Calm, a meditation app that helps you relax on your phone

The San Francisco-based meditation app Calm raised over $500K in funding from investors. Its total investment reached one million dollar. The company, founded by Michael Acton Smith and Alex Tew, raised $578.000 from Jason Calacanis’s Launch fund and AngelList syndicate, Matt Mullenweg, and Matt Cheng among others. Since its arrival on the Apple Store in… Read More

Castbox raises $13.5 million and dables in original programming

Castbox, a technology-fueled podcast app announced the close of a $13.5 million Series B funding with the new goal of reaching 2 million daily users on the platform. There are dozens, if not hundreds, podcast apps available today. Castbox is one of them. Founded by a former Google employee, Wang Xiaoyu, the startup just closed… Read More

Spotify presents new features and a brand new free tier on mobile

Assisted playlisting, low-data mode, on-demand music… Spotify just updated its mobile app for its free users. Gustav Söderström, Chief R&D Officer at Spotify, just announced a series of new features for its mobile application during a dedicated event taking place today in New York. Spotify launched its free tier on mobile in 2014. It was… Read More