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Threat Stack snares $45 million investment as spotlight shines brightly on security

19 September, by Ron Miller[ —]
 Threat Stack, the Boston-based security startup that helps companies stay protected in the cloud, reeled in a $45 million investment today. It seems that they are in the right place in the right time as news of the Equifax breach swirls on mainstream media. The round includes a big institutional backer, as fellow Boston firm Fidelity Investments participated through their investment arm,… Read More

iZettle raises $36M from Europe, earmarked for AI and other new tech

19 September, by Ingrid Lunden[ —]
 iZettle, the startup based out of Sweden that competes against the likes of Square and Paypal to provide card transaction services from smartphones and tablets, is adding a little more money to its coffers today, specifically to ramp up in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. The company has announced that it has received €30 million ($36 million) funding from the European… Read More

Review: The iPhone 8 is a look into the augmented future of photography

19 September, by Matthew Panzarino[ —]
 This is a camera review. There are a number of updates that should appeal in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but the one question most upgraders are going to be asking is how good is the camera? The camera system in the iPhone is becoming the central focus of its technological advancements. And it’s not just about pictures anymore. With augmented reality and computer vision emerging as… Read More

Raise gets $60 million for gift card marketplace

19 September, by Katie Roof[ —]
 Have you ever gotten a gift card for a store you don’t shop at? Or have you made a purchase and don’t know what to do with the remaining balance? It turns out you can sell and trade unwanted or partially unused gift cards on a marketplace called Raise. If you don’t want a Starbucks gift card, you can sell it or get one for Macy’s. They also have iTunes, Sephora and… Read More

Douxmatok lets you use 30 percent less sugar without affecting sweetness

19 September, by Jordan Crook[ —]
 Our resistance to good nutrition is causing lasting problems within the population. Part of the problem is that the best-tasting food is usually the worst for our health, and bad eating habits beget worse eating habits. That’s where DouxMatok comes in — it has found a way to make sugar more efficient and potent so people can eat less of it and still get the same effect. Read More

BP Ventures, BP’s investment arm, leads $20M in private jet charter marketplace Victor

19 September, by Steve O'Hear[ —]
 Victor, which bills itself as the “largest ‘on-demand’ marketplace for private jet charter,” has raised $20 million in new funding, bringing total raised to date to $44.45 million since launching in 2011. BP Ventures, BP’s investment arm, led the round, putting in $10 million, whilst the London headquartered startup says it plans to use the additional capital… Read More

Funnel raises $10M led by Balderton Capital to help companies analyse online marketing spend

19 September, by Steve O'Hear[ —]
 Funnel, a startup headquartered in Stockholm that sells a SaaS to help companies analyse the effectiveness of online marketing spend across multiple channels, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. London VC Balderton Capital led the round, with participation from existing investors including Industrifonden and Zobito. Read More

Tech companies must do more to fight misogyny in the wider culture

19 September, by Benedetta Arese Lucini[ —]
 Over the past few months Silicon Valley’s treatment of women has made several headlines. Thanks to the incredible women who have found the courage to speak up, we are beginning to have the serious conversation around misogyny in the technology industry and end its complacency in the face of injustice. But the problem of harassment is much bigger than the culture within particular… Read More

GoCardless, a fintech that makes recurring payments easy for subscription businesses, raises $22.5M

19 September, by Steve O'Hear[ —]
 Well, GoCardless co-founder and CEO Hiroki Takeuchi knows how to work a non-denial denial. When I interviewed him a few weeks ago for an extensive profile piece we ran yesterday, he wouldn’t be drawn on if the hot London fintech was raising a new round. Today, the company is announcing $22.5 million in new funding. Read More

Acquia Javascript support lets developers build web apps that combine content, data

19 September, by Ron Miller[ —]
 Acquia, the commercial arm of the open-source Drupal web content management tool, has long offered a cloud-based user interface designed to make it easier for customers to build web sites. Today, the company announced a new way of interacting with Drupal where it will be exposing the different parts of the platform as a set of services, while supporting node.js for scripting. This will… Read More

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