News For Week of August 25: Aran Hamilton, Co-Founder of Vantage Analytics Raised $1.1M in Funding1 min read

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aranhAran Hamilton, Co-Founder of Vantage Analytics raised $1.1M in funding (via Anthony Ha, TechCrunch).  Vantage Analytics is “Analytics in Action” for mid-sized ecommerce, helping stores scale without getting wrapped up in the numbers.

samarSamar Birdwaker‘s startup launched their mobile app for iOS (via Catherine Shu, TechCrunch). is fixing hiring with smart, user-driven culture analytics.

Nick SullivanNick Sullivan‘s startup ChangeTip announced they will kill clickbait with their Social Bitcoin Micropayment (via Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch). ChangeTip makes it easy to send and receive money online.

Shalabh GuptaShalabh Gupta‘s startup Globavir announced intentions to develop its lead drug candidate, GBV006 (via PR Newswire). Globavir is an infectious disease-focused company with multiple drugs in development.

varnerTim Varner‘s startup Roost graduated from Y Combinator with plans to expand push notifications to Chrome and Firefox (via Mark Sullivan, VentureBeat). Roost is a marketing channel that allows websites to engage readers with push notifications.

Zeb Dropkin, Founder and CEO at RentHackrZeb Dropkin‘s startup RentHackr was named one of the 2014 BigApps NYC Finalist (via RentHackr helps people find and connect with apartments they want with help from other renters.

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