Mobile Gaming Livestreaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 9.57.54 AM We’ve heard from sources that Mobcrush, which streams mobile games much in the same way Twitch is known for streaming popular eSports desktop games, has raised around $10 million in new financing, though the number could have gone beyond that. Mobcrush’s bet is that mobile game streaming will be as big — if not bigger — than some of the competitive game streaming… Read More

Thread, The U.K. Online Personal Styling Service For Men, Scores $8M Series A

Thread Using a mixture of algorithms and human stylists, London-based Thread works on the premise that a lot of men hate clothes shopping, however much they like stylish attire. Read More

iZettle Gets $67M To Expand From Mobile Payments To Small Business Financing

cYn8okcNG665Iv0HkJ8ph-TlcbQXRYcninzdbuHmfKU European mobile payments player, iZettle, is expanding into what amounts to small business loans — announcing a capital advance product, called iZettle Advance, which will be available to select iZettle customers who need funds to grow their own businesses. So it’s basically moving onto even more of the territory where traditional banks fear to tread. Read More

Narvar, A Service That Improves Online Post-Purchase Experiences, Raises $10M

narvar ipad screenshot Narvar, a startup that enables companies to better engage with customers after online purchases, said it has raised $10 million. Narvar provides companies with software that improves the post-purchase experience. That can include a better interface when it comes to shipping, more detailed text updates, and then of course options to return products and buy new ones. Those updates can even also… Read More

Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App

life360 Life360, the maker of mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone that help keep families connected, has acquired Chronos Mobile Technologies, a startup behind a number of mobile apps that passively collect data from users’ smartphones in order to highlight trends and connections between various behaviors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Chronos had closed on a… Read More

Remerge, The Berlin-Based Mobile App Marketing Platform, Scores $3M Series A

Founders remerge Berlin’s reputation as a hotbed of adtech entrepreneurship seems unstoppable as VCs continue to pile money in. The latest example is mobile app marketing platform Remerge. Read More

Chinese Drone Startup Yuneec Grabs $60M In Funding From Intel

Yuneec A second Chinese drone startup has disclosed major funding this week. Intel announced it put $60 million into Shanghai-based Yuneec, just two days after rival EHANG publicized a $42 million Series B. Read More

Eko Communications Lands $5.7M For Its Messaging Platform For Corporates In Asia

money cash Slack opened the tech world’s mind to the potential of messaging inside organizations, but there are plenty of others working to bring the concept to different kinds of businesses. One such startup, Eko Communications, is focused on making communication within large-scale companies mobile-centric, and it has raised $5.7 million in Series A funding led by Gobi Partners. Read More

Lugg, An App For On-Demand, Short-Distance Moves, Raises $3.8 Million

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 1.00.49 PM While Uber, Lyft, and similar ride-sharing services can help you get from one place to the next, they aren’t practical for hauling your large purchases – like those from an IKEA shopping spree, or a sofa you found on Craigslist, for example. That’s where a service called Lugg comes in. If Lyft is like your friend with a car, then Lugg is like your friend with a truck.
The… Read More

Dodge Kickstarter Fees And Take Crowdfunding On Your Site With Celery Launch

Celery Launch Why pay Kickstarter 5% or Indiegogo 4% to 9% when most crowdfunding traffic comes from project creators and their own promotion? And why publicize a crowdfunding page that will only live for a month instead of a business’ own website that can take orders forever? That’s the idea behind Celery Launch, which lets people accept crowdfunding, pre-orders, and traditional purchases… Read More