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Blue Apron negotiating a $500 million valuation [Startup Roundup]

Food startups getting big valuations // Internet access // creative startups have big updates.

Who’s getting money?

Blue Apron may be headed to a $500 million valuation, according to Fortune TechIt is reportedly closing a deal now that would put it at the half-billion mark. We covered its expansion to the West Coast last year.

We already covered Kitchensurfing‘s nearly $15 million new venture round last week, but here’s the official SEC filing.

Who’s getting buzz?

Gowanus’s Brooklyn Fiber gets a shoutout in a post about why the U.S. isn’t building super fast Internet, on Motherboard. We covered Brooklyn Fiber in some detail in a similar piece we did about Brooklyn, about why New York doesn’t have even somewhat faster Internet.

Kitchensurfing‘s Boston offerings get profiled in the Boston Herald.

Who’s making moves?

Fiercely Curious has added a bunch of new artists to its site and updated the look, just four weeks in. We covered the site’s launch. Be sure to scroll down in the post and find out about their gallery opening/party on April 25th.


Brooklyn Quarterly released its second issue, “A Culture of Translation.” We covered the digital first literary journal around the release of the first issue.

CommonBond names a head of business development, Matt Levin.

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