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News ByteYBuy, a subscription gadget service (see Tricia Duryee’s profile of the company), has raised $1 million in Series A funding led by Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures. The start-up, which charges $24.95 per month, says it has 50,000 customers on its wait list.
News ByteGlooko has raised $3.5 million more in a Series A round from its impressive list of investors, which include Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social+Capital Partnership, Bill Campbell, Vint Cerf, Judy Estrin and Andy Hertzfeld. The Palo Alto, Calif., company sells a $39.95 cord that connects to blood glucose meters and feeds data to a free iPhone app. The promise of the company is to elevate the geek hobby of quantifying oneself to the next level — health care.