• In Latest Deals Brazilian Investor Kaszek Ventures Doubles Down On Women Entrepreneurs

    In Latest Deals Brazilian Investor Kaszek Ventures Doubles Down On Women Entrepreneurs

    Latin American investors Kaszek Ventures have kicked off 2015 with back-to-back investments in startups founded and run by Brazilian women — Dress & Go, a luxury apparel rental site, and Love Mondays, an employer review site. Previously, Kaszek had only one female-founded company in their portfolio of 28 — OQVestir, a Brazilian luxury ecommerce site that closed a Series A in 2011. Read More

  • Announcing The Agenda For Disrupt NY 2015

    Announcing The Agenda For Disrupt NY 2015

    TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to New York May 2-6, and we’re excited to announce the full agenda. The event will span five days and feature industry titans, noted thought leaders and up-and-coming entrepreneurs. General admission tickets are still available. With just over two weeks before the big event, we wanted to give you a full picture of the schedule and speakers. Ron Conway and… Read More

  • WeWork’s Adam Neumann To Join Us At Disrupt NY In May

    WeWork’s Adam Neumann To Join Us At Disrupt NY In May

    WeWork is just about five years old, and in five years has grown to be one of the biggest real estate companies in the world, with a valuation north of $5 billion. Given the tremendous growth of the company, alongside WeWork’s ability to combine technology with physical space, made CEO Adam Neumann a perfect fit for the Disrupt NY Stage. We’re very pleased to announce that… Read More

  • Nestdrop Goes Back To Delivering Weed, Adding 9 Locations Along The West Coast

    Nestdrop Goes Back To Delivering Weed, Adding 9 Locations Along The West Coast

    Marijuana delivery startup Nestdrop is back in operation today, this time in 9 cities spread across the entire West Coast, including in Seattle, Portland, and 7 California locations. This now makes Nestdrop the only weed delivery service currently operating across multiple states. But things were not looking so good a few months ago for the startup. L.A. city attorney Mike Feuer filed… Read More

  • Google Launches Handwriting Input For Text And Emoji On Android

    Google Launches Handwriting Input For Text And Emoji On Android

    Google Research today launched its latest project: Google Handwriting Input. Besides their voice and favorite keyboards, Android users using Android 4.0.3 and up can now also simply use good old-fashioned handwriting to input text into any Android app. Read More

  • Netflix Adds 4.9M New Members In Q1, Sending Shares Up More Than 10%

    Netflix Adds 4.9M New Members In Q1, Sending Shares Up More Than 10%

    Why’s Wall Street so excited about flat revenues and an earnings miss? Netflix reported that its subscriber base grew to a total 62.3 million. That figure includes 2.3 million new domestic subscribers, and 2.6 million non-domestic subscribers. Read More

  • The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions

    The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions

    Recent news of Pinterest acquiring a two-person startup was probably a head scratcher for most of you. It shouldn’t be. Along with Kosei, Hike Labs was a focusedmicro acquisition intended to bolster Pinterest’s content discovery efforts. More companies should be following their lead. Read More

  • As Mozilla Prepares Firefox Fightback, President Li Gong And Mobile VP Rick Fant Leave

    As Mozilla Prepares Firefox Fightback, President Li Gong And Mobile VP Rick Fant Leave

    Mozilla and its Firefox browser have been hurting badly in the stakes for browser market against Google Chrome, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari, and now the company is preparing a bigger restructuring with its president and a mobile VP both leaving the company, along with a renewed marketing and product effort that it plans to kick off likely in May, as it looks… Read More

  • Boomerang Commerce Launches A/B Testing Platform For Pricing

    Boomerang Commerce Launches A/B Testing Platform For Pricing

    Boomerang Commerce, a startup that helps online retailers optimize their pricing and a 2014 Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield finalist, today announced the launch of its A/B testing service for pricing. Marketers love A/B testing to see which message works best, but when it comes to pricing, offering two different customers two different prices for the same product can quickly become a recipe… Read More

  • On-Demand Food Delivery Service Sprig Has Raised $45 Million

    On-Demand Food Delivery Service Sprig Has Raised $45 Million

    Sprig, a food delivery service that specializes in healthy on-demand meals in San Francisco, has raised $45 million in a funding round led by Social+Capital and Greylock Partners. The company plans to expand to the remainder of the Bay Area and Chicago in the coming months, and then more cities by the end of 2015. Sprig’s menu is limited, but is supposed to arrive no later than 20… Read More

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