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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.

KidPass Launches New Platform in NYC to Help Parents

KidPass, a New York-based website and activity booking service, has launched a new platform — the first subscription service featuring an extensive and comprehensive directory of kids’ classes in New York City, available now to parents in all five boroughs of the city. KidPass plans to expand to five additional cities soon, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Cannabis Product Manufacturers Now Selling to 100 Colorado Retailers Through Online Platform

Over 100 Colorado retailers are using LeafLink.com, an online ordering platform for the cannabis industry, to order products from more than a dozen marijuana infused product brands, including Keef Cola, Dixie Elixirs, Cannapunch, Wana Brands, Foria, and ZOOTS. The platform, which launched in March, is designed exclusively for the cannabis industry, meaning that each retailer on the platform must have a valid license from the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED).

Neiman Marcus Taps ChargeItSpot for Phone Charging Stations Nationwide

ChargeItSpot (www.chargeitspot.com) has expanded its partnership with Neiman Marcus to enhance the in-store experience for shoppers with a planned nationwide roll out that will result in 37 mobile phone charging stations installed across 30 locations.

The first wave of ChargeItSpot kiosks was installed last week in Neiman Marcus’s Washington, D.C. and Tysons Corners, Virginia stores, and will continue through September.