This month FN’er Chad Arimura announced he closed an $8M Series A round for his startup, Iron.io (via TechCrunch). Iron.io is a scalable cloud-based message queue and processing platform for building distributed cloud applications.
Ranan Lachman‘s startup Pley won first place in Salesforce’s The Small Business, The Big Impact Contest. Pley (formerly known as Pleygo) is building the next generation of play. It puts the power of educational toys in people’s hands in a more affordable, convenient and eco-friendly way.
Linda Johannessen‘s startup YAY Images was featured on Product Hunt. YAY Images is a flexible and creative solution to your stock photo needs. Image streaming or subscription plans from as low as $9.90.
Jack Gonzalez, founder of MapJam and current member of 500 Startups Batch 14, was published in Media Shift- check out his article. MapJam is a web and mobile map publishing platform that allows businesses, organizations, and people to create useful, personalized maps that are easy to share.
FN’er and serial entrepreneur, Guy Suter, was featured in Xconomy discussing building startups in Ann Arbor, MI. Guy is founder of Notion AI which reimagines your email experience using thoughtfully-applied intelligence while constantly adapting to you.
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