Startups

Bellabeat Leaf’s new wearable and app help women tackle stress

Leaf_Urban_Rose_Gold05 Bellabeat, the maker of a line of health trackers aimed at women, has sold over 400,000 units of its first health tracker known as the Leaf – a name given to the device because of its leaf-like shape which can be worn on the wrist, as a brooch, or pendant. Today, the company is rolling out its next generation tracker called the Leaf Urban. The update gives the wearable a more modern… Read More
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Alchema makes your hipster small-batch cider brewing dreams come true

ALCHEMA PRODUCT 9 When I was in high school, a friend of mine wanted to brew his own beer and his setup involved a bath tub and a lot of food safety risk. Alchema, a new Kickstarter project, shows just how far home-brewing has come in a relatively short time, and also rides the wave of interest in cider, or what I like to call “drinky fruit.” Alchema CEO and co-founder Oscar Chang wanted to make… Read More
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Rockets of Awesome makes shopping for kids’ clothes easier with home try-on and a personalized site

14_Lifestyle_DBL_ROA_038 A new startup called Rockets of Awesome launching today wants to make shopping for kids’ clothing easier by offering to do it for you. Similar in concept something like StitchFix, which sends boxes of clothing free of charge for home try-on, Rockets of Awesome helps parents build their children’s wardrobe by sending seasonal selections, and only charging for those items… Read More
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Mobile gaming company Scopely raises $55M

The Walking Dead Road to Survival - PVPCombat Scopely is announcing that it has raised a $55 million Series B round of funding. The Los Angeles-based company has built tools for promoting and monetizing mobile games — some of those games are developed in-house, others are created by outside studios. “The vision is creating the most premium experiences on people’s phone across a network of developers,” co-founder… Read More
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N26 launches its investment product in Germany

shutterstock money u.s. currency A few days after announcing its banking license, N26 (formerly known as Number26) is partnering with fellow German fintech startup vaamo to add a new service to its banking offering with its first investment product for German customers. vaamo manages different portfolios of risky and not-so-risky assets thanks to robo-advisors so that you don’t have to micro-manage these portfolios. Read More
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