GoCardless Founder Tom Blomfield’s New Startup Is A “Full Stack” Mobile-First Bank

Mondo We already knew that GoCardless co-founder Tom Blomfield was working on a new U.K. banking startup, but now, thanks in part to a noisy series of Tweets from investors, developers and the company’s own Twitter account, more details have emerged. Read More

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Chef’d Raises $5.25M To Help You Prepare Meals From Your Favorite Chefs

Chef'd Recipe-and-ingredient delivery service Chef’d ran an Indiegogo campaign last year, but that’s not the only way the team is funding its growth. The company is also announcing that it has just raised a new round of $5.25 million.
Founder and CEO Kyle Ransford has said that the point of the crowdfunding campaign was to recruit early users, not raise an enormous sum of money. Read More

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Fixed’s App Can Now Fix Your New York Parking Tickets

fixed Fixed, a mobile app that fights parking tickets on your behalf, has now arrived in New York City – its first new market outside of California, where the company already operates. New York is one of the biggest markets for parking tickets in the U.S., Fixed founder David Hegarty notes, as it issues 10 million parking tickets per year. That’s one new ticket every three seconds, he… Read More

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Some Spider Adds Salon’s Blake Zeff To Its High-Profile Hires

some spider team Some Spider, the digital media startup created by Quidsi co-founder Vinit Bharara, has been bringing on some big names from the media world, including The New York Times’ chief technology officer Rajiv Pant and its digital head Paul Smurl. Yesterday it announced that it has hired Blake Zeff, former political editor at Salon.com, to be the editor in chief of Cafe.com. Read More

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LaunchKit Now Helps Developers Keep Track Of Their App Store Sales

billboard-v7080f20869bc LaunchKit, which aims to give developers a tool set that makes launching new apps easier, announced its newest service this week. The free LaunchKit App Store Sales Reporter helps developers track the sales they generate from Apple’s App Store (just like its name implies). Instead of building a complex dashboard that developers can then obsess about every day, the team decided to use… Read More

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The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

Aria wearable The Aria is an add-on band that measures movement in the wrist to control smart watches with finger gestures. Compatible with Android Wear and the Pebble Time, their module slots in to an existing band and lets you move through a watch’s interface without tapping the screen or using controls on the side of the watch face. Read More

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Izberg Marketplace Turns Any Website Into An E-Commerce Marketplace

Package Meet Izberg Marketplace, a French startup that has been flying under the radar for a while. The company recently grabbed $1.7 million from Alven Capital (€1.5 million) — and it’s already profitable. Izberg provides one of the most flexible e-commerce solutions available, and it finds the right balance between customizability and complexity. “We can add an e-commerce… Read More

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CrowdJustice Wants To Bring Crowdfunding To Public Interest Litigation

CrowdJustice CrowdJustice, a London-based startup founded by ex-United Nations lawyer Julia Salasky, is a crowdfunding platform for “public interest” litigation. The idea is to bring the Kickstarter model to legal cases that would otherwise find it hard to get funded, in a bid to widen access to justice. Read More

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