News For Week of August 11: Emily Best’s Startup Seed&Spark Raised $1M in Seed Funding1 min read

Check out Founders Network members making headlines in this week’s member news roundup. Founders Network offers peer mentorship for over 500 tech startup founders. To learn more about FN, please visit

emily bestEmily Best‘s startup Seed&Spark raised $1M in seed funding (via Melissah Yang, Los Angeles Business Journal). Seed&Spark joins filmmakers and film lovers in a #FairTradeFilmmaking movement. 


Rakesh Tondon, CEO of LE TOTERakesh Tondon‘s startup LE TOTE raised $250K in funding (via East-West Digital News). LE TOTE is a fashion discovery platform that connects brands with consumers through a rental model.


Solomon Hykes, Founder and CEO of dotCloud

Solomon Hykes announced that Docker sold off its dotCloud business line to cloudControl (via Jonathan Vanian, Gigaom). Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications, whether on laptops, data center VMs, or the cloud.


Domingo GuerraDomingo Guerra‘s startup Appthority announced the launch of their new summer 2014 App Reputation Report (via PR Newswire). Appthority automates app analysis to discover risks and hidden behaviors, enforce behavioral policies and enable a smarter mobile workforce.


Elissa ShevinskyElissa Shevinsky, Founder of Glimpse was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek Technology (via Joel Stein, Bloomberg Businessweek Technology). Glimpse is the most fun way to share private photos and videos.


GambitaCarolina Alvo, Founder of Carolina Alvo announced she has created the world’s first crowdsourced petite frock (via Leeann Dugan, Refinery29). Carolina Alvo is your source for Petite wardrobe essentials that actually fit right out of the box.


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