Startups

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  • The Holy Grail of Web Scale Crunch Network

    The Holy Grail of Web Scale

    With customers demanding access to goods and services where and when they want, and servers deluged with requests, concurrency and expectations of responsiveness, organizations of all types are focused on building “web-scale” systems. Initially built by companies such as Facebook and Google because their sheer size demanded it, web-scale technology has become the mantra for… Read More

  • Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad Out Amid Compliance Concerns

    Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad Out Amid Compliance Concerns

    There’s a big shuffle happening at Zenefits today — with Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad exiting the company and COO David Sacks taking over. Conrad is also stepping down as a director of the company. In an email to employees, Sacks noted that compliance issues that have plagued the company contributed to Conrad’s exit. Zenefits has hit significant turbulence, including… Read More

  • Jessica Livingston Talks Female Founders, Business Cycles, and Her Favorite Event of the Year

    Jessica Livingston Talks Female Founders, Business Cycles, and Her Favorite Event of the Year

    On April 4th, Y Combinator cofounder Jessica Livingston will host the third annual Female Founders Conference at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, an event meant to empower female founders — and those who aspire to become them – though a powerful line-up of women who’ve been there and done that, so to speak. Among the speakers at this year’s free, half-day event… Read More

  • Cora Delivers Organic Cotton Tampons On Demand And In Style

    Cora Delivers Organic Cotton Tampons On Demand And In Style

    You can’t swing a bag of cats without hitting a new tampon startup. Whether it’s about scheduling deliveries or getting something sweet with the deal, startups are looking to disrupt the age-old feminine care industry with a number of twists and tricks. But Cora, a startup launching today, is looking to re-imagine the entire experience of buying and using tampons, from delivery… Read More

  • Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies

    TechCrunch is excited to announce the 100-person Crunchies Board who collectively picked the winners of the 9th Annual Crunchies award. Early last month the law firm Perkins Coie delivered ballots to these TechCrunch editors, entrepreneurs, investors and other tech notables. The law firm then tallied the ballots and is keeping the winners secret until tonight, when the awards will be handed out… Read More

  • Robin And Saul Klein’s Localglobe Backs Online Mortgage Advisor Trussle

    Robin And Saul Klein’s Localglobe Backs Online Mortgage Advisor Trussle

    Localglobe, the new VC fund from father and son duo Robin and Saul Klein, has led a £1.1 million investment in online mortgage advisor Trussle. Others joining the round include notable U.K.-based investors Ed Wray, co-founder of Betfair, Dan Cobley, ex-Google U.K. MD, and Ian Hogarth, co-founder and chairman of Songkick. Read More

  • 3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market Crunch Network

    3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market

    Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology — including international art dealing, pharmaceuticals and international trade of high-value goods — but to date, very little attention has been given to the potential effects on the real estate market. Read More

  • Managing Your Startup In 2016: New Rules For A New Environment Crunch Network

    Managing Your Startup In 2016: New Rules For A New Environment

    It’s a new environment for startups in 2016. Financing will get harder. Valuation inflation will dissipate. Profitability will be in vogue again. And old-fashioned business fundamentals will balance out the disruption frenzy of the past five years. Given the new investment climate, what’s an entrepreneur to do? To answer that, let’s first examine the factors behind… Read More

  • HYP3R’s Location-Based Engagement CRM Wins The “Future Stadium” Category At 1st and Future

    HYP3R’s Location-Based Engagement CRM Wins The “Future Stadium” Category At 1st and Future

    We’ve reached the end of 1st And Future — a sports-centric startup competition thrown as a joint effort between the NFL, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and TechCrunch. The final of three categories in the competition today was “The Future Stadium”, focusing on technology that would advance the stadium experience of tomorrow. Read More

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