Beacon Marketer Swirl Raises $18M

 Beacon marketing startup Swirl Networks has raised $18 million in Series C funding.
The round was led by Hearst Ventures and SoftBank Capital, with a new strategic investment from Twitter Ventures and participation from previous backer Longworth …

Animated Avatar App MyIdol Forces You To Confront Deeply Sublimated Fantasies

MyIdol “The readers lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one,” said Westeros visionary Jojen Reed. Reed, however, did not have a smartphone, which meant he could not download MyIdol. Created by a company called Avatarworks in Xiamen, China, MyIdol is an app that lets you live a thousand lives before you die, and then makes you want to die. Read More

After Raising $25M, U.K. Restaurant Delivery Startup Deliveroo Adds France And Germany To Its Menu

Deliveroo on Phone The premium take-out space in Europe continues to heat up as a number of startups target parts of the market that Just Eat, Foodpanda and Delivery Hero aren’t yet catering for. Namely, food delivery from premium restaurants that don’t traditionally offer a take-out and delivery service. The best funded is the U.K.’s Deliveroo, which earlier this year raised a $25 million… Read More