Community Wi-Fi startup Instabridge lands $1M seed round

The European startup is building a crowdsourced network composed of members’ home and business Wi-Fi. Instabridge says it’s now hosting 20,000 sessions and adding 1,000 new access points to its network each day.

Google Ventures invests in the connected kitchen

The Orange Chef has raised $1.2 million in seed funding led by Google Ventures and Spark Labs. The company makes a kitchen scale that communicates with your iPad and a wealth of web nutritional data.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma

Karma not only encourages its 4G customers to share their connections with strangers, it rewards them with free bandwidth for doing so. The Dutch transplant’s social bandwidth vision now has a new convert. Venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson is participating its seed funding round.