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WPP, Scripps Networks Invest in Refinery29

Refinery29, the fast-growing fashion and lifestyle website, has raised $50 million in Series D funding from advertising conglomerate WPP and Scripps Networks Interactive.

The Daily Startup: Validic Tracks Down $12.5 Million to Gather Medical Data

Art by Mike Lucas In this morning’s Web roundup, Celgene is exercising an option to acquire Quanticel Pharmaceuticals. Venture funding soars for European startups. And Icertis raises funding to bring contract management to the cloud...

Gett Expands to Other On-Demand Services, Such as Pizza Delivery

The company said it plans to begin launching new categories of services in July in all of its current operational areas.

Loop Commerce Scores $16 Million for Custom E-Gift Cards

For two-year-old Loop Commerce, the Series B backing will enable it to better distinguish itself from remaining competitor SmartGift Inc.

Scanadu Raises $35 Million From Fosun, Tencent for Its Health Scanner

Scanadu is attempting to get its device approved as a medical-grade diagnostic in both China and the U.S.

Pinterest Launches Marketing Developer Tools

Visual discovery and bookmarking service Pinterest is beefing up its offerings to marketers. On Monday the company launched a marketing developers program which it said will enable companies to publish content and ads to Pinterest more easily, and to subsequently analyze data to gauge its performance.

Smule Raises $26 Million to Scale Its Global Music Network Faster

Smule is part of a larger group of technology companies shifting focus away from simply consuming content.

Twitter Ventures Backs Micro-Location Startup Swirl in $18M Round

Swirl leverages in-store beacons to deliver information about shoppers to marketers who then send offers and other messages to shoppers’ smartphones.

On-Demand Valet Parking Service ZIRX Accelerates With $30 Million

ZIRX's valets are dispatched to the location of a user, park the vehicle at a nearby garage and return it when requested.

Venture Firms Commit $40M to Fund Companies Building on Box Platform

Box announced new technology Wednesday that makes it easier for developers to create applications that run on Box and can be accessed with either desktop or mobile devices.

E-Commerce Startup Spins Lofty Sales Goals Before Launch, an e-commerce site from the co-founder of, has yet to launch its marketplace. But it has landed a $600 million valuation, been lauded for its business model and is the buzziest e-commerce entrant in recent memory. And it is already raising its own ambitions without any real sales.

New Sexism Suit Brought Against Fired RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal

Gurbaksh Chahal, the former RadiumOne founder who was fired a year ago after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges in a domestic violence case, is being sued for gender discrimination.

Raise Labs Scores $4.5M to Help Students ‘Unlock’ Scholarship Money

Raise Labs in San Francisco helps high school students "unlock" scholarship money from colleges and universities each time they hit a new academic or extra-curricular milestone, and report it through the app.

The Daily Startup: DNAnexus Raises $15M to Expand Cloud-Database Service to China

Art by Mike Lucas In this morning’s Web roundup, DNA-sharing service DNAnexus raises capital and forms an alliance with Wuxi PharmaTech. On-demand shipping and ride-hailing services also pulled in venture capital.

Startup Knotch Promises to Help Prove That Branded Content Actually Works

Marketers continue to pump more money into digital content. But many complain that there are few proven methods for gauging whether all this brand-produced content actually works. That's the opening that the startup Knotch sees. TheShow More Summary

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