Hardware Alley In SF Wants YOU

calm-hardware It’s that time again: Hardware Alley time! We want you to exhibit at Disrupt this September and we won’t take “Ehhh, maybe.” for an answer. Disrupt runs from September 21 – 23, 2015 and features a number of new pavilions including a dedicated VR area. It’s an amazing opportunity to launch your new product and we invite you with open, loving arms. What is… Read More
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Y Combinator Gets Hardcore About Hardware

Y Combihardware “Hey Robot, make me a sandwich”, I yelled over the ruckus of Y Combinator Demo Day’s break room. The traditional catered lunch had been replaced with a new buffet: hardware startups. Sandwichbots, teabots, futuristic shower heads, and Internet-connected mattress covers lined the room’s perimeter inside Mountain View’s Computer History Museum. Y Combinator is known… Read More
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Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $7 Million Series A

unnamed-1 Owlet, the teenie tiny bootie that goes on babies and informs you if they’ve stopped breathing, has raised a $7 million A round, adding some solid numbers to their already impressive $1.85 million seed. The company, led by Jordan Monroe, Kurt Workman, and Zack Bomsta, aims to use the cash to help prepare for its public launch. The round is led by Formation 8 along with Carpe Diem VC as… Read More
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Uqora Is An After-Sex Drink To Prevent UTIs In Women

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 4.39.20 PM Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the second leading cause of doctor visits in the U.S., responsible for 10 million visits per year. They’re incredibly uncomfortable, require antibiotics, and if left untreated, they can cause life-threatening bladder and kidney infections. For the 50 percent of women who understand just how much having a UTI sucks, Uqora, a Berkeley-based startup… Read More
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Rise, A Nutrition Coaching App, Acquires HealthyOut

rise diet team Rise, a service that connects users with diet coaches, has acquired healthy restaurant food recommendation startup HealthyOut. HealthyOut combs the menus of nearby restaurants to find healthy foods and then gives recommendations on what is the best option for different kinds of diets and eating habits. It uses machine learning to process restaurants, and is processing 140,000 restaurants… Read More
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