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Basis Lands $11.5M, Adds Esther Dyson & Deepak Chopra As Advisors As It Beefs Up Production Of Its Wearable Health Tracker

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Back in November, Basis officially took on Jawbone, Nike and Fitbit, releasing its long-awaited wrist-based mobile health tracker. Capitalizing on the popularity of the Quantified Self Movement, the $200 sensor-happy Basis band its accompanying web dashboard allow novices and fitness enthusiasts alike to easily track their activity, skin temperature, heart...
Basis Lands $11.5M, Adds Esther Dyson & Deepak Chopra As Advisors As It Beefs Up Production Of Its Wearable Health Tracker
FiveStars raises $13.9M for turning paper punch cards into plastic
Funding daily: Pin a few millions to your Pinterest board
LearnZillion gets $7M to help teachers align with Common Core Standards

With Over 1.5M Users, SavingStar Grabs $9M To Become The Groupon Of Groceries

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Digital couponing startup SavingStar has been on a roll. The company launched in beta in August 2010 behind $2.3 million in financing from Flybridge Capital Partners, First Round Capital, and Founder Collective, with participation from angel investors like Ron Conway. The investment led to a name change (SaveWave to SavingStar),...
With Over 1.5M Users, SavingStar Grabs $9M To Become The Groupon Of Groceries

Basis raises $11.5M for health-tracking wristwatch, adds Deepak Chopra to advisory board

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As health-tracking companies battle it out for consumers’ hearts and minds — and wrists — Basis Science has announced that it has raised $11.5 million for its own sensor-based band that monitors a variety of health indicators. The Series B round was led by Mayfield Fund and included existing investors, DCM...
Basis raises $11.5M for health-tracking wristwatch, adds Deepak Chopra to advisory board
Sunny Clouds: Intel Data Center Rev Up 15%, Beating Other Categories In Otherwise Lackluster Earnings
Japan's GREE Acquires Game Developer Pokelabo For $173M
New Nexus devices reportedly launching this year from Samsung, LG and Sony

FreedomPop expands its free Internet service nationwide on Sprint's 3G network

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FreedomPop has expanded coverage of its free Internet service to reach 220 million possible customers in the US by adding Sprint’s 3G network to the fold. With the announcement, FreedomPop has begun taking orders for its Overdrive Pro hotspot device, which uses 4G when available and falls back on 3G...
FreedomPop expands its free Internet service nationwide on Sprint's 3G network

FreedomPop raises $7.5M to free you from carrier shackles (exclusive)

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The seemingly mythical FreedomPop, which aims to disrupt the mobile broadband landscape by offering freemium 4G service, is one step closer to reality. The company has raised $7.5 million in a first round of funding led by ManGrove and DCM, VentureBeat has learned. FreedomPop hopes to file its Form...
FreedomPop raises $7.5M to free you from carrier shackles (exclusive)
Thirst Aims To Slake Your Hunger For Relevant Twitter Content

Green Throttle, The New Startup From Guitar Hero Creator Charles Huang, Gets $6M To Redefine Console Gaming For A Mobile World

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The concept of video gaming has changed a lot in recent years, as mobile devices have become ubiquitous. And while more types of people may be indeed be playing more games more often these days, even though much of this is dubbed “social gaming” the actual physical practice of...
Green Throttle, The New Startup From Guitar Hero Creator Charles Huang, Gets $6M To Redefine Console Gaming For A Mobile World
Funding daily: get customer support while shopping for expensive gifts

Loyalty card program FiveStars raises $13.9M from Ali and Hadi Partovi and others

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We’ve been tracking a lot of activity in customer loyalty programs in recent weeks, from shopping apps such as Qthru to Madrona Venture Group’s bankrolling of RewardLoop to a new breed of loyalty cards from TangoCard. Now, here comes another player. Mountain View, California-based FiveStars just scored a big $13.9...
Loyalty card program FiveStars raises $13.9M from Ali and Hadi Partovi and others
Fashion startup adds $8M into its Little Black Bag

Student-Loan Online Start-Up Gets Financing

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Social Finance Inc., a one-year-old Internet start-up that offers inexpensive student loans through a mechanism known as “group-to-group” lending, has raised $77.2 million to expand its service to universities nationwide. The funding values the San Francisco company at more than $177 million, up from $8 million a year ago, a...
Student-Loan Online Start-Up Gets Financing

Health Tracker Maker's New Fans Include Deepak Chopra

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There's lots of companies selling gizmos to track users' physical activity. Basis Science hopes to distinguish itself with $11.5 million in new funding, and the support of author Deepak Chopra. The San Francisco-based startup on Wednesday is announcing the funding round, which is led by Mayfield Fund but also includes...
Health Tracker Maker's New Fans Include Deepak Chopra
FreedomPop raises $4.3M more, expands 'social broadband' platform for free wireless

After raising 5 million euros in Series B funding: What the future holds for tape.tv

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It is already a well-established name on the Berlin startup cityscape – and now tape.tv has taken the next step with the €5 million Series B funding round. With the social music video platform already reporting revenue of €20 million a year, the team behind it is definitely onto something....
After raising 5 million euros in Series B funding: What the future holds for tape.tv
Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile

Little Black Bag Stows Away $8 Million in Funding for Social Shopping

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Little Black Bag, a six-month-old e-commerce company, has raised $8 million in a second round of funding. The company’s inspiration comes from “fukubukuro,” a Japanese New Year’s Day tradition where merchants sell grab bags filled with unknown objects at substantial discounts. But in this version, shoppers get to buy a mystery bag...
Little Black Bag Stows Away $8 Million in Funding for Social Shopping

Social Finance Lands $77M From Baseline, Renren To Help Solve The Student Debt Crisis

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Student debt is a very serious problem that can no longer be ignored. Recently, student debt in the U.S. topped $1 trillion, eclipsing both national credit card and car loan debt. Naturally, a debt crisis of this proportion didn’t grow over night, it’s been coming for years. So, in 2011,...
Social Finance Lands $77M From Baseline, Renren To Help Solve The Student Debt Crisis
Nok Nok gets $15M to use your device's hardware to identify you

Student loan startup Social Finance shows up for class with $77m from Baseline, China's Renren

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The education sector has been one of the hardest hit by current economic uncertainty. Social Finance is looking to stand in the gap with a student loan solution that taps alumni for funds, and it just raised $77 million in series B funding to accomplish the task. The San Francisco-based...
Student loan startup Social Finance shows up for class with $77m from Baseline, China's Renren
Quit cutting those coupons: SavingStar raises $9.1M to do the work for you
Tely Labs nabs $13M from Comcast, DCM for Skype calling on your TV
Funding Daily: Decisions, decisions

Security startup Nok Nok Labs wants to rid the world of passwords

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Startup Nok Nok Labs has developed a security protocol that asks end users to substitute stronger authentication tools such as fingerprints and voice recognition for the usual user names and passwords. Named after the classic knock-knock joke, Nok Nok Labs wants to revolutionize online identity authentication with tools that already...
Security startup Nok Nok Labs wants to rid the world of passwords
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