• Pinwheel Changes Name To Findery Following Injunction

    Pinwheel Changes Name To Findery Following Injunction

    Location-based note-sharing app Pinwheel has changed its name to Findery, after the U.S. District Court of New York granted Pinweel, a photo-sharing app, a preliminary injunction over the similar names. In February,┬áCaterina Fake (yep, last name Fake involved in a naming-rights lawsuit…I can’t make this stuff up) launched Pinwheel. The older Pinweel demanded that Pinwheel change… Read More

  • Index Ventures Buys Into Etsy, Triples Valuation To Nearly $300 Million

    Index Ventures Buys Into Etsy, Triples Valuation To Nearly $300 Million

    Crafty commerce site Etsy just raised another $20 million in its fifth venture round (that would be the Series E). Index Ventures is the new investor leading the round, with partner Danny Rimer getting an observer’s seat on the board. (The board is made up of founder Rob Kalin, Caterina Fake, Accel partner Jim Breyer and Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson). Previous… Read More

  • Big Change At Hunch; Caterina Fake Predicts "Traffic Will Plummet," But Quality Will Rise

    Big Change At Hunch; Caterina Fake Predicts "Traffic Will Plummet," But Quality Will Rise

    Decision site Hunch is making a big change today which co-founder Caterina Fake predicts will cut traffic in half, at least, but improve the overall experience for those who remain. The site will no longer be open to users who don’t log in, although you can log in with your Facebook or Twitter accounts. Hunch helps people make decisions by taking new users through a long series of… Read More

  • YC-Funded DailyBooth Raises $1 Million From Sequoia, Kevin Rose, Ron Conway Et Al.

    When we first covered real-time photo-blogging service DailyBooth last August, we had noticed how remarkably vibrant the community already was, and how quickly the site was amassing tons of traffic. The startup was launched in February 2009, received some initial seed funding from Y Combinator over the summer and has now raised an additional $1 million from an all-star team of institutional… Read More

  • Caterina Fake's Hunch: "Yahoo Answers Is Not The Answer."

    In search, nobody wants to go up against Google. Even Microsoft is trying to position Bing as a “decision engine” even though it is really just a search engine. But Hunch, a startup which launched publicly today, is an actual decision engine. The only thing it attempts to do is help you make a decision through a question-and-answer interface. Hunch is part of a recent flowering… Read More

  • Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake Joins New Startup, Hunch

    Caterina Fake, who co-founded Flickr along with her husband Stewart Butterfield in 2004, has announced her plans to join a fledgling new startup called Hunch. Flickr is one of the web’s most popular photo-sharing sites, and was acquired by Yahoo in 2005 for $35 million. Since then, Flickr has been one of Yahoo’s most successful properties, but Fake left the company in June as part… Read More