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Edyn Raises $2 Million for Smart Gardening Systems

Founder and chief executive of Edyn, Jason Aramburu. edyn.com From drought to El Niño storms, home gardeners throughout the U.S. are combating the effects of extreme weather. To help them make choices about what to plant and when, and nurture their gardens without wasting water, Oakland, Calif.-based startup Edyn has attracted $2 million in seed […]

Preemptive Layoffs ‘Needed’ at Andreessen-Backed Startup, Says CEO

Data storage company DataGravity Inc. has cut employees in an effort to more tightly focus its business and prepare for a potentially tough economy this year, according to Chief Executive Paula Long. Ms. Long declined to discuss how many people were let go, but she said the company now has about 130 employees. Show More Summary

IT Spending Cuts Spare the Internet of Things

Facing a downturn in information-technology spending, some enterprise-technology firms are betting on growth in the emerging Internet-of-Things market to cushion declines elsewhere, industry analysts say.

The Daily Startup: DFJ Raises $350 Million for Fund Despite Market Swoon

Art by Mike Lucas In this morning’s Web roundup, Draper Fisher Jurvetson scores a $350 million fund. Digital Shadows secures $14 million in funding. And SwervePay has attracted $10 million.

Cybersecurity Company Digital Shadows Grabs $14M

Digital Shadows says it continuously monitors more than 100 million data sources in 27 languages to provide client organizations with an “attacker’s eye view” of their exposed data and risks that need to be protected against. The company...Show More Summary

AccelFoods Raises $20 Million Fund to Back Packaged Food and Beverage Startups

With consumers craving specialty foods and beverages, new industry-specific funds are cropping up to build up-and-coming brands that serve the taste buds of the future.

Zendrive Picks Up $13.5M to Monitor Safe Driving

Zendrive Inc. has raised $13.5 million for software that analyzes data coming off smartphone sensors to gather information on safe driving, part of a growing movement to use technology to track drivers.

The Daily Startup: Agilent Sues Startup Twist Bioscience

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

Big Day for Biotech IPOs, But Unclear How Many More Will Follow

After a January initial public offering drought, the first two IPOs of 2016 were solid, albeit small tests of the market. Biotech companies BeiGene Ltd. and Editas Medicine Inc. traded above their IPO prices in their debuts Wednesda...

WSJ CIO Network: Slack CEO Calls Workplace Messaging a ‘Window to Workflows’ 

Old-fashioned email has proven surprisingly resilient to change.That’s a problem, says Slack co-founder and Chief Executive Stewart Butterfield, because standard email applications can both cut workers out of key conversations, while overwhelming them with information they don’t want or need. Either way, productivity can take a hit.

Tech Pain: Startups Are Buying Back a Lot More Employee Stock

With markets tumbling, public companies weren't the only ones buying back stock last year.

Sesame Street Seed Fund Launches With $10 Million

Sesame Workshop has joined with with Collaborative Fund to launch a $10 million joint investment vehicle.

Startup Screen Sets Out to Limit Children’s Screen Time

New York startup Screen has developed a piece of hardware, coupled with a mobile application, that would allow parents to manage the use of all devices.

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