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The startup Personal, which makes a digital vault for safe storage of personal information, has raised $4.5 million in a round led by Bill Miller of investment manager Legg Mason, bringing it to $20 million raised in total. Washington, D.C.-based Personal recently switched from a free consumer service to a paid service that larger enterprises offer to consumers, but it hasn’t announced any partners yet. Personal also disclosed that Esther Dyson and Jonathan Miller are on its board.
San Francisco-based Mango Health — a new mobile app aimed at allowing people to manage their personal health by tracking medications and nutritional supplements they take — is launching after a 16-week pilot program and a strategic deal with retail giant Target. The app rewards users with gift cards or allows them to make charitable donations for correctly following their medical regimens by using game design principles. Consumers can also check for interactions between medications, supplements and foods, and get dosage reminders. Mango has raised $3.1 million in seed funding from venture firms First Round Capital, Floodgate and Baseline Ventures, as well as angel investors Mark Pincus and Keith Rabois.