 million in its latest funding round. Alphabet Inc. investment fund CapitalG led the Series F financing round that helped Duolingo become the first Pittsburgh technology startup to become a unicorn, or reach…

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French startup Diabeloop announces €31m Series B funding round

Grenoble, France-based startup Diabeloop has secured €31m in a Series B funding round led by Cemag Invest, with ADAG, Odyssée Venture, previous backers Supernova Invest, Air Liquide Venture Capital and others also participating. WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2015 out of a medical research project, the company’s primary product is…

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Are female entrepreneurs ‘scared’ to ask for funding?

Ambareen Musa said women are unlikely to scale businesses due to family responsibilities. Female entrepreneurs are “scared” to ask for funding and are less likely to scale their businesses, according to the CEO and founder of Dubai-based price comparison website Souqalmal. Speaking at the Arabian Business Startup Forum, Ambareen Musa…

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Meacham: State programs provide startup funding

Recently, when Elliott Adams, author of “The Startup Mixtape: The Guide to Building and Launching a High-Growth Technology Startup” signed up for i2E’s Venture Assessment Program (VAP), it was a great opportunity for us to gain perspective from an industry pro. Elliott’s book is based on his broad experience in…

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