• Is This Flying Car Company For Real?

    Is This Flying Car Company For Real?

    We’ve been promised a flying car for as long as I can remember. From The Jetsons to Back To The Future, we’ve been sold this dream for years and years. Owning something that starts out on the ground and ends up flying through the air is something I want to experience before I kick the bucket. Read More

  • Boston’s WTF/LOL Problem

    Boston’s WTF/LOL Problem

    Well, that was embarrassing. Following months of piss-poor communication and a chaotic planning process, Boston’s bid to be the U.S. entry for the 2024 Olympics finally died this week like Britain’s rule over the colonies. The city that once brought the Industrial Revolution to the people now finds itself unable to build a venue for beach volleyball, or you know, housing or… Read More

  • How To Speak Startup, Part Deux

    How To Speak Startup, Part Deux

    Given the massive influx of capital that we are currently enduring in Silicon Valley, TechCrunch has decided to take another crack at the lexicon of the moment to help everyone understand just what people mean when they say things that make you want to snag them by the hair and give them a noogie. Following our previous entry, this list is an expansion — we are here to help, after all. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Windows 10, Top Gear, And OUYA

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Tesla, Windows 10, Top Gear, And OUYA

    August is nearly upon us, which means news is slowing. But that hasn’t stopped car companies from racing away with the news, including Tesla’s introduction of Ludicrous Mode (which we haven’t stopped talking about), and the old Top Gear crew signing with Amazon for a new show. Meanwhile, Microsoft launched Windows 10, and Razer bought OUYA out in an all-cash deal. This… Read More

  • YC-Backed Locent Lets Businesses Sell Products Via Text Message

    YC-Backed Locent Lets Businesses Sell Products Via Text Message

    Launching out of the Summer 2015 Y Combinator batch, Locent is an e-commerce platform powered entirely by text messages. One of the biggest challenges for online retailers is shepherding customers through a lengthy checkout process. By providing businesses with a custom, text-enabled phone number, Locent turns the checkout process into just a text message. Read More

  • Asana Wants To Get Better About Diversity, And This Is Its Plan

    Asana Wants To Get Better About Diversity, And This Is Its Plan

    Asana, the team productivity software that’s raised $38.2 million from high-profile investors like Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz, just got called out on Twitter for its lack of diversity. Asana CEO Dustin Moskovitz (pictured above) was quick to respond and he handled it well. In fact, he says Asana is actively working to create a more diverse workforce. Here’s the tweet… Read More

  • YC-Backed GrowSumo Helps Businesses Grow Sales Through Partner Programs

    YC-Backed GrowSumo Helps Businesses Grow Sales Through Partner Programs

    Partner programs can be a big source of revenue — for example, channel sales account for 80 percent of Cisco’s revenue. Now a startup called GrowSumo is working to make those programs easier to manage, particularly for businesses that don’t have Cisco’s resources. GrowSumo is part of the current batch of startups at incubator Y Combinator. Co-founder Bryn Jones told me… Read More

  • Uber Reportedly Raises New Funding Round, Now Valued At Over $50 Billion

    Uber Reportedly Raises New Funding Round, Now Valued At Over $50 Billion

    Uber just closed a new round of funding that will value the company at more than $50 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper says that Uber has raised close to $1 billion in the round, which brings total equity financing to more than $5 billion. The WSJ reported that investors in this latest round include Microsoft and Indian media company Bennett, Coleman, and… Read More

  • Bio
    YC Backs Cofactor Genomics To Pursue RNA Testing, Which Could Offer Better Diagnoses Than DNA

    YC Backs Cofactor Genomics To Pursue RNA Testing, Which Could Offer Better Diagnoses Than DNA

    As part of Y Combinator’s push into computational biology and bioinformatics, the early-stage firm is backing a team that used to work on the Human Genome Project and is now experimenting with RNA testing through a startup called Cofactor Genomics. They argue RNA, which is the intermediate step between a person’s DNA and the proteins their bodies make, is a much more accurate… Read More

  • Kim Dotcom Is Not Involved With Mega Anymore, Plans To Build Yet Another Cloud Storage Service

    Kim Dotcom Is Not Involved With Mega Anymore, Plans To Build Yet Another Cloud Storage Service

    Kim Dotcom revealed in an interview on Slashdot that he is no longer involved with Mega — he isn’t working for the company anymore, but he also doesn’t own any shares of Mega. Dotcom also said that you shouldn’t trust Mega to host sensitive files anymore, and that he is planning to build yet another file storage service in the coming months. Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. ...

Recent Funding Data by CrunchBase profile

All recent fundings