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Kidbox raises $15.3 million for its personalized children’s clothing box

Kidbox , a clothing-in-a-box startup aimed at a slightly younger crowd than StitchFix, has raised $15.3 million in Series B funding to expand and scale its business. The round was led by Canvas Ventures, and includes participation from existing investors Firstime Ventures and HDS Capital, as well as new strategic partners Fred Langhammer, former CEO of The  Est ée Lauder Companies Inc., and The Gindi Family, owners of Century 21 department stores. To date, Kidbox has raised $28 million. The company was founded in October, 2015, then shipped its first box of clothing out of beta testing during the back-to-school shopping season the next year. Similar to StitchFix, Kidbox also curates a selection of around half a dozen pieces of clothing and other accessories (but not shoes), which are based on a child’s “style profile” filled out online by mom or dad. The profile asks for the child’s age, sizes, and questions about the child’s clothing preferences – like what colors they like and don’t like, as well as other styles to avoid – like if you have a child who hates wearing dresses, for example, or one who has an aversion to the color orange. “Those answers  feed into a proprietary algorithm –   we’re very data science and tech focused,” explains Kidbox CEO Miki Berardelli. “That   algorithm hits up against our product catalog at any given moment, and presents to our human   styling team the perfect box for – just as an example, a size 7 sporty boy. And from there, the styling team looks at the box that’s been served up, the customer’s history, if they’re a repeat customer, the customer’s geography, and any notes the customer added to their account,” she says. The box is then put together and shipped to the customer. Berardelli previously worked at Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, and was President of Digital Commerce for Chico’s (Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma). She joined Kidbox in September 2016, after meeting founder Haim Dabah while he was searching for Kidbox’s CEO.

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China issues official national guidelines for testing of self-driving cars on public roads, including that a human must always be in the driver’s…

Adam Jourdan / Reuters : China issues official national guidelines for testing of self-driving cars on public roads, including that a human must always be in the driver's position   —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has laid out national guidelines for testing self-driving cars as it looks to keep pace with the United States …

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Amidst tariffs brawl with US, China is delaying reviews of Qualcomm’s NXP deal and Bain’s acquisition of Toshiba’s chip unit, raising fears both deals…

Wall Street Journal : Amidst tariffs brawl with US, China is delaying reviews of Qualcomm's NXP deal and Bain's acquisition of Toshiba's chip unit, raising fears both deals may fail   —  Qualcomm and Bain Capital are most at risk if the delays scuttle their respective deals  —  BEIJING—China is slowing reviews …

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Baidu launches Totem, a stock photo service that uses blockchain to timestamp submissions and track ownership of each original photograph (Wolfie…

Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk : Baidu launches Totem, a stock photo service that uses blockchain to timestamp submissions and track ownership of each original photograph   —  Chinese internet search giant Baidu has launched a blockchain-based stock photo service in bid to protect image intellectual property in China.

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Zaius raises $30M Series B led by Insight Venture Partners for its B2C CRM platform that helps marketers unify and analyze customer interaction data…

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch : Zaius raises $30M Series B led by Insight Venture Partners for its B2C CRM platform that helps marketers unify and analyze customer interaction data   —  Zaius, a customer data company working with consumer brands like Tea Forte and Burt's Bees Baby, has raised $30 million in Series B funding.

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A look at the history and challenges of devising standout names for computer viruses and vulnerabilities, thousands of which are now discovered each…

Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal : A look at the history and challenges of devising standout names for computer viruses and vulnerabilities, thousands of which are now discovered each year   —  Techies turn to puns, historical references in desperate efforts to devise standout monikers; the problem with Badlock

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Chinese government is getting increasingly involved in its tech companies by installing Communist Party committees at some firms, investing state…

Christopher Balding / Bloomberg : Chinese government is getting increasingly involved in its tech companies by installing Communist Party committees at some firms, investing state funds, more   —  The government wants control of a booming new industry.  —  As Bloomberg News reported this week, a key stumbling block …

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Partial fingerprints in a picture of a hand holding drugs, found in a WhatsApp message on a phone, helped convict drug dealer in UK (Chris Wood/BBC)

Chris Wood / BBC : Partial fingerprints in a picture of a hand holding drugs, found in a WhatsApp message on a phone, helped convict drug dealer in UK   —  A pioneering fingerprint technique used to convict a drugs gang from a WhatsApp message “is the future” of how police approach evidence to catch criminals.

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Some tech luminaries dismissed the internet in 1994 as immature tech that was useless or impractical, a cautionary tale for those who dismiss…

Steven Sinofsky / Learning By Shipping : Some tech luminaries dismissed the internet in 1994 as immature tech that was useless or impractical, a cautionary tale for those who dismiss blockchain today   —  What was it like in 1993/4 when the web was new?  Turns out the reaction at the time from luminaries was not far from today's reaction to innovation in Fintech.

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Google Maps volunteers working to stop fake reviews, ghost listings, impersonators, and other scammers say abuse is getting worse and Google isn’t…

Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC : Google Maps volunteers working to stop fake reviews, ghost listings, impersonators, and other scammers say abuse is getting worse and Google isn't doing enough   —  - Fraud on Google Maps is not a new problem but a group of Maps advocates say that the number of fake reviews seems to have increased unfettered.

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Silicon Valley insiders describe how the "growth at all costs" mindset undermined the dream of a networked utopia and led to resentment…

Noah Kulwin / New York Magazine : Silicon Valley insiders describe how the “growth at all costs” mindset undermined the dream of a networked utopia and led to resentment among users   —  Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created.  A breakdown of what went wrong — from the architects who built it.

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