New York

  • 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

  • Join Us At The TC Pitch-Off In Budapest And Zagreb

    Join Us At The TC Pitch-Off In Budapest And Zagreb

    Ahoy, Hungary and Croatia, TC is in town and we’d love to see you. As part of Startup AddVenture, we’ll be holding a mini pitch-off in Budapest and Zagreb. We’ve been through this part of the world a few times but this time we’re giving away two tickets to Disrupt New York to the winners so you’ll want to take part. I will be in Budapest on April 18 starting at 9am… Read More

  • Shyp CEO Kevin Gibbon Will Be At Disrupt NY To Chat About Shipping And Returns

    Shyp CEO Kevin Gibbon Will Be At Disrupt NY To Chat About Shipping And Returns

    In just a few weeks, Shyp co-founder and CEO Kevin Gibbon will join us at Disrupt to chat about the evolution of on-demand services and the impact easier returns could have on e-commerce as a whole. Read More

  • Venture Capital Is Trying To Heal The Healthcare System

    Venture Capital Is Trying To Heal The Healthcare System

    Venture capitalists are on a mission to heal the ailing U.S. healthcare system, and big data might just be the right prescription. Healthcare costs in the U.S. have gone up over 130% in the last decade, and healthcare is currently 18% of the GDP. Read More

  • The Implications Of The Seed Funding Boom Crunch Network

    The Implications Of The Seed Funding Boom

    Josh Kopelman wrote a great post recently highlighting the current state of the early-stage funding market. One of his main points was that the Series Seed round is becoming so easy to raise that founders aren’t being tested and thus often surprised when it becomes difficult to raise their Series A. Read More

  • Amazon Expands ‘Prime Now’ One-Hour Delivery Service To Dallas, Now Covers 4 Metros

    Amazon Expands ‘Prime Now’ One-Hour Delivery Service To Dallas, Now Covers 4 Metros

    One more step ahead for e-commerce giant Amazon in building up its logistics and delivery network, and another for developing services to keep customers coming back for more. This morning the company announced that Dallas is the latest city to get Amazon Prime Now, its one-hour delivery service of “daily essentials” like household items, toys and books. This brings the… Read More

  • Alibaba And The Cognitive Dissonance Of American Data Policy Crunch Network

    Alibaba And The Cognitive Dissonance Of American Data Policy

    American cyber policy makers may well rue not paying heed to Burnham. The legal interpretations they currently espouse may soon turn around to bite them in the proverbial hypocritical posterior. The issue is put in stark relief by the recent announcement from Alibaba, the Chinese technology company that plans to open up a new data center in Silicon Valley. From a business perspective… Read More

  • Alcohol Startups Are Brewing Up VC Cash

    Alcohol Startups Are Brewing Up VC Cash

    A new startup movement brewing in the booze biz has VCs backing liquor delivery services, robotic bartenders, and smartphone breathalyzers — and they’re showing no sign of turning off the tap. Read More

  • London’s Tech Hiring Boom Attracts Hired, JobBox And Other Startups To The Fray

    London’s Tech Hiring Boom Attracts Hired, JobBox And Other Startups To The Fray

    What is it with tech jobs in London (and, lately, the rest of the UK)? Well, ask a silly question, right? Because the city and the country is going through a tech boom right now and when that happens tech startups in the recruitment space scramble to join the fray, especially in the UK capital. There’s even a “Silicon Milkround” to compete with the usual ‘milk… Read More

  • Get Your Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon Tickets Now

    Get Your Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon Tickets Now

    That’s right. You read correctly. Tickets are now available for the Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon. The event takes place May 2nd and 3rd at the Manhattan Center in good old New York, New York. Get them now! The weekend long hackathon kicks off on Saturday, May 2nd at 12:30pm. On Sunday, just over 20 hours of building, teams will have 60 seconds to present their projects to our panel of… Read More

  • Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups Crunch Network

    Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups

    “I’ve probably revised this investor pitch deck 200 times,” a founder told me recently. She’d met with more than 50 potential investors before closing a seed round last month. This might sound excessive to some, but her experience is not unusual. Entrepreneurs often spend hundreds of hours raising funds from angel and venture capital investors. While these activities… Read More

  • #Katch For Meerkat Auto-Uploads Streams To YouTube With A Hashtag

    #Katch For Meerkat Auto-Uploads Streams To YouTube With A Hashtag

    Buzzy live streaming video app du jour Meerkat does include an option to save your video once you’ve killed the stream — but hey, in the slick environs of frictionless social broadcasting who has time for after-the-fact uploading? So here’s Katch to take the incremental strain out of your post-Meerkat experience via a hashtag-triggered auto-upload. Read More

  • Chutzpah Lessons From The Israeli Startup Scene Crunch Network

    Chutzpah Lessons From The Israeli Startup Scene

    It’s no wonder that with over 4,000 startups in the Greater Tel Aviv area, Israel is ranked 1st in the world for innovative capacity in 2014 by the IMD Global Competitiveness Yearbook. 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