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  • Marc Benioff Wins The 2014 Crunchie For CEO Of The Year

    Marc Benioff Wins The 2014 Crunchie For CEO Of The Year

    Marc Benioff had a whirlwind 2014 both professionally and personally. The Salesforce CEO made a $100 million donation to the UCSF Medical Center last year to help it build a new hospital that will bear Benioff’s name. The check was dubbed the “largest gift ever made” to the hospital by its operating organization. Read More

  • StartSLC Kicks Off To Support A Burgeoning Utah Tech Culture

    StartSLC Kicks Off To Support A Burgeoning Utah Tech Culture

    A crowd of tech enthusiasts sat warm inside the grand hall of an old train station this last Saturday night, on the west end of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. They braved the otherwise chilly evening, the traffic and eschewed several other events like the star-studded Sundance to hear the next startup pitch at the state’s biggest ever technology event, StartSLC. An estimated 4,000… Read More

  • Shyp Now Available On Android

    Shyp Brings Its On-Demand Shipping App To Android

    On-demand shipping startup Shyp just made its service available to a much wider audience with the launch of its app on Android via the Google Play Store. Read More

  • Huddle Co-Founder Alastair Mitchell Steps Down As CEO, Morten Brogger Steps In

    Huddle Co-Founder Alastair Mitchell Steps Down As CEO, Morten Brogger Steps In

    On the heels of a $51 million round of funding, cloud collaboration company Huddle today announced a changing of the guard to lead the company to its next stage. Co-founder Alastair Mitchell is stepping down from his role as CEO and assuming a new position as president and CMO. Taking his place is Morten Brogger, a veteran exec whose past roles included CEO of Mach, which he helped sell… Read More

  • San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Solution Crunch Network

    San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Solution

    After two-and-a-half years of intense policy discussion and countless hours of public testimony, this week Mayor Ed Lee signed into law legislation I authored that will for the first time regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco. This legislative process was a test of whether or not we could find a reasonable solution to a policy issue posed by the new tech economy — and I… Read More

  • Vint Launches A Monthly Subscription Service Offering Unlimited On-Demand Fitness Training

    Vint Launches A Monthly Subscription Service Offering Unlimited On-Demand Fitness Training

    Two months after bringing its fitness marketplace to San Francisco, Vint is introducing a new way for users to set up 1-on-1 workout sessions with trainers in the form of a $120 monthly subscription that lets you arrange as many meetups as you’d like. Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (7/25)

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (7/25)

    It was earnings week at TechCrunch, so most of the coverage was dominated by reports about Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Pandora. Fortunately there were a ton of other great stories from our writers. Here are the top stories from 7/19 to 7/25 on TechCrunch. No one thought Facebook’s earnings would be this good. They set revenue per user records around the world, and… Read More

  • Online Clothing Resale Store Twice Rolls Out Same-Day Pickup With Twice Local

    Online Clothing Resale Store Twice Rolls Out Same-Day Pickup With Twice Local

    Online fashion marketplace Twice, which buys gently worn, quality women’s clothing from consumers then resells it via its own website, mobile and tablet applications, is today expanding into the offline world with the launch of a new service called Twice Local. Following a similar trend among “push button services” that allow you to call up everything from black cars to… Read More

  • The Most San Francisco Wedding Happened, Thanks To Uber

    The Most San Francisco Wedding Happened, Thanks To Uber

    Friends and family gathered to witness Sosh’s CTO Rod Begbie marry his sweetheart of three years this afternoon. Only this was no ordinary wedding. Begbie and his bride-to-be, Lacey Shaw, sent a GroupMe message and a tweet earlier today, asking all their friends to meet them in Alamo Square Park to see them get hitched on Uber’s dime. Begbie and Shaw had lightly discussed… Read More

  • Polaris Partners Grows Out West, Adding Ex-oDesk Chief Gary Swart

    Polaris Partners Grows Out West, Adding Ex-oDesk Chief Gary Swart

    Polaris Partners, the eighteen year old venture capital firm headquartered in Boston, has added former oDesk chief executive Gary Swart as its first venture partner focused on technology on the West Coast. Already an active angel investor, Swart has an existing portfolio of ten companies which he will continue to work with after his move to the Polaris team. “As the CEO of oDesk I had… Read More

  • Bannerman Delivers Bouncers On Demand

    Bannerman Delivers Bouncers On Demand

    It looks like 2014 is the year of the “Uber for things that aren’t rides” in Silicon Valley. While the market for similar services — like shipping packages or grocery shopping — is already starting to develop, the concept is starting to move onto totally unrelated markets. Bannerman, for example, is a startup in the Y Combinator Summer 2014 class that sounds a… Read More