Battlefield

  • Snapsolve For iPhone Lets Students Get Homework Help Just By Taking A Photo

    Snapsolve For iPhone Lets Students Get Homework Help Just By Taking A Photo

    A new mobile application called Snapsolve, launching today, is offering a way for students to receive help with their homework, just by snapping a photo of the problem at hand. However, unlike automated tools like the clever PhotoMath app, for example, Snapsolve connects students with a tutor who then responds directly with customized answers and explanations. Read More

  • Hello Alfred Raises $10.5M To Automate Your Chores

    Hello Alfred Raises $10.5M To Automate Your Chores

    Hello Alfred, a startup that taps into existing on-demand services to automate your weekly chores, has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by NEA and Spark Capital, with participation from Sherpa Ventures and CrunchFund. (CrunchFund is backed by TechCrunch-owner AOL, and like TechCrunch, it was founded by Michael Arrington.) This follows a $2 million seed round led… Read More

  • YC-Backed Valor Water Helps Utilities Keep The Water Running

    YC-Backed Valor Water Helps Utilities Keep The Water Running

    Disrupt Battlefield finalist Valor Water is graduating out of Y Combinator just in time to help solve the world’s water crisis. Valor provides a suite of business-intelligence tools for water utilities. In a drought, consumers are encouraged to conserve water and they often do. In California this past December, conservation was up from 10 percent in November to 22 percent in December… 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

  • Vurb Is Crazy Enough To Fight Google

    Vurb Is Crazy Enough To Fight Google

    Google Search was not built for mobile. It’s all about lists of web pages, but the small screen is ruled by apps. That’s why if Google launched today, it might look a lot like Vurb…which did launch today. Vurb is a mobile search engine that pulls info from partnered apps like Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, and deep-links you out to apps like Uber and Google Maps. Rather than send… Read More

  • Luka, The App That Replaces Your Foodie Friend, Goes Live In SF

    Luka, The App That Replaces Your Foodie Friend, Goes Live In SF

    IO, the company that launched on stage at Disrupt Europe and is looking to replace Yelp with a natural language recommendation engine, is today launching its service publicly in the Bay Area. The app, re-branded from IO to Luka, is going live with more than 2,000 restaurants signed on in the Bay Area. But how does it all work? Read More

  • Fogo’s Modular Flashlight Launches On Kickstarter

    Fogo’s Modular Flashlight Launches On Kickstarter

    Fogo Digital, who you may remember as a competitor in this year’s CES Hardware Battlefield, has launched their smart flashlight on Kickstarter. Read More

  • The Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield Deadline Is Approaching Fast So Apply Now

    The Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield Deadline Is Approaching Fast So Apply Now

    Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and if you’re a budding startup looking to make a name for yourself and haven’t yet applied for the Startup Battlefield, what the heck are you waiting for? For the uninitiated few out there who somehow don’t know about the event, the Startup Battlefield is a competition that propels young startups into the international spotlight. Read More

  • Tailor Brands Raises $1.1 Million in Seed Funding To Build Out Its Automated Design Process

    Tailor Brands Raises $1.1 Million in Seed Funding To Build Out Its Automated Design Process

    The algorithmic logo design startup Tailor Brands has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Disruptive Fund and various angel investors. We first wrote about the beta launch of Tailor Brands at Disrupt San Francisco this past fall. It tested various branding concepts in beta. It’s now ready to use the new funding to build upon those concepts and for the public to access its logo… Read More

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