Battlefield

  • EasyPaint Wants To Take The Pain Out Of Getting A Room Painted

    EasyPaint Wants To Take The Pain Out Of Getting A Room Painted

    If there’s one thing I dislike about owning a home, it’s when the time comes to paint a room. If I do it myself, I go crazy before the prep work is even done. So. Much. Masking. Tape. If I hire someone, I end up spending just as much time talking to friends/neighbors/the Internets trying to find a reputable local painter only to never be quite certain I made the right choice. Read More

  • Discovr Labs Brings Virtual Reality To The Classroom, Lets Teachers See What Students See

    Discovr Labs Brings Virtual Reality To The Classroom, Lets Teachers See What Students See

    As consumers, we tend to focus on how virtual reality will work in our homes — the new types of games it allows, the insane 360-degree cinematic experiences, etc. Some of VR’s greatest potential, though, lays not at home but in the classroom. Hell, you can boil VR’s potential as a learning tool into just three little words: Magic. Friggin’. Schoolbus. Think shared… Read More

  • Humon Is A Wearable That Helps Endurance Athletes Train Smarter

    Humon Is A Wearable That Helps Endurance Athletes Train Smarter

    Make way for another wearable. Launching sign-ups for its alpha program on stage today, here at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, is a startup called Humon — which is building a real-time lactic acid threshold monitor designed for endurance athletes to help them tailor training to their personal limits. Read More

  • Mother And Daughter Team Launch Scrumpt, An Easier Way To Pack A Healthy School Lunch

    Mother And Daughter Team Launch Scrumpt, An Easier Way To Pack A Healthy School Lunch

    A new wave of startups, including companies like Blue Apron, Plated, HelloFresh and more, have been catering to consumers looking to cook healthier meals at home, but lack the time to shop and source the right ingredients. Today, a new service called Scrumpt is offering a similar option for kids – or rather, for their busy parents who want an easier way to pack a healthy school lunch. Read More

  • Stitch Is Slack For Healthcare Messaging

    Stitch Is Slack For Healthcare Messaging

    Stitch, a central messaging hub for healthcare providers, is launching today on stage at Disrupt to cut down on the $11 billion that U.S. hospitals waste each year due to breakdowns in communication. You can think of Stitch as Slack for healthcare, except channels are organized around individual patients instead of teams or departments. When a patient checks in, the front desk can set up a… Read More

  • Staffly Supplies The Workforce For Independent Retailers

    Staffly Supplies The Workforce For Independent Retailers

    Independent retailers often have a hard time finding and retaining qualified employees. TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant Staffly, a startup created by husband and wife team Bjorn and Marissa Ovick, wants to make it easy for them to fill their staffing needs. Staffly has created a digital temp agency of sorts in which retailers find staff, employees find work and Staffly runs… Read More

  • Leap Financial Puts Detailed Business Reporting In Startups’ Hands

    Leap Financial Puts Detailed Business Reporting In Startups’ Hands

    Most startups struggle when it comes to understanding the underlying financial metrics that typically determine the success or failure of their business. At the same time, they are often keeping the books in online tools with easily accessible data. Leap Financial,  a startup participating in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition this week, wants to make it easy to connect to… Read More

  • Announcing The Startup Battlefield Of Disrupt SF 2015

    Announcing The Startup Battlefield Of Disrupt SF 2015

    TechCrunch is pleased to announce the 25 startups selected to participate in the Startup Battlefield of Disrupt SF 2015. Over the next three days, these companies will compete on tech’s biggest stage for $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. The Battlefield represent the crème de la crème; the startups onstage represent just over 2.5 percent of those that applied. Startup Battlefield… Read More

  • Attention! Apply To The Startup Battlefield At Disrupt London NOW

    Attention! Apply To The Startup Battlefield At Disrupt London NOW

    Attention Europe! Applications are now open for the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt London. The Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premiere startup competition.Three times a year, the Battlefield takes place at TechCrunch Disrupt, where 20-something new companies will have the opportunity to present their product live on-stage. They then face questions from our expert judging panel. 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

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