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MyBell’s latest prototype // $800k raise for Stkr.it [Startup Roundup]

News in hardware, services, civic tech, software and hiring, from around Brooklyn.

Who’s getting money?

Stkr.it raised $810,040 on an offered $1.2 million offered equity round, according to an SEC filing. The company allows consumers to purchase codes that can then be linked to digital products, like photos or videos, and added to real world gifts. The Park Slope based company recently partnered with a yearbook company to make schoolbook signatures multimedia.

Who’s getting buzz?

Blue Apron gets a shout out on the LinkedIn blog, from its founders’ dad. We covered its $5 million investment round in August.

MyBell‘s appearance at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show earned it a spot on VentureBeat. Check out the difference in the prototype shown there versus our initial coverage. The company’s Twitter recently reiterated its intention to launch a Kickstarter campaign.

Blue Ridge Foundation-based Kinvolved is making a software platform that improves communication between teachers and parents, particularly around school attendance. The venture won coverage in Forbes and The Journal Technically Brooklyn will be meeting with the founders soon.

Who’s making moves?

CommonBond welcomed a new General Manager, Robb Granado. We met him briefly at the company’s recent fireside chat.

Red Hook Initiative is looking for interested volunteers to spend part of their Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with them, discussing their Allies Program. More info.

Companies: Red Hook Initiative / Blue Ridge Foundation / Blue Apron / CommonBond
Series: Brooklyn

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