Mobile Commerce Startup Raises Funds to Drive Continued Growth, Expand National Infrastructure
NEW YORK – May 13, 2014 – Boxed, a mobile commerce company that provides the discounts of warehouse club shopping with fast, affordable delivery, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. Built by mobile industry veterans, Boxed is the first company to make ordering big box products simple, affordable, and hassle-free from a phone or tablet. Return investor Greycroft Partners and new investors First Round Capital and Signia Venture Partners led the round, with participation from ENIAC Ventures, Social Starts, BoxGroup, Owen Van Natta (former Facebook COO), and David Ko (Former Zynga COO).
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Free-to-play app makes SAT and ACT prep social, accessible and fun
NEW YORK — May 1, 2014 — play2prep has tackled the chore of SAT and ACT prep by officially launching its multiplayer mobile game for iOS and Android. After an initial soft launch, the New York-based startup has released the first and only SAT and ACT test prep game played against friends. play2prep has partnered with leading educational publishers to give students access to questions just like those on the real tests, which they can use to challenge their peers. Now, preparing for these critical assessments can be as enjoyable as playing a game against friends.
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Mining Puzzle Game Takes Players Deep Within the Earth to Free Their Dwarven Pals
BOULDER, CO – May 1, 2014 – Backflip Studios today announced the mining puzzle game Dwarven Den is now available free on the iTunes App Store. In Dwarven Den, you play a group of dwarves seeking adventure and sparkly treasures buried deep within the earth. Your dwarven ancestors have been trapped in vast underground mines. Armed with only a pickaxe and a mighty beard, you’ve got to dig down deep by excavating floor after floor. Simply tap to dig through ancient civilizations, choosing your next move cautiously to avoid cave-ins and cartoon monsters. With challenging puzzles and simple controls, the app has already been deemed “What’s Hot” in its Canadian beta phase. Free with optional in-app purchases, players can download Dwarven Den today!
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Elementum receives recognition as one of five leading cloud-based supply chain solutions
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—April 28, 2014—Enterprise startup Elementum today announced it has been selected by Gartner, Inc. as one of the “Cool Vendors” in a report on supply chain services . Among the report’s key findings is that “an integrated cloud-based platform and services that support front-office and back-office processes across the extended value chain are important for delivering the right service to the right customer at the right time.” Elementum offers one such platform, leveraging cloud computing, Big Data and analytics to extend supply chain collaboration beyond the four walls of the enterprise.
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Evergreen Studios reveals Tales of Honor mobile game will release on the App Store April 24, 2014, Android to follow
LOS ANGELES — April 9, 2014 — Evergreen Studios today unveiled further details on their upcoming mobile game, Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet, part of the Tales of Honor science fiction storyworld based on David Weber’s Honor Harrington novels. The space-combat strategy game, which puts players at the helm of interstellar battles, will arrive in the App Store on May 1, 2014. The game will land on Google Play shortly after.
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Soccer Goes Turbo in IceFlame’s Sequel to 2012 Hit App Soccer Rally
LICHFIELD, UK – April 9, 2014 – If you’ve ever enjoyed a soccer game but wished it was more like racecar driving, the solution is just around the bend: IceFlame’s Soccer Rally 2, sequel to the highly acclaimed 2012 title Soccer Rally, is coming to iOS and Android on April 24th. The game combines the action of soccer with the adrenaline of high-speed motorsports. Like a radical reinterpretation of polo, Soccer Rally 2 lets users play soccer from the driver’s seat of their own tricked-out automobile. Continue reading Start Your Engines & Lace Up Your Cleats: Soccer Rally 2 Coming Soon to iOS and Android
Mobile supply chain startup adds top Silicon Valley advisors and investors
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 8, 2014 – Today, enterprise startup Elementum announces the addition of five new investors—Aaron Levie, Dave Duffield, Jerry Yang, Jim Davidson, and Mike Frandsen—as well as new members to its board of advisors. The company, which offers mobile software for supply chain management, exited stealth mode this February with over $60 million in funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX).
- Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO, Workday
- Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO, Box
- Jerry Yang, co-founder, Yahoo!; founding partner, AME Cloud Ventures
- Mike Frandsen, VP of products, Workday
- Jim Davidson, co-founder and managing director, Silver Lake Partners
Jim Davidson is also a member of the company’s board of directors.
ADDITIONS TO BOARD OF ADVISORS:
- Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO, Workday
- David Dibble, former EVP, service engineering and operations, Yahoo!
- David Henke, former SVP, engineering and operations, LinkedIn
- Aneel Bhusri, co-founder, chairman, and co-CEO, Workday
“With the creation of the world’s first supply chain graph, Elementum isn’t just disrupting the industry, they’re rewriting the rules.”
Aaron Levie, co-founder & CEO, Box
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Global Leader in Mobile Games, Education Apps, and Interactive Books for Kids Expands Distribution to Windows PCs, Tablets and Phones
TEL AVIV, Israel – April 4, 2014 – TabTale, a leading developer of interactive games and children’s entertainment for mobile devices, today announced during the Microsoft Build Developer Conference that it will support the Microsoft Windows 8 platform for PC’s, tablets and phones. This expansion on desktop and mobile devices marks an important milestone for the children’s app developer as it moves to further solidify its leadership position after recently surpassing 300 million downloads. TabTale’s first offering on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will be one of its most popular apps, Paint Sparkles, which has already been downloaded more than 10 million times on iOS and Android. TabTale’s apps are now available worldwide on the Windows and Windows Phone Stores, with more releases scheduled in the coming months.
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