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Bag Week: Herschel Heritage BackPack Plus

Chances are, you’ve seen someone wearing a Herschel backpack. They have signature leather elements including zipper pulls and straps, depending on the series, and they always bear the company’s old-timey logo in a small white patch somewhere you can reasonably expect it to get seen.

By: Darell Etherington. Source: TechCrunch

Navdy gets $6.5M for its in-car display for your phone, might show up in rental cars soon

Smartphones are good for a lot of things, but they’re not so good when it comes to safe driving.

But Navdy, a company that recently revealed the head-up display it’s been working on, wants to harness all of a smartphone’s magic in a safe way. And today, the company is revealing that a few months ago, it raised $6.5 million in seed funding from a collection of investors.
By: Kia Kokalitcheva Source: VentureBeat.

Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release

Tile, the lost-item tracker that raised millions in crowdfunding wants to give objects a voice by connecting them to the web. To capitalize on the growing demand for Tile’s small, square-shaped devices that attach to bags, bikes, keychains and more, the company has raised $13 million in funding, in a $9.5 million Series A round led by GGV Capital, a firm known for its global ties, and a $3.5 million seed round led by Shenzhen-headquartered Tencent. Tile also announced this morning it’s bringing Tile to Android.
By: Sarah Perez. Source: TechCrunch.

Shinola Taps Lambertson, Truex

Detroit-based watch, bike and leather accessories brand Shinola is getting new design directors–and they are well-known names. The brand announced recently that Richard Lambertson and John Truex will be coming on board to expand the accessories and leather goods categories.
By: Christopher Blomquist Source: SportsWearNet