• Helix Sleep raises $7.4 million to sell made-to-order mattresses online

    Helix Sleep raises $7.4 million to sell made-to-order mattresses online

    A New York City startup called Helix Sleep Inc. raised $7.35 million in Series A funding to grow its bespoke mattress business, according to cofounder Adam Tishman. With 20 full-time employees today, the company sells directly to consumers online, and via its office and showroom in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. Helix’s mission is to “deliver unprecedented comfort to people… Read More

  • Chemi Peres makes predictions for Israel’s tech scene

    TechCrunch had the opportunity to speak with Chemi Peres, co-founder of Pitango Venture Capital, about Israel’s tech scene. In the above video, Peres explained why he believes digital health, drones and autonomous driving startups will emerge in the region. “The digital wave is disrupting industry one after another,” said Peres. Israel has long been known for its work in… Read More

  • Southeast Asia e-grocer HappyFresh exits two markets, raises undisclosed Series B

    Southeast Asia e-grocer HappyFresh exits two markets, raises undisclosed Series B

    Grocery on-demand service HappyFresh has delivered a mixed bag of news today. Firstly, the company has withdrawn from two markets in Asia as it aims to focus on creating a sustainable business. Second, it has announced an undisclosed amount of funding. Read More

  • Philips Hue announces a $40 motion sensor to automagically turn your lights on

    Philips Hue announces a $40 motion sensor to automagically turn your lights on

    Philips Hue is expanding its line up of smart light devices with a motion sensor. This one is pretty straightforward — when you walk in front of the sensor, your Hue lights will turn on. What’s different from other motion sensors? It works on battery, so you can put it anywhere around your home, such as the corner of a hallway, a bathroom or a garage. Philips says the device is… Read More

  • Can foreign tech companies win in China? Crunch Network

    Can foreign tech companies win in China?

    As China’s digital business grows, it’s going to provide more opportunities for many players. Who “gets it” and who doesn’t will certainly not only be a function of “being blocked or not,” but equally (or even more importantly) those who have the right mindset and approach to the China context. Read More

  • What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups Crunch Network

    What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups

    A new player has entered the enterprise productivity race. For decades, Microsoft reigned as the market leader in enterprise productivity — until Google pushed into the space with Google Apps. Now, with the acquisition of Quip, Salesforce is joining Microsoft and Google in the race. Read More

  • How connected cars are turning into revenue-generating machines Crunch Network

    How connected cars are turning into revenue-generating machines

    History repeats herself, but she mumbles. Most of the time we can only in retrospect discern what she was trying to say. Sometimes, though, history’s intent is clear. That’s where we stand with the state of connected cars: History is repeating itself. There is a correspondence in the patterns of disruption when you compare the future of connected cars to the past of the… Read More

  • Bill Eggers | INNOVATE2016
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    INNOVATE2016: How digital can reinvent American government

    One of America’s leading experts on the technology of government is Bill Eggers, the executive director of Deloitte’s Center for Government Insights. Eggers’ great observation, articulated in his new book Delivering on Digital, is that digital technology offers a unique opportunity for American government to reinvent itself. Yes, he acknowledges, the US government often… Read More

  • Retooling AI for the workplace Crunch Network

    Retooling AI for the workplace

    Given the massive chunk of our lives spent at work, shouldn’t we enjoy the tools we need to use for our jobs? Shouldn’t they feel more human and delightful, like Amazon’s Alexa or some of the other consumer-facing applications we rely on daily? And how much more effective and productive could you be if you had something like TARS or Jarvis helping you with your job? I think… Read More

  • All deals on AngelList will soon be private (plus other updates you should know)

    All deals on AngelList will soon be private (plus other updates you should know)

    Earlier this week, we sat down with Naval Ravikant, cofounder of five-year-old AngelList, a popular platform that matches startups with early-stage investors. Three million people, including 50,000 accredited investors, have created profiles on AngelList since its founding, and AngelList now uses that information to pair startups with capital, pair startup employees with employers and, more… Read More

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