Battlefield

  • 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

  • Disrupt Alum PartPic, A System That Identifies Replacement Parts, Raises a $1.5M Seed Round

    Disrupt Alum PartPic, A System That Identifies Replacement Parts, Raises a $1.5M Seed Round

    PartPic, which launched at last year’s TC Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, announced it has closed a $1.5 million dollar seed round from a group of 15+ angels, VCs, and strategic investors including Robert Saunders, Joanne Wilson, the Arc Angel Fund, and the Jumpfund. PartPic works like this: After being licensed by a manufacturing company, PartPic obtains 360 degree photos… Read More

  • Apply Now For Startup Battlefield At Disrupt SF

    Apply Now For Startup Battlefield At Disrupt SF

    Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open, and you only have until 9 a.m. PT on June 22 to apply. Disrupt SF will take place on September 21-23 at Pier 70, and Startup Battlefield companies spend six minutes onstage pitching their companies and ideas to millions around the world via the live stream. Read More

  • Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

    Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

    DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A. They partnered with Harvard Business School professor Tom Eisenmann to look at companies that had raised $360 million in… Read More

  • Connected-Car Startup Vinli Raises $6.5M From Samsung, Cox Automotive, And More

    Connected-Car Startup Vinli Raises $6.5M From Samsung, Cox Automotive, And More

    Vinli launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF last September by promising to bring the car into the smartphone age. The company is making a small sensor that plugs into a vehicle’s ODB port and allow the driver to access a suit of apps on their smartphone, providing additional functions not currently built into the car. And today, some nine months later, the company is announcing a $6.5… Read More

  • Apply Now For Startup Battlefield At Disrupt San Francisco

    Apply Now For Startup Battlefield At Disrupt San Francisco

    Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open! The event will take place on September 21st-23rd at the lovely Pier 70. Each day of Disrupt, Startup Battlefield companies pitch for six minutes on-stage with the world watching through a live video stream. Founders then face a live question and answer session with our judges — investors, founders and CEOs. Former… Read More

  • FOVE, The Virtual Reality Headset Controlled By Eye Movements, Launches On Kickstarter

    FOVE, The Virtual Reality Headset Controlled By Eye Movements, Launches On Kickstarter

    FOVE, the virtual reality headset that you can control with just your eyes, is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. The Tokyo-based startup, which launched at Disrupt SF last year as a Battlefield finalist, has already raised more than two-thirds of its $250,000 goal, with 44 days left to go. Read More

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