• Grand Rounds Raises $40 Million To Ensure The Best Doctor Will See You Now

    Grand Rounds Raises $40 Million To Ensure The Best Doctor Will See You Now

    Building a consulting network of the best physicians in the U.S. from the nation’s best hospitals has brought the health care startup Grand Rounds $40 million in new financing. The San Francisco-based company, which previously operated as ConsultingMD, sells companies a service that gives employees access to healthcare advice and treatment from specialists across the U.S. It’s… Read More

  • Helpshift Raises $10M Series A Round Led By Intel Capital For Its Mobile Customer Service Solution

    Helpshift Raises $10M Series A Round Led By Intel Capital For Its Mobile Customer Service Solution

    With an ever-increasing amount of commerce shifting to mobile apps, it’s also becoming increasingly important for companies to be able to offer customer service right from their apps. Helpshift, a CRM service that focuses on exactly this, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Intel Capital to capitalize on this trend. Read More

  • Car-Sharing Startup RelayRides Raises $25 Million In Funding Led By Canaan Partners

    Car-Sharing Startup RelayRides Raises $25 Million In Funding Led By Canaan Partners

    Over the past year, peer-to-peer car rental startup RelayRides has been growing its average rental times and revenues by focusing specifically on daily and multi-day rentals. On the strength of its results, the company has raised an additional $25 million in Series B funding led by Canaan Partners. Read More

  • FreedomPop To Offer App-Sized Data Plans, Free Use Of Sponsored Apps

    FreedomPop To Offer App-Sized Data Plans, Free Use Of Sponsored Apps

    Earlier this month, Facebook made some waves in the mobile world when it acquired Pryte, a platform for carriers to sell bite-sized (byte-sized), cheaper, data for specific apps or other services. Facebook’s interest was for its Internet.org push into developing markets, but it’s not the only one interested in a la carte data: a similar model is also getting rolled out in… Read More

  • Credit Rating Startup Kreditech Raises A $40M Series B Round

    Credit Rating Startup Kreditech Raises A $40M Series B Round

    Kreditech, the credit rating service for enterprise which offer micro-loans to costumers based on social and commerce data, has closed a $40 million Series B funding round, the largest ever for a German financial services technology company and one of the largest rounds in Germany in 2014. The lead investor is Värde Partners, a PE fund, which was joined by existing shareholder Blumberg… Read More

  • Microsoft Has Just Launched Its First Android Smartphone, The Nokia X2

    Microsoft Has Just Launched Its First Android Smartphone, The Nokia X2

    Meet the Nokia X2, the first Android-based smartphone being made by Microsoft. Yes, you read that right: Microsoft has just made a new Android-based handset. It’s not the first Android device Microsoft owns, being as Redmond took over Nokia’s mobile making division in April. But some doubted whether Microsoft approved of Nokia’s Android experiment — and speculated that… Read More

  • Announcing PragueCrunch III

    Announcing PragueCrunch III

    It’s been a long time – five years, to be exact – since TC has taken over a bar in Prague for what usually turns out to be one of the best parties of the summer. Last time we held PragueCrunch the event lasted until the wee hours as startups and entrepreneurs pitched, boozed, and schmoozed until sun-up. Read More

  • CloudPhysics Grabs $15M In Series C Funding And Announces New Virtual Storage Predictive Analytics

    CloudPhysics Grabs $15M In Series C Funding And Announces New Virtual Storage Predictive Analytics

    CloudPhysics has a vision for the data center: It wants to give sysadmins clarity and insight into possible issues that create bottlenecks in a virtualized environment, offer solutions when they happen, and help prevent issues before they even happen — all as a cloud service. Read More

  • CEO Late For Dinner

    CEO Late For Dinner

    Last week at the Cannes Lions advertising festival, sorry, “International Festival of Creativity”, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer had a bit of a tough time. First, she gave an on-stage presentation that some are saying was too ‘hard sell’ — telling the ad executives in attendance what they wanted to hear, without actually saying anything genuine. Okay. Read More

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