• Resy, The App That Lets You Buy A Reservation, Eats Up $2 Million In Seed Funding

    Resy, The App That Lets You Buy A Reservation, Eats Up $2 Million In Seed Funding

    Resy, a New York-based restaurant reservations app looking to go up against OpenTable, has just announced that it has secured $2 million in seed funding to make sure you don’t have to wait to sit in the best restaurants in the city. The round was led by Vayner/RSE and Lerer Ventures, with participation from TomsCapital/Panarea Capital, A-Grade Holdings, Slow Ventures, Ken Austin, and a… Read More

  • Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO Pulled From The App Store

    Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO Pulled From The App Store

    Yo, the simplified messaging app backed by an optimistic $1.5 million in funding, has apparently had it with the clones. The company is now trying to get the parody app YOLO removed from the App Store by filing a complaint with Apple, claiming copyright and trademark infringement. Yo…YOLO? Surely you can see the potential consumer confusion? According to the complaint, Yo founder Or… Read More

  • Nooka Watches Crowdfunds A Cool New Custom Chronograph

    Nooka Watches Crowdfunds A Cool New Custom Chronograph

    Nooka is one of my favorite watch brands. The creator, Matthew Waldman, originally worked for Seiko and then built his own company, creating a unique line of watches that depended on dots and gauges to tell the time and date. His pieces, which prefigured the rise of weirdo watchmakers like Tokyoflash, were geek chic before there was geek chic. Read More

  • SherpaFoundry’s First Startup, Do, Is A Platform For Making Meetings More Productive

    SherpaFoundry’s First Startup, Do, Is A Platform For Making Meetings More Productive

    A new startup, with the simple name Do, hopes to change all that with a platform built to make meeting participants better prepared before they show up, and to keep a more complete record of what transpired for those who were in the meeting and those who couldn’t make it. Read More

  • Shazam Debuts A Mac App That Listens From Your Menu Bar

    Shazam Debuts A Mac App That Listens From Your Menu Bar

    After a partnership with Apple that includes integration in Siri in iOS 8, music identification service Shazam is getting even cosier with Cupertino with a new Mac app available now. The app is free on the Mac App Store, and installs as a menu bar application that runs in the background, listening to the music being played around your computer (or through its speakers) and identifying them via… Read More

  • RockYou Raises $10M In Debt As It Shifts To Buying And Monetizing Existing Games

    RockYou Raises $10M In Debt As It Shifts To Buying And Monetizing Existing Games

    RockYou, once known as a leading social games developer before hitting rough times and making multiple rounds of layoffs, has recently become focused on buying up existing web, social, and mobile games. Today, the company is announcing that it has raised $10 million in debt from FastPay (a firm that makes loans to digital media companies) to continue funding those efforts. Read More

  • Timeful, The Khosla And Kleiner Backed Time Management App, Launches On iOS

    Timeful, The Khosla And Kleiner Backed Time Management App, Launches On iOS

    For months now, there’s been a stealthy buzz around a startup called Timeful. Attracting a nearly $7 million pre-launch Series A round from the likes of Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, and Kleiner Perkins certainly seemed to indicate that the company was onto something interesting, but thus far details on Timeful’s product have been scarce. Today that is finally coming to an… Read More

  • Refresh Updates Its Mobile Dossier App And Adds A Web View

    Refresh Updates Its Mobile Dossier App And Adds A Web View

    Refresh, the mobile app that helps make you smarter at meetings, has refined its look and feel in an effort to make its users even more efficient. It’s also launching a web app that will enable users to find out more about the people they’re meeting even when they’re not on the go. Read More

  • Closely Is Another Way To Keep Tabs On Where Your Close Buddies Are At

    Closely Is Another Way To Keep Tabs On Where Your Close Buddies Are At

    A German startup that’s built a mobile location-based network for families, called Familonet, which includes an automatic location notification feature is launching a spin-off side project app targeting small groups of friends or co-workers who might find it similarly useful to be automatically informed of each others’ whereabouts. The new app, currently in beta on Google Play… Read More

  • Holiday Events Booking Platform, GetYourGuide, Pulls In Another $25M To “Landgrab” New Markets

    Holiday Events Booking Platform, GetYourGuide, Pulls In Another $25M To “Landgrab” New Markets

    Holiday attractions booking startup, GetYourGuide, has taken in another chunk of outside investment — announcing today that it’s closed a $25 million Series B round, led by prior investors Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners. Read More