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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  • Netshow.me, Brazil’s Answer To StageIt, Raises Seed Round

    Netshow.me, Brazil’s Answer To StageIt, Raises Seed Round

    Tired of ticket fees, sweaty seething masses of teeming humanity, clubs that smell of body odor and stale beer, and concerts that sell out before you can even take out your credit card? Well, if you live in Brazil, Netshow.me has a solution for you. The company is offering an online concert service for artists and musicians, much like StageIt, and has just raised a seed round of financing. Read More

  • Waggl Raises $1.1 Million With A New Take On Enterprise Messaging And Polling

    Waggl Raises $1.1 Million With A New Take On Enterprise Messaging And Polling

    A new San Francisco-based startup has raised $1.1 million in seed financing with a new take on messaging and polling for businesses. The company takes its name from the informative dance that bees in a hive conduct to communicate with their fellows. At Waggl, executives can post queries to their employees for internal discussion through the service, and then have users determine what… Read More

  • Ambri Raises $35 Million For A New Approach To Grid-Scale Power Storage

    Ambri Raises $35 Million For A New Approach To Grid-Scale Power Storage

    The use of renewable energy is growing in the U.S., but its adoption has put pressure on old, overtaxed power grids. The intermittency of wind and solar power means that transmission systems need to find a way to store the energy generated from renewables to provide predictable power for grid operators. Read More

  • Protecting Against CyberAttacks Through Social Networks, ZeroFOX Raises $11 Million

    Protecting Against CyberAttacks Through Social Networks, ZeroFOX Raises $11 Million

    Anyone can be anyone on social networks. It’s part of the allure of sites like Facebook and Twitter. They enable self-expression, but increasingly the ability to assume any identity online is being used by hackers to get sensitive data from consumers and businesses. Looking to address that threat, Baltimore-based ZeroFOX has launched with $11 million in financing led by NEA and including… Read More

  • Here’s The Latest From ERA DemoDay

    Here’s The Latest From ERA DemoDay

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) held its Winter 2014┬ádemo day today with another ten new startups on stage dancing for a group of would-be new investors.┬áCompanies ranged from a juicing kit delivery service to a language training service for foreign employees at multinational companies. Here’s a full list of all of the presenting companies from today’s… Read More

  • EdTech Company Connected Sparks Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Fund Lyka’s Journey

    EdTech Company Connected Sparks Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Fund Lyka’s Journey

    An alien robot named Lyka has landed on Indiegogo with a campaign to educate the children of earth about technology, science, engineering, and the environment. The project is the first effort from New York-based multimedia education technology and toy development company Connected Sparks. Based on the travels of an itinerant robot named Lyka who comes to Earth after her own planet is ravaged… Read More

  • API and Analytics Co. Apigee Closes $60 Million Round As Public Offering Looms

    API and Analytics Co. Apigee Closes $60 Million Round As Public Offering Looms

    Looking ahead to a potential public offering in the next year the application program interface and analytics services company Apigee has raised an additional $60 million in late stage financing. APIs are one of the engines driving today’s integrated digital economy, allowing different applications from different companies to work together to provide more value to users. They began in… Read More

  • DFJ, T. Rowe Price Prescribe Another $54 Million For Doximity

    DFJ, T. Rowe Price Prescribe Another $54 Million For Doximity

    Doximity, the largest professional network for the healthcare industry in the U.S., has received a new prescription for future growth with $54 million in fresh financing from investors including T. Rowe Price and the venture capital firm DFJ. Read More

  • Aquifi Changes The Computing Interface With A Wave Of The Hand

    Aquifi Changes The Computing Interface With A Wave Of The Hand

    After three years in stealth mode, the magicians behind the motion capture technology that powers Microsoft’s Kinect, are launching Aquifi, the next step in their development of motion capture technology. With backing from Benchmark Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s top tier venture capital firms, and a host of heavy-hitting individual investors, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Aquifi has… Read More

  • Wanderful Media Raises $14.5 Million Bringing Newspaper Circulars To Mobile Phones

    Wanderful Media Raises $14.5 Million Bringing Newspaper Circulars To Mobile Phones

    Circulars (the advertising inserts with coupons from local retailers) are still critical to revenues for local newspapers. In an effort to bring them into the digital age, a consortium of some of the largest media conglomerates are investing another $14.5 million into Wanderful Media, to bring them to mobile devices. The new round brings Wanderful’s total funding to over $50 million… Read More

  • “Instagram For Doctors” App Figure 1 Updates With New Features

    “Instagram For Doctors” App Figure 1 Updates With New Features

    Figure 1, the photo and information sharing service for the medical profession, is taking the next step in its evolution to become an image-based social network for physicians. Yesterday the company quietly launched a new version of its photo and information sharing service, which gives users the ability to create more robust profiles of themselves and create groups around institutions or… Read More

  • Warburg Pincus Buys Compensation Software Service PayScale For Up To $100 Million

    Warburg Pincus Buys Compensation Software Service PayScale For Up To $100 Million

    Making its fourth acquisition of a technology company in fewer than three weeks, private equity investment firm Warburg Pincus is announcing that it has bought compensation software services vendor PayScale in a deal worth up to $100 million. In the 14 years since its launch in 2000, PayScale has developed a massive database of individual compensation profiles, containing salary information on… Read More

  • Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

    Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

    Fixya, the site that gives do-it-yourselfers tips for fixing broken stuff, is launching a new service aimed at connecting local repair shops and service providers with people in need of assistance. “We created this program as more of a funnel. So here’s a way for a small business to generate traffic for themselves and get traction in their local areas,” says Fixya chief… Read More

  • Building A Software Toolkit For Financial Services Nets Tradier $3.1 Million

    Building A Software Toolkit For Financial Services Nets Tradier $3.1 Million

    Tradier‘s chief executive Dan Raju has spent the past few years pursuing a singular vision — giving developers a toolkit to build trading platforms and financial services apps that easily integrate with brokerages and stock markets. Now, with $3.1 million in Series A financing from Devonshire Investors, an investment arm of Fidelity Investments, Raju says he has the firepower he… Read More

  • Virtuix Steps Into $3 Million For Its Virtual Reality-Linked, Omni-Directional Treadmill

    Virtuix Steps Into $3 Million For Its Virtual Reality-Linked, Omni-Directional Treadmill

    Expanding the experience of virtual reality gaming has landed the omni-directional treadmill manufacturer Virtuix $3 million in its first institutional financing. Banking on the company’s premise that it can make the experience of virtual reality gaming more immersive, new investors including Mark Cuban, Scentan Ventures, Maveron, Scout Ventures, Partech Ventures, StartCaps Ventures… Read More

  • ShopKeep’s Point Of Sale Software Rings Up $25 Million

    ShopKeep’s Point Of Sale Software Rings Up $25 Million

    With its latest $25 million financing, ShopKeep POS has come a long way from being the cobbled together point of sale software service for a single wine shop in Brooklyn’s leafy Ft. Greene neighborhood. The company’s history began six years ago with Jason Richelson’s frustration over finding a good enough point of sales software to run his expanding empire of wine shops… Read More

  • Synack Raises $7.5 Million Putting Bounties On IT Security Threats

    Synack Raises $7.5 Million Putting Bounties On IT Security Threats

    Security company Synack has a proposition for the hackers of the world. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company is putting a bounty out on the network and data security threats a business could face and will pay the best hackers to uncover them. It’s a new approach to the omnipresent issue of how businesses can best secure their data and networks, and one that has netted the company… Read More

  • Parchment Launches College Recommendation Engine So Applicants Can Hedge Their Bets

    Parchment Launches College Recommendation Engine So Applicants Can Hedge Their Bets

    Hello, high school juniors. Stressed about graduation next year? Nervous about getting into college? Well Matthew Pittinsky, co-founder of the online education giant Blackboard and current chief executive at Parchment, has some advice for you: Treat your college applications like you would a stock portfolio and hedge your bets. And you can even use a new tool from Parchment to do so. Read More

  • Codecademy Moves To Be A One-Stop-Shop For Programming Education

    Codecademy Moves To Be A One-Stop-Shop For Programming Education

    Since its launch two years ago Codecademy has become synonymous with online education for basic computer programming. In that time, the company says it’s learned a few things itself and today launched a newly redesigned website with an enhanced framework for teaching more than just the nuts and bolts of programming. In some ways it’s the company’s attempt to transform itself… Read More

  • Tactus Exclusive Touch Display Demo

    New Details On Tactus’ Funding

    On the heels of its announcement with Wistron last week, Tactus chief executive Craig Ciesla stopped by TechCrunch to talk about its future plans. Ciesla said that the company raised $13.5 million in its Series B round, with Thomvest Ventures as the lead investor, with Ryoyo, Wistron and other undisclosed strategic and financial investors participating. Ciesla says that the company is using… Read More