Apr
04
2017
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Pluto AI raises $2.1 million to bring intelligence to water treatment

 Former 500 Startups accelerator company Pluto AI is announcing $2.1 million in fundraising today from Fall Line Capital, Refactor Capital, Unshackled Ventures, Comet Labs and additional angels. Pluto is taking advantage of the sensorification of modern water treatment plants to extrapolate insights that can save operators precious time, money and water. Read More

Mar
14
2017
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Baker raises $3.5 million to become a ‘Salesforce for pot’

 As the legal cannabis industry grows in the U.S., competition for customers is heating up. Now, a startup called Baker Technologies has raised $3.5 million to become a “Salesforce for pot.” The company’s software helps marijuana dispensaries bring in new customers and inspire customer loyalty, without running afoul of ever-shifting regulations that govern precisely how… Read More

Oct
12
2016
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Noodle Partners raises $4 million to help colleges deliver degrees online

graduates Noodle Partners Inc., a new education venture from the founder of The Princeton Review and 2U Inc., John Katzman, has raised $4 million in venture funding to help colleges and universities deliver high-quality certificate and degree programs online. Philadelphia-based Osage Venture Partners led the investment in Noodle Partners and was joined by New Markets Venture Partners, 500 Startups… Read More

Aug
10
2016
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Innovaccer raises $15.6M to give businesses one stop for all their data

innovaccer Abhinav Shashank was working on an academic project at Harvard with his colleagues Kanav Hasija and Sandeep Gupta — figuring out how to pool together large data sets from hundreds of different sources and APIs and manage them — when his business colleagues started asking him to help apply those tools.
The result was Innovaccer, a set of software that mashes together data from… Read More

Nov
05
2015
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500 Startups Introduces Batch 15: Under-Sea Drones, Puppy Treats, And On-Demand Snow Plowing

group_photo (1) It seems like only yesterday that we were introducing you to 500’s Batch 14, but Summer is gone, the demos have been done, we’ve picked our favs and it’s time to introduce you to the next group going through 500’s accelerator — 500 Startups’ Batch 15. 500 Startups has a thesis of investing in many startups, some that they consider “unsexy,”… Read More

Sep
22
2015
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Pingpad Launches Mobile-Centric Tools For Group Collaboration

pingpad Ross Mayfield said that at his new startup Pingpad, “We’re trying to build the next great productivity app.” Mayfield previously worked as director of business development at LinkedIn and co-founded collaboration company Socialtext. He created Pingpad with his wife Leila Al-Shamari — in fact, they said the idea first came to them when they were planning for their… Read More

May
12
2015
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Our Four Favorite Companies At The 500 Startups Batch 12 Demo Day

Alfred 500 Startups demo day Thirty companies pitched their products and business to investors in the press today, and they all had impressive stats for revenue, addressable markets, and growth. Still, some startups just hit the right buttons with their pitches and got gears turning in our heads. Read More

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