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Applause Raises $765K From Salesforce CEO For Its Revamped Weight Loss App

If you're worried about blowing your diet over the holidays – or perhaps, thinking about making a New Year's resolution to “eat healthy” (you know, again) – an app called Applause, now seed funded by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, may help. The startup aims to bring to market a more lightweight food and activity tracking service combined with virtual… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Social Marketing Startup Tiger Pistol Raises $3.1M As It Plans For US Growth

Tiger Pistol, a startup offering social marketing tools for small businesses, is announcing that it has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding. The company started in Melbourne, Australia, and I first covered it in 2012, when it left beta testing. Since then, Tiger Pistol (named after the tiger pistol shrimp) has moved its headquarters to Los Angeles, though it retains an office in Melbourne. Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Wriggle Lets You Find Last-Minute Offers To Eat, Drink And Experience London

November 25, 2014 @ 11:00 pm
Is there wriggle-room left in the last-minute offers space? U.K. startup Wriggle obviously thinks there is. The app, which matches you with last-minute availability at independent food, drink and entertainment establishments, is seeing its London launch today. Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Pomplamoose Details The Cost Of Being An Indie Band

In a surprising display of transparency, Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn aka Pomplamoose detailed what it took to run a 28-city tour of the US. The bottom line? The band made $135,983 in income… and incurred $147,802 in expenses. Essentially, they lost a little over $11,000. But what does this mean for a modern Indie band? Conte writes that all is not lost. First, obviously, is the… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Feastly, A Marketplace For Dining Experiences, Raises $1.25M

Feastly, a startup that connects diners with chefs offering unique food experiences outside of restaurants, is announcing that it has raised $1.25 million in seed funding. We first wrote about the company in April, describing it as an “Airbnb for dinner.” Basically, it's a site where chefs (who need to be approved by the Feastly team) can offer things like this four-course… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Feastly, A Marketplace For Dining Experiences, Raises $1.25M

Feastly, a startup that connects diners with chefs offering unique food experiences outside of restaurants, is announcing that it has raised $1.25 million in seed funding. We first wrote about the company in April, describing it as an “Airbnb for dinner.” Basically, it's a site where chefs (who need to be approved by the Feastly team) can offer things like this four-course… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup
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Batch Insights Is AppGratis’ New Trick, A Benchmark Tool For Push Notifications

The two co-founders behind AppGratis are working on a new project for mobile developers. Batch Insights is a push notification aggregator that will let you search, filter and manipulate notifications from thousands of popular apps. This service is a good way to benchmark your competitors when it comes to push notifications. “With Batch Insights we're on a mission to index all… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

Batch Insights Is AppGratis’ New Trick, A Benchmark Tool For Push Notifications

The two co-founders behind AppGratis are working on a new project for mobile developers. Batch Insights is a push notification aggregator that will let you search, filter and manipulate notifications from thousands of popular apps. This service is a good way to benchmark your competitors when it comes to push notifications. “With Batch Insights we're on a mission to index all… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

VigLink Acquires Content Promotion Startup LinkSmart, Adds Another $2M In Funding

VigLink just announced that it's acquiring Boulder, Colo.-based startup LinkSmart. Aside from the obvious connection of having “link” in both company names, VigLink founder and CEO Oliver Roup pointed to LinkSmart's focus on helping online publishers promote to their own content, whether it's an important article or a sponsored story. That complements… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup

VigLink Acquires Content Promotion Startup LinkSmart, Adds Another $2M In Funding

VigLink just announced that it's acquiring Boulder, Colo.-based startup LinkSmart. Aside from the obvious connection of having “link” in both company names, VigLink founder and CEO Oliver Roup pointed to LinkSmart's focus on helping online publishers promote to their own content, whether it's an important article or a sponsored story. That complements… Read More Source:: Tech Crunch Startup