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AWS Startup Spotlight: ReadyPulse, SmartNews, Fitbit, Sprinklr

Here is a quick rundown of recent awards, funding rounds, exits, and other newsworthy accolades for AWS-powered startups over the past two weeks:

ReadyPulse Raises $5 Million in Series A Funding to Fuel Expansion

Exciting news for Readypulse, a software platform which enables marketers to find social content from brand ambassadors to drive commerce online: this week they announced a $5 million Series A round!

Japan’s SmartNews Raises Another $10M

Early this week SmartNews, a popular news recommendation and aggregation app, raised $10 million to expand its presence in the U.S — specifically to staff up its San Francisco office. Well done, SmartNews team!

Fitbit Acquires Fitstar

Fitbit, the maker of fitness tracking wearable devices and related gadgets, has acquired fitness app maker Fitstar. Congratulations to both.

Sprinklr Raises $46M, Now Valued at More than $1B

Congrats to the Sprinklr team on their recent round of funding. This week Sprinklr also officially launched its Experience Cloud, a platform that connects its existing social media management tools.

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