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  • Crate raises $4M seed round for its next-gen SQL database

    Crate raises $4M seed round for its next-gen SQL database

    Crate, the winner of our TechCrunch Disrupt Europe startup Battlefield in 2014, today announced that it has raised a $4 million seed round for its open-source SQL database technology. The round was led by London-based Dawn Capital, which was joined by existing investors Sunstone Capital, DFJ Esprit and Speedinvest. In addition to these, Docker creator and CTO Solomon Hykes also participated… Read More

  • Crate Lets Developers Set Up Big Data Backends In Minutes

    Crate Lets Developers Set Up Big Data Backends In Minutes

    Big data is (still) hot, but setting up the backend servers to work with huge amounts of information isn’t easy. It often involves involves setting up many different services and once you’re done, you still don’t know how well you’ll be able to scale everything. Crate, which is presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London today, massively simplifies this process. Read More

  • Gumroad Lets You Sell Anything You Make

    Gumroad Lets You Sell Anything You Make

    The guy who helped bring you Crate, a dead simple file-sharing service, are now testing something called Gumroad, a way to ask folks to pay for downloads. The site is very basic – you enter a URL, a price, and share the link. Users are asked for a credit card number (don’t buy that, it’s just this) to buy the item and sellers pay 5% plus 30 cents for each sale. Read More