From Extra Crunch Jon Evans has a comprehensive look at the most compelling futures for “Crypto 2.0.” With the trading frenzy out of the way (at least for the time being), engineers and product designers can now get back to the real world of improving these systems. Digital accessibility expert Beth Franssen has a piece […]View More Crypto 2.0, accessibility, and Apple’s future strategy
You know how kings used to have trumpeters heralding their arrival wherever they went? Proxy wants to do that with Bluetooth. The startup lets you instantly unlock office doors and reserve meeting rooms using Bluetooth Low Energy signal. You never even have to pull out your phone or open an app. But Proxy is gearing […]View More Proxy raises $13.6M to unlock anything with Bluetooth identity
There are better employee perks than a ping-pong table. 70 percent of Americans graduate college with student loan debt. That’s 45 million people who owe $1.6 trillion. So when employers use Goodly to offer $100 per month in student loan payback for a $6 fee, talent sticks around. The startup found 86 percent of employees said […]View More Goodly replaces lame office perks with student loan repayment
There are actually a lot more than five great reasons, but these five should be enough to make just about anyone eager to join TechCrunch’s robotics and AI show April 18 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. 1. Fireside & Panel Discussions TechCrunch’s editors will have a busy day with more than 20 riveting sessions — […]View More Five really, really good reasons to attend TC Sessions: Robotics & AI @ UC Berkeley on April 18
Solugen, a startup that has set itself up with no less lofty a goal than the decarbonization of a massive chunk of the petrochemical industry, may be the first legitimate multi-million dollar company to start out in a meth lab. When company co-founders Gaurab Chakrabarti and Sean Hunt began hunting for a lab to test […]View More Meet the Texas startup that wants to decarbonize the chemical industry
In this week’s newsletter: Details on Pinterest, Lyft, Uber and Zoom’s upcoming IPOs, plus Glossier and Rent The Runway’s big rounds.View More Startups Weekly: A much-needed unicorn IPO update
This post reveals the cost of acquiring a customer on every ad channel my agency has tested.View More What’s the cost of buying users from Facebook and the other ad networks?
This week on Equity: Glossier and Rent The Runway enter the unicorn club and YC debuts 200 startups.View More Lyft’s IPO is hot, YC demo day, two new unicorns, and what’s Boy Brow?
Meet the startups that raised venture capital, or got acquired, before Demo Day.View More To fund Y Combinator’s top startups, VCs scoop them before Demo Day
Skymind, a Y Combinator-incubated AI platform that aims to make deep learning more accessible to enterprises, today announced that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A round led by TransLink Capital, with participation from ServiceNow, Sumitomo’s Presidio Ventures, UpHonest Capital and GovTech Fund. With this, the company has now raised a total of $17.9 […]View More Skymind raises $11.5M to bring deep learning to more enterprises
The seven African-focused companies which presented as part of Y Combinator’s 200 strong cohort of Winter 2019 class of 200 startups may seem like a small percentage for such a large class, but it represents the growing significance of African ventures in YC’s universe. Since 2016, the Silicon Valley accelerator—that provides seed funds and mentorship […]View More Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day
Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, […]View More Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2