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higi : Your Friendly Neighborhood Biometric Screening Platform

Next time you do a grocery run, look for a jungle-gym-like health station with a green logo – chances are that you have spotted a higi health station. These free biometric screening outlets allow users to measure their vital stats (weight, BMI, pulse and blood pressure) and then el...

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Paladin Connects Lawyers With Impactful Pro Bono Work

Paladin, an initiative to make pro bono – legal work done without fee – more efficient, has raised a $1 million venture round on July 6. The NY-based startup, founded by Felicity Conrad and Kristen Sonday in 2016, had previously raised a venture round of $2...

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Why Emulate’s Organs-On-Chip Is Not A Dystopian Idea

A global healthcare challenge is upon us. More than $2 billion and at least 10 years are spent in developing merely one new drug. But Boston-based Emulate Inc wants to accelerate this process and personalize medicines.   It has raised a a Series C funding of $36 mil...

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Basis Uses Monetary Policy To Stabilize Cryptocurrency

Basis, a greater New York area startup, has raised a staggering $133 million to solve the problem of wildly volatile cryptocurrencies. It raised the amount from investors such as Bain Capital Ventures, GV, Zhenfund, Sky9 Capital, Digital Currency Group and others by presenting an astounding pitch: ...

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ClimaCell Uses Wireless Networks For Weather Forecasting

In 1859, a storm wrecked the Royal Charter, a British ship, and inspired Robert FitzRoy – the student of Francis Beaufort known for developing a scale to indicate wind force – to develop charts for “forecasting the weather”, thus coining the term “we...

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Voatz’ Online Voting Platform Is Secured By Blockchain

Everything around us is changing dramatically but one thing has remained stubbornly unchanged: the use of ballot paper to cast votes. While software-driven electronic voting machines have been in use, ballot papers have prevailed. The reason? Security. Academics and innovators have tried to popular...

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Rebel Brings E-commerce To Your Email

Like many other apps, the people behind JSwipe, a Jewish dating app, were sending push notifications to communicate with their users. But it wasn’t enough. In order to inspire people to log back in, they hatched a plan: Users inactive between three and five weeks were divid...

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Star Struck? Order Celebrity Video Shoutouts with Cameo

It doesn’t get more epic than a RuPaul’s Drag Queen wishing you a ‘dirty thirtieth birthday’ or an NBA player dishing out marriage advice at your brother’s bachelor party. The good people at Cameo, the built-in-Chicago talent marketplace, concur. This is why they seek to facilitate the ul...

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Making Power WISE

A start-up based out of Kansas City is taking on auto and electronics giants such as Tesla, Mercedes and LG in the multibillion dollar energy storage space. WISE, a Kansas City based start-up, is set to launch its ‘intelligent’ energy storage solution soon. With the prototyp...

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NYIAX – Revolutionizing Advertising

The ad tech space has been rapidly growing while improving the US $557.99 billion (2018, statista) global ad industry. One company is taking the industry to a whole new level. NYIAX, a NASDAQ powered start-up, is the world’s first advertising contract exchange. It facilitates buying, se...

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Sigma Ratings’ Quest to Redefine Non-Credit Risk

While the world is full of risks, assessing risk continues to be a major challenge. Sigma Ratings, an MIT-backed non-credit rating agency, is on a quest to redefine the way the world sees risk by standardizing and quantifying non-credit risks. Earlier this month, Sigma Ratings closed ...

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Recyclebank Wants to Pay You for Recycling!

Being good pays off! Quite literally with Recyclebank. The startup is making a difference by educating users about recycling in a fun and entertaining way. You know what else? You can learn points while learning! All you have to do is make sure your city’s wast...

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Largest English Encyclopedia? It’s Everipedia not Wikipedia

“Wikipedia represents an enormous missed opportunity,” writes founder Dr Larry Sanger. “It is sloppy, incomplete, and—yes—small.” Sanger has been a vocal critic of Wikipedia for a long time. He tried to improve on Wikipedia with Citizendium where, unlike Wikipedia, authors used their real, verified names. Citizendium’s FAQ described Wikiped...

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Dandelion Can Make Geothermal Energy Homeowners’ Top Choice

A NY-based geothermal startup has raised a round of $4.5 MM funding, to help homeowners save on the money spent to heat or cool their homes. The company originally conceived at X, Alphabet’s innovation lab, is now independently offering geothermal heating and cooling systems to ...

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City Parking Blues? ParkWhiz to the rescue

Finding parking on any given day, in a crowded city, is no joke. Worse still, if there is a big sports event in town. Baseball fans, Yona Shtern and Aashish Dalal, know the pain of circling the stadium for hours to find parking only too well. In their quest to p...

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Heal more, Wait Less – Doctor House Calls Simplified

It takes over 29.3 days to get an appointment with a primary care practitioner in the United States. Arguably, that’s 29.3 days more than what should be the ideal wait time. This disappointingly high number leaves no doubt about the growing inaccessibility of doctors, to say ...

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Ollie – Compact Co-living with Generous Add-ons

One year ago Blake Beckelman moved to New York City from Texas and now lives in an Ollie apartment. His fully-furnished studio apartment in New York’s Carmel Place in Kips Bay, Manhattan has a nine-feet high ceiling and a juliet balcony. Inside the ap...

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Rally Rd – Rev Your Engines For A Classic Car Stock Exchange

In the climate-controlled environment of Rally Rd.’s garage, stands a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa. The metallic prune car is an auto enthusiast’s dream. It has clocked in original 4400 miles and is fitted with a single high mirror on the driver’s side, known as the “fly...

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Packback – Packing Curiosity In Education

In Season 5 of business reality show Shark Tank, Chicago-based Kasey Gandham and Mike Shannon of Packback appeared with their big pitch: An affordable study solution in the form of pay per view e-textbooks. The idea met with resistance as most sharks thought that...

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Parsley Health’s Care Is Beyond Impersonal Doctors And Pills

Parsley Health, a NY-based startup, has raised a $10 million Seed A financing led by an early stage VC firm, FirstMark. The funding comes nearly two years after Parsley Health was founded to look at healthcare from outside the prism of pills, prescriptions, and paternalistic doctors...

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A Different Design for the Differently-abled: The M+D Crutch

For people recovering from minor injuries, crutches are a minor inconvenience. But for the permanently disabled, underarm crutches are painful, restrictive, and a major barrier. Mobility Designed reimagined crutches to solve this problem and empower the differently-abled. Technology has create...

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Invest in Claude Monet with Masterworks’ Art Stock Exchange

On June 20, the NY-based startup, Masterworks, acquired Claude Monet’s Coup de Vent at a Christie’s auction from the private collection of Tokyo’s Galaxy Enterprises Ltd. Going beyond admiring the impressionist master’s windswept brushstrokes, the startup plans to allow people to buy and ...

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Ladies, this Fintech Startup wants you to Retire Richer

Women are earning a lower retirement income when compared to men. Ellevest is closing this gender pension-gap by helping women choose an investment plan that best suits their needs. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus! Rightly so! Only that the investments industry doe...

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Set Your Own Saving Rules With Qapital’s Money-Saving App

Qapital, a fintech with a money-saving app that paternalizes people into saving, has raised $30 million in fresh financing. The funding led by Swedbank Robur and Northzone, a venture capital firm, is only a fraction of the amount the app claims it has hel...

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Tentrr : Tranquility in a Tent with Online Camp Booking

This Halloween, campers can enjoy an ‘off the grid’ experience involving star-gazing, chasing fireflies, swapping ghost stories, and cooking up some spooky s’mores in the whimsical outdoors of Maine, USA. Its official, the online camp booking platform, Tentrr, has expanded operations to the Pine Tre...

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