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NextFab to open another location in NoLibs this fall [Startup Roundup]

A 3D-viewing company raises $1.2 million, Cultureworks is offering healthcare to its members and Yasmine Mustafa has a new venture. It's the weekly roundup of Philly startup news.

WHO’S GETTING FUNDED?

Stream TV Networks, a Rittenhouse Square company that’s developing 3D viewing without glasses, raised $1.2 million, according to an SEC filing. Read about them in this 2011 story on Flying Kite.

Cloudnexa, the Navy Yard-based cloud services company, raised $650,000, according to an SEC filing.

WHO’S MAKING MOVES?

NextFab, the Graduate Hospital makerspace, plans to open another location in Northern Liberties this fall, founder Evan Malone told the Daily News. Also, note the name change: it’s now NextFab, not NextFab Studio.

Speaking of NextFab, Jonathan Tekac, the company’s director of membership and community services, will have his last day this Friday. He’ll be joining Gartner.

Oxford Mills, the cohousing space for teachers in Kensington, is now open, which means that edtech incubator Education Design Studio, Inc. can house its second class there.

Cultureworks, the Center City coworking space for artists, is offering Center City healthcare service R-Health to its members, according to a release. R-Health is a direct-care provider, which means that members pay a subscription fee rather than through insurance. Benjamin’s Desk also offers R-Health to its members.

Jedi Weller, the University City-dwelling director of operations for San Francisco-based Geeklist, has left his position at the social network for hackers to run a web design firm called Webjunto, as per his LinkedIn. Webjunto is based out of Impact Hub in Kensington.

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There were a few departures from Callowhill-based mobile backend startup Cloudmine earlier this year, including director of business development Michael March (now in New York City at VanHam Ventures), mobile app developer Edwin Soto (now running his own web firm, Bromance Labs) and project manager Emilia Kuziemska.

Yasmine Mustafa, one of Girl Develop It Philly’s chapter leaders, is launching a new women’s safety-focused wearable-tech business called ROAR. It will give off a high-pitched alarm that aims to distract and disorient an attacker.

Glass U, the sunglasses company run by Penn students, is now accepting Bitcoin.

WHO’S GETTING BUZZ?

Ecommerce sites make up 10-12 percent of the Internet, according to this RJMetrics study.

Grand Round Table, the DreamIt Health startup that helps doctors make complicated diagnoses, was featured in the Philadelphia Daily News.

Spor, the solar-powered battery charger from Drexel students and grads, was featured in the Daily News. The company has raised more than three-quarters of its $100,000 Kickstarter goal. It has three days left.

STARTUP SNAPSHOT

benjamins desk phillystyleJennifer and Michael Maher, cofounders of Center City coworking space Benjamin’s Desk, were featured in Philly Style magazine.

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