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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  • Outernet Joins The Space Race For Internet Accessibility

    Outernet Joins The Space Race For Internet Accessibility

    The space race to launch satellites providing internet coverage to the roughly 4 billion people living in unconnected or nominally connected communities around the world is no longer just the purview of billionaire moguls and the world’s biggest Internet companies. Read More

  • Wealthfront Now Manages More Than $2 Billion In Client Assets

    Wealthfront Now Manages More Than $2 Billion In Client Assets

    Wealthfront, the automated investment services company that competes with traditional financial advisory behemoths like Fidelity, has today crossed the $2 billion mark in terms of assets managed. The achievement for a company, which one year ago was managing approximately $500 million in client assets, is impressive, and it makes Wealthfront the first in its space to rake in that much… Read More

  • Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    Derek Jeter, Budding Media Mogul, On Launching The Players’ Tribune

    As his new company, The Players’ Tribune, plots its course toward dominance in the sports media market after its official launch on Tuesday, Derek Jeter gives us his thoughts on his company and the transition from iconic athlete to startup entrepreneur in the email interview below. Since Jeter took his final bow in Yankee pinstripes, the former shortstop has been working to reinvent… Read More

  • Blue Jeans Partners With The Players’ Tribune For Primetime Service

    Blue Jeans Partners With The Players’ Tribune For Primetime Service

    Newly launched sports portal, The Players’ Tribune, the first-person multimedia site for athletes to tell their own stories (and Derek Jeter’s second act after a storied baseball career), is partnering with Blue Jeans Network to craft new video and multimedia content. Jeter’s site will use the company’s new “Primetime” technology in its site to provide… Read More

  • True Facet Raises $1.7 Million For Its Secondhand Jewelry Marketplace

    True Facet Raises $1.7 Million For Its Secondhand Jewelry Marketplace

    As Valentine’s Day approaches TrueFacet is looking to expand its onlline marketplace for secondhand jewelry with $1.7 million in fresh financing. Backing the company’s vision of a transparent market for secondhand jewelry are a slew of well known investors. Maveron, Social Leverage, Founders Coop and Trilogy out of Seattle have all bought in to it’s founder’s vision of… Read More

  • NodeSource Raises $3 Million To Build New Programming Tools

    NodeSource Raises $3 Million To Build New Programming Tools

    NodeSource, a corporate software development toolkit for the node.js programming language, has raised $3 million in seed financing. Money for the round came from Crosslink Capital and Resolute Ventures and it’s yet another sign that distributed architectures are becoming de rigueur for businesses. Read More

  • The Rounds Updates Its Network For Canadian Physicians

    The Rounds Updates Its Network For Canadian Physicians

    The Rounds, the network for doctors that’s Canada’s answer to Doximity, has upgraded its services with a slew of new features. Compliant with both U.S. and Canadian standards, The Rounds is a way for doctors around the country to collaborate and share information. As part of the update, the company is offering a service that lets doctors on the network set up their own… Read More

  • ALICE Raises $3 Million For Its Hotel Management And Guest Services App

    ALICE Raises $3 Million For Its Hotel Management And Guest Services App

    A newly launched mobile app called ALICE is looking to make dealing with hotel staff a lot easier for both guests and hotel management after its $3 million seed financing. For guests, ALICE is like a concierge and front desk service in your pocket. Guests staying at hotels that are using the app, simply download it upon check-in (or before with a prompt from ALICE), and then have a… Read More

  • Webaroo Looks For Act Two With The Mobile Collaboration App Teamchat

    Webaroo Looks For Act Two With The Mobile Collaboration App Teamchat

    Joining the ranks of Yammer, Convo, et al. is the new service Teamchat, launched by a long-in-the-tooth startup Webaroo, now looking for its second act. Read More

  • Clyp Wants To Be An Imgur For Sound

    Clyp Wants To Be An Imgur For Sound

    Meet Clyp, the app that bills itself as an imgur for sound files. Founded by two University of Texas graduates, Clyp has blown up since its launch in 2013 with 825,000 unique users playing with the app. The two founders William Tyson Ferguson and Jordan Patapoff met at uShip, the online transportation marketplace in Austin. Clyp isn’t the entrepreneurs first stab at creating a business. Read More

  • StartX Looks To Boost Its Investment Program

    StartX Looks To Boost Its Investment Program

    The non-profit business accelerator StartX has expanded its investment staff as it looks to place more bets into graduates of its Stanford-affiliated program. Founded by a Stanford alum, housed minutes from the university’s Palo Alto campus, and operating a venture capital fund backed by Stanford money, StartX can be seen as the off campus accelerator for dozens of Stanford’s… Read More

  • CrunchBase And Compass Partner To Rank Global Startup Ecosystems

    CrunchBase And Compass Partner To Rank Global Startup Ecosystems

    Our data and analytics loving sister company CrunchBase is partnering with Compass (the minds behind the 2012 Startup Genome Project) on a new study to provide a taxonomy for global startup ecosystems. The two are collaborating on a new survey of startups worldwide to measure the development of startup and entrepreneurial culture against 40 other international hubs. Three years ago, the… Read More

  • Say Goodbye To Meters And Garages With Spot

    Say Goodbye To Meters And Garages With Spot

    Spot, the new mobile parking app from Boston-based Spot Park, began in 2013 when Braden Golub saw 10 unused parking spots in his apartment’s garage. Golub, who’d gotten back from feeding a meter to cover his fiancée’s parking near his place in Boston. A former employee at RentalBeast, a Boston real estate startup, Golub knew there had to be a better way to make use of… Read More

  • 99Taxis Raises “Significant” New Cash From Tiger Global

    99Taxis Raises “Significant” New Cash From Tiger Global

    Brazilian mobile phone taxi hailing application developer 99Taxis has raised what investors and the company’s chief executive are calling a “significant” new round from the international investment management firm, Tiger Global Management. The Series A investment from Tiger Global is at least that firm’s fourth investment in mobile taxi booking applications… Read More

  • Accel Chooses “A” And “B” With UserTesting’s $45.5 Million Round

    Accel Chooses “A” And “B” With UserTesting’s $45.5 Million Round

    When rolling out a new product, or making changes to an old one, companies can spend thousands of dollars on testing to ensure that customers actually like the app, device, gizmo, gadget or service. It’s a multi-million dollar industry, and one that hasn’t taken full advantage of remote technologies. Well, UserTesting aims to change that and has raised $45.5 million in financing… Read More

  • New Loan Refinancing Tool And $17M Round Shows The Importance Of Earnest

    New Loan Refinancing Tool And $17M Round Shows The Importance Of Earnest

    Startup lender Earnest has launched a student loan refinancing service offering loans with annual payment rates as low as 1.9%. The flexible loans, with options to change the rates of repayment at automatically reduced rates can save college students roughly $12,500 on average. The technology has attracted attention from investors, with a new $17 million series A round of funding. Read More

  • UPDATE: TechStars Ventures Raises $150 Million As It Expands Into Series A Investments

    UPDATE: TechStars Ventures Raises $150 Million As It Expands Into Series A Investments

    Update: This post has been updated to reflect the scope of Techstars Ventures’ investments.  The fund will back not only graduates of its accelerator program, but also companies founded by mentors and former mentors. Techstars has raised $150 million for its latest vehicle, Techstars Ventures (formerly known as Bullet Time Ventures) as it expands from seed into Series A… Read More

  • Prosper Marketplace Buys American Healthcare Lending For $21 Million

    Prosper Marketplace Buys American Healthcare Lending For $21 Million

    Online lending company Prosper Marketplace has agreed to buy American Healthcare Lending in a $21 million deal to further diversify its lending platform. Salt Lake City-based American Healthcare is a network that gives doctors and other healthcare providers the ability to offer loans to patients for elective medical procedures at their offices. “This acquisition is an important part of… Read More

  • Colu Aims To Bring Blockchain Technology Everywhere

    Colu Aims To Bring Blockchain Technology Everywhere

    Since its inception, investors have looked at the blockchain technology that powers Bitcoin’s cryptocurrency as a new platform to bring a new level of trust to real world transactions. Now, Colu, a Tel Aviv-based startup has launched to develop a platform to make that vision a reality. Colu is developing technology to enable programmers to access colored coins and Bitcoin 2.0… Read More

  • Automating The RFP Process Nets Scout RFP $2.75 Million

    Automating The RFP Process Nets Scout RFP $2.75 Million

    Requesting, bidding, sorting and pitching new projects is a pain in the keister for most businesses. It’s a lengthy, time-consuming process still beset with reams of paperwork. At least, that’s the way the folks at Scout RFP look at it and at least some investors agree with them. The company has raised $2.75 million in seed financing from New Enterprise Associates, with… Read More