Marketing Startup Influitive Raises $30.5M

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influitive Influitive, a Toronto-based company focused on advocate marketing, announced this morning that it has raised $30.5 million in Series B funding.
Advocate marketing means turning customers into advocates for your company, encouraging them to make positive reviews and referrals. Read More

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Italy’s Quattrocento Joins The Race To Become The Warby Parker Of Europe

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SharonEugenio Warby Parker has garnered a lot of interest for a glasses company, not least from the tech press. It allowed customers to order and try on several pairs of brand-name glasses that retailed for under $100 before buying, then offered the glasses at a discount by cutting out third parties and sending directly to consumers. As a result of this model, it’s raised $100 million and is now… Read More

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1001Pharmacies Grabs $8.9 Million To Bring Your Pharmacy To The Web

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12661854024_2861af40b8_o French startup 1001Pharmacies just raised $8.9 million (€8 million) from Newfund, CM-CIC Capital Privé, and business angels, such as Xaviel Niel, Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet and Olivier Mathiot. As the name suggests, 1001Pharmacies is an online pharmacy.
The company first let you order your prescription goods from their website. In order to avoid legal issues, 1001Pharmacies partnered with… Read More

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WudStay Wants To Be The Gold Standard For Budget Hotels In India

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hostel The internet has revolutionized global travel. I can book a flight and hotel online, and by myself, in minutes, and most of the time I’ll get the accommodation that I roughly expect. That statement stands true when you’re staying in top and mid-range places across most of the world, but there are some exceptions, particularly when looking for budget stays. Read More

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Cloud-based Physical Security Startup Octopus Raises $2.5M From Singulariteam

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Octopus Octopus, a Tel Aviv startup that makes cloud-based physical security systems for large facilities, has raised $2.5 million from Singulariteam. The company will use the funds to expand in the U.S. and Asia. In China, its growth plans will be helped along by the fact that two of China’s biggest Internet companies, Tencent and Renren, are Singulariteam backers. Read More

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With $10M In New Funding, Lendingkart Helps Small Businesses In India Get Loans

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India rupees Lendingkart, a New Delhi-based platform for small businesses loans, has raised a Series A of $10 million from Saama Capital, Mayfield Fund, Shailesh Mehta, and Ashvin Chadha. Since launching a year ago, Lendingkart has processed loans from 50 cities and 17 states across India. It will use its new capital to expand into all towns and cities in India, improve its credit scoring technology, and… Read More

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Indian Media Startup News In Shorts Lands $20M Series B From Tiger Global

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newsinshorts News In Shorts, the startup behind an India-focused mobile news app, has raised a $20 million Series B round from existing investor Tiger Global. Read More

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LG Announces The G4 Beat, A Mid-Range Version Of Its Flagship G4 Smartphone

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g4 beat In a bid to appeal to different segments of the global smartphone market, LG has released another new version of its flagship G4 device. Following on from on from phablet and budget models unveiled in May, the Korean company today announced the G4 Beat, a mid-range incarnation. Read More

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Even The Org Chart Is Now Made Of Software

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orgchart Once upon a time, if someone asked how your company was organized, you’d give them an “org chart”  —  a page with lots of boxes on it. One box for the CEO, some lines to all the CEOs’ direct reports, more from each person to her direct reports, and so on, until every person was duly… boxed. The problem is, reality makes a mess of that. Read More

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