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  • Curioos Opens Up Marketplace For Its Digital Art Platform

    Curioos Opens Up Marketplace For Its Digital Art Platform

    Curioos has been selling art prints from digital artists for a few years now. But it’s been a cumbersome work to add new artists to the website. That’s why the company is automatizing the listing process by switching to a marketplace approach. Any digital artist can now submit their work and get revenue from Curioos prints. Read More

  • Startup Step-By-Step: Raising

    Startup Step-By-Step: Raising

    I’m taking a last look around the room. It’s five in the morning and the black car is idling outside. The driver has already called me and I quietly whispered that I was coming down. My wife, my long-limbed and tangled in sheets, is asleep. In the small light on my bedside table I see her settle into the warm place where I just was and I wish I could lie back down to… Read More

  • Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Approaches $15 Million Target For Second Fund

    Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Approaches $15 Million Target For Second Fund

    Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, a three-year-old, seed-stage venture firm led by its founder and sole general partner, Charlie O’Donnell, is about to close its second fund with $15 million, up from an $8.3 million debut fund closed last year. It’s a meaningful milestone for O’Donnell, who got his start in venture capital as an analyst at Union Square Ventures and later worked as… Read More

  • FanDuel And DraftKings Fight Back, File Lawsuits Against NY Attorney General

    FanDuel And DraftKings Fight Back, File Lawsuits Against NY Attorney General

    After NY’s Attorney General ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to cease and desist all operations in the state, the two companies have responded, filing lawsuits seeking an injunction against the order. “Today, we have taken decisive legal action to prevent a unilateral, misinformed and legally misguided attempt by the New York Attorney General to act as “judge, jury and… Read More

  • NYC’s FinTech Innovation Lab Exposes FinTech Startups To Wall Street

    NYC’s FinTech Innovation Lab Exposes FinTech Startups To Wall Street

    Now in its sixth year, the NY FinTech Innovation Lab is looking for another batch of fintech startups that want to disrupt Wall Street. Co-founded by Accenture and the Partnership Fund for New York City, the 12-week program helps early fintech startups get exposure to top Wall Street banks. The group is partnered with 15 financial institutions, including American Express, Bank of America… Read More

  • Quirky Files For Bankruptcy While Flextronics Puts Up A $15M Bid For Wink

    Quirky Files For Bankruptcy While Flextronics Puts Up A $15M Bid For Wink

    Quirky, the long-suffering startup that was once held up as a model for bridging the maker movement and corporate world, has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

  • NYC Rises As A Hub For Software-As-A-Service Startups Crunch Network

    NYC Rises As A Hub For Software-As-A-Service Startups

    As the market continues to mature, and as we watch a blossoming of SaaS activity in New York City, we believe that NYC is poised to become a genuine leader in the formation of companies leading the next wave of enterprise transformation. Read More

  • LockedOut: An Uber For Locksmiths

    LockedOut: An Uber For Locksmiths

    By now, it’s clear that we will see “Uber for [x]” companies until there is indeed an Uber for everything. Here is the latest one: LockedOut — an Uber for locksmiths. The locksmith experience is pretty much on-demand already, but LockedOut founder Ray Wang argues that the locksmith market (especially in New York, where the service is now in beta) isn’t exactly great. Read More

  • Cities As Platforms Crunch Network

    Cities As Platforms

    Take a look at the last decade’s fastest-growing companies. You’ll notice they have one thing in common: They’re all platforms.YouTube was not the first video-hosting site, but it was the first to disrupt the stagnating online broadcasting model, creating a platform with digital engagement at its core. And the catalyst for Google’s exponential growth trajectory was when… Read More

  • Oliver, A New Apartment-Finding App, Cuts Out The Middlemen

    Oliver, A New Apartment-Finding App, Cuts Out The Middlemen

    If you’ve ever tried to find an apartment in a popular city like San Francisco, New York, or Chillicothe you’re probably familiar with magical beings called brokers. These creatures take a cut of your rent while doing surprisingly little and it’s high time they are “disrupted.” How, you ask? Oliver. Oliver is the latest effort to cut out the middleman. The app… Read More

  • Watch Site Chrono24 Raises €21 Million To Build An Horological Juggernaut

    Watch Site Chrono24 Raises €21 Million To Build An Horological Juggernaut

    Because there exist only two kinds of watches – Apple Watches and all others – Chrono24 is addressing a pretty big market: high-end collectors of mechanical timepieces. The watch consignment and sales site just raised €21 million from Insight Ventures to open new offices in New York and Hong Kong and have even added a new feature called Trusted Checkout, a system that protects… Read More

  • U.S. Legislation Aims To Ban Plastic Guns Metal Detectors Can’t Detect

    U.S. Legislation Aims To Ban Plastic Guns Metal Detectors Can’t Detect

    Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and a group of Democrats have proposed the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, legislation that would require all guns to contain enough metal to be detected by metal detectors and X-Ray machines at checkpoints and airports. The legislation is aimed squarely at 3D printed guns like the so-called Liberator. The legislation would require that all guns, plastic… Read More

  • An Interview With Nathaniel Popper, Author Of Digital Gold

    If you’ve been reading the site lately you’ll notice we’ve gone Digital Gold-crazy. First we started with an amazing excerpt outlining the story of 21.com. Then we posted a review and a podcast and now we present an short interview with the author in our studio in New York. Popper and I go through his theories behind the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, why the couldn’t… Read More

  • Hightower Raises $13M Series B Round For Its Leasing Management Service

    Hightower Raises $13M Series B Round For Its Leasing Management Service

    Hightower, a New York-based leasing management platform for commercial real estate, today announced that it has raised a $13 million Series B funding round led by previous investor RRE Ventures. Other participants include Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital, who together led the company’s $6.5 million Series A round, as well as new investor Pritzker Group Venture Capital. The… Read More

  • 500 Startups Accelerator Announces Its Thirteenth Batch Of Companies

    500 Startups Accelerator Announces Its Thirteenth Batch Of Companies

    With their twelfth batch of companies set to demo to investors and the press next week, 500 Startups is announcing the thirteenth batch of companies to go through its accelerator. Read More

  • Mayor De Blasio Offers Three Pillars For Tech Growth In NYC

    Mayor De Blasio Offers Three Pillars For Tech Growth In NYC

    New York may be the city that never sleeps, but when it comes to tech investment, historically, the naked city has been caught napping. Since the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, New York City has been trying to regain its footing as a hub for technology innovation and startups. Those efforts received a boost under the previous Bloomberg administration, and now Mayor Bill de Blasio is looking… Read More

  • An NYC Entrepreneur’s Guide To Scaling A Company Crunch Network

    An NYC Entrepreneur’s Guide To Scaling A Company

    The latest class of early-stage startups is busy preparing to crush it at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. I’m not going out on a limb by saying that the goal of every company there is to scale fast, and most have committed to or are thinking of doing so in New York. I was born and raised in New York City and my dream was always to build a company here. I can’t imagine a better place to be. Read More

  • 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

  • Winklevoss Twins, Activate! Join Them For A Chat About Bitcoin At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    Winklevoss Twins, Activate! Join Them For A Chat About Bitcoin At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    TechCrunch Disrupt NY is two weeks away and I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss on stage on May 6th at 12:20pm. The pair will talk to us about their bitcoin investments, their new bitcoin exchange, Gemini, and bitcoin regulation in New York and beyond. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are bitcoin bulls and VC investors in bitcoin-based companies. Read More

  • Makerbot’s Saddest Hour

    Makerbot’s Saddest Hour

    In the process of growth, startups change. They change from scrappy three-person operations to behemoths with new employees rolling in daily. They go on hiring sprees and the founders no longer know the people sitting at cubicles outside their offices. Bigger companies – Google and the like – start sniffing around. And those changes add up – going from 50 mph to lightspeed is… Read More

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