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The Daily Startup: Rinse Puts New Spin on Dry Cleaning

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

TapInfluence Taps $14 Million for Influencer Marketing

TapInfluence, a platform that connects brands with influencer marketers to promote their content online, has raised $14 million in Series B1 funding.

RigUp’s Oil-Well Service Gets $15 Million Despite Oil Price Dip

During the short existence of startup RigUp Inc., the oil and gas industry it serves turned on its head. And yet RigUp, which provides an online marketplace for oil-rig projects, managed to raise a $15 million Series A round

Yale Clears Air on Venture Returns (and Cautions on the Limits of IRR)

Yale University's Investment Office offers more details on its nearly 93% 20-year internal rate of return from the endowment's venture portfolio.

Uber Brings Motorcycle Hailing Service to Indonesia

Uber Technologies Inc. this week brought its motorcycle-taxi hailing service to Indonesia, where it will face strong competition from similar apps as startups battle for users in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

PillPack To Be Terminated From Express Scripts Pharmacy Network

Pharmacy startup PillPack Inc. has a tough pill to swallow: it is about to lose about a third of its customers, as a competitor is shutting it out of its pharmacy network.

Tim Draper Puts Celebrity to Test With $190M Seed Fund

Tim Draper is putting his celebrity to work as a venture investor. The billionaire investor, who starred in the reality TV show Startup U and tried to make Silicon Valley its own state, has raised $190 million for a seed fund. His Draper Associates fund, previously a personal investment vehicle, aims to be the first […]

Mixpanel CEO’s Unicorn Dreams Take a Back Seat to Cutting Costs

Mixpanel’s efforts to fuel rapid growth cost the startup, which is now struggling to regain its stature in a highly competitive industry. Its story reflects those of other startups seduced by a period of highflying valuations in a venture industry that is now cooling as investors write down investments and slow their deal pace.

Homemade Feasts on $2.1 Million for Home-Cooked Meals

Does smelling your neighbors’ barbecue ribs make you wish you could invite yourself over? Homemade, an app that lets home cooks make money cooking for their neighbors, has raised $2.1 million in seed funding.

Crowdfunder Opens Access to VC-Backed Deals

Getting access to investments in hot tech startups has traditionally been reserved for a few people with the right connections--venture capitalists, entrepreneurs or people who are in a position to get to know venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and have enough money to invest. Crowdfunder Inc. Show More Summary

AirMap Lands $15 Million for Airspace Management

Airspace management system AirMap wants to keep the skies safe, even as they fill up with more drones.

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