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  • Revolut introduces a metal card August 22, 2018
    Fintech startup Revolut is launching a new premium card. As the name suggests, subscribing to Revolut Metal gives you a metal card as well as additional perks compared to Revolut Premium. In addition to the new card and existing premium benefits, you can claim cash back on all spending in the currency of your choice. […]
    Romain Dillet
  • CardMunch founder returns with HiHello, a new app aiming to replace business cards August 21, 2018
    A new app called HiHello is taking aim at business cards. While plenty of apps in the past have tried to kill the business card, they never achieved critical mass. Mainly, this is because most required that both parties — the business card holder and recipient — have their app installed. HiHello is different. Instead […]
    Sarah Perez
  • Elkrem is a blockchain dev board for tinkerers August 21, 2018
    Creators of the 1Sheeld, a tool designed to connect smartphones to Arduino boards, have created something even more interesting. Their latest product, the Elkrem, is a smart kit for creating blockchain IoT devices and they have raised $250,000 from Endure Capital and Consensys to build the project. The founders are Amr Saleh and Islam Mustafa […]
    John Biggs

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  • Amazon-backed lending platform Capital Float buys consumer finance startup Walnut August 22, 2018
    India-based lending platform Capital Float has been busy raising capital, having closed an Amazon-led $22 million extension to its $45 million Series C last year —  now it’s putting some of that capital work after it acquired personal finance service Walnut. The acquisition is $30 million spread across cash and stock, the companies said, and it’ll […]
    Jon Russell
  • Braavo raises $6M for its app financing business August 21, 2018
    Braavo, a startup that provides financing to mobile app developers, is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The might not seem like much compared to the $70 million that Braavo announced raising last year, but that was debt financing, used to loan money to developers. This new round is equity […]
    Anthony Ha
  • Canvass Analytics raises $5M led by Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI fund August 21, 2018
    Canvass Analytics, an AI-based predictive analytics platform that helps streamline industrial operations, announced today that it has raised $5 million in funding led by Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI investment fund. Bedrock Industries, Viaduct Ventures and returning investors Real Ventures and Barney Pell also participated. This brings Canvass’ total raised so far to $7.5 million. The […]
    Catherine Shu

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  • Panic Attacks August 21, 2018
    I read the ESPN piece on Kevin Love and other NBA players’ mental health issues this morning. My son had sent it to me yesterday. The bit about his panic attack during an Atlanta Hawks game, initially disclosed in this piece Kevin wrote on The Players Tribune, was particularly hard to read. Kevin Love started […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Fifty-Seven August 20, 2018
    I am fifty-seven years old today. As I have done for the last twenty years, I plan to spend the day at the beach surrounded by family. Birthdays don’t bum me out. I look forward to them. They are a time to celebrate life. And that is what I plan to do. I will make […]
    Fred Wilson
  • First Mover Disadvantage August 19, 2018
    Getting to something first has tremendous advantages but also comes with a bunch of challenges. I was thinking about this yesterday as I was setting up a couple iPads to be used around our house as smart home controllers. The Apple identity management and app store systems feel like they were built for a different […]
    Fred Wilson