• Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding from some notable names

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Founders building a brand today are largely relying on new infrastructure to do it, though they're still heavily reliant on legacy carriers like FedEx and DHL when it comes to international shipping. In fact, prohibitively high prices, along with not a ton of support or tools, are a few reasons why more American products aren't shipped abroad. Many startups especially decide it's simply not worth it.
    Enter Passport , a 1.5-year-old. San Francisco-based startup that sees an opportunity to make it easier for brands to reach their far-flung customers and that has raised $3 million in seed...
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  • Keeps parent company Thirty Madison raises $15 million to fight male pattern baldness

    Keeps parent company Thirty Madison raises $15 million to fight male pattern baldness

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Thirty Madison, the healthcare startup behind the hair loss brand Keeps , has brought in a $15.25 million Series A co-led by Maveron and Northzone.
    The company provides a subscription-based online marketplace for men's hair loss prevention medications Finasteride and Minoxidil. Keeps sells these drugs direct-to-consumer, working with manufacturers to keep the costs low.
    On Keeps, a subscription of Minoxidil, an over-the-counter topical treatment often referred to as Rogaine, is $10 monthly. A subscription to Finasteride, a prescription drug taken daily, is $25 per month.
    “It's an...
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