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Space Tech; Quantum Dots; Yahoo Leak

September 22 · Issue #3 · View online
Hi there,
So yesterday was an introduction to our daily digest and a small update. These daily digests will slowly evolve and find their own structured format.
Today space and data has a been on my mind. I’m leaving emotional analytics for tomorrow. An area I am researching heavily at this time. And will likely bring up a number of times over the coming months.
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Poll/ For everyone.
Would you do a property tour via a live video stream? 
Go ahead and answer here. It is a /yes or /no poll
Top News Today.
Yahoo released details today of a massive leak. This was noted on Bloomberg to earlier this morning that they were to announce a large loss of data. So as the sale of Yahoo to Verizon is still pending. The hacker who goes by the name of “Peace” has been causing disruption. Without at least 500 account being breached in the attack. More info here and here.
Fascinating Things.
IEEE Spectrum educated me on this little nugget of knowledge today. The quantum dots that are used to create our bright and colourful TV displays could one day improve outcomes for cancer patients and how surgeons treat the disease. Read more here. 
Three brothers from Austria according to Bloomberg Technology are planning to taking on Tesla, GM and Nissan. The brothers say the electric cars they are designing can go faster and further than Tesla Motors Inc. This could perhaps be useful for Norway. Seeing as they believe the new Model-S Tesla is not fast enough for them and are therefore taking legal action to sue the automotive company for a refund. Read More here. 
Space + Hardware + Satellites + Analytics = Data
Space, satellites and data have always been an interest of mine. So the child in me and my curious mind felt the need to look at the space intelligence market today. There is something about this market that is just purely exciting and full of adventure. They may seem like toys for the lucky few to many people. They are however not. It is an industry that will change many people lives. Where many millions of people will not even notice. Since it will be so gradual a change. Astroid mining will be the most interesting of all I feel. 
Yet I am sure mathematician and Physicist Johnny Von Neumann would have approved of these ‘toys’. What with a renowned 1956 Good Housekeeping Magazine noting how his friends gave children’s toys to him on his birthday. The sheer pleasure of solving a puzzle is just great. 
So here are some great startups and companies competing in the new space race to collect data to solve global problems. I decided to look at companies that were specifically focused on Geo-Spatial and Satellites. 
The image below shows some of the most interesting and promising startups in this niche-market. 
8 Fundings To Track.
Today it is a rather shorter list from yesterdays. Thought we would move to a 8 fundings to track list today. So this is a brief list of the fundings that caught my eye most of all. Companies with great concepts or business models that have great tech behind them or simply have an interesting product. And could have growth potential. 
Mavrx Imaging a startup that develops and builds aerial imagery and data analysis insights to the agriculture industry has raised a $10m Series-A from Eclipse Ventures and Bloomberg Beta. More info here.
BrightFarms is a New York based company that designs, finances, builds and also operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at or near supermarkets. Who has raised $30.1m in Series-C funding led by Catalyst Investors. With WP Global Partners and NGEN Partners participating in the round. More info here. 
Spineart a Swiss based medical device company that is focused on simplifying spinal injuries through the development of advanced implants has raised €30m led by Gimv Health and CareFund. Learn more here.
Catalyze a certfied CSF HITRUST healthcare cloud startup has raised a $6.5m Series-B funding led by Lewis & Clark Ventures. With existing investors Arthur Ventures, Baird Venture Partners and Chicago Ventures participating. Learn more here. 
Bricklane property startup that I only discovered a few weeks back thought was a great idea. Allows indviduals to invest into property developments from as little £1,000. Allowing them to getting on the property ladder for very little. They have raised £1.3m in seed funding led by Zoopla and investor Robin Klein. More info here.
Pharmarack a SaaS based startup that offers automated order processing and inventory management to retailers and distributors has raised a $745k Series-A from Currae Healthtech Fund and Unicorn India Ventures. More info here. 
Operator a personal shopping assitant chatbot has raised a $15m Series-B round at a pre-money valuation of $100m. This was led by GGV Capital. With Formation8, Morningside Ventures, Designer FundHorizons Ventures and earlier investors Grey Lockpartners and Expa participating. More info here.
Boss (BossZhiPhi) is a recruitment mobile application. That provides job posting, applicant tracking  for recruiters and job hunters has raised $28m in Series-C funding from Meridan Capital China, Banyan Capital and Capital Today. More info here.
Linio is an Latin American e-commerce marketplace that offers a wide range of products from electronics, books, clothes, accessories to home furnishings. Has raised $55.8m in Equity from Kinnevik AB, LIV Capital and Northgate Capital. Learn more here. 
This extra one is for fun.
DreamsCloud a Miami based social network for sharing and discovering dreams has raised $2m in a second round of seed funding. The participating backers were not disclosed. More info here. What do you think about this concept? And have you always dreamt of a place to discuss and share your dreams? Get in touch via hello[at] and let me know. 
Happy Thursday.
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