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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.

Q&A with Robert C. Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of TeamSupport

TeamSupport is a B2B customer support and help desk application. With the recent ransomware and other similar cyber attacks increasing cybersecurity concerns around the world, business can ensure customers’ peace of mind by securing and protecting their data.

We speak with Robert C. Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of TeamSupport, to find out about their products, the B2B scenario, their future plans and about the benefits of implementing cloud solutions for B2B support.

KidPass Raises $5.1MM in Funding, Led by Javelin Venture Partners

Today, we are excited to announce that KidPass has raised $5.1 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Javelin Venture Partners, with participation from new and existing investors, including CoVenture, Y Combinator, TIA Ventures, Bionic Fund, Cocoon Ignite Ventures, and FJ Labs among others. In conjunction with the financing, we are also thrilled to announce that Jed Katz, Managing Director at Javelin, and Rachel Jarrett, President of Zola, will be joining our Board of Directors.

B2B Cannabis E-Commerce Platform LeafLink Raises $3 Million Seed Round Led by Lerer Hippeau

The B2B cannabis e-commerce platform LeafLink today announces it has closed a $3 Million seed round led by New York’s Lerer Hippeau Ventures, a tech-focused venture fund with early investments in companies such as Oscar Health, Casper, Warby Parker, Venmo, and Buzzfeed. Additional participants include strategic investors, including Casa Verde Capital, Phyto Partners, Wisdom VC, and Wan Li Zhu and Paul Ciriello of Fairhaven Capital.

‘Smart’ Mattress Company Eight Raises $5 Million Series A To Track Your Sleep

Eight, a tech-enabled sleep tracking company that sells ‘smart’ mattresses, has raised a $5 million Series A round to grow in a competitive category that shows no signs of slowing. The startup, cofounded by Forbes Under 30 2017 list member Alexandra Zatarain, launched in 2014 with a crowdfunded sleep tracker that could be slipped over a mattress. Its technology tracks your sleep, allowing you to monitor the data on your phone and interacting with other ‘smart’ home products to warm your bed or start brewing your morning coffee.

Agua Fruit Essence Available in Bevi’s Smart Water Cooler

Agua Brands, makers of The NEW Beverage, Agua Active Hydration and Agua Fruit Essence announce a partnership with Bevi, a smart water cooler that provides filtered, plain, sparkling and flavored water on demand. The collaboration will provide consumers with Agua Fruit Essence fruit infused waters at hundreds of Bevi operated offices in NYC, Boston and the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Rise and Shine Brighter With a Smart Bedroom

Eight’s accompanying app will provide you with a blueprint of how solid your sleep has been, allowing you to make adjustments where necessary. Or Eight can make the adjustments on its own. By reading the room’s temperature, and analyzing your preferred sleeping temperature, Eight can adjust the bed to the optimal warmth, and split the bed into separate temperatures so as not to disturb your partner.

KidPass Featured On CNN!

We’re excited to share that KidPass has been featured on CNN! The video includes footage of classes at Gymboree and Chocolate Works – two of our amazing activities and providers on KidPass. We had a great time working with our members, partners, and friends at CNN.