A brand of unknown sneakers billed as the "world's most comfortable shoes" has quickly found its way onto the feet and hearts of Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, celebrities like Mindy Kaling, Julianne Hough and Jenna Dewan Tatum are hopping on the bandwagon.
The Top 10 Innovations that made Women's Lives Better in 2016
Maven Clinic: For connecting women with the care they need, when they need it For many women, a family doctor simply isn't equipped to handle questions specific to women's health. Some women will see their gynecologist, but that's not always appropriate for issues related to hormones and nutrition, for instance. That's where Maven Clinic, a telehealth company for women founded by former journalist Katherine Ryder, comes in. The company works with hundreds of providers that sit inside and outside of the traditional medical system, including lactation consultants, midwives, family doctors, obstetricians, and physical therapists—and all of them were vetted for their ability to serve female patients.
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LiveRamp Announces Acquisition of Arbor & Circulate for $140M
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveRamp™, an Acxiom® company (ACXM) and leading provider of omnichannel identity resolution, today announced that it has entered into definitive purchase agreements to acquire Arbor and Circulate, two companies at the forefront of helping publishers connect people-based data to the marketing ecosystem, for total cash consideration of approximately $140 million. In addition, the Company will issue $50 million of Acxiom stock awards replacing unvested equity.
Circulate Acquired by Acxiom company LiveRamp
ModCloth’s First Store Is Exactly What Shopping Should Be
After 14 years of online-only business, ModCloth is opening its first physical location in Austin, TX. With a commitment to a positive and inclusive shopping experience, all of the clothing items in the store will be available in size XS-4X (size 0-28/30). Although this is exciting, we’d expect nothing less from the body-positive brand after it integrated its “plus” assortment into its “regular” assortment, allowing shoppers to instead search by size or by clicking on “extended sizes.”
Hired, the recruiting platform, raises another $30 million
Hired, the platform that lets applicants vie for top tech jobs, has announced a $30 million extension to its Series C funding, bringing the total of that particular round to $70 million. The funding came primarily from Glenmede Trust and Ontario Pension Board, with participation from existing investors.
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Zipongo Closes $17.5M Series B from Mayfield to Further Enable "Food Benefits Management" for Employers and Health Plans
By making it easy to eat well, Zipongo has been able to help people tastefully sustain healthy eating and outcomes, and formalize Food Benefits Management for health plans, wellness platforms and a range of employers, from tech and financial services giants, to leading retailers and manufacturers. Now with the closing of their $18 million Series B funding round—bringing total financing to $28 million—Zipongo and partners are further enabling Nutriomics and behavior science to empower health providers and disease management systems to measurably leverage food as medicine.
The Muse co-founders are writing a book about the new rules of work
Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos are proud of their careers, and no wonder. They’re co-founders of the New York-based career site The Muse, which offers job opportunities, skill-building courses, coaching and video profiles meant to show what it’s like to work at different companies. They’ve beefed up their own executive ranks with several new hires: Sharon Feder as chief content officer, Owen Adams as SVP of product and Kara Walsh as CMO.
How Peek's Ruzwana Bashir Became Silicon Valley's Favorite British Import
The first time Ruzwana Bashir wore Western clothes was when she started as a student at Oxford University. Until then Bashir, who grew up in a tight-knit Pakistani community in northern England, wore a long shalwar kameez and a traditional Muslim head scarf every day. “I was very different from others around me when it came to my race, gender, and class,” Bashir says.
Gfycat snaps up Mac app GIF Brewery to expand its GIF creation capabilities to the desktop
Gfycat, fresh off its $10 million seed round and debut of its first mobile app for texting and editing its own flavor of GIFs, announced today that it’s acquiring the Mac desktop application GIF Brewery in an effort at expanding its GIF creation capabilities. The GIF Brewery app, which lets users create, edit and share GIFs from their Mac, has seen over 110,000 downloads to date, and is ranked at the number 5 paid Photo & Video app in the U.S. Mac App Store. It