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Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.

Jawbone may raise as much as $300M

A report claims that Jawbone is close to raising “as much as $300 million” from BlackRock. This story follows an earlier report which claimed that Google might invest in Jawbone. These reports arrive at a difficult time for Jawbone; the company has experienced significant manufacturing delays in recent months.

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Kobalt gets $60M from Google Ventures, Michael Dell

Kobalt Music, which uses a proprietary technology to speed up the collection of music royalties, has reportedly closed a $60 million series C round of financing from Google Ventures and Michael Dell.

According to Kobalt, which confirmed the investment to VentureBeat, the new funding brings the company’s total capital raised to $126 million.

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Sols aims to disrupt Dr. Scholl’s with $11M & 3D-printed insoles

Sols, a company that hopes to change the way you walk with 3D-printed insoles, has secured $11.1 million in funding from Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Tenaya Capital, and Melo7 Tech Partners. New York-based Sols has raised $19.3 million to date.

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Craft marketplace company LoveCrafts raises $7.5M

Today LoveCrafts, operator of sites like, announced a $7.5 million funding round from Balderton Capital. The London-based company has raised $10 million to date.

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Gaming backend technology company PlayFab raises $7.4M

PlayFab announced today that it raised $7.4 million in a series-A funding round. This brings total investment in the company to $9.9 million after about a year after its launch. The company provides game makers with cross-platform tools to keep live games running on PC, console, and mobile.

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Atlas Obscura grabs $2M to become a National Geographic for millennials

Atlas Obscura may not be on the top of your go-to sites for travel inspiration, but today the New York-based company announced its first significant round of external funding, garnering $2 million from a myriad of investors that include media companies such as The New York Times, VC funds such as New Atlantic Ventures, and angels such as Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian.

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This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.


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