Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the group from membership news app, Quick

Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the group from membership news app, Quick

Twitter’s recent acquisition spree continues today as the company announces it has acqui-hired the team from news aggregator and summary app Brief. The startup from former Google engineers launched last year to offer a subscription-based news summary app that aimed to tackle many of the problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media […] …

Pro suggestions from the group behind Kickstarter’s most financed app

Pro suggestions from the group behind Kickstarter’s most financed app

We’re sharing our approach and tricks to building an effective crowdfunding campaign due to the fact that we understand just how difficult it can be to launch your own item. As you may know, crowdfunding fits some B2C products much better than it does others. We’re sharing our technique (and secrets) to building an effective crowdfunding campaign because we know just how tough it can be to release your own item. You will need to build a base model to evaluate the first hypothesis and, if it works, you can then work on turning it into an MVP or a brief demo version for your future business item. Yes, it’s crucial that you get people to pay a minimum reservation deposit at this point and get their commitment to pay the staying quantity for the complete item later on.

Serverless Stack raises $1M for open-source application framework

Serverless Stack raises $1M for open-source application framework

Open-source structure startup Serverless Stack revealed Friday that it raised $1 million in seed funding from a group of financiers that includes Greylock Partners, SV Angel and Y Combinator. The company was established in 2017 by Jay V and Frank Wang in San Francisco, and they belonged to Y Combinator’s 2021 winter season batch. Serverless […] Serverless Stack’s technology enables engineers to more quickly construct full-stack serverless apps. Here’s how the innovation works: The open-source framework enables designers to evaluate and make modifications to their applications by straight linking their regional machines to the cloud. Serverless at first gravitated towards specific use cases– APIs are now allowing its community to chime in and it is utilizing that as a guide, V stated. The business was established in 2017 by Jay V and Frank Wang in San Francisco, and they were part of Y Combinator’s 2021 winter season batch….

VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app

VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app

VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app utilized by online developers, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the business’s preliminary $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments in 2015. The new funds follow a period of significant growth for the mobile tool, which […] Today, the app provides a number of tools that let you give a video a specific visual(like a dreamy vibe, creative feel, or 8-bit appearance, for example). In addition to modifying their content directly, users can swipe through a vertical home feed in the app where they can view the video edits others have applied to their own content for inspiration. Unlike some of its video editor rivals, VOCHI offers a robust complimentary experience where around 60% of the filters and results are readily available without having to pay, along with other fundamental modifying tools and material. VOCHI helps to follow the path of motivation, education and offers tools for creativity through video,” stated Andrei Avsievich, General Partner at Bulba Ventures, where VOCHI was nurtured.

Obé Fitness raises $15M for its personality-driven workout platform

Obé Fitness raises $15M for its personality-driven workout platform

Obé Physical fitness’co-founders/co-CEOs Mark Mullett and Ashley Mills toss around the word “entertrainment” a lot. For the record, it’s not a recommendation to the Butler County, Ohio-based theme park that serves as the house of the “world’s biggest train display,” but rather among those market portmanteaus like infotainment or webinar. Here it’s indicated to […] Mills describes it as “where home entertainment and physical fitness fulfill. Obé (noticable “Follow”) bills itself as a “premium” service. At $27, it’s definitely at the greater end, verses offerings like the $10/month Apple Physical Fitness+ or Peleton’s $13 month-to-month fee.

Colombian on-demand shipment startup Rappi raises ‘over’ $500M at a $5.25 B evaluation

Colombian on-demand shipment startup Rappi raises ‘over’ $500M at a $5.25 B evaluation

Rappi, a Colombian on-demand shipment start-up, has raised “over” $500 million at a $5.25 billion evaluation in a Series G round led by T. Rowe Rate, the company announced late Friday. Baillie Gifford, Third Point, Octahedron, GIC SoftBank, DST Global, Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital and others likewise participated in the round. The […] According to the Latin American Endeavor Capital and Personal Equity Association (LAVCA), Rappi focused on providing beverages and initially, and has actually considering that broadened into meals, groceries, tech products and medication. The company likewise uses a cash withdrawal feature, allowing users to pay with credit cards and then get cash from one of Rappi’s delivery representatives.

Breakr raises $4.2 M to connect influencers with emerging artists

Breakr raises $4.2 M to connect influencers with emerging artists

Music app Breakr this week announced a $4.2 million seed round, led by Slow Ventures. The current raise follows $700,000 in financing led by Andreessen Horowitz’s TxO fund –– a round the people behind the service thought about a sort of proof of concept as they worked to get the idea off the ground. It’s clear why […] It’s clear why Breakr’s offering is an appealing one for financiers.”Breakr is a required tool to efficiently connect influencers, artists and brand names. Breakr says around 12,000 users have actually signed up for influencer accounts, which the company is currently in the process of vetting.”As soon as I saw the vision for what the Breakr team was constructing, basically the tech-middle-man between artists and influencers, I immediately knew Breakr would be the future,” states Nwigwe.

Mobile.dev launches with $3M seed to capture app issues pre-production

Mobile.dev launches with $3M seed to capture app issues pre-production

As mobile designers build apps, they push them out into the world and problems inevitably develop, which engineers have to scramble to repair. Mobile.dev, a new start-up from a former Uber engineer, wants to turn that story and capture mistakes prior to the app launches. Today, the company emerged from stealth with a beta of their […] , a new startup from a previous Uber engineer, desires to flip that story and capture mistakes before the app launches. While he was at Uber, company CEO and co-founder Leland Takamine says that he observed this workflow where an app was put out in the world, a company set up tooling to keep track of the app and then worked to fix the problem as users reported concerns or the tracking software application chose them up. He says that when he speaks to app developers about a service like this, they are captivated because as he says”it’s actually a no-brainer”concern, but unless you have the scale of a company like Uber and huge engineering resources there hasn’t been an option like this offered for the average company or individual designer.

Cardless raises $40M to assist more brands introduce custom-made charge card

Cardless raises $40M to assist more brands introduce custom-made charge card

Many consumers utilize their credit cards to rack up benefits to be utilized toward travel. But what if you’re a sports fan, and using your credit card could cause a virtual discussion with a player on your favorite team? Thanks to San Francisco-based Cardless, that chance may be less of a stretch than you […] What if you’re a sports fan, and using your credit card could lead to a virtual conversation with a gamer on your favorite group? The start-up, which is out to give brands and tech companies a method to release custom-made co-branded credit cards, has actually raised $40 million in a Series B financing round led by Activant Capital. The business is out to improve the whole idea of co-branded credit card programs.”Most brand names have been limited from introducing innovative credit card programs due to the restrictions of incumbent companies,” he added. What if you’re a sports fan, and using your credit card could lead to a virtual discussion with a gamer on your favorite team?…