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The Daily Startup: NewSchools Ignite Accelerator Launches

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

Thrive Market Fed $30M for Growing Health Food Deliveries

Food-related businesses have gobbled up record amounts of venture capital in recent quarters. A new $30 million investment in Thrive Market marks the latest indication the sector shows no signs of losing pace. The company charges people...Show More Summary

The Daily Startup: Food Services Gobble Venture Capital

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

Tripping.com Locates $16 Million for Alternative Lodgings Search Engine

Tripping.com in San Francisco has raised $16 million in Series B funding to grow a search engine that helps travelers find the best available vacation rentals in the locations and budget ranges they want. Led by Steadfast Financial,Show More Summary

AirMap Raises $2.6M to Help Drone Operators Fly Only Where Welcome

A map generated by AirMap Inc. showing where drones are temporarily restricted from flight due to fires on the ground below. Airmap.io   Drone operators have been in the press for all the wrong reasons this year, including a near miss with a commercial jetliner in May, myriad accusations of unlawful surveillance, noise and nuisance, [...]

ShopKeep Registers $60M for Small-Merchant Payments Software

The market for tablet-based point-of-sale systems, which combine an iPad with a credit-card reader and related software, is opening up, and attracting attention from investors.

Baidu CEO Robin Li Describes Mistakes and Opportunities

People make mistakes all the time and billionaires are no exception. During DCM Ventures CEO Summit in San Francisco Friday, Baidu Co-founder and Chief Executive and Robin Li said he made a mistake by not moving the search and ecommerce titan to mobile platforms more quickly.

European VCs Raise $2.2 Billion in Q2

A rising tide lifts all boats, and European entrepreneurs are hoping that an increasing amount of money pouring into the European venture capital scene is a sign it’s getting easier to raise money in a traditionally risk-averse venture market.

Expensify Launches Venture Arm With Part of $17M New Round

Strategic venture arms are typically the purview of large corporations, but startups have gotten more active in recent months, launching their own investment funds. Expensify will back early-stage business travel, payments and finance startups.

Boldstart Nails $20M Toward New Seed Fund as New York Enterprise Software Sector Matures

New York, known more for its consumer and marketplace startups such as Tumblr Inc. and Etsy Inc., saw several decent sales of enterprise-software startups recently, as well as the maturation of others. West Coast venture investors are exploring deals in the city more frequently.

Outpost Scores $6M From Benchmark for Games to Play and Watch

Determined to build PC games that are as much fun to watch as they are to play, Outpost Games Inc. has secured $6 million from Benchmark. The startup, which will launch its first game late next year, is different from dozens of other...Show More Summary

How Polish Design Platform UXPin Raised $5 Million in Silicon Valley

Marcin Treder, 29, has been interested in art and design since he was a teenager in Poland, but he never imagined he’d find himself in Silicon Valley as the head of a design software startup that started out selling Post-it style notes. He and two co-founders started UXPin Inc. Show More Summary

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