• Twenty20 Raises $8M, Launches Crowdsourced Photo-Licensing Service

    Twenty20 Raises $8M, Launches Crowdsourced Photo-Licensing Service

    Twenty20, the startup formerly known as Instacanvas, today announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Canaan Partners. With this funding round, Twenty20 has also finalized its transformation from printing service for Instagram pictures to photo-licensing service. Indeed, with over 45 million photos from 250,000 photographers in its library, Twenty20 is now larger than… Read More

  • Flow Kana Brings You Pot Straight Off The Farm

    Flow Kana Brings You Pot Straight Off The Farm

    Think of it as the first “farm-to-bowl” concept. Flow Kana just launched an on-demand medical cannabis delivery service that skips the brick-and-mortar dispensary to bring pot from local, organic weed farmers straight to you. “It’s the clean cannabis movement,” founder Michael Steinmetz says. “It’s important for the consumer to know where their… Read More

  • Branch Metrics Raises $15 Million For Its Smarter Mobile Deep Linking Technology

    Branch Metrics Raises $15 Million For Its Smarter Mobile Deep Linking Technology

    Palo Alto-based Branch Metrics, one of the many companies focused on developing better mobile deep linking technology – that is, links that point users to specific pages within mobile applications themselves – is announcing today the close of its $15 million Series A round of funding, led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and TriplePoint Capital President Ben… Read More

  • Startup Building Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Plans To Launch A Working One In 2016

    Startup Building Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Plans To Launch A Working One In 2016

    You know when you have a good idea for a game or blog and you tell a friend who might actually make it, since you don’t have time? That’s kind of like what Elon Musk did with his ambitious Hyperloop, a next-level transportation system that uses near friction-free tubes to zip capsules containing humans long distances with incredible speed for shorter commutes. And now… Read More

  • Bio
    20n, A YC Synthetic Biology Startup, Uses Software To Engineer Microbes For Chemical-Making

    20n, A YC Synthetic Biology Startup, Uses Software To Engineer Microbes For Chemical-Making

    20n, one of a wave of biotech-related startups that Y Combinator is starting to fund, is the brainchild of a UC Berkeley professor and a post-doc. Saurabh Srivastava and J. Christopher Anderson have worked together for several years developing software that can design genetically engineered microbes to make specific chemicals. While at their DARPA-backed lab at UC Berkeley, they created… Read More

  • We Need Your Disrupt NY Battlefield Submissions Right Now!

    We Need Your Disrupt NY Battlefield Submissions Right Now!

    Disrupt NY will be here in no time, and you know what that means. You should probably get started on Disrupt NY Battlefield applications. We’re about to close submissions so we want you to be able to get your application in ASAP. For those of you who don’t yet know, the Startup Battlefield is a world-renowned startup competition. It’s like the Gymnastics portion of the… Read More

  • Before You Fly Over Kansas City, Read This

    Before You Fly Over Kansas City, Read This

    Yeah, we got Google Fiber before you did, so get over it…because we can’t have this conversation until you consider the idea that Kansas City might actually be for real. Are we ready for the big time? Nope, not yet, but our MVP is looking really good. Here’s one man’s opinion on a city that is trying to find a seat at the grownup table. Read More

  • With $50M Boost, Silent Circle Aims Blackphone At Enterprise Security

    With $50M Boost, Silent Circle Aims Blackphone At Enterprise Security

    Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, one half of the SGP Technologies joint venture behind the pro-privacy Android smartphone Blackphone, has just announced it’s reached an agreement to buy out its hardware partner, Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone. Read More

  • YC-Backed Open Listings Enables Home Buyers To Purchase Houses Without Real Estate Agents

    YC-Backed Open Listings Enables Home Buyers To Purchase Houses Without Real Estate Agents

    Open Listings is a startup fresh out of the current Y Combinator batch that’s easing the home buying process by letting people move forward without real estate agents. Because two-thirds of the overall residential market involves repeat buyers, some people may not want to rely on agents because they’re already familiar with what to do. So instead, Open Listings will refund the… Read More

  • SolarCity Creates $750M Fund For Residential Solar With $300M From Google

    SolarCity Creates $750M Fund For Residential Solar With $300M From Google

    SolarCity, the solar power startup whose chairman is the seemingly ever-present Elon Musk, has announced a new $750 million fund created to help fund residential solar projects, including defraying the upfront costs of solar panel installation at homes in 14 different states across the U.S. and in D.C. The new fund includes a contribution of $300 million, or just under half the total value… Read More

  • TinyOwl Lands $16M To Expand Its Food Delivery Service To 50 Cities In India

    TinyOwl Lands $16M To Expand Its Food Delivery Service To 50 Cities In India

    India-based food ordering service TinyOwl has raised a $16 million Series B round to fund an aggressive plan to reach 50 cities in the country, TechCrunch has learned. Read More

  • Circa Breaks Free From Mobile, Brings Its Personalized News Digest To The Web

    Circa Breaks Free From Mobile, Brings Its Personalized News Digest To The Web

    Circa, a mobile news reader for iOS and Android which, to date, has focused on offering users short, easily digestible news stories that allow you to more quickly consume news while on the go, is making a notable change to its service today: it’s expanding to the web. On a new website at CircaNews.com, the company is taking its summarized news stories to the big screen in an effort… Read More

  • Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Box has a plan to keep growing and it involves building vertical pillars on top of the base Box platform and APIs. To that end, Box announced a new financial services vertical today with a set of tools and technologies geared specifically to firms in the financial services industry. The company first revealed this vertical approach last Fall at the BoxWorks user conference, dubbing it Box… Read More

  • Wattpad Offers A Dedicated Sexy Stories App To Ride The ’50 Shades’ Wave

    Wattpad Offers A Dedicated Sexy Stories App To Ride The ’50 Shades’ Wave

    If you like your erotica like you like your restaurant recommendations, (crowdsourced and free), then Wattpad has an app for you: It’s called After Dark, and it’s a free app that curates content from Wattpad’s social network for readers and writers that specifically offer titillation and romance. After Dark’s stories are divided by category to help fans find the… Read More

  • Are You Ready For The Barcelona Meetup?

    Are You Ready For The Barcelona Meetup?

    We’re less than a week away from the Pitch-Off in Barcelona and we’re excited to see you. If you’ve purchased tickets already, good for you. They are a rare commodity. If you haven’t then you’re kind of out of luck because the event is sold out. Special dispensations may be made if you contact us but I doubt we can help. If you didn’t make pitch-off the cut… Read More

  • Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

    Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

    Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the profits as it continues its focus on premium devices. Today Strategy Analytics said that Apple in Q4 last year accounted for 89% of all smartphone profits, equating to $18.8 billion, with… Read More

  • Vurb Is Crazy Enough To Fight Google
  • Docker Launches Its Container Orchestration Tools

    Docker Launches Its Container Orchestration Tools

    Last December, Docker previewed its plans to launch a comprehensive set of orchestration tools for its container platform and, starting today, developers will be able to download and use all of these tools. Together, Docker Machine, Swarm and Compose are meant to make it easier for developers and system administrators to create and manage their portable applications on top of the Docker platform. Read More

  • Google Starts Testing Mobile App Ads In The Google Play Store

    Google Starts Testing Mobile App Ads In The Google Play Store

    Google announced this morning the launch of a pilot program which will allow mobile application developers the ability to advertise their apps directly within the Google Play store. These ads, which will initially be made available to advertisers already running search ads on Google.com, will also only be shown against Google Play search results. That is, they won’t just randomly appear… Read More

  • Opendoor Gets Another $20 Million To Simplify The Process Of Selling Your Home

    Opendoor Gets Another $20 Million To Simplify The Process Of Selling Your Home

    It’s only been about three months since home-sales marketplace Opendoor has been open for business, but it is already making its market on residential real estate in Phoenix, Ariz. As it looks to expand into two new cities, the company has raised $20 million in additional funding led by GGV Capital. Read More

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