Christine Magee

Christine Magee

Editor @ CrunchBase, based in New York.

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  • Storefront Launches RetailGrade, A Scoring Tool For Pop-Up Shops

    Storefront Launches RetailGrade, A Scoring Tool For Pop-Up Shops

    Despite a growing number of direct-to-consumer brands, brick-and-mortar shopping still accounts for 94 percent of retail sales in the U.S. That’s why Storefront, a startup that provides brands with temporary retail space, is launching RetailGrade, a new tool that makes reaching these offline shoppers a lot more straightforward. Since launching in San Francisco in 2012, Storefront… Read More

  • Hyper Brings You The Best Of Internet Video, Every Day

    Hyper Brings You The Best Of Internet Video, Every Day

    Hyper, a curated video discovery platform, is launching today to provide you with a daily dose of the best short-form video content that the Internet has to offer. Powered by $1.1 million in seed funding from Advancit Capital, Lowercase Capital, Broadway Video Ventures, Freelands Ventures and Mesa Ventures, film producer Markus Gilles and cinematographer Jonas Brandau left Berlin’s… Read More

  • It’s Opening Day In Los Angeles For The Dodgers Accelerator Program

    It’s Opening Day In Los Angeles For The Dodgers Accelerator Program

    The LA Dodgers Accelerator, an accelerator program in partnership with R/GA, is kicking off its first class today in the City of Angels with 10 sports-related tech startups. In April, the Dodgers put out a call for all startups “at the intersection of sports, technology, entertainment and media,” which resulted in nearly 600 applications from companies based in 34 countries… Read More

  • Everything But The House Raises $30M To Move Estate Sales Online

    Everything But The House Raises $30M To Move Estate Sales Online

    Everything But The House (EBTH), an online estate sale marketplace, has pulled in $30 million in new funding to help people who are downsizing sell their stuff to bargain hunters and collectors around the world. Greenspring Associates led the Series B round, with participation from previous investors Greycroft Partners and Spark Capital, which brings the company’s funding total to… Read More

  • HBO Now Rolls Out For Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick

    HBO Now Rolls Out For Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick

    HBO is expanding HBO Now, its subscription streaming service, to the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. As of today, you can watch all HBO series, movies and documentaries for $15 per month with either Amazon’s $99 Fire TV setup or the even more affordable Fire TV Stick that retails for $39 bucks. Read More

  • With $100M In Funding, Carbon3D Will Make 3D Manufacturing A Reality

    With $100M In Funding, Carbon3D Will Make 3D Manufacturing A Reality

    Carbon3D, a startup building 3D printers for manufacturers, has pulled in $100 million in new funding to move 3D printing out of the prototyping phase and into production. Google Ventures led the Series C round, joined by new investors Yuri Milner, Reinet Investments, and F.I.S., along with existing investors Sequoia Capital, Silver Lake Kraftwerk, and Northgate Capital. If… Read More

  • Uqora Is An After-Sex Drink To Prevent UTIs In Women

    Uqora Is An After-Sex Drink To Prevent UTIs In Women

    Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the second-leading cause of doctor visits in the U.S., responsible for 10 million visits per year. They’re incredibly uncomfortable, require antibiotics and, if left untreated, can cause life-threatening bladder and kidney infections. For the 50 percent of women who understand just how much having a UTI sucks, Uqora, a Berkeley-based startup… Read More

  • Guardant Health And Flatiron Health Team Up To Cure Cancer With Big Data

    Guardant Health And Flatiron Health Team Up To Cure Cancer With Big Data

    Every year, 8 million people around the world die from cancer, and 14 million people find out they have the disease. Guardant Health and Flatiron Health are joining forces in an aim to cut those numbers down using big data and analytics. The two highly venture-backed oncology startups are creating a database of genomic information, clinical trials, and drug treatment results that will… Read More

  • More Than Just A Period Tracker, Kindara Raises $5.3M To Understand Women’s Health

    More Than Just A Period Tracker, Kindara Raises $5.3M To Understand Women’s Health

    Kindara, a startup that helps women track ovulation cycles and fertility, has raised $5.3 million in seed funding to bring big data to women’s health. Boston Seed Capital led the seed round, with participation from SOS Ventures, Good Works Ventures, PV Ventures, MENA Venture Investments, and 62 Mile Ventures. Husband-and-wife team Will Sacks and Kati Bicknell launched Kindara in 2012 as… Read More

  • With A New SMS Service, Gone Turns Your Unwanted Stuff Into Cash

    With A New SMS Service, Gone Turns Your Unwanted Stuff Into Cash

    Gone, an app that helps you sell off unwanted stuff, has just launched an SMS service to make unloading your crap even easier. Gone launched its concierge service in San Francisco and Austin last July, which lets you sell nearly anything with a minimum value of $100. After you enter the necessary information into the app, Gone gives you a quote and sends a team member to your house to haul… Read More

  • Tracksmith Raises $4M To Outfit The Classic Runner

    Tracksmith Raises $4M To Outfit The Classic Runner

    Tracksmith, a running apparel brand based in Boston, has pulled in $4.1 million in new funding to outfit a growing pack of runners in the traditional style of the world’s oldest sport. Pentland Group, the management group behind Reebok, Speedo, and Lacoste footwear, among other sporting brands, led the Series A round, which brings the company’s funding total to $5.7… Read More

  • College Job Finder Campus Job Rebrands As WayUp

    College Job Finder Campus Job Rebrands As WayUp

    Campus Job, a startup that connects college students with local job opportunities, has changed its name to WayUp. Launched in September of 2014 by recent grads Liz Wessel and JJ Fliegelman, WayUp provides a platform for college students to find part-time work with companies looking for campus reps or other temporary employees. In April, the company raised a $7.8 million Series A round led… Read More

  • WTF
    MissTravel Will Find A Sugar Daddy To, Uh, “Sponsor” Your Vacation

    MissTravel Will Find A Sugar Daddy To, Uh, “Sponsor” Your Vacation

    Ever wanted to travel to an exotic island for a week but didn’t have the cash? Well, thanks to MissTravel, that’s not a problem anymore — if, and it’s a big if, you’re a young, attractive woman who’s willing to swipe right on a lonely, wealthy travel companion. MissTravel initially launched as a dating site two and a half years ago, the first in the… Read More

  • Stride Health Expands Nationwide, Introduces Prescription Discounts For Freelancers

    Stride Health Expands Nationwide, Introduces Prescription Discounts For Freelancers

    Stride Health, a startup that aims to be the HR team for all independent working Americans, is introducing two new features today to help freelancers better manage their health insurance. Launched in March of last year in California, Stride expanded to six states in November, including New York, Texas and Illinois. Today, the service is available in an additional 17 states, and Stride… Read More

  • RXACTIVE Fitness Wear Helps You Work Out Harder In Less Time

    RXACTIVE Fitness Wear Helps You Work Out Harder In Less Time

    Many of you probably know the feeling you get when you only have 30 minutes to squeeze in a run between work and a dinner meeting, but you’ve drank enough coffee to keep going for miles. RXACTIVE has a solution. The company launched an Indiegogo campaign yesterday for its activewear with built-in resistance, and far surpassed its funding goal of $30,000 within the first day. Read More

  • Meet Genee, Your Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistant

    Meet Genee, Your Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistant

    Genee, an artificially intelligent scheduling app, is launching today into public beta so that anyone can have a personal assistant. On the heels of Zirtual’s collapse, Genee hopes to take humans out of the equation entirely with its end-to-end scheduling helper that plugs into any existing calendar app and email provider. Read More

  • Markhor Takes The Middleman Out Of Designer Shoemaking

    Markhor Takes The Middleman Out Of Designer Shoemaking

    Markhor founder Waqas Ali spent the first half of his life without ever using the Internet. He grew up in a small village in Pakistan, and recalls using Google for the first time in 2007 after he moved to Lahore to attend college. When Ali returned home to Okara for summer break, he was inspired to start Markhor while talking to a local shoemaker about Facebook. The man had heard… Read More

  • BounceX Raises $6.5M To Make Advertising Less Obnoxious

    BounceX Raises $6.5M To Make Advertising Less Obnoxious

    Bounce Exchange, a startup that helps websites strategically advertise by analyzing user behavior, has pulled in $6.45 million in new funding. 500Friends founder and angel investor Justin Yoshimura led the Series A-1 round, with participation from Contour Venture Partners, Primary Venture Partners, and New York Yankees’ All-Star Alex Rodriguez. Read More

  • MicroHealth Helps Patients Manage Chronic Illnesses

    MicroHealth Helps Patients Manage Chronic Illnesses

    MicroHealth, a mobile health startup in Y Combinator’s current class, is launching today to help patients take control of their chronic illnesses. The company was started by Spanish brothers Dr. Marc Lara and Miguel Lara in 2011, who previously spent 10 years researching digital health and holding clinical trials at Columbia University Medical Center. Read More

  • Panorama Raises $12 Million To Help Schools Understand Their Students

    Panorama Raises $12 Million To Help Schools Understand Their Students

    Panorama Education, a startup that surveys students, parents and teachers to collect actionable data, has raised $12 million in new funding to help school districts make better decisions. Spark Capital and Owl Ventures led the Series A round. Panorama’s seed investors include Y Combinator, Google Ventures, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Startup:Education. Read More

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