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Poshmark raises $87.5 million for fashion resale marketplace

Startup News - 2017, November 15 - 2:09am
 Poshmark, the app for fashion consignment, has raised another $87.5 million in funding led by Singapore-based Temasek. Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Mayfield and others also participated. Having raised $160 million to date, the startup is well-capitalized and plans to use the money to build out its stylist-matching technology. Poshmark is launching voice integration with Amazon’s Alexa… Read More
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Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet

Startup News - 2017, November 15 - 2:00am
 Looking for what to wear is one of the bigger use cases on Pinterest, but as the company looks to make the process of getting the right content to users more seamless, it’s been increasingly focusing on its interface with the real world with the camera. Now the company is going a step further by letting users tap the camera’s visual search technology with clothes that are already… Read More
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Pinterest rolls out its own version of QR codes

Startup News - 2017, November 15 - 2:00am
 If you are walking around a retailer, you might have seen a sign or something along those lines posted to check out its Pinterest account for additional content or products — but there was not really a seamless way to get to that account. Taking a cue from the prevalence of QR codes around the world, Pinterest is rolling out its own variation of QR codes for retailers and brands. Read More
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iUNU aims to build cameras on rails for growers to keep track of their crop health

Startup News - 2017, November 15 - 12:03am
 You’ve probably spent a lot of time keeping track of your plants and all the minor details, like the coloration of the leaves, in order to make sure they’re healthy — but for professional growers in greenhouses, this means keeping track of thousands of plants all at once. That can get out of hand really quickly as it could involve just walking through a greenhouse with an… Read More
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N26 adds Apple Pay support in France, Spain, Italy and Finland

Startup News - 2017, November 14 - 11:13pm
 Fintech startup N26 just launched Apple Pay support in European countries where Apple already launched Apple Pay. Starting today, you can now add your N26 card to the Wallet app if you live in Spain, Italy and Finland. The feature has been live in France for a few weeks already. If you live in one of those countries and have an N26 card, open the Wallet app on your iOS device. Tap the plus sign… Read More
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Furbo unveils treat-tossing dog camera with smart alerts, like when your dog is pacing

Startup News - 2017, November 14 - 11:00pm
 Furbo, the dog camera that lets you communicate with your pet and also tosses treats to your dog when you’re away, has launched a new version that provides alerts to help you keep tabs on your pup’s behavior. Furbo is calling this the “first AI-powered dog camera,” which uses machine learning and computer vision to detect when your dog is chewing, pacing back and forth,… Read More
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uBiome launches an at-home women’s health test for HPV, STI’s and bacterial vaginosis

Startup News - 2017, November 14 - 10:00pm
 SmartJane is a new women’s health test out from uBiome today that promises to check for 23 vaginal flora as well as 11 strains of the human papilloma virus and a string of sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia and gonorrhea from the comfort of your own home. uBiome, which launched in 2012 to sequence and study the human microbiome, is best known for its at-home gut health test… Read More
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Eko’s ‘That Moment When’ is an interactive comedy series all about social awkwardness

Startup News - 2017, November 14 - 10:00pm
 A new video series called That Moment When is pretty much my kryptonite. And I mean that as a compliment. See, I’m the kind of person who has to watch shows like The Office with my hands over my eyes. Violence? Gore? Monsters? All fine. But introduce any embarrassment or social discomfort, and suddenly I’m cringing. That Moment When has plenty of discomfort, and it doubles down… Read More
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Bossa Nova raises $17.5 million for retail robots

Startup News - 2017, November 14 - 9:30pm
 Why count inventory when the robots can do it? Retailers are using machines from a startup called Bossa Nova Robotics to analyze what’s selling on the shelves. The robots drive autonomously through store aisles figuring out what has sold and then sends back data. The company is now raising $17.5 million Series B led by Paxion to scale its business. Intel Capital, Cota Capital and others… Read More
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Pacifica launches a new online therapy service that integrates with its self-help app

Startup News - 2017, November 14 - 8:00pm
 When admitting you are struggling with anxiety or depression is hard enough, asking for help can seem insurmountable. Pacifica’s self-help app was created to make cognitive behavioral therapy exercises accessible to more people. Now the startup is launching a Therapist Directory for users who want to take the next step. The service allows them to find a provider, attend consultations… Read More
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Lofelt raises $5.4M to develop next-gen haptic tech for gaming, AR, VR, automobile, and more

Startup News - 2017, November 14 - 3:00pm
 Lofelt, a Berlin-based startup that is developing ‘next-generation’ haptic technology for use in a range of products — including gaming, AR, VR, automobile, consumer electronics, toys, medical, and entertainment — has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Wolfman.One, with participation from Q Venture Partners, Coparion, and previous backer… Read More
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The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

Startup News - 2017, November 14 - 8:00am
 A new study out from health startup Cardiogram and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests wearables like the Apple Watch, Fitbit and others are able to accurately detect common but serious conditions like hypertension and sleep apnea. Read More
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