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Hopper acquires dynamic restaurant pricing app Gravy(BETAKIT)
Montreal-based travel app Hopper has acquired Gravy, a company that used data to provide dynamic pricing for restaurants’ customers.
Beyond Pricing raises $42M to tell you what to charge on Airbnb(TECHCRUNCH)
Beyond Pricing aligns itself with home owners, taking 1% of bookings to optimize their rates on a daily basis.
Drum raises $11M in funding(FINSMES)
Drum, an Atlanta, GA-based sales force platform, raised nearly $11m in seed funding.
Food analytics startup Tastewise raises $5 million(CALCALIST)
Tastewise offers a predictive food intelligence service that analyzes billions of data points, from food photos shared on social media to restaurant menus, reviews, and online recipes, using artificial intelligence algorithms.
Package Free picks up $4.5 million to scale sustainable CPG products(E27)
Package Free is announcing that it has raised its very first capital since launch in 2017, with a fresh $4.5 million in seed funding led by Primary Ventures.
Egyptian B2B ecommerce startup MaxAB raises $6.2 million in MENA’s largest seed round(MENABYTES)
The startup, with this capital, expects to reach half of Egypt’s population before expanding across different markets, it said in a statement.
Shopify allowing US merchants to sell CBD products online(BETAKIT)
Shopify is allowing US merchants to sell hemp and hemp-derived CBD products online and in brick-and-mortar locations based in areas where it’s legal.
Amazon makes it easier for smart home devices to alert customers to low supply levels(TECHCRUNCH)
This will work by way of a new set of inventory sensors, due to launch soon, in Amazon’s Smart Home Skill API.