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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  • Caremerge Aims To Help Coordinate Elder Care Communications

    Caremerge Aims To Help Coordinate Elder Care Communications

    As the U.S. population ages, more technology is coming online to help manage care for the elderly, a group long neglected by the tech sector. Among the many apps that are dealing with aging and healthcare is Caremerge, which aims to provide unified communications between family members, doctors, and other designated caregivers about the health of older patients. The company recently raised… Read More

  • Bulking Up 4x Video Capabilities NeuLion Buys DivX For $62.5 Million

    Bulking Up 4x Video Capabilities NeuLion Buys DivX For $62.5 Million

    NeuLion, a provider of live and on-demand content for the web, has bought DivX LLC, a provider of digital video distribution technologies in a cash and stock deal worth at least $62.5 million. The Plainview, NY-based company, which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange, will bulk up its ability to distribute 4K video and “over-the-top” services with the acquisition of San… Read More

  • 7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015

    7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015

    From cloud wars to the certainty that there will be hacks, venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and (in public markets anyway) triumph for the startup world. Here are the visions that the general partners, managing directors and partners from firms such as NEA, IVP, Cue Ball Group,General Catalyst Partners and MDV have when they gaze into their crystal balls. Read More

  • Ford And Life360 Partner On App To Curb Distracted Driving

    Ford And Life360 Partner On App To Curb Distracted Driving

    Texting or talking on the phone while driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., according to recent data. Now Ford is partnering with the family location services startup Life360 on a new tool which could help  reduce distractions on the road. Ford is the first automaker to offer in-car use of Life360 and its new “Drive Mode” feature… Read More

  • Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

    Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

    Lending startups are en vogue this year, with LendingClub and OnDeck planting the flag for the industry in public markets (and offering healthy returns to investors). But there’s a crop of other lenders and service providers waiting in the wings, like Biz2Credit, which just received a $250 million commitment from investment firm Direct Lending Investments. Read More

  • The Future Of Wearable Technology Is In The Enterprise (At Least For Now)

    The Future Of Wearable Technology Is In The Enterprise (At Least For Now)

    The first iteration of Google Glass was a flop with consumers (almost from the beginning), most wearables ultimately go unworn, and even boosters bemoan the state of the current wearable market for consumers. Amid all the gloom there’s one trillion dollar bright-spot for the wearable marketplace. From the voice activated communication and logistics devices made by Theatro, to the… Read More

  • Everplans Raises New Cash To Expand Its End-Of-Life Planning Services

    Everplans Raises New Cash To Expand Its End-Of-Life Planning Services

    Everplans, the online service that helps people plan for the only certainty in life besides taxes, has raised new cash to bring to market a product for financial advisers and service providers in the new year. “We launched the product to consumers and we started to get calls from financial advisers, and insurers,” says Everplans co-founder and chief executive Abby Schneiderman. Read More

  • All Day Raises $2 Million To Be A Media Portal For The Twitter Generation

    All Day Raises $2 Million To Be A Media Portal For The Twitter Generation

    Would-be media moguls take heart: with nothing more than a Twitter handle and a dream, you can raise capital to become the next Vice or Vox Media Group, or Buzzfeed. All it takes is a knack for viral content, 2.15 million followers on your marquee Twitter account, and a core team of (incredibly) young social media entrepreneurs. Then you too could be raising $2 million from investors… Read More

  • Innovation And Investment In 3D Printing Surges

    Innovation And Investment In 3D Printing Surges

    Although the technology hasn’t yet lived up to its hype as the harbinger of a new industrial revolution, investments in 3D printing technology have surged in 2014. Last year, spending on 3D printing and additive manufacturing hit $3.07 billion dollars, according to a report from industry analyst group Wohlers Associates. That number is projected to reach $12.8 billion by 2018, and… Read More

  • [Update] Lending Club IPO Shows The Profit Potential For Financial Technology Investments

    [Update] Lending Club IPO Shows The Profit Potential For Financial Technology Investments

    Lending Club’s $5.4 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange is more than just the largest IPO for a U.S.-based tech company this year, it’s also planting the flag for an entire ecosystem of startup companies engaged in overturning the ways in which the world deals with money. “This is not some narrow addressable market, it’s trillions of dollars… Read More

  • BuildDirect Raises $50 Million For Its Online Home Improvement Marketplace

    BuildDirect Raises $50 Million For Its Online Home Improvement Marketplace

    Taking the big box home improvement center online and adding an element of the online marketplace has netted Canadian startup BuildDirect $50 million in fresh financing. The company raised the new money from new and existing investors including Mohr Davidow Ventures, and the Canadian investment firms OMERS Ventures and BMO Capital Markets. BuildDirect will use the money to expand its… Read More

  • [Update] Turning Unwanted Goods Into New Sales, Optoro Raises $50 Million

    [Update] Turning Unwanted Goods Into New Sales, Optoro Raises $50 Million

    Optoro has raised $40 million to expand its business turning the rejected and disused purchases of our voraciously hyper-consumer culture into new sales for businesses. Read More

  • TrackMaven Raises $14 Million For Its Marketing Monitoring Service

    TrackMaven Raises $14 Million For Its Marketing Monitoring Service

    Online, everyone can watch you click… and startup TrackMaven has raised $14 million in equity and debt for its service to help marketers make sense of all that clicking. The Washington-based company raised $8 million in new financing from investors from returning investors New Enterprise Associates and Bowery Capital and $6 million in debt from Silicon Valley Bank. TrackMaven… Read More

  • Fintech Collective Leverages Investor Network To Back Investment Networking Firm Openfolio

    Fintech Collective Leverages Investor Network To Back Investment Networking Firm Openfolio

    For the New York-based financial technology investment firm Fintech Collective, investments are always better with a little help from friends. Social investment networking and data analysis startup Openfolio’s $1.8 million seed financing had help from the firm’s syndicate of limited partners and contacts. Read More

  • As Public Markets Beckon, Lending Startups Raise Over $1 Billion In 2014

    As Public Markets Beckon, Lending Startups Raise Over $1 Billion In 2014

    If investors continue to funnel money into online lending companies at their current pace, 2014 may be the year that startup lenders finally break the bank — or at least banking’s hold on the lending market. The imminent public offerings of LendingClub and OnDeck Capital show that markets have embraced the non-bank lending business, and private investors have taken notice… Read More

  • Bitreserve Brings Bitcoin To The Gold Standard

    Bitreserve Brings Bitcoin To The Gold Standard

    The bitcoin-based financial services company Bitreserve is merging one of the newest innovations in currency with the world’s oldest. Through the institutional precious metals trading house Gold Bullion International, Bitreserve has created a new gold standard, linking its bitcoin currency exchange and payment services with gold. Now, using Bitreserve, customers can hold gold in… Read More

  • Pathgather Raises Looks To Bring Social Networking To Learning Management

    Pathgather Raises Looks To Bring Social Networking To Learning Management

    Companies feeling they aren’t getting enough out of their learning management systems now have a new tool that may help with the recent financing and launch of Pathgather. In the learning management space roughly 61% of companies that use services are looking to change them, according to Eric Duffy, Pathgather’s chief executive officer. “I got started on this on the… Read More

  • Crowdfund Your Next Lawsuit With LexShares

    Crowdfund Your Next Lawsuit With LexShares

    There’s a new service in New York that’s angling to let litigants in certain types of cases crowdfund their lawsuits against bigger, better-funded competitors. Private equity financing of lawsuits in certain corporate cases has existed for several years, although the idea of funding a legal campaign for a return on investment is still in its infancy. The founders of LexShares… Read More

  • Bipsync Has A Research Management Tool For Hedge Funders

    Bipsync Has A Research Management Tool For Hedge Funders

    Danny Donado spent years working for a hedge fund bemoaning the lack of a good document and research management tool that he could use to organize and share the copious notes he was making on potential deals, so finally he built one. Donado launched Bipsync so other hedge funders wouldn’t have to. The former Miura Global employee initially used Evernote, Dropbox, and Salesforce to manage… Read More

  • Cognical Provides Online Payment Options For The Underbanked

    Cognical Provides Online Payment Options For The Underbanked

    Just in time for the holidays, a service called Zibby is launching to give the underbanked and thin-file or underwater credit applicants a way to buy white goods online. Cognical, the company behind the Zibby payment option is the brain-child of 37-year-old Brandon Wright and his wunderkind chief technology officer, the 23-year-old Chinedu Eleanya, is angling to make it easier for consumers… Read More