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  • Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can still buy general admission tickets for Disrupt NY here. You can find full details about the event here. These are the speakers we are proud to announce and when you can expect to see them take… Read More

  • Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

    Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

    Manufacturing never left America. Even during the recession, good people were still building good things. Recently, though, thanks to the maker movement, small-scale manufacturing is seeing a renaissance throughout the world, something the president of Shinola, Vice President of Grado Labs, and founder of Adafruit will discuss at Disrupt NY. Each of these people have a unique vantage point on… Read More

  • Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland

    Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland

    The Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, is going to attempt drone deliveries for the first time ever using Matternet, a company working on perfecting drone-based delivery systems. The first tests will happen in Switzerland this summer as proof of concept to “to clarify the legal framework, consider local conditions and explore the technical and business capabilities of the… Read More

  • The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions Crunch Network

    The Rise Of Micro Startup Acquisitions

    Recent news of Pinterest acquiring a two-person startup was probably a head scratcher for most of you. It shouldn’t be. Along with Kosei, Hike Labs was a focusedmicro acquisition intended to bolster Pinterest’s content discovery efforts. More companies should be following their lead. Read More

  • Visor Lets You Look Through Other’s Eyes

    Visor Lets You Look Through Other’s Eyes

    As we move into our telemetric future, we will soon be able to mediate our experience in the world through apps. Already we can live the lives of others, vicariously, through Meerkat. We can see photos of the food of others with Instagram. And now, thanks to Visor, we can see how long the line is to order at Shake Shack. We are truly living in an era of spooky action at a… Read More

  • Foundation: Leo Laporte On TWiT And Following Your Passion

    In this episode of Foundation, I sit down with a long-time mentor and friend, Leo Laporte. Leo was the star of TechTV and is the founder of TWiT. We discuss his early days as a fry cook at McDonald’s, how the concept of This Week in Tech was born, and the importance of keeping a positive attitude. Leo’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: “I’m lucky for one thing. I do… Read More

  • Are Newly Formed Roles In VC Firms Differentiators, Table Stakes Or Total BS? Crunch Network

    Are Newly Formed Roles In VC Firms Differentiators, Table Stakes Or Total BS?

    In the venture capital world, we’re about to experience an explosion of hiring around one very specific function. These people won’t invest in startups, nor will they analyze companies. They won’t help operate the management company, nor will they focus on LPs. They won’t be EIRs or in-house recruiters or PR consultants or pretty much anything you’re accustomed… Read More

  • Dataminr Confirms $130M Raise To Take Its Social Media Data Analysis To New Verticals

    Dataminr Confirms $130M Raise To Take Its Social Media Data Analysis To New Verticals

    Dataminr, a startup that parses and crawls the vast glut of real-time informatio posted on social media sites like Twitter to extract key developments for public safety, bankers and news organizations, has confirmed that it’s raised another $130 million in funding. The funding — a Series D led by Fidelity — will be used to expand into new enterprise verticals, with… Read More

  • Felicis Ventures Brings On More Founders To Its Advisory Council With Shopify CPO

    Felicis Ventures Brings On More Founders To Its Advisory Council With Shopify CPO

    Several years ago, venture investor Aydin Senkut just showed up at Shopify’s headquarters in Ottawa. He had heard about them from the organizers of the Grow Conference in Vancouver and decided to stop by apropos of nothing. “At the time, no one really knew who we were,” said chief platform officer Harley Finkelstein. “But we knew of Aydin’s reputation and that… Read More