Jonathan Shieber

Jonathan Shieber

Jonathan is a Senior Editor at CrunchBase. Previously he worked as a senior reporter for Dow Jones & Co., covering venture capital and private equity investment from New York and Shanghai.

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  • Selling An Ad Platform For Mobile Apps, Appwiz Raises $1.4 Million

    Selling An Ad Platform For Mobile Apps, Appwiz Raises $1.4 Million

    Pitching an advertising platform targeting mobile application developers has netted the startup company Appwiz $1.4 million in new financing. The company was founded in the summer of 2012 as a software development kit for Android developers, according to chief executive officer Yariv Ron. But as Ron and his team were developing their technology, they realized that there was a monetization… Read More

  • EverPurse Raises Seed Round For A Different Kind Of Wearable

    EverPurse Raises Seed Round For A Different Kind Of Wearable

    Two years after we first wrote about them, the fashion technology company Everpurse is back in the proverbial saddle with a new product and big plans for the future of a different kind of wearable. The Chicago-based company, which was launched by the dynamic husband and wife duo Liz and Dan Salcedo, has returned with a clutch wallet that doubles as an smartphone holder and charger and a… Read More

  • As TrueCar IPOs, The Fuelist Launches Classic Car Pricing App

    As TrueCar IPOs, The Fuelist Launches Classic Car Pricing App

    TrueCar’s public offering on Friday showed that investors are willing to back a service bringing price clarity to new car buyers — and the founders of The Fuelist are hoping that same appetite for price clarity will drive demand for their vintage car and motorcycle pricing service. People spend a lot of money on classic cars worldwide; with one English dentist set to receive a… Read More

  • Circle Emerges From Stealth To Bring Bitcoin To The Masses

    Circle Emerges From Stealth To Bring Bitcoin To The Masses

    Circle, the bitcoin-based financial services company, is emerging from stealth with a suite of products and services aimed to take bitcoin’s blockchain to mainstream consumers. Since its launch in 2013, Boston-based Circle has been very quiet about its planned offerings based on bitcoin’s exchange technology. Now, as the international bitcoin conference in Amsterdam shifts into… Read More

  • G2 Crowd Raises $2.3 Million To Challenge Gartner

    G2 Crowd Raises $2.3 Million To Challenge Gartner

    With an eye on capturing some of Gartner’s $6.28 billion market cap, the crowd sourced software review service G2 Crowd has raised $2.3 million in its first institutional round of financing. The Chicago-based company touts itself as a Yelp for enterprise software, but investors like Stuart Larkins from Chicago Ventures think that the opportunity is actually larger. “The Gartners of… Read More

  • Netskope Brings In $35 Million More As Cloud Security Competition Heats Up

    Netskope Brings In $35 Million More As Cloud Security Competition Heats Up

    When it comes to understanding the profusion of applications employees are using to conduct business, IT departments are increasingly lost in the cloud. Over the past several years a number of startups have cut through the fog created by this proliferation of tools to help workers do their jobs more efficiently — and leading the charge is Netskope, which just raised another $35 million. Read More

  • The Sure Chill Company Raises Gates Money To Store Vaccines Anywhere

    The Sure Chill Company Raises Gates Money To Store Vaccines Anywhere

    One in five children who need vaccinations can’t get them. And while that fact is neither startling nor incomprehensible, it is tragic. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent several years and millions of dollars trying to cure the diseases that afflict children unnecessarily in the world’s poorest countries, but always run up against the last mile problem with… Read More

  • Celmatix Begins Clinical Trials For Big Data-Based Fertility Planning Services

    Celmatix Begins Clinical Trials For Big Data-Based Fertility Planning Services

    Now a startup company named Celmatix is starting clinical trials for its technology, which aims to make the process more transparent and provide better therapies to women who want to get pregnant. The New York-based company combines genetic therapies with an ability to compute massive amounts of data to better predict the outcomes of various fertility treatments. Read More

  • Coatue Adds Top Goldman Tech Banker

    Coatue Adds Top Goldman Tech Banker

    Multi-billion dollar hedge fund investor Coatue is getting a new, heavy-hitting talent with the addition of former Goldman Sachs investment banker Anthony Noto, TechCrunch can confirm. News of the move by the former global co-head of technology, media, and telecommunications at Goldman Sachs to the hedge fund investor was first reported by ReCode. The move to shore up Coatue’s tech… Read More

  • With A New Generation Of Leaders Norwest Venture Partners Raises $1.2 Billion

    With A New Generation Of Leaders Norwest Venture Partners Raises $1.2 Billion

    Giving its new generation of leadership a deep capital pool to invest from, Norwest Venture Partners is expected to announce the close of a new $1.2 billion fund. The announcement of Norwest Venture Partners XII LP comes on the heels of a record year for the firm in 2013, when it saw the liquidation of 11 of its portfolio companies create roughly $10 billion in value. It also caps a remarkable… Read More

  • Wochit Raises $11 Million For Text-To-Video Content Creation Platform

    Wochit Raises $11 Million For Text-To-Video Content Creation Platform

    Media companies looking for a way to ride the wave¬†of customer demand for online video content may have found their vessel¬†with the new $11 million financing for New York-based Wochit. The company, founded by two serial Israeli entrepreneurs, has raised fresh capital to roll out its text-to-video technology to any publisher that’s looking for more ways to put more video in front of… Read More

  • Does The Beats Aftermath Usher The Next Episode For Wearables?

    Does The Beats Aftermath Usher The Next Episode For Wearables?

    Update: Apple announced the $3 billion deal on May 28th. As Beats potentially prepares to move on to the next episode, there are a few things about the news that should have tech investors’ ears ringing. One, Dre may hate embargoes more than reporters do. I guess Dr Dre doesn’t adhere to embargoes. — danprimack (@danprimack) May 9, 2014 But beyond Dr. Dre’s… Read More

  • Stock Investment And Wealth Management Service Motif Investing Raises $35 Million

    Stock Investment And Wealth Management Service Motif Investing Raises $35 Million

    Retail investors in the U.S. looking for ways to play the stock market have several startups offering them services, and now Motif Investing has raised $35 million in late-stage funding from new backers to take its services worldwide. Already backed by financial services and venture capital powerhouses like Goldman Sachs, Ignition Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Foundation Capital, the… Read More

  • Matt Kaufman Is Building the Crunchbase Mothership

    [Updated] Hey Boss, Let Me Know If CrunchBase Is Getting Sold?

    If there’s one thing to take away from the conversation CrunchBase co-founders Mike Arrington and current President Matt Kaufman had on stage, it’s that if venture investors want to make a bid for the company — they should feel free. Read More

  • Offerboard Is Here to Help You Raise Your Growth Round

    OfferBoard Brings Crowd Investment To Growth Capital

    The U.S. Platform Development Group has a pitch for companies looking for growth capital and the investment bankers that love them. The group launched OfferBoard, its new growth capital crowdfunding platform, onstage this afternoon during TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Using the Princeton, NJ-based company’s services, bankers and businesses can have an easier time reaching a broader base of… Read More

  • After Years, Michigan’s Attempts To Build A Startup Ecosystem Bear Fruit

    After Years, Michigan’s Attempts To Build A Startup Ecosystem Bear Fruit

    Five years ago, Michigan had seven early-stage companies raise money from venture capital investors in the first quarter. This year that number climbed to 31. The story behind this growth was more than a decade in the making, as state and local leaders crafted a policy to make early-stage investments more robust and lay the foundation for a startup ecosystem that is finally coming to fruition. Read More

  • Business Travelers Get A Boost At Disrupt NY Hackathon

    Business Travelers Get A Boost At Disrupt NY Hackathon

    How many times have you taken a trip for work, landed in a city you didn’t know and wondered how to get the most bang out of that sweet, sweet expense account buck? Thanks to Disrupt, there are now a few apps for that. Concur Trip, Yammcur, Dining Proffer, and CorpSquare all offered up some applications integrating with Concur, ESRI, MailJet and many more to come up with the optimal… Read More

  • Making Child Support Easier, SupportPay Raises $1.1 Million

    Making Child Support Easier, SupportPay Raises $1.1 Million

    Managing child support payments sucks. Even when divorces are amicable, the process of figuring out who pays for what when it comes to raising a child can be devastatingly difficult. Looking to make the process just a little bit easier, Sheri Atwood, a former executive at Symantec and the founder of Ittavi, has raised $1.1 million for SupportPay, a child support payment management service. Read More

  • Adcade Launches Its Platform For Advertising Across Multiple Devices

    Adcade Launches Its Platform For Advertising Across Multiple Devices

    Stealthy advertising technology developer Adcade has a proposition for advertisers worried about the death of Flash. Get over it. The New York-based company has launched with a new technology that delivers ads on any device using its own proprietary ad-building platform and a coding language the company built from the ground up specifically for digital advertising. Read More

  • Vhoto Launches App Capturing Still Images From Video

    Vhoto Launches App Capturing Still Images From Video

    Taking the perfect picture is tricky (at least for me). I’m famous for being the world’s worst photographer (seriously… there’s an award), but a new app called Vhoto which launched for the iOS may offer a solution to my problems. Read More