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Gnip acquired by long-term partner Twitter

Twitter has acquired Boulder-based Gnip, a social data tool which accesses historical Twitter data and also provides APIs from other social networks such as Instagram, Bitly and Tumblr. Twitter will now offer even more of its data to Gnip’s customer base, and existing customer relationships with Gnip will continue unchanged.

Clever Raises $10M Series A, Used in 18,000 Schools and Counting

Through its simple APIs, Clever allows third-party developers to access the critical data from Student Information Systems (SIS). Clever reaches over 18,000 K-12 schools and serves more than 7 million students and 750,000 teachers. Sequoia Capital led the Series A.

Gigwalk raises $10M to help CPGs enable mobile workforce

Gigwalk closed a $10M round lead by Nokia Growth Partners to provide CPGs with real-time visibility into campaigns, pricing, promotions and more. Gigwalk employs 500,000 mobile-enabled independent contractors who can be deployed to any store location around the US.

Mobile Engagement Engine Kahuna Raises $11M From Sequoia

Kahuna's mobile engagement engine, which helps marketers test and automate their push notifications, is being used by Yahoo, trivia app QuizUp, 1-800-Flowers, and the New England Patriots. Sequoia lead the $11 million in Series A.

Urban delivery platform Postmates raises $16M Series B round

Postmates provides local delivery service within an hour through its mobile app and network of couriers and is currently available in San Francisco, Seattle, NYC, and Washington, D.C. Spark Capital lead the Series B.

Introducing Coin: One Card for All Your Credit Cards

Powered by low energy Bluetooth, Coin is an electronic credit card that syncs with your smartphone and holds an unlimited number of cards in the app, eight at anytime on the phone. Coin will ship in 2014 and is available for preorder at www.onlycoin.com. Coin hit its $50,000 presale campaign goal 40 minutes after going live.

Applying Data Analytics to Education, Panorama Raises $4M Seed

SoftTech VC and Mark Zuckerburg's Startup:Education co-lead the seed round in Panorama Education, an EdTech company that helps schools conduct and analyze surveys. Panorama currently serves over 4000 schools and one million students.



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Meet the SoftTech VC Founders Honored on Forbes’ 2013 30 Under 30

Forbes released its third annual ‘30 Under 30‘ list of young disrupters, innovators and entrepreneurs – and we’re proud to see many of SoftTech’s founders represented again this year and joined by several our new rising stars.  Meet our founders that made the list and a huge congratulations to Aaron, Xan, David, Alex, Sam, Liam, Tyler, San, and Rafael!

Aaron Feuer, Xan Tanner, David Carel (22, 22, 23), Cofounders, Panorama Education (Forbes ’30 Under 30′ Education) The Yale grads (from left: Feuer, Tanner, Carel) saw their company become one of the most talked about ed tech startups of the year when it announced $4 million in seeding funding from Mark Zuckerberg’s Startup: Education, among others, in October. Panorama is specifically designed for K-12 schools to help them find data-driven solutions by collecting and analyzing feedback from teachers, parents, students and staff. It’s now used in more than 4,000 schools serving more than one … Read more »

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