• European Entrepreneurs Step Up To The Ice Bucket Challenge

    European Entrepreneurs Step Up To The Ice Bucket Challenge

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has wended it’s way around the world and is now gradually hitting the European tech startup community. After a little encouragement from my own attempt the duly nominated Alicia Navarro, cofounder and CEO of Skimlinks in London went and had almost her entire team dowsed in ice water (for which she donated money to ALS and the Malala Fund. Read More

  • Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    As a big sports fan, I know fans love their teams with an unbridled passion and they may drive their friends who don’t share their view a little crazy by filling their social feeds with commentary on the latest game. For like-minded fans, this is great fun, but for your other friends, not so much. What if you could engage with just your sports-fan friends in a social network just for you? Read More

  • Madison Reed Now Sends The Salon To You

    Madison Reed Now Sends The Salon To You

    Madison Reed, the startup that provides online ordering for professional grade at-home hair color kits is now bringing the salon to your door, too. It’s launching “Color to You” today to let you order a stylist to come wherever you want them to and do the coloring for you. It works like this – a professional colorist (or ‘Colorista’ as Madison Reed prefers… Read More

  • Hightower Raises $6.5M Series A For Its Commercial Real Estate Platform

    Hightower Raises $6.5M Series A For Its Commercial Real Estate Platform

    Hightower, a “command center for commercial real estate,” today announced that it has raised a $6.5 million Series A round led by its existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital. Previous investors RRE Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, David Tisch, Lee Linden and Brandon Shorenstein also participated in this round, which comes just eight months after the… Read More

  • There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan

    There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan

    Bitcoin ATM producers Lamassu and operator PYC Bitcoin have announced the first BTM in Manhattan. The BTM, located in Flat 128 in the West Village is one of the first in the city. “It’s really exciting for all of us,” said Matt Russell of PYC Bitcoin. “As a team of bitcoiners we get to aid adoption and plus it’s a really cute machine.” Flat 128 sells… Read More

  • Gleam Launches B2B Platform Based On Data From Its Fashion App

    Gleam Launches B2B Platform Based On Data From Its Fashion App

    Gleam, a fashion consumer app startup on iOS and Android that acts a discovery tool for new fashion and links to shops, has now launched a back-end B2B platform. Gleam raised a seed investment round of €940,000 from Faber Investments and Portugal Ventures in July last year. Gleam’s ‘Fashion Intelligence Platform’ lets brand that pay a subscription fee get real-time… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Windows 9 Unveil Said To Be Coming September 30

    Microsoft’s Windows 9 Unveil Said To Be Coming September 30

    Windows 9 has been leaked, and seems to show a backing away from the aggressively touch-focused Windows 8, with a mini start menu and dropping of the Charms bar, but we’ll get a better look September 30, according to the Verge. The blog reports Microsoft is planning an official unveiling of what’s next for its desktop OS for that date, with a technology preview available for… Read More

  • Iconoclastic Billionaire And Investor Mark Cuban To Join Us On Our Disrupt SF Stage

    Iconoclastic Billionaire And Investor Mark Cuban To Join Us On Our Disrupt SF Stage

    I’m personally excited to announce that the one and only Mark Cuban will be joining me on stage at Disrupt SF for a fireside chat. From early an dot.com success to an outspoken sports team owner to household TV personality, Mark Cuban is seemingly everywhere. His accomplishments read like a bucket list. And the man just keeps going, recently launching an ephemeral messaging app. Read More

  • Storytelling App Steller Becomes More Of A Social Network

    Storytelling App Steller Becomes More Of A Social Network

    A beautifully designed mobile storytelling app Steller was introduced earlier this year to deliver on a simple premise: that our smartphones can do more than serve as our cameras or a quick way to post images to social networks like Facebook or Instagram, they’re also capable of being creative devices. Today, the company is rolling out an upgraded version of its application, with… Read More

  • Product Hunt Raises $1 Million, Launches iOS App For Hunting On The Go

    Product Hunt Raises $1 Million, Launches iOS App For Hunting On The Go

    Product Hunt on Thursday announced it raised a seed funding round of $1 million and launched its iOS app. The social network for tech products gained buzz earlier this summer as prominent investors, founders and reporters began to use the website to look out for the next hot startup. In addition to the $120,000 Product Hunt announced it raised from Y Combinator, Product Hunt founder Ryan… Read More