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.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Chat and Funding. One highlight is an API that provides programmatic access to a huge database of nutritional information for ingredients and products. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.