October 16, 2016
The Techstars community is a complicated tapestry of worldwide influencers, intelligent investors, and most importantly, budding startups with some of the best ideas in the world. Because the Techstars ecosystem is so large, it can be hard to keep up with how each and every startup is progressing through the ranks of the business world.
Fortunately, Techstars has compiled a helpful guide to the funding and M&A activity going on with some of their most prominent startups. Check them out below:
Remitly (Seattle ‘11)
Remitly is a mobile payments service that enables convenient international money transfers from a customer’s mobile phone in the USA to a mobile phone abroad. They have secured yet another $38.5M.
PillPack (Boston ‘13)
PillPack is an online pharmacy that delivers better care through simple packaging, modern technology and personalized service. They’ve raised $31.1M to take on pharmacies.
FullContact (Boulder ‘11)
This company has provides a cloud-based contact management solution for businesses, developers and individuals. They’ve raised $25M in August.
Distil Networks (Cloud ‘12)
Distil Networks have announced a $21M series C. Distil Networks is the global leader in Bot detection and mitigation, offering the first SaaS solution focused on stopping automated attacks.
GoSpotCheck (Boulder ‘11)
This company supplies brands with real-time insights into their in-store merchandising through a mobile app. They’ve raised $16.5M to expand their Denver HQ.
Post-Quantum (Barclays UK ‘15)
Post-Quantum raised a $10.3M series A round in July. Post-Quantum deals with cyber security for today and the post quantum computing future.
Promoboxx (Boston ‘11)
Promoboxx is a brand-to-retailer marketing platform that allows brands to launch co-branded, customized online campaigns with their retailers. Promoboxx raised $8.2M series A in September.
Codeship (Boston ‘13)
This company has raised $7M to continue to accelerate their business to reach even larger customers. Codeship helps teams ship better software faster by automating the release process.
TrueFacet (Seattle ‘14)
TrueFacet is the online jewelry marketplace where you can shop and sell branded jewelry and watches with confidence. They recently announced a $6M series A.
LiveLike (NYC ‘15)
This company developed a sports viewing platform that leverages VR to bring live stadium experiences to fans’ living rooms. They recently raised $5M.
Kepler (Seattle ‘16)
This company recently raised a $5M seed round to develop and operate a network of 50 nanosatellites to allow customer spacecraft to communicate with each other and the ground in real-time, regardless of their current orbital position.
Bitfinder (R/GA ‘15)
This company built Awair, a device that monitors indoor air quality, analyzes it and provides solutions based on users’ wellness needs like allergy, sleep and productivity. They recently raised $4.5M.
LiveStories (Seattle ‘14)
They’ve announced a $3M seed round. LiveStories empowers non-technical people with a simple data discovery and presentation tool that allows easy construction of data-rich content, all without writing a single line of code.
Bison (Boston ‘12)
Bison is a financial technology company delivering software for analyzing private fund data. Bison recently raised a $3M seed round.
Reflect (Seattle ‘16)
This startup is a data visualization service that is reinventing how companies build and distribute analytics. They have recently raised a $2.5M seed round.
Aire (Barclays UK ‘14)
Aire is a fresh approach to credit scoring for consumers, enabling fair access for those cut out of the credit ecosystem. Aire secured $2M in funding in October.
Shyft (Seattle ‘16)
Shyft has raised $1.5M in July. Shyft is an app that makes lives easier for retail and service workers around the world, by helping them communicate and manage their work life in one central place.
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