Investing / Startups

KitchenSurfing // Atavist // Smartgift [Startup Roundup]

KitchenSurfing's Series B // Wool&Prince's shorts // Atavist's novella

Who’s getting money?

KitchenSurfing raised $15 million in a Series B round, according to Mashable. The funds helped it to expand from New York to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Berlin.

Who’s making moves?

Wool&Prince has announced it’s selling shorts. $98 a pair, but you can pre-order them now with the code APRILFOOLS for a discount (though it might have only been good yesterday, but try it and let us know).

Atavist Books has released its first piece of fiction, Karen Russell’sĀ Sleep Donation.

Hip Hop legend Rakim is now a verified artist on RapGenius, which means he is posting his own explanations of his lyrics. Eric B and Rakim’s albumĀ Paid in Full was named the best rap album of all time by MTV in 2006. We explained the annotation site’s tech innovations here.

Who’s getting buzz?

Smartgift‘s protocol for giving gifts (we covered them here) bought from ecommerce sites, earns it a profile in Fortune.

Companies: Smartgift / Atavist / Kitchensurfing
Series: Brooklyn

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