Away, Immuno Gum Raise Seed Funding, HappyFunCorp Plans More Acquisitions

August 17, 2015

3:01 pm

Today’s Tech.Co deals roundup doesn’t have much to offer, but there’s some great new startups that have just raised funding that you should definitely know about. One startup offers a way for you to get your daily vitamin intake through gum, while another is a kind of Warby Parker for high-end luggage.

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Funding

Away Raises $2.5M for Direct-to-Consumer High-End Luggage

Away, a new startup that’s hoping to offer a direct-to-consumer approach to high-end luggage, announced today that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by Forerunner Ventures and Accel Partners. The company hopes to offer high-quality luggage that’s three to five times cheaper than current high-end luggage currently offered to consumers.

Immuno Gum Brings in $1.2M for Immune System-Boosting Gum

Immuno Gum, an Orange, CA-based startup that has designed types of gum that contains vitamins to help boost the immune system, announced that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding from Tech Coast Angels. Their products can currently be found at retailers like 7-Eleven, as well as Drugstore.com and Amazon.

Acquisitions

China’s iDreamSky Technology Acquires Game Startup Rumble Entertainment

iDreamSky Technology, a public-traded Chinese mobile gaming company, has acquired a 50.1 percent stake in the San Mateo, CA-based Rumble Entertainment for $10 million, according to VentureBeat. The Silicon Valley gaming startup makes social and mobile games, including the popular KingsRoad; under the agreement, Rumble’s KingsRoad will be published in China.

Brooklyn’s HappyFunCorp Plans for More Acquisitions

According to TechCrunch, the Brooklyn, NY-based software development firm HappyFunCorp is eyeing more acquisitions as its works towards making New York a great place for software engineering. Most recently, the company acquired gaming company Heartonomy.

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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