Email marketing service provider MailChimp announced last week a new $1 million dollar fund for startups building products that integrate with the service's MailChimp API. MailChimp's program is somewhat unique in that they won't be asking for equity from the companies they fund. It's a pretty attractive deal for prospective partners and a trail-blazing move for a platform in an increasingly competitive industry.
SparkPost announced a version of its SparkPost API that is fully compliant with the upcoming GDPR in the EU. SparkPost EU is hosted in Europe as opposed the the US where the original API is hosted. The EU version brings compliancy as well as lower latency and increased performance to EU customers.