LiveRamp, an Acxiom company, acquired Promus Ventures-backed Circulate, which helps publishers connect people-based data to the marketing ecosystem. Circulate was acquired along with another company, Arbor, for approximately $140 million of cash and $50 million of stock.
Return Path, a leading email data solutions provider, acquired Promus Ventures-backed Email Copilot. The Email Copilot technology will be integrated into Return Path’s existing solutions and will give marketers a more detailed view of the performance of their email marketing campaigns.
Promus Ventures participated in Cape Analytics' $14 million round to expand their engineering and sales teams, add technical features and scale their platform to offer nationwide coverage. Formation 8 led the round, with participation from XL Innovate, Data Collective, Lux Capital, Khosla Ventures and Montage Ventures.
Harman, a leading supplier of connected car systems in over 25 million vehicles and recently acquired by Samsung for $8 billion, announced a strategic investment in Navdy. The "Navdy with Harman"  device will be sold exclusively to automotive OEMs, specialty auto and audio channels and select mobile carriers globally. See Navdy highlighted on the Ellen Show live.

Read more about the investment in Business Insider, Fortune, Digital Trends, Bloomberg, EE Times, TechCrunch and Reuters.

Promus Ventures-backed AngelList acquired Product Hunt to help founders and startups raise money, recruit talent and launch products.
June launched its intelligent oven to numerous positive media reviews. TechCrunch's review says, “The June Intelligent Oven stands up to the hype. It is a classy looking appliance. The fit and finish of the product is solid and you can tell just by looking at it that it’s high-end. June is a helpful kitchen assistant that lets you go do your thing without the risk of burning the house down. The June Intelligent Oven is a beautiful piece of hardware that mitigates the excuses of making meals at home." Read other June Oven reviews at ForbesBusiness InsiderGizmodoPC Magazine and CNET.

Visit June's showroom at The Village in Corte Madera at 1618 Redwood Hwy Corte Madera, CA 94925.
WHOOP and Major League Baseball (MLB) released results of the largest performance study ever conducted by a professional sports league that acquired massive amounts of quantifiable data monitoring the relationship between physiological status and performance with 230 minor league players. Click here to watch CEO Will Ahmed talk about WHOOP on the MLB Network. In addition, WHOOP launched its performance wearable system to consumers, available to purchase on WHOOP's website.
Spire announced Spire AirSafe, a service to track, prevent and reduce response time to airline disasters ahead of a November 2018 international mandate for most international flights to provide updated flight information every 15 minutes.

The mandate was set in response to several airline disasters, including Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and Air France flight 477, where improved tracking would have led to a recovery effort measured in days rather than months or possibly the prevention of the incident all together. Spire expects to have 25 satellites carrying airplane tracking payloads launched by the end of 2017, with 50 more to follow in 2018.

Spire deployed four satellites in November and launched another four satellites in December. Spire has successfully launched a total of seven launches with 25 satellites aboard five different vehicles.
Kurbo will partner with Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s new company, to offer companies and individuals services to enhance well-being and performance. With Kurbo, 90 percent of participants who complete the 12-week Kurbo program successfully lower BMI, lose weight and keep it off.

Bellabeat released Shell to enable expectant parents to listen to their baby's fetal heartbeats without Doppler technology.
Hackensack University Medical Center has entered into a clinical research collaboration agreement with Gauss Surgical to analyze the utility of Gauss’s Triton system for quantification of blood loss when integrated into the hospital’s electronic health record.
Mapbox announced Mapbox.cn to expand their mapping API infrastructure to China. Traditional map services are either blocked in China or suffer from slow internet connections. Mapbox.cn enables robust speed for mobile users both inside and out of the country.
YourMechanic analyzed its vast amount of repair data to provide reliability and cost analysis on the maintenance of many automobiles.

Swift Navigation uses off-the-shelf cellphone components and sophisticated software to offer centimeter-accurate precision GPS systems to guide autonomous cars, drones and other devices.

Behavox, a London-based enterprise AI software company that offers compliance solutions for capital markets, has opened its Manhattan office to meet growing demand from new and existing clients in the investment banking and asset management sectors.

Deako won the 2016 TecHome Builder Brilliance Award in Lighting Control. The award honored companies that "push the envelope and lead the way with innovative new products and services." 
Altspace launched VR Capture, the first system that enables capture, playback and distribution of social VR events and performances.

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