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Craves is your new celebrity fashion shopping buddy

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The newest version of the Craves app just launched and it’s poised become the best way to keep up with celebrities and the fashion trends they proliferate. The app lets you to explore and select from celebrity and brand profiles, and the end result is a newsfeed curated just for you, in addition to a timeline of trending fashion. Craves …

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Phlur raises $1.8 million for gender-neutral fragrance brand


Phlur, an Austin, Texas vertically-integrated fragrance brand, has raised $1.8 million in convertible debt funding. The company has raised $4.5 million to date. The round was led by Next Coast Ventures, as an addition to funding from founder Eric Korman. The investment is a part of commitments from the brand’s existing investors who participated in its initial June 2015 seed round …

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David Landau joins Ballard Spahr’s fashion practice

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David Landau, a mergers and acquisitions and securities lawyer has joined U.S.- based law firm Ballard Spahr’s New York office. Landau is joining Ballard Spahr from Katten Muchin Rosenman, where he was a partner in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and securities practices. “David possesses a depth of experience that clients look for, which makes him a strong addition to …

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Pejman Mar rebrands as Pear and closes its latest fund at $75 million

Mario Testino is hosting a hackathon with the firm Sept. 23

Pejman Mar Ventures, a Palo Alto, Calif. early stage venture capital firm, has just closed its second fund at $75 million. Investors including New York Life Insurance, True Bridge Capital, and the University of Chicago contributed to the new fund. In addition to the funding news, the company also announced it has rebranded itself as “Pear.” New partners Neda Blocho, a …

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