bloomthat

  • Bullish: A New Era

    After a short hiatus, Bullish has returned. The talk show is exactly how you remember it, except with a new host (that’s me, MRD!) and way better music. Sorry I’m not sorry, Alex! Anyway, this week we brought in Matthew Schwab, president of on-demand flower delivery BloomThat, to shed some light on the on-demand economy, expectations around liability and delivery logistics. Read More

  • The Bouqs Gains A $12 Million Bushel in Series B Financing To Grow The Business

    The Bouqs Gains A $12 Million Bushel in Series B Financing To Grow The Business

    We’re a week-and-a-half away from Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest days for flower purchases everywhere and probably the best time for The Bouqs, an on-demand-ish flower startup to announce it pulled in $12 million in Series B financing. The Bouqs is not a name that rolls off the tongue, but it promises better pricing and next day shipping with flowers that last longer. Read More

  • BloomThat Now Delivers Flowers Nationwide

    BloomThat Now Delivers Flowers Nationwide

    BloomThat has launched its flower delivery service nationwide, but it won’t be quite as on-demand as the services it currently offers in San Francisco and New York. Instead of offering delivery within a couple of hours, BloomThat will guarantee next-day delivery, which moves into the territory of 1-800-FLOWERS. “At that point, it’s a price point and a design piece, as well as… Read More

  • Introducing Disrupt TV Live From Disrupt SF

    Introducing Disrupt TV Live From Disrupt SF

    We’re just a week away from TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015, and the TechCrunch video team has a packed schedule: broadcasting interviews, updates and all sorts of other great startup action live from the exhibit hall floor. Disrupt TV kicked off at Disrupt NY back in May, and we got such positive feedback we’re doing it again in San Francisco. Eh, we can sleep when we’re dead. Read More

  • BloomThat Grows Beyond Flower Delivery To Gifts With $5.5M

    BloomThat Grows Beyond Flower Delivery To Gifts With $5.5M

    BloomThat wants to be the “Make someone happy” button. Open its app, choose between a few curated bouquets, and a beautiful flower arrangement is delivered to someone you care about in 90 minutes. Y Combinator fertilized the startup in 2013 before it raised $2.1 million from SV Angel and Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade to blossom in the SF Bay Area. Now BloomThat has found roots in… Read More

  • Bloomthat, the “Uber-For-Flowers,” Pulls In $2M From SV Angel, Ashton Kutcher

    Bloomthat, the “Uber-For-Flowers,” Pulls In $2M From SV Angel, Ashton Kutcher

    Bloomthat, the Y Combinator-backed startup that delivers flowers in San Francisco Bay Area in less than 90 minutes, just picked up $2 million in seed funding. Their new backers include SV Angel, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-Grade Investments, Joe Montana, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Y Combinator partner Garry Tan, Ron Rofe, Oliver Jung and Baron Davis. The San… Read More

  • Y Combinator Summer 2013 Demo Day, Batch 3: Meet Senic, Buttercoin, Crowdery, Reebee And More

    Y Combinator Summer 2013 Demo Day, Batch 3: Meet Senic, Buttercoin, Crowdery, Reebee And More

    Third time’s the charm. We’re here (yep, still) at Y Combinator’s Summer 2013 demo day, covering the wide range of 49 startups pitching their wares to a large crowd of investors, fellow founders, and members of the media. So far we’ve met an augmented reality glasses company, seen Sergey Brin’s little brother launch a restaurant menu company, and seen a baby… Read More

  • Magic Does Exist With YC’s “Uber-For-Flowers” Startup Bloomthat

    Magic Does Exist With YC’s “Uber-For-Flowers” Startup Bloomthat

    OK, so there are now Ubers-for laundry, house cleaning, dog walking, and I’ve heard rumors of an Uber-for-pedicures, although I cannot confirm at this time that such a thing exists. But, in another spin on the growing number of startups that build services on-demand, YC is graduating an Uber-for-flowers startup this summer called Bloomthat. They promise to deliver flowers to anywhere… Read More