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  • Alfred Purchases WunWun Tech, Employees In Fire Sale

    Alfred Purchases WunWun Tech, Employees In Fire Sale

    After nearly three years delivering anything you want on-demand (in the greater New York City area), WunWun is shuttering. As part of the close, Alfred is purchasing assets, including key WunWun technology and parts of the WunWun team. Read More

  • Meet Hello Alfred, A Single Portal For Your Home Service Needs

    Meet Hello Alfred, A Single Portal For Your Home Service Needs

    Alfred has had a busy year. The company has raised $12 million+, set up shop in NYC, and tripled the number of employees on the team. But at Disrupt NY, a little over six months after winning Disrupt Battlefield SF in September, the company announced that it would be introducing a new service called Hello Alfred across the country. Read More

  • Fitbit Files For $100M IPO

    Fitbit Files For $100M IPO

    Fitbit just filed an S-1 declaring its plans to go public. The filing states that the fitness-tracking company aims to raise $100 million in its initial public offering (that number could be a placeholder that will change). It also says the company will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FIT”. Read More

  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 Is… Liquidity

    And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 Is… Liquidity

    This year’s Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield was amazing. At the very beginning, there were 24 great companies presenting in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving as judges. The startups were competing for $50,000 and the highly coveted Disrupt Cup. After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ notes and narrowed the list down to seven… Read More

  • Zenefits Just Raised $500 Million At A $4.5 Billion Valuation

    Zenefits Just Raised $500 Million At A $4.5 Billion Valuation

    Zenefits today said it has raised $500 million in a round led by Fidelity and TPG at a whopping $4.5 billion valuation. The company, which allows small- and medium-sized businesses to manage human resources services in a much simpler fashion, is one of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses ever, and in an interview, Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad said the big round was raised to keep the company… Read More

  • Peruse Reads Your Spreadsheets So You Don’t Have To

    Peruse Reads Your Spreadsheets So You Don’t Have To

    The time-consuming tedium of file search is San Francisco-based startup Peruse’s jumping-off point. It’s aiming to simplify locating files by changing how people search so they don’t have to remember exactly where to look or exactly what the file was called. Peruse’s fix for this age-old tech problem is to use a natural-language question-and-answer interface, rather than… Read More

  • ShoCard Is A Digital Identity Card On The Blockchain

    ShoCard Is A Digital Identity Card On The Blockchain

    Meet ShoCard, a startup that stores your identity onto bitcoin’s blockchain so that you can prove your identity whenever you need to. ShoCard wants to replace cumbersome bank and credit card identification processes with something much more secure and practical. The startup is launching on stage today at Disrupt NY. Read More

  • ContainerShip Wants To Help You Move Your Containerized Apps Between Clouds

    ContainerShip Wants To Help You Move Your Containerized Apps Between Clouds

    Today at Disrupt NY, ContainerShip took the stage to show off its technology built to help companies better deploy containerized applications to different hosting services. ContainerShip is part of a larger wave of containerization companies that want to make it simpler to place apps onto, for example, various cloud providers. Read More

  • Relevancy Data Improves Ad Targeting By Analyzing The Content Of Online Videos

    Relevancy Data Improves Ad Targeting By Analyzing The Content Of Online Videos

    I bet we’ve all had moments when we’ve stared at a random, irrelevant ad and wondered: “Why the heck am I being forced to watch this?” Well, a company called Relevancy Data is working to make those moments a thing of the past, and it’s taking the stage today as part of the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY. The mission, said founder and CEO Michal Hubschmann, is… Read More

  • Paribus Can Save You Money When Online Prices Drop

    Paribus Can Save You Money When Online Prices Drop

    A new startup called Paribus, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, wants to help online shoppers get money back when prices drop. Today’s consumers know that prices change more often on e-commerce sites than they do in brick-and-mortar stores. Amazon alone makes roughly 80 million price changes every day. But what many don’t realize is that there’s actually a way to… Read More

  • Faster Better Stronger Chargers with Nucleus Scientific

    Nucleus Scientific Launches To Revolutionize Batteries

    How long does it take to recharge an iPhone? A few hours, right? Nucleus Scientific revealed a solution onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY that can charge a phone in minutes. With this technology, a Tesla can be fully recharged in the amount of time it takes to pump a tank of gas. Read More

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