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Token raises $2.5 million to expand personalized gift-giving app

Token, a New York-based gift-giving app, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding.  The investment round was led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from Slow Ventures and Human Ventures. “In today’s world where so much attention is paid to machines accomplishing human tasks, it is refreshing to see a team so focused on putting humans and emotions first and properly …

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TagWalk raises seed round to expand fashion search engine

TagWalk, a Paris-based fashion search engine, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. The investment came from Carmen Busquets, a prominent fashion angel investor with companies including Armarium, Moda Operandi, Net-a-Porter, Flont, Farfetch and Business of Fashion in her portfolio. “It’s a tool that is acutely aligned with the industry’s needs and one that will very likely be used …

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SeenIt raises angel round for AI-powered fashion search platform

SeenIt, an AI-powered fashion search platform based in India, has raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding. The investment came from Calcutta Angels Network and Augment Ventures. In a VCCircle report, Pradyumna Dalmia, founder of Calcutta Angels Network, said that “SeenIt was already among the top five traffic drivers to some of the leading fashion e-commerce sites in India.” Ankita …

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IBM Watson makes its debut on the retail scene with ‘Macy’s On Call’

IBM Watson is making its debut on the retail scene. Macy’s has partnered with IBM’s artificial intelligence platform to help customers navigate the sales floor. Dubbed “Macy’s On Call,” the shopping pilot is a website that can be accessed on mobile device and uses artificial intelligence to answer shoppers’ questions. The technology is powered by IBM’s developer Satisfi. These questions …

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