• Citymapper will start monetizing in 2017

    Citymapper will start monetizing in 2017

    Citymapper founder and CEO Azmat Yusuf took the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about the future of cities and Citymapper. Now that the startup works in dozens of cities, it plans to start monetizing in 2017. While Citymapper is a mobile star in Europe and most people living in big cities are using it every day to use public transportation, it has been a long ride. Originally… Read More

  • Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Elysium Health markets a pill formulated with ingredients it says will keep you feeling young and, according to a source close to the matter and documents obtained by TechCrunch, the startup has closed on $20 million in Series B financing at what we’re told is a $157 million pre-money valuation from ARCH Venture Partners investor. Reached for comment, Elysium suggested that our… Read More

  • Visbit nabs $3.2M to bring users high-quality 360 video streaming without hogging data

    Visbit nabs $3.2M to bring users high-quality 360 video streaming without hogging data

    Virtual reality is a revolution with a lot of moving parts. Sure, it’s a renaissance for PC component manufacturers that once again need to push the limits on hardware, but it’s also pushing ISPs to better serve users with better download speeds so that they can enjoy VR content. There’s still a long way to go, but to make up the gap for the meantime and ensure that a few… Read More

  • Anil Dash, new CEO of Fog Creek, launches platform to remove barriers to app development

    Anil Dash, new CEO of Fog Creek, launches platform to remove barriers to app development

    Fog Creek Software, responsible for the births of Trello and Stack Overflow, is today launching Gomix, a platform that wants to democratize app building. Gomix gives people working apps they can remix and modify, and then host and deploy for free. At a high level, Gomix is designed to make building things on the web as fun as it used to be, Anil Dash, Fog Creek Software’s newly-hired… Read More

  • UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain’s post-Brexit tech future

    UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain’s post-Brexit tech future

    TechCrunch, in partnership with some of the UK’s best known entrepreneurs and VC’s, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt London a set of key recommendations for government about its approach to the tech startup industry in a ‘post-Brexit’ Britain. The panel of nine key figures have set out the issues that must be addressed during Brexit negotiations, to ensure the… Read More

  • Meizu’s got a $33 touchscreen fitness band with heart rate monitoring

    Meizu’s got a $33 touchscreen fitness band with heart rate monitoring

    Meizu’s another in a long list of Chinese phone makers with a strong foothold that has yet to make a dent in the US market. But the company is growing pretty rapidly, selling 20 million phones last year alone, and with such growth comes diversification – which means, naturally, wearables. If nothing else, the company’s first device to market is dirt cheap. The simply named… Read More

  • Harman and Navdy team up to offer HUDs to OEMs and consumers

    Harman and Navdy team up to offer HUDs to OEMs and consumers

    Aftermarket heads-up driving accessory maker Navdy is teaming up with Harman, one of the leading suppliers of connected car systems and other components for automobiles. Harman, recently acquired by Samsung, has made a strategic investment in Navdy, and will also co-brand a new “Navdy with Harman” aftermarket HUD device that will be sold both directly to OEM automotive companies… Read More

  • Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund

    Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund

    French VC firm Partech Ventures announced that they closed their seed fund of $107 million (€100 million) for early stage startups. Partech Entrepreneur II is focusing on seed rounds, and the firm plans to invest in 80 different startups. The firm already announced the creation of the seed fund 18 months ago. At the time, Partech had $65 million (€60 million) under management. So it looks… Read More

  • The British-made Blacklamp Carbon watch is full of glowing goodness

    The British-made Blacklamp Carbon watch is full of glowing goodness

    Back when Britannia ruled the waves her beautiful lighthouses were wonders to behold. Many a sailor found solace in the pale light cast out over the ocean and now the Schofield Watch Company is celebrating these by releasing a watch that glows like a radioactive trash fire and is made almost entirely of carbon fiber. The Blacklamp Carbon is a mechanical watch with a few interesting facets. Read More

  • Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales are doing just fine

    Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales are doing just fine

    It’s hard to know if the Apple Watch is a hit or a miss. The company doesn’t disclose sales numbers directly, but Tim Cook wanted to react to IDC’s report on wearables, saying that sales are doing just fine. According to the report, Apple is only the fourth wearable company now behind Fitbit, Xiaomi and Garmin. It represents a stark 71 percent decline in shipments compared… Read More

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