Startups – TechCrunch 29 January 2018

Pearson is adding LittleBits kits to its STEM curriculum

 Brooklyn-based startup LittleBits has worked hard to shake the “tech toy” label. While the company’s done a good job getting its kid-friendly engineering kits into the hands of schools, a new partnership with Pearson will certainly add an extra bit of legitimacy to the company’s methods. The education publishing giant announced this week that it’s… Read More

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BigID pulls in $14 million Series A to help identify private customer data across big data stores

 As data privacy becomes an increasingly important notion, especially with the EU’s GDPR privacy laws coming online in May, companies need to find ways to understand their customer’s private data. BigID thinks it has a solution and it landed a $14 million Series A investment today to help grow the idea. Comcast Ventures, SAP (via SAP.io), ClearSky Security Fund and one of the… Read More

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ContentSquare raises $42M Series B for its UX insights platform for mobile and web

 ContentSquare, which offers cloud-based software that helps businesses understand how and why users are interacting with their app, mobile and web sites, has picked up $42 million in Series B funding. Read More

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