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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.

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.