Battlefield

  • Apply to the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London NOW

    Apply to the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London NOW

    Vacation month is coming to a close in Europe and not a moment too soon. Applications are now open for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London. If you’re new to the whole “Battlefield” thing, let’s clear a few things up. The Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premiere startup competition.Three times per year, the Battlefield takes place at TechCrunch Disrupt, where… Read More

  • Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App

    Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App

    Life360, the maker of mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone that help keep families connected, has acquired Chronos Mobile Technologies, a startup behind a number of mobile apps that passively collect data from users’ smartphones in order to highlight trends and connections between various behaviors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Chronos had closed on a… Read More

  • ZocDoc Joins The Unicorn Club (Officially)

    ZocDoc Joins The Unicorn Club (Officially)

    In June of last year, VC Experts discovered a filing that suggested ZocDoc, a roughly eight-year-old, New York-based online medical care schedule service, was raising a new round of funding worth $152 million and that valued the company at $1.6 billion. Read More

  • Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $7 Million Series A

    Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $7 Million Series A

    Owlet, the teenie tiny bootie that goes on babies and informs you if they’ve stopped breathing, has raised a $7 million A round, adding some solid numbers to their already impressive $1.85 million seed. The company, led by Jordan Monroe, Kurt Workman, and Zack Bomsta, aims to use the cash to help prepare for its public launch. Read More

  • Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Competitor Cinder

    Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Competitor Cinder

    Disrupt SF 2015 is right around the corner, so we thought we’d catch up on one of last year’s Battlefield contestants — Cinder. Cinder didn’t win the competition, but they’ve been doing some pretty good things since the show. Here’s a bit more about the company and what they’ve been up to since Disrupt SF 2014. Read More

  • 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

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