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MasterClass raises $80M after doubling sales last year

MasterClass, the website that brings celebrity-taught classes to the public, like tennis lessons from Serena Williams and photography instruction from Annie Leibovitz, has raised $80 million to expand internationally. The Series D funding, led by... more

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Headspace acquires Alpine.ai

Headspace, a meditation app with 31 million users that is valued at $320 million, is doubling down on voice and A.I. technology to help differentiate itself from the rest of the wellness pack. The company today has announced that it has acquired... more

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Estimote Launches First Bluetooth Beacon with LTE Global Coverage

At Estimote we believe apps of the future won’t be downloaded to phones, computers or tablets. Developers of tomorrow will use the physical world as their canvas. Precise location of people and objects will be accessed programmatically and apps... more

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Armory lands $10M Series A to bring continuous delivery to enterprise masses

Armory, a startup that has built a CI/CD platform on top the open source Spinnaker project, announced a $10 million Series A today led by Crosslink Capital. Other investors included Bain Capital Ventures, Javelin Venture Partners, Y Combinator and... more

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Alpine.AI delivers PetCoach Google Assistant Action and Amazon Alexa skill, demonstrating the future of consumer experiences on Digital Assistants

Today, Alpine is announcing that the PetCoach Google Assistant Action and Amazon Alexa skill are live, giving pet owners assistance whenever their beloved furry friend eats something suspect. Just say “Hey Google, talk to PetCoach” or “Alexa,... more

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Kindly Care scores $5.4 million to vet and place caregivers, then help families pay them correctly

There are roughly 45 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United States, according to the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau. It’s tough on these family caregivers, many of whom are working women who are also raising their own children. There are... more

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Stensul’s Coming Out Party

Just over two years ago, I sat down with Noah Dinkin, founder Noah Hi Res Headshotand CEO of New York-based start-up Stensul, to talk about the changing face of email marketing. Stensul's offices were about two minutes' walk from DMN HQ, but... more

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Email Marketing Design — “The Land That Time Forgot”

As a venture investor, you have to get lucky from time to time to back a category defining player. Sometimes you bet on the right market trend at the right time, with the right team behind it. Sometimes the strategic stars align and a particular... more

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