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What Comes After LaCroix? Bevi!

Sean Grundy, Bevi’s co-founder and C.E.O., who is thirty-four, wandered into the party, wearing a blue-and-white gingham shirt. He grabbed a compostable plastic cup with the beginnings of a soda-water mojito. Grundy and his fellow co-founders, Eliza Becton and Frank Lee, teamed up in 2013, while Grundy was studying at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He had just quit his job at an environmental-conservation group, and Becton, a mechanical engineer turned designer, was passionate about replacing disposable water bottles. The trio created a Bevi prototype and parked it at a gym in Somerville, Massachusetts.

TeamSupport Secures Significant Growth Investment from Level Equity

TeamSupport, the industry’s top B2B (business to business) customer support software solution, today announced it has obtained a significant growth investment from Level Equity. The investment will enable the company to accelerate the expansion of its technology, customer success, sales, and marketing initiatives.

The funding comes at a perfect time, as Gartner recently announced that Customer Relationship Management (CRM) was the largest software market in 2017.

LeafLink One of World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2018

Fast Company has nominated LeafLink to it’s list of most innovative companies of 2018. They were ranked 10th in the ‘Enterprise’ division; Amazon was #1 this year.

Leaflink is the first cannabis-facing company on such a list, alongside industry dominating companies with tens of thousands of employees. Fast Company reached out to let LeafLink know they were chosen last week.

Exciting stuff with so much more ahead!

Eight One of World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2018

Eight is thrilled to announce that it was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2018; joining list veterans like Apple, Amazon and Sony.

True innovation in sleep has been their dream since their founding 4 years ago, and today, they are recognized for it.

Connexient and Riverside Announce Investment to Ramp Growth in Enterprise Indoor Navigation

Connexient and Riverside Acceleration Capital have closed an investment and partnership to boost Connexient’s growth and leadership position in Enterprise Digital Wayfinding, Mapping and Indoor Navigation Services. Connexient’s existing investors also contributed to the round. Since its launch in January 2015, Connexient’s MediNav™ has become the best-of-breed solution for healthcare, with a rapidly growing client base of 28 healthcare networks.

VC firm targets budding ancillary cannabis market

It has also invested in LeafLink, a business-to-business platform that provides a market for dispensary owners to buy inventory from cannabis brands. In April 2016, when it started, the platform processed $12,000 in transactions; in September this year, it processed almost $14m.

Eight Sleep Expands Smart Mattress Collection Based On Consumer Sleep Data

Eight, the technology company changing the future of sleep, today launched new additions to its product line, bolstering the company’s innovative sleep system offerings. Leveraging customer feedback and over 10 million hours of sleep data from 15,000+ users, Eight has added four new mattresses to create the perfect sleep space, including the Saturn+ and Mars+ – the most technologically advanced mattresses on the market with superior pricing and quality.

BentoBox, the website builder for restauranteurs, cooks up $4.8M Series A

The company, which helps restaurant owners quickly build full-featured websites for their restaurants, has just closed a $4.8 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from Launch Capital, Seamless founders Jason Finger and Paul Appelbaum, RiverPark Ventures, and Invision CEO Clark Valberg, alongside existing seed investors.

Bevi Slurps $16.5M to Bring “Smart Water Cooler” to More Offices

About three years ago, Boston-based startup Bevi launched its tech-enabled take on the traditional water cooler by installing an initial batch of about a dozen of its machines at local offices. Since then, the company says around 1,000 of the Internet-connected beverage kiosks have been deployed in the offices of approximately 370 companies, including Apple, AT&T, Fidelity, GE, and Netflix.