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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  • SecondMarket Sets Up Transfer Facilities For Startups To Manage Secondary Sales

    SecondMarket Sets Up Transfer Facilities For Startups To Manage Secondary Sales

    SecondMarket, the secondary transaction manager whose involvement in Facebook’s pre-public offering fire sale of shares arguably hurt the social network’s eventual initial offering, is now launching a new product to put more control over secondary sales in the hands of startups. Read More

  • New Boston Program For A Startup Factory Links Seasoned Entrepreneurs With New Recruits

    New Boston Program For A Startup Factory Links Seasoned Entrepreneurs With New Recruits

    A new program from the Boston-based big data co-working space hack/reduce is looking to pair experienced serial entrepreneurs with young talent from the Boston community. The initiative, developed in conjunction with the Boston-based venture firm FKA Ventures (the technology firm formerly known as Atlas Ventures — and whose partner Chris Lynch is a co-founder of the space), will… Read More

  • Aspiration’s Growth Shows The Appetite For More Financial Services

    Aspiration’s Growth Shows The Appetite For More Financial Services

    Defying its critics and building on the success of players like Wealthfront and Betterment, Aspiration, the new money management firm launched by Andrei Cherny, is off to a roaring start. The company has 700 customers paying for its initial wealth management product and has received $2 million to manage for its clients. Read More

  • Introducing The TC Network And Editorial Calendar Crunch Network

    Introducing The TC Network And Editorial Calendar

    The Internet has always been about experimentation, collaboration and communication. It was designed to erase the physical and intellectual boundaries that separate us by making communication effortless and nearly instantaneous. At its core, that vision of collaboration remains very much a part of the connected experience. Here at TechCrunch, we share that notion of collaboration and open… Read More

  • As Internal Threats Rise, Investors Back New Security Tech

    As Internal Threats Rise, Investors Back New Security Tech

    Amid this steady drumbeat of technology breaches and security snafus, venture capitalists have spent roughly $6.5 billion on new technologies to combat this menace, according to CrunchBase data. The latest company to benefit from this deluge of dollars, and the one that addresses the issue of bad actors inside corporate networks most directly, is HyTrust, which closed on $25 million. Read More

  • General Assembly And 500 Startups Partner For Accelerator Prep Program

    General Assembly And 500 Startups Partner For Accelerator Prep Program

    General Assembly and 500 Startups are putting their collective heads together to provide an accelerator prep program designed for alumnae of the GA’s curriculum. The month long program is taking applications now and will give capital and training to companies that include at least one graduate of a General Assembly immersive or part-time course or online circuit. Read More

  • 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

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