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FABLE Launches LEVAR BURTON BOOK CLUB Spotlighting Burton’s Favorite Authors And Storytellers

New platform for book clubs and social reading with the mission to improve mental wellness, expands to monthly membership offering with its first premium FABLE BOOK CLUB and free FABLE FOLIO with books and stories hand-selected by beloved actor and everyone’s favorite “reader,” LEVAR BURTON.

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Shujinko Raises $7.5M to Take the Headache out of Cloud Compliance

Migrating data and operations to the cloud can make companies more efficient. But making sure that information, especially customers’ data, is cloud compliant can be an inefficient process. Seattle startup Shujinko announced today it raised $7.5 million in Series A funding to make that process easier.

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The Funded: 6 Bay Area startups raise over $140M at end of week

Novi Connect Inc., San Francisco, $1.5 million: Seed funding for this operator of a third party clearinghouse that helps brands and suppliers share information came from Defy Partners.

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Securly Announces Release of “Schools Helping Schools” Referral Platform

“Word of mouth has always led to the ideal customer for Securly, creating a deeply familial feeling. Many schools are suddenly finding themselves needing to move to the cloud, scrambling to find vetted and trusted solutions for take-home filtering and remote learning. Creating a referral platform for our advocates to share their experiences and to…

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One of the newer companies to enter the field is Nautilus Biotechnology, founded by Stanford professor Parag Mallick and tech entrepreneur Sujal Patel. Nautilus just announced a $76 million investment from investors that include Paul Allen and Jeff Bezos. Like SomaLogic, Nautilus aims to develop an inexpensive test that taps into a rich store of health information carried…

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