You’ve probably heard of the social graph and the interest graph. Now a startup called ShuttleCloud says it’s trying to help developers with “unlocking the email graph.” By email graph, ShuttleCloud means “the contacts and the relationships buried within your email,” according to Bob Greenlees, the company’s director of operations and business development. He told me that ShuttleCloud has already been working some big customers, including Google and Comcast, but now it’s making the technology available to a wider range of developers through its API.
Next-Gen Email Platform Nilas Grabs $8 Million from Formation 8, Preps Its Own Email Client
Nilas, the startup founded by Dropbox and MIT alums, previously known as Inbox and focused on offering developers a better API for building email client applications, has raised $8 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round was led by Formation 8, and included participation from prior investors Fuel Capital, SV Angel, Data Collective, Great Oaks and others. The startup had earlier disclosed some of its investors, but had kept the funding specifics under wraps as it worked towards its Series A.
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Khosla Ventures Tops the List of 35 Most Active Series A Startup Investors of 2014
Top 10 Most Active U.S. Series A Investors in 2014 1) Khosla Ventures 2) Accel Partners 3) New Enterprise Associates 4) Greycroft Partners 5) 500 Startups 6) Lerer Hippeau Ventures 7) True Ventures 8) Andreessen Horowitz 9) First Round Capital 10) Google Ventures 10) Great Oaks Venture Capital One of the biggest surprises is that Khosla Ventures has moved into the #1 spot for most active Series A investor, with 20 deals completed in 2014 – up 25% from 15 Series A investments in 2013. The firm is reportedly raising a new $400M fund as we speak.
Fresh Funding For Augmedix Suggests Your Doctor Could Soon Be Wearing Google Glass
While Google Glass hasn’t had the impact that Google had likely hoped it would, a fresh funding round of $16 million raised by Augmedix today suggests it’s far from dead. Augmedix is a startup that launched in 2012, with the aim of providing medical professionals with a Glass-powered electronic health record solution: A Series A round from the company co-led by its original seed investors Emergence Capital and DCM Ventures indicates that while consumer confidence in Glass may not yet exist, other parts of the market are very much invested in its continued development.
Sprig Expands To The South Bay, Adds A Subscription Delivery Offering And Extended Hours
San Francisco-based healthy food delivery startup Sprig is expanding its hours and coverage area, making meals available to customers on weekends and in new parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is also adding an Amazon-Prime like option for heavy users to pay a flat monthly subscription fee for deliveries. Sprig launched a little more than a year ago to offer healthy, easy-to-order meals on demand in San Francisco. Via mobile app, customers chose from a limited menu of food options which would be delivered to them in 20 minutes or less. In addition to fast delivery, Sprig also had the advantage of a relatively low cost, with meals generally priced at $10 or less.
Forbes 30 Under 30
1) Nat Turner, 28. Cofounder, Flatiron Health. Vital medical data is often handwritten in charts using inconsistent notation and formatting, robbing researchers of the opportunity to use computers to analyze every interaction between a doctor and a patient as they would in a clinical trial. Tackling this problem is Nat Turner, a born entrepreneur who sold an earlier company to Google for a reported $81 million.
6 Women Entrepreneurs Share How They Raised VC Funds
If you’re a woman trying to raise venture capital, you might start to feel like you're living in a man’s world. Research shows women investors only make up 4.4% of the industry, which may be partly to explain why women-led businesses only get 4.2% of venture capital funding. But research also shows that male entrepreneurs are 40% more likely to get VC funding than female founders.
Boxbee Latest to Stack Up Cash for Physical Storage
Boxbee has raised a $5 million Series A round, the latest startup to attract venture capital for new ways to store or move physical goods. The company offers an on-demand, valet storage business that it says is cheaper and more convenient than storing goods in a storage locker. The service, designed for city dwellers, is available in New York and San Francisco. Other recently funded startups using technology to tweak the standard ways consumers store or move goods are MakeSpace Labs, CityStash Holdings and Cargomatic.
Mattermark Raises $6.5M Led By Foundry Group
Mattermark, the business intelligence site that pivoted out of YC-backed curation site Referly, is today announcing that it has raised a round of $6.5 million, funding that the startup will use the funding to build out its ambition to be a “B2B Google.” By that, it means creating structured data for people on the hunt or company information across the messy and disorganised Internet. Or, as new investor Brad Feld of the Foundry Group puts it, uncovering a “valuable secret hidden in plain sight.”
Hinge Scores $12 Million From Shasta
Dating App Hinge Raises $12 Million to Be the Anti-Tinder
The way Justin McLeod sees it, Tinder is the MySpace of the mobile dating world and Hinge, the app he started, is the Facebook. At least, that’s the dream. And now, McLeod has a fresh round of funding to make that dream come true. On Thursday, Hinge announced it has raised an additional $12 million, which will fund Hinge’s already rapid expansion into new cities, including the launch of its first international outpost in London this February. This year alone, Hinge has expanded to 24 new cities, and it has experienced 500 percent growth in its user base since January.