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  • Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies Crunch Network

    Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies

    Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they cater to a small, affluent, urban population — the 1percent. Residents in high-cost cities like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles can order an array of goods and services from their mobile phones. These startups, including Uber, Instacart and a host of food delivery apps like Munchery, GrubMarket, Blue… Read More

  • HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace

    HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace

    HomeHero, a Santa Monica-based startup that works to connect home care workers with the families that need them, announced today that it has raised $23 million. The sum includes a $20 million Series A round of capital, in addition to a previously undisclosed $3 million capital event. The funding was led by Graham Holdings. Read More

  • ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

    ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

    ScoreBeyond, a service that helps students prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, said it has raised $2.8 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. The ScoreBeyond app gives students a daily progress report of their skills as they prepare for the test, as well as daily exercises to improve their skills in certain subjects. Dogan has a background in product management for… Read More

  • Making Nonprofits SaaS-Savvy, Classy Raises $18 Million

    Making Nonprofits SaaS-Savvy, Classy Raises $18 Million

    Classy, a San Diego-based startup, has raised $18 million in new funding from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures to bring nonprofits and social enterprises into the digital age. Classy powers fundraising campaigns, event management, and communication with donors for mission-driven organizations. The company charges a monthly fee for its SaaS, which nonprof Read More

  • Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad

    Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad

    Pinterest is starting to roll out a buy button on its pins today in the iPhone and iPad apps, the company said. Buyable Pins let some retailers who are partners with Pinterest and retailers use Shopify and Demandware. The company unveiled Buyable Pins earlier this month, and said at the time that they would be rolling out later in June. The tool lets retailers add a buy button to pins that… Read More

  • Smartspot, Which Brings Computer Vision To Gyms And Trainers, Raises $1.85M From Khosla, Signalfire

    Smartspot, Which Brings Computer Vision To Gyms And Trainers, Raises $1.85M From Khosla, Signalfire

    Moawia Eldeeb has one of the more unfathomable and inspiring stories I’ve ever come across while working in Silicon Valley. He was born to a farming family in Egypt and then made his way to Queens as a child where he earned $20 a day working in a pizza shop. He was in and out of school for years, then caught up on Khan Academy and later made it into Columbia University’s… Read More

  • Tune In To The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM Tonight!

    Tune In To The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM Tonight!

    TechCrunch Radio is going down tonight (just like it does every Tuesday) and… well, we need you. If you’re a startup looking to get publicity or build awareness, the TC Radio Pitch-Off is just the ticket. We offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to apply to be in the pitch-off and those selected are given 60 seconds exactly to pitch their product to the world (and a panel of… Read More

  • Evaluating The Risks And Rewards Of Unicorn Capital Crunch Network

    Evaluating The Risks And Rewards Of Unicorn Capital

    This is the best time to raise money for your startup. At least since 1999. But raising money can be a double-edged sword for entrepreneurs — and receiving a high valuation can cut two ways. First, some context. According to the April 2015 MoneyTree report from PwC, investments in later-stage companies rose by 50 percent, to $4.2 billion, in the first quarter of 2015, the largest… Read More

  • One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding

    One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding

    One Month, the learning platform that promises a solid, enterprise-based education in one month or less, has today announced the close of an additional $1.9 million in seed funding, co-led by existing investor Idea Bulb Ventures and new investor Arena Ventures. Cornerstone On-Demand also participated in the round as a strategic investor. One Month launched back in August 2013 out of the Y… Read More