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RxMatch Coaches Patients Through Recovery, Initial Target Is Back Pain

RxMatch’s solution to fighting chronic illness is to engage patients with complex conditions in multiple ways.

Data Collective Tapped Its New Growth Fund for Planet Labs Deal

Data Collective’s fund echoes other “opportunity fund” efforts in the industry, as venture firms attempt to retain or grab significant percentages of promising companies as they raise successive rounds and see their valuations soar.

The Daily Startup: Button Raises $12M to Deep Link in Apps

A roundup of venture-capital news and analysis from VentureWire and around the Web.

Sujan Patel: 8 Startups to Pay Attention to in 2015

Sujan Patel, Vice President of Marketing at When I Work: A new year brings new innovation. These eight startups have made major inroads in their industries, and their continued success is likely to bring additional disruption to their target markets. Show More Summary

Box, a Cloud-Storage Firm, Prepares an IPO After Delay

Online-storage company Box Inc.’s ambition to go public is finally coming to fruition.

Handle Emerges With $9.9 Million for New Approach to Organizing Email

Handle was founded in 2011 by Shawn Carolan, a general partner at Menlo Ventures and now Handle’s chief executive. So far, the company has raised $9.9 million from investors.

Persado Raises $21 Million to Replace Human Copywriters With Computers

The Series B round was led by StarVest Partners and includes Citi Ventures and American Express Ventures, the venture arms of two Persado customers, along with current investor Bain Capital Ventures.

Venture Investors Seeded Fewer Companies in 2014

While VCs overall are doing fewer seed rounds, the amount of money going into them hasn’t fallen as much. That is because seed rounds are getting bigger.

Social Robot Jibo Fueled for Mass Production With $25.3 Million

The $500 robot features two high-resolution cameras and a 360-degree microphone, enabling image recognition and the ability to personalize an experience based on the identity of a user along with voice recognition and control.

Battery Ventures Lures Dharmesh Thakker from Intel Capital

Cloud computing and specifically big data has become a focus for many investors considering the growing amount of data that companies are now collecting and the difficulty of trying to analyze and make sense of it.

Interactive Map: Where Venture Capital Was Invested in 2014

Venture capital investment soared in 2014, hitting a high that hasn't been seen since 2000.

A Primer on ZipDial, the Indian Startup Twitter Just Bought

Twitter said Tuesday it is paying an undisclosed sum to acquire ZipDial, a Bangalore, India-based startup known for its success at "missed call" marketing.

Stack Exchange Raises $40 Million to Answer Developers’ Questions

Stack Exchange runs Stack Overflow, a question-and-answer site where software developers can ask the community about their development issues

Bloom Energy Continues Capital Buildup with $130 Million

Bloom is looking to raise $160 million in the form of convertible notes, of which about $130 million had been raised by Dec. 19.

Home-Improvement Site Porch.com Lands $65M to Build Out Its Services

The company will use the funding to grow its operations in a push to continue differentiating itself from competitors.

Samsung Ventures Leads $20M Round for EarlySense

Korean electronics giant Samsung Corp., which has a division that makes appliances, plans to bring its "smart," sensor-filled technology into the bedroom following an investment in an Israeli technology company.

Health-Tech Luminaries are Launching Podcast to Tell ‘People Stories’

The two are the authors of a book, also called “Tech Tonics,” that seeks to explain how big data and other technologies will change health-care for patients, doctors and payers.

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