Emu Technology Completes $5M Series A-2 Funding Round


Emu Technology today announced that it has completed its series A-2 funding round, raising over $5M from a mix of new and previous investors. Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation joins previous investors Blu Ventures and IrishAngels in this round focused on scaling adoption of the migratory thread technology for data intensive Big Data analytics.

IrishAngels Raising Tech Fund


Another alumni angel investor group has graduated to a full-fledged venture fund.

IrishAngels, a group of about 200 University of Notre Dame alumni that launched in 2012 to make startup investments, just raised its first formal venture fund. IrishAngel Ventures has raised $12.5 million of a planned $15 million fund, according to a securities filing.

Johnson & Johnson Acquires Subscription-based Contact Lens Startup Sightbox

09/19/17 -- GeekWire

Only two months after raising a $2.4 million funding round, Sightbox has been acquired.

The Portland-based startup just sold to healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its Vision Care operating company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; Sightbox will continue operating as a separate business.

Founded in 2015 by CEO Travis Rush, Sightbox sells contact lenses with a membership model that charges users $39 each month for an annual eye appointment and contact lens fitting, along with a 12-month supply of contact lenses of their choice. The monthly membership fee is the same price regardless of what kind of contacts a member orders, or where they get their eye exam. The company also books appointments and fills prescriptions for members.

Sightbox Raises $2.4M to Grow Contact Lens and Eye Exam Membership Program

07/20/17 -- GeekWire

Sightbox, a Portland, Ore.-based startup offering an annual membership for eye exams and contact lenses, has raised $2.4 million in new funding to grow the service.

The new round brings the company’s total funding to $4.2 million. Investors in the round include Rogue Venture Partners, Portland Seed Fund, Jumpstart Foundry, Vista River Healthcare, G Ventures and Irish Angels, along with individual angel investors from around the U.S.

Chicago-based video interview startup RIVS snaps up a competitor

01/05/17 -- Chicago Tribune

Sifting through hundreds or thousands of resumes for a single job opening can be an expensive and time-consuming nightmare for a growing company.

Chicago-based startup RIVS aims to speed up that interview process with technology. It announced Thursday that it has acquired competitor InterviewStream.

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