Battlefield

  • DataFox Hunts Down $5 Million in Fresh Funding

    DataFox Hunts Down $5 Million in Fresh Funding

    DataFox, a 2.5-year-old subscription-based deal intelligence platform, has just raised $5 million in funding co-led by Goldman Sachs and earlier investor Green Visor Capital, with participation from another previous backer, Stanford’s StartX fund. The funding follows an earlier, $2 million seed round completed via convertible note. It also follows a slight pivot for the 15-person… Read More

  • Where Are They Now? Battlefield Alumn FOVE Has Successful Kickstarter

    Where Are They Now? Battlefield Alumn FOVE Has Successful Kickstarter

    We got our first look at FOVE, the virtual reality headset that’s controlled by eye movement, at Disrupt SF 2014. FOVE was one of the entrants in the Startup Battlefield, and while the company didn’t win the competition, there were definitely some good times ahead for the company that started in the academic collaboration facility at the University of Tokyo. Read More

  • ShoCard Raises $1.5 Million For Its Digital Identity Card On The Blockchain

    ShoCard Raises $1.5 Million For Its Digital Identity Card On The Blockchain

    What if you could get rid of your driver’s license? We’re not there yet, but ShoCard just raised $1.5 million from Morado Ventures Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Enspire Capital and Digital Currency Group to do just that. Read More

  • Self Lender Raises $1.5M To Help Americans Establish Credit

    Self Lender Raises $1.5M To Help Americans Establish Credit

    Former Disrupt Battlefield participant Self Lender has raised a $1.5 million round of seed capital from Silverton Partners, who wrote the full check. The new cash comes after the firm raised a prior total of $535,000 from TechStars, Kickstart Seed Fund, and Galvanize Ventures. To date, Self Lender has raised $2.035 million. The company uses loans to help individuals establish, and in some… Read More

  • Fleet, Formerly Called Shipstr, Launches “Yelp For International Cargo Shipping”

    Fleet, Formerly Called Shipstr, Launches “Yelp For International Cargo Shipping”

    It is Fleet’s Week. The startup, a Disrupt 2014 San Francisco Battlefield finalist, is launching a new platform for finding and rating freight forwarders. Formerly called Shipstr, Fleet’s mission is to make logistics easier for small- to medium-sized companies. Read More

  • Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Competitor QuickFire Networks

    Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Competitor QuickFire Networks

    QuickFire Networks launched its QuickFire TV platform at Disrupt SF 2014 during Startup Battlefield. Perhaps best described as a Pied Piper-esque solution for video, QuickFire TV is a custom hardware and software platform that reduces video file sizes and upload times so individuals and companies can get their videos out faster. Read More

  • Startup Battlefield Deadline For Disrupt SF Extended!

    Startup Battlefield Deadline For Disrupt SF Extended!

    Have you been putting off getting your application in to the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF? Well, the good news is that you now have one extra week to get your applications in. The deadline to apply to participate in this year’s show has been extended to June 29 at 9 a.m. PDT, giving you a little bit of breathing room to get your act together. Don’t delay too much, however… Read More

  • Wall Street Is Getting Fit(Bit)

    Fitbit’s First Day On Wall Street

    Signs outside the New York Stock Exchange declared that “Wall Street Is Getting Fit.” Activity tracking company Fitbit began public trading today, initially surging to more than 50 percent above its IPO price and holding steady for most of the day. We were at the floor of stock exchange to capture the start of trading (sadly, we couldn’t stick around for the celebrity workout… Read More

  • Fitbit Spikes More Than 50% In IPO Debut

    Fitbit Spikes More Than 50% In IPO Debut

    Fitbit went public this morning, soaring more than 50 percent at one moment. The wearables firm priced its equity at $20 per share. Early trading saw the shares crest the $30 mark. At the time of writing, Fitibit is currently trading for $29.60, a 48 percent gain. Regardless, the company is having the sort of debut that most startups dream of. It’s worth keeping in mind that Fitbit… Read More

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