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News ByteAny.DO, a to-do-list app maker that tries to be smart about getting people to actually complete what they set out to do, has raised $3.5 million in additional seed funding from Genesis Partners, Innovation Endeavors and others. Initially popular on Android, Any.DO is now the top U.S. iPhone to-do list, according to Onavo Insights.
News Bytetold us last week at D: Dive Into Mobile that it had no plans to build a broader platform, competitor Kik Interactive is betting all its chips on becoming a platform. And the company just got some more chips — $19.5 million in Series B funding led by Foundation Capital.
News ByteGrand St., the invitation-only (for now) “creative technology” online store. It has raised $1.3 million led by First Round Capital.
News ByteDeveloperAuction matches engineers and job openings through a process that involves curating a pool of candidates for two-week “auction” periods, requiring employers to specify an offer value before scheduling interviews, and giving cash bonuses to hired engineers on their first day. The year-old company just raised $2.7 million from investors including NEA and Sierra Ventures.
News ByteCrushpath, a $9-per-month service that helps people craft and keep track of pitches, has raised $6 million from investors including the Social+Capital Partnership and Charles River Ventures. You can see the pitch that the company sent me about their funding round here.
News ByteBasis, maker of a health-tracking wristband that goes beyond the pedometer-like limitations of its many competitors, has raised $11.5 million in Series B funding led by Mayfield Fund. In addition to tracking a wearer’s motion, the back of the Basis watch face has sensors that detect heart rate, perspiration and skin temperature. Basis doesn’t have mobile apps yet, oddly, but they’re in the works.