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$11,700,000 Debt financing
Tech.eu , PE Hub

Electronics rental marketplace Grover raises $11.7 million in debt funding

Funding
TechCrunch , PE Hub

Fairphone takes $7.7M to push for change across the electronics value chain

Manufacturing Technology
StartupJuncture

Dutch Startup News: StartupFest, Ohpen, Carin, Pastbook, Fairphone

Funding
€6,500,000 Venture capital
StartupJuncture , Tech.eu

Fairphone raises €6.5 million and hires Tony’s Chocolonely ‘First Lady’ to up its impact

Funding
€3,000,000 Angel
StartupJuncture

'Femtech' startup, LifeSense Group, raises 3 million euro

Funding
The Guardian

The robot that staves off loneliness for chronically ill children

Robotics Family
GSMArena.com

Official support for Fairphone 1 discontinued

Manufacturing
TechCrunch , The Verge

Fairphone ends support for first repairable-by-design smartphone

Manufacturing
StartupJuncture

Dutch Startup News: Royal startup hub, 3D Bras, SnappCar, Fairphone, Failure

Robotics Funding
TechCrunch , The Verge

Clue now advises women on what to do if they forgot to take their contraceptive pill

Health
Observer Innovation

Does Travis Kalanick Think Ignoring Regulators Counts as Civil Disobedience?

@harrymccracken @karaswisher @dhh via Re/code

Uber’s Travis Kalanick has canceled his Code Conference interview

@sarahcuda @mollywood via Motherboard

Was Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Really the 2nd Best 'Wii Tennis' Player in the World? An Investigation

Gaming Sports
Re/code

Recode Daily: Travis Kalanick’s limits-pushing life, and watching YouTube for a living

New York Times Bits

Tech Roundup: Things We’ve Learned About Travis Kalanick

Taxis
Mashable

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick claimed he was the 2nd best Wii Tennis player in the world

Gaming
Mashable

Tim Cook once scolded Uber's Travis Kalanick into submission

Taxis
Business Insider

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick hired his own private driver after that videotaped argument with an Uber driver went viral

Taxis
The Verge

Travis is a handheld translator that works with over 80 languages

Robotics
VentureBeat

Travis Kalanick's sweeping authority could hinder Uber's hunt for a COO

Funding Taxis Strategy