KPMG Capital Takes Equity Stake in Bottlenose, a Pioneer in Real-time Trend Intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO — KPMG Capital, whose first investment fund was created to accelerate innovation in data and analytics, today announced it has taken a substantial equity stake in Bottlenose Inc., a Los Angeles-based real-time trend intelligence company. The Bottlenose® cloud-based trend intelligence solution analyzes real-time streaming data that enables enterprises to identify, anticipate and monitor the […]

Two Tap launches API to make sure the product you want is in stock

If you hate clicking to buy something after reading the product info — only to find it’s out of stock or the wrong size — a San Francisco-based company thinks its newProduct Availability API will help change that. “This is the first time an app developer can integrate with an API that gives access to […]

Loverly Adds Smarter Search And Picks Up $3.5 Million In Series A Funding

Wedding planning marketplace Loverly has now officially announced a raise of $3.5 million in Series A funding. We reported that talks were in the $2.5 million range last April. It has since added more investors, bumping it up another million. Montage Ventures takes the lead on this round, with participation from Female Founders Fund,Softbank Capital, Comcast […]

LevelUp Leveraging iBeacons

Boston-based tech company LevelUp is making moves to enhance their customer engagement and loyalty platform, this time by leveraging iBeacons. Merchants using LevelUp already have access to a comprehensive loyalty and mobile payment platform that provides cutting-edge customer engagement tools, actionable customer insights, and a seamless customer payment/loyalty experience. MORE>

New CEO at Urban Airship

On Thursday, the company is announcing the hiring of former Citrix Online president Brett Caine. Mike Temple, who had been acting CEO, has returned to his prior role as CFO. In an interview, Caine said he wanted an opportunity similar to the one he had at Citrix, where he grew the company from $40 million […]

New Cash May Make Wish The Next $1B Unicorn

Mere months after raising $50 million in financing, we’re hearing from multiple sources that the mobile and online shopping startup Wish is galloping towards “unicorn” status with talks to raise roughly $100 million at a valuation of around $1 billion. Apparently, people like to shop on their mobile devices. More>

Oh To Be 23

Founder and CEO of Kiip What makes him powerful:Wong is one of the youngest people to ever receive venture capital. He did so for his mobile advertising network, Kiip, which rewards consumers for engaging with ads. He skipped four grades in school, and graduated college when he was 18. MORE>

Level Up Reveals Passbook Integration

Earlier today during Apple’s product presentation, Apple made two exciting announcements pertaining to the payment space: 1) that the company’s mobile wallet, Passbook will support mobile payments and 2) that the iPhone 6 will contain an NFC chip. LevelUp, the mobile-first payment network with over 1.5MM customers and 14K businesses is today unveiling three exciting […]

Two Tap Raises Seed Round with a Great Group of Investors

Two Tap, a service that allows users to buy items from mobile apps or websites, has raised $2.7 million in seed funding. Investors in the company include Digital Garage, Green Visor Capital , Initialized Capital, Khosla Ventures , SV Angel, Transmedia Capital and individual investors….