Startups Scrape Your Financial Data for Good. (No, Really!)

Two personal finance apps, SaveUp and Mogl, offer rewards as a byproduct. Their CEOs describe them as “a bit of gummy on the financial vitamin” and “Toms shoes for food,” respectively.

General Catalyst Raises $675M Seventh Fund

The venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners has raised $675 million for its seventh fund to invest in startups.

Profitable for Three Years, Apartment List Raises $15M Series A Round

Unlike some other up-and-comers in the space, Apartment List never scraped Craigslist to boost its inventory.

MetroMile Gives Away Driving Sensors for Free as It Expands Pay-Per-Mile Insurance Service

Instead of making judgments about whether people are driving well, MetroMile simply counts miles.
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Narrative — Formerly Known as Memoto — Launches Life-Logging Camera, Raises $3M

“It’s fun to explore your life in hindsight,” says the maker of a tiny camera that takes a picture every 30 seconds.

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Wearable Computing Startup InteraXon Gets $6M to Read Your Mind

InteraXon, which is making a thought-controlled headband called Muse, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The company said it expects to release Muse and related brain-fitness applications in early 2014. Its funders include Horizons Ventures, OMERS Ventures, A-Grade Investments, ff Venture Capital, Felicis Ventures and Bridge Builders Collaborative.

Swiftype Raises $1.7M for Smarter Site Search

Swiftype helps sites dynamically update and rerank their own content in search results.

We Heart It, Image Site That’s a Favorite of Young Ladies, Raises $8M

The shiny-happy site is about “expressiveness,” says founder Fabio Giolito.

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Tempo Smart Calendar Maker Raises $10M

Tempo AI, the SRI spinoff that makes the artificial-intelligence-driven Tempo Smart Calendar app for iPhone, has raised $10 million led by Relay Ventures and Sierra Ventures, on top of a previously undisclosed $2.5 million seed round. “Right now, externally it may seem that Tempo’s just a calendar, but we think the calendar is a proxy for an assistant,” said Tempo CEO Raj Singh.

Sequoia Leads $12.5M Funding Round for Thumbtack Local Services Marketplace

Founded in 2009, Thumbtack has been working at the local marketplace problem for a while.

CustomMade Raises $18M for Commissioned Crafts Market

CircleUp Raises $7.5M Led by Union Square Ventures

Startups Aim to Bring Slices of the Offline World Online

Joyride Wants to Liven Up Driving With an In-Car Game Platform (Video)

Sift Science Takes $5.5M to Wield Machine Learning Against Fraudsters

Viral Privacy Startup (Really!) MyPermissions Raises Funds

The Muse Career Site Raises $1.2M

Realtors Launch a Tech Startup Program of Their Own

Pinterest Analytics Service Curalate Raises $3M