TL;DR: Uber bans broadcasts of riders; LendingStandard raises $2.5 million

• LendingStandard, a Kansas City startup that makes software to optimize commercial lending, has raised $2.5 million in a Series A round.

• Kansas Citians are getting vitamins, supplements and hangover relief from mobile IV therapy services. The businesses, which first cropped up in Las Vegas in 2012, don’t have doctors convinced of the benefits.

• Months after a report revealing a St. Louis Uber and Lyft driver was broadcasting live video of passengers without their consent, Uber has banned drivers from broadcasting video, audio or images of passengers.

• St. Louis’ Startup Connection celebrated its 10th anniversary by handing out prizes to nearly a dozen companies at its annual event Wednesday.


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