• @GetYourGuide raises $25M B led by @sparkcapital & @HighlandCapital; raised $45.5M to date; app (iOS, Android) allows search, booking of holiday tours & attractions; has 25k active users; Berlin-based co to use funds for new market growth & mobile dev - Link

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  • @groupon cofounder @andrewmason & Mob.ly cofounder @yishai introduce @detour; 'location-aware audio walk' app syncs across mobile devices for guided group tours; launches in San Francisco Bay Area this yr; new detours added each mo; more cities in '15 - Link

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  • @ABODOapts raises $1.25M from American Family Ventures, 4490 Ventures & Lakewest Venture Partners; raised $1.6M to date; refers students to upscale housing rentals; co-founder @AlecSlocum says the Madison, WI-based co is expanding to other college towns - Link

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  • San Francisco marijuana delivery startup @Eaze_Team launches Tuesday; offers free delivery of medicinal marijuana w/ driver/delivery fees paid by dispensaries as cost of gaining clientele; CEO/founder @KeithMcCarty a fmr exec w/ @Yammer, which @Microsoft acquired for $1.2B - Link

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  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  • @snapchat reportedly in private talks w/ investors including @AlibabaTalk about financing round that could value co @ $10B; co has raised over $100M from investors including @lightspeedvp, @benchmark, @IVP, @gcvp & @svangel - Link

  • @Twitter ($27.4B mkt cap) acquires computer vision startup Madbits; the deep learning co, founded by @ylecun, 'automatically understands, organizes & extracts relevant information from raw media'; software recognizes image tags, content of images; terms undiscl - Link

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  • @Pinterest acquires online collaboration service @icebergsapp; terms of the deal weren't disclosed; the service let users organize & share projects like images, files, articles & more; the co's founders, César Isern & Albert Pereta, are joining Pinterest; 'The technology will not be integrated w/ Pinterest; however César & Albert’s experience in building systems for the discovery & organization of objects will be incredibly relevant as they help build out Pinterest,' a spokesperson said - Link
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  • Mobile game studio @JuiceboxGames raises $2.54M seed led by @initialvc w/ participation from @gcvp, @IndexVentures, @Maveron & angels Scott Dale & @TooManySkiers; co-founded by fmr @zynga execs; focuses on free games w/ in-app purchasing - Link

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  • @BuzzFeed is developing an app that highlights serious news, @adage reports; 'It's going to be one of the most fun jobs in journalism,' Ben Smith, editor in chief, said. 'It's creating something from scratch.' - Link


  • The U.K. will allow driverless cars on public roads next yr, @TechCrunch reports; the vehicles are currently only allowed on private roads; the legislation is reportedly being pushed to ensure 'the UK is the right place to develop & test driverless cars.' - Link
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