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Punchbowl Acquires VidHug

Punchbowl, an online party planning service, was forced to make adjustments last year amid the pandemic. Founder and CEO Matt Douglas went to work to rethink the company’s approach. He started by expanding the company’s online greeting card business, which until that point had been...

Atomized Raises Pre-Seed Capital

Atomized, an early-stage startup that wants to create a modern tool to help developers deploy infrastructure faster, announced the first step of its funding journey with a $500,000 pre-seed round from Zing Capital, Y Combinator and several unnamed angels. Company co-founder and CEO Nik Kotov...

Livestreaming Ideas To Connect With Target Audiences

Livestreaming is an innovative way for brands to reach people in a natural, unscripted fashion without blowing their marketing budgets on costly video productions that are more challenging to create. Forbes agency asked its council members for unique ideas on utilizing the tool to target...

Text Blaze Raises $3.3 Million

Text Blaze has announced that it has closed a $3.3 million seed round. The company’s investment was led by Two Sigma Ventures’s Villi Iltchev and Susa Ventures’s Leo Polovets. The company’s product hybridizes automation and the written word. First, its Chrome extension allows users to...

Firstbase Raises $13 Million

Firstbase is building a software-and-hardware solution to quickly get workers the tools and support they need in order to work remotely. The company announced that it closed a $13 million Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz. B Capital Group and Alpaca VC also put capital...

Riverside.fm Raises $9.5 Million

Tel Aviv-based Riverside.fm (originally from Amsterdam) launched right on time to ride the remote podcasting wave, and they announced a $9.5 million Series A round. The round is led by Seven Seven Six and features Zeev-ventures.com, Casey Neistat, Marques Brownlee, Guy Raz,  Elad Gil and...

Knox Financial Raises $10 Million

A startup out of Boston, Knox Financial, is aiming to help people identify and manage residential rentals with its algorithm-based platform, and it’s raised a $10 million Series A to help it further that goal. Boston-based G20 Ventures led the round, which included participation from...

1Doc3 Closes Capital Round

1Doc3, the Colombia-based telemedicine startup announced a $3 million pre-Series A led by MatterScale Ventures and Kayyak Ventures. Reaching your primary care doctor when you’re not feeling well is getting harder and harder, and 1Doc3 aims to solve that problem in Latin America by offering...