Eliza Brooke

Eliza Brooke
Eliza Brooke is a New York-based writer for TechCrunch and a recent graduate of Yale University. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Fast Fashion Lingerie E-Tailer Adore Me Takes $8.5M In Series B Funding

    Fast Fashion Lingerie E-Tailer Adore Me Takes $8.5M In Series B Funding

    Adore Me, a fast fashion lingerie and swimwear site, has closed its Series B venture capital round at $8.5 million. The investments from Upfront Ventures, Mousse Partners, and Redhills Ventures bring the company to $11.2 million in funding. The New York-based company launched in 2012 as the intimates answer to fast fashion giants like Zara, H&M, and Forever21. Adore Me operates on a… Read More

  • A Month After Going International, Social Commerce Platform Fancy Raises $53 Million

    A Month After Going International, Social Commerce Platform Fancy Raises $53 Million

    Fancy, the shoppable rival to Pinterest, is said to have raised $53 million from investors, bringing the company valuation to $600 million, Bloomberg reported this morning. The July 3 SEC filing disclosing the funding round did not name the full roster of investors. A Bloomberg source “familiar with the matter” said the backers include American Express, Len Blavatnik, and Will Smith. Read More

  • STABiLGO Kickstarter Hopes To Take Its Action Sport Video Stabilizer To Market

    STABiLGO Kickstarter Hopes To Take Its Action Sport Video Stabilizer To Market

    Watching GoPro footage makes it clear that there is basically nothing cooler than first-person action sport shots. And for those who are spending the day at the skate park, one Kickstarter project is hoping to that genre of filming to the next level. Read More

  • Video Editor Givit Beefs Up Social Experience With iPad App Update

    Video Editor Givit Beefs Up Social Experience With iPad App Update

    The video editing app Givit is releasing their first dedicated iPad app today, an effort to bolster the social, video watching side of the platform. The app includes an expanded screen view, hashtag tracking, and improved friend feeds — nothing major, but necessary changes to make Givit a more viable social site. People tend to shoot and edit on their phones, making social a better bet… Read More

  • Bangstyle Seeks To Establish Itself As Go-To Image Platform For Hairstyling Industry

    Bangstyle Seeks To Establish Itself As Go-To Image Platform For Hairstyling Industry

    When Bangstyle, the image-based site devoted to hair styling, came onto the scene in 2011, it hoped to fill a hole in online platforms for professionals and styling enthusiasts. As the company releases the third iteration of its app next week, it marks two years of working to solidify itself as an industry mainstay, a pursuit in which it has in many ways succeeded. Everyday users know… Read More

  • TechMedia Network Buys Bestofmedia Group And Steps Up Content-Commerce Integration

    TechMedia Network Buys Bestofmedia Group And Steps Up Content-Commerce Integration

    TechMedia Network, the digital tech and science publisher, announced yesterday that it has acquired Bestofmedia Group for an undisclosed sum, adding three new tech publications to its roster. The acquisition presents an opportunity to leverage TechMedia Network’s commerce functionality with Bestofmedia’s community brands, making clear that TechMedia Network’s definition… Read More

  • Upworthy, Purveyor Of Videos With A Heart, Makes Plans To Monetize On Crazy Growth Rate

    Upworthy, Purveyor Of Videos With A Heart, Makes Plans To Monetize On Crazy Growth Rate

    After a first year marked by explosive growth, the social video site Upworthy is now focusing its attention on turning that traction into revenue. They are piloting ideas right now, but don’t expect banner ads. Co-founder Peter Koechley told TechCrunch that sponsored content will have to be experientially in line with their curated videos, which focus on meaningful issues like… Read More

  • If You Must Wear Your Tech, Try Not To Look Like An Idiot

    If You Must Wear Your Tech, Try Not To Look Like An Idiot

    Like Dance Moms or protein-only diets, wearable tech is one of those things that simultaneously incites excitement, bandwagonning, distrust and disgust. Gut instinct tells us we’re turning into cyborgs, which is either terrifying or great, depending on how you see it. Maybe we will become more efficient, fit versions of ourselves, or maybe we are simply setting ourselves up for the… Read More

  • With 100k Meals Delivered, Plated Will Expand Nationwide By The Fall

    With 100k Meals Delivered, Plated Will Expand Nationwide By The Fall

    Having already raised a $1.4 million seed round in May, the meal ingredient delivery service Plated announced on the Techstars Demo Day stage that they will begin raising their Series A in the near future. Read More

  • Rolocule’s Motion Tennis App Turns The Apple TV And iPhone Into A Legitimate Gaming System

    Rolocule’s Motion Tennis App Turns The Apple TV And iPhone Into A Legitimate Gaming System

    Just in time for Wimbledon, Rolocule Games is releasing a new tennis game today. It’s not Rolocule’s first foray into virtual racquet sports, but it is the first that turns your iPhone into the controller and Apple TV into a gaming console. The Motion Tennis app, which costs $7.99, uses the iPhone’s gyroscope, magnetometer, and accelerometer to track the phone’s motion… Read More

  • Revealers, A New Social-Meets-Gaming App, Launches Today

    Revealers, A New Social-Meets-Gaming App, Launches Today

    A new social game called Revealers is launching today, and it’s betting on the feature of letting players add content to the game to make it more than a flash in the pan hit. Israeli founder Muly Litvak has an extensive background in entertainment, so we’ll see how his experience translates into gaming. Here’s how it works: players select to play against their Facebook friends… Read More

  • SketchFab Aims To Be “YouTube For 3D Files”

    SketchFab Aims To Be “YouTube For 3D Files”

    Alban Denoyel founded Sketchfab on the observation that the internet lives largely in 2D but could easily become a 3-dimensional landscape. The website, which Denoyel is calling “YouTube for 3D files,” is seeking to raise $1M at TechStars Demo Day. It’s a straightforward service: users upload a 3D model to Sketchfab in any of its 27 supported formats, which the server… Read More

  • Concert App Jukely Rallies Groups of Friends, Then Sells Them Tickets

    Concert App Jukely Rallies Groups of Friends, Then Sells Them Tickets

    Jukely is a social concert app that helps friends get together a group to see a show and then acts as the ticketing agent. After quietly piloting in New York, Jukely formally launched at Techstars Demo Day with plans to serve 200 cities worldwide — and to raise $500k today. Whereas other apps like ThrillCall and Bandsintown match an individual with upcoming shows they might like, the… Read More

  • Educational Tech For Tots Grows Up With LeapFrog’s Summer Releases

    Educational Tech For Tots Grows Up With LeapFrog’s Summer Releases

    Two years after LeapFrog launched its first kid-friendly learning tablet, the educational toy company in August will release the third iteration of the LeapPad: LeapPad Ultra. Hold on to your tiny plastic seats, kids. This one has Wi-Fi. Yes, things are bigger and better than last summer’s LeapPad2: 8GB of memory instead of 4, a 7″ high res screen rather than a measly 5″… Read More

  • France’s Dailymotion Finds Stateside Tech Partner In Video Editing Service Givit

    France’s Dailymotion Finds Stateside Tech Partner In Video Editing Service Givit

    In other video news this week, the video editing app Givit has announced its integration with Dailymotion, the second largest social video site globally after YouTube. It is the first U.S. app to be built into the France-based Dailymotion’s API. Read More

  • Poshly Gets Serious About Becoming A Data Resource For Beauty Brands

    Poshly Gets Serious About Becoming A Data Resource For Beauty Brands

    After a soft launch one year ago with no marketing campaign, the beauty data collection site Poshly has redesigned and is looking to pick up steam on its B2B offerings before beginning to raise its seed round in the fall. Poshly works like this: users take a short quiz to enter beauty product giveaways, answering questions like “Do you use eye cream?” and “My natural… Read More

  • New Yorkers Get Free Power In The Parks

    New Yorkers Get Free Power In The Parks

    Months after Hurricane Sandy left New York scrambling for power, the city is unveiling 25 solar powered charging stations in parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs, starting today. The pilot project between AT&T and the city of New York is officially called AT&T Street Charge. (DUMBO firm pensa handled design, and Goal Zero provided the solar technology, AT&T handled… Read More

  • Sorry, Fashion Apps, Here Are 7 Apps Fashionistas Would Actually Use

    Sorry, Fashion Apps, Here Are 7 Apps Fashionistas Would Actually Use

    This started out as a list titled Fashion Apps Actual Fashionistas Would Use, but in sifting through numerous style-centric apps, I realized that girls like Alexa Chung aren’t going to be using any of them. Outfit selfie services like Pose and Cloth are awesome if you’re an everyday clotheshorse looking to share your new haul — and, seriously, I’m all about the… Read More

  • eBay Gets Physical With A Street-Side Sales Kiosk For Kate Spade Saturday

    eBay Gets Physical With A Street-Side Sales Kiosk For Kate Spade Saturday

    On the heels of eBay CEO John Donahoe’s statement at TC Disrupt in April that the company would be using mobile technology to push further into offline commerce, eBay’s Retail Innovation team unveiled its second project: four pop-up storefronts created for the fashion line Kate Spade Saturday that will be live from June 8 to July 7. Using a touch screen on the store window… Read More

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