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. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Essence Group Holdings Raises $71 Million For Population Health Management Services

    Essence Group Holdings Raises $71 Million For Population Health Management Services

    Essence Group Holdings Corp., the parent company of health management services provider Lumeris, has raised $71 million in a round of financing announced today. In all, the company has raised some $141 million as it seeks to sell services to health care organizations still struggling with the regulatory shifts wrought by the Affordable Care Act. Chiefly, the government has forced insurance… Read More

  • Designed For A Different Runner, Tracksmith Launches  With $1.6 Million

    Designed For A Different Runner, Tracksmith Launches With $1.6 Million

    Tracksmith, a new running apparel company, has raised $1.6 million in its first round of institutional funding to bring modern technology and classic styling to running gear. The company’s mission, envisioned by Matt Taylor and Luke Scheybeler, is to re-connect the sport to its storied past while looking forward to what the sport could be in the future. Taylor, an avid runner who… Read More

  • LittleBits Goes Brick And Mortar As It Joins The Internet Of Things

    LittleBits Goes Brick And Mortar As It Joins The Internet Of Things

    The electronics kit manufacturer littleBits is taking its next steps to make everyone into an engineer and designer — now with the Internet of Things. The company has begun selling its cloudBit and Cloud Starter Bundle for making any littleBits device web-enabled and is announcing a partnership with RadioShack, which becomes the company’s first brick-and-mortar… Read More

  • Restaurant Tablet Provider E La Carte Opens Up To Outside Developers

    Restaurant Tablet Provider E La Carte Opens Up To Outside Developers

    Already providing an interactive tablet for every table to give Applebee’s diners an alternative way to order, pay for food, and amuse themselves with social games, the electronic restaurant management and gaming hardware and software developer, E la Carte, is now opening up its platform to outside developers. The company wants to enable any app developer or company to be able to… Read More

  • Security Software Service Firm EdgeWave Raises $11M

    Security Software Service Firm EdgeWave Raises $11M

    EdgeWave, which sells infsecurity software and services, has raised $11 million in equity and debt financing to boost sales and marketing efforts for its technology. The company, originally financed through a special purpose acquisition company called Sandhill IT, initially focused on content monitoring and management. With the 2010 acquisition of a company called Red Condor, EdgeWave began… Read More

  • Tackling Food Safety And Supply Chain Issues, ICix Raises $25 Million

    Tackling Food Safety And Supply Chain Issues, ICix Raises $25 Million

    Tainted peanut butter, rotten eggs, bacteria-ridden fruits and vegetables, and chemically compromised merchandise are literally the spoils of the globalization of industry, and the bane of the big businesses that sell most people the food they eat and products they buy. For years, companies promised to manage and monitor the process of provisioning for global retailers with tools that would… Read More

  • Knicks Star Carmelo Anthony Launches Venture Firm

    Knicks Star Carmelo Anthony Launches Venture Firm

    After scoring a new contract worth over $122 million with the N.Y. Knicks, NBA star Carmelo Anthony is looking to take a different kind of shot — starting a venture capital firm. Anthony and longtime NBC and Bertelsmann executive Stuart Goldfarb are launching their new investment firm, M7 Tech Partners, with an inaugural investment in the children’s media company Hullabalu… Read More

  • The Brandery Accelerator Launches Its Latest Class

    The Brandery Accelerator Launches Its Latest Class

    The Brandery, one of the top ten accelerator programs in the U.S., has accepted its latest clutch of startups, and they’re pretty interesting. The class included companies developing products ranging from a location-based iPhone app that’s looking to make Yelp hyperlocal on mobile devices, a company making a wearable device programming toolkit, to a water use sensor and mobile app… Read More

  • UserTesting Launches Peek, A Free Service For Basic User Testing

    UserTesting Launches Peek, A Free Service For Basic User Testing

    UserTesting, a provider of user testing services for web and mobile apps, has launched a free version of basic user testing services called Peek. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company, which is backed by investors including Kern Whelan Capital, has brought the Peek service out of beta to give developers, designers and marketers a way to see real people using their website, mobile app, or… Read More

  • Investors Cash Out Of Payment Technology Startups

    Investors Cash Out Of Payment Technology Startups

    Even as a clutch of new payment technology companies including Zooz Mobile and Plastiq announce new financing rounds today, it seems like investors are no longer paying out for payment companies. Over the past three quarters, the number of venture-backed payments companies has declined, tumbling from 59 startups in the third quarter of 2013 to just 41 companies in the second quarter of 2014. Read More

  • Conversocial Adds $5 Million For Its Social Media Customer Service Toolkit

    Conversocial Adds $5 Million For Its Social Media Customer Service Toolkit

    A large volume of customer service transactions is happening through social media these days, with roughly 10% of customer service requests coming through various platforms like Facebook or Twitter, according to the hosted customer service social media toolkit provider, Conversocial. Indeed, managing these hundreds of thousands of tweets and posts coming through social media has earned… Read More

  • Harnessing Big Data For Social Good, YC-Backed Nonprofit Bayes Impact Launches

    Harnessing Big Data For Social Good, YC-Backed Nonprofit Bayes Impact Launches

    Andrew Jiang, Paul Duan and Eric Liu, the three founders of Y Combinator’s latest nonprofit, Bayes Impact, aren’t your typical entrepreneurs. The three data scientists had previously worked on some of the toughest problems facing all technology companies in the Internet era — how to get more people to click on more stuff. But in recent years they’d turned their… Read More

  • Captricity Raises $10 Million To End The Paper Chase

    Captricity Raises $10 Million To End The Paper Chase

    The road to Captricity’s latest $10 million financing from Atlas Ventures began nearly 10,000 miles away in the AIDS clinics of Tanzania. Read More

  • NEA Backs BetterDoctor’s Quest To Develop Tools To Find A Better Doctor

    NEA Backs BetterDoctor’s Quest To Develop Tools To Find A Better Doctor

    For Ari Tulla, the chief executive officer in NEA’s newest portfolio company, BetterDoctor, the decision to launch a company was a matter of more than just money. Almost ten years ago, Tulla’s wife began treatment for a serious illness. At the time the couple was living in Europe and spent months looking for a doctor, when Tulla’s job with Nokia took him to the U.S. they had… Read More

  • FiveStars Launches Automated Coupon Delivery Service For Small Businesses

    FiveStars Launches Automated Coupon Delivery Service For Small Businesses

    Culminating what the executive team at the automated customer rewards management service provider FiveStars calls three years of development work, the company is launching its latest feature — AutoPilot. The new product FiveStars is selling automates the distribution of coupons and discounts based on a customers’ previous purchasing behavior at a store. The new feature rolls up… Read More

  • Wiper Launches Its Secure Messaging App With $2.5 Million In Seed Funding

    Wiper Launches Its Secure Messaging App With $2.5 Million In Seed Funding

    Privacy concerns over who’s listening, collating and collecting our phone calls, emails, and web history have reached levels that would make for a great Thomas Pynchon novel, if truth weren’t so much stranger than fiction. Today’s paranoid novelists (and the web surfing public) have to keep up with real-life concerns over the National Security Agency, Google’s… Read More

  • Landscape Mobile Launches Sight, Raises Seed Round To Visually Archive Articles

    Landscape Mobile Launches Sight, Raises Seed Round To Visually Archive Articles

    The good folks at the new Beijing and San Francisco-based startup Landscape Mobile have launched Sight today, an app that makes it easier to organize articles on mobile devices. Copying and pasting on mobile devices is a huge pain in the caboose, and Sight solves that problem by allowing users to take a screen shot of whatever they’re reading through the Sight app (available on iOS… Read More

  • Investments In The UK Surge To Nearly $1B As London Is Calling

    Investments In The UK Surge To Nearly $1B As London Is Calling

    London’s TechCrunch invasion is coming to an end, but the rollick wrought by our roving band of reporters is nothing compared to the party that startups and investors are having in Shoreditch and Camden town these days. For the first half of the year, investors have poured nearly $1 billion into UK-based startups. In all $911 million has been invested in the UK, up from $362 million in… Read More

  • Salesforce Buys Big Data Startup RelateIQ For Up To $390M

    Salesforce Buys Big Data Startup RelateIQ For Up To $390M

    The motto at Salesforce.com seems to be if you can’t beat them, buy them. This time the exact target of Salesforce.com’s $390 million desires is the scrappy startup RelateIQ, which uses searches of unstructured data from email, social networks, and calendars to automate large portions of the sales process. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company raised a significant $40 million… Read More

  • Normal Makes Headphones 3D-Printed To Your Ear

    Normal Makes Headphones 3D-Printed To Your Ear

    Hello, world. Meet Normal, the customized, high-end earphone manufacturer that’s looking to bring 3D printing to the mass market. From its offices and manufacturing facility in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, Normal is looking to sell $199 customized ear buds made to the shape of an individual’s ear. Read More