• A new CEO for DocuSign

    A new CEO for DocuSign

    DocuSign, the electronic signature company, has ended its search for a permanent CEO. Effective this week, Daniel Springer is taking the reigns and former CEO Keith Krach is moving to a chairman role. With a reported valuation of more than $3 billion, 14-year-old DocuSign is said to be scaling, with speculation that it’s nearing its long-awaited IPO. Though he couldn’t comment… Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv Demo Day here

    Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv Demo Day here

    TechCrunch is pleased to offer Microsoft Accelerator’s Tel Aviv Demo Day today at 6:30 p.m. local time, 8:30 a.m. PST. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding customers and scaling to global markets. There are seven accelerators located around the world, from Seattle… Read More

  • Maelle Gavet is the new COO at real estate startup Compass

    Maelle Gavet is the new COO at real estate startup Compass

    There has been another development at Compass, the real estate startup that recently hit a $1 billion valuation. The company has appointed a new COO, Maëlle Gavet. She will report to Robert Reffkin, the CEO and co-founder of Compass. Gavet was most recently at Priceline, the travel services giant, which she joined as EVP in 2015 tasked with integrating a number of its brands, and with a… Read More

  • YouTube adds new in-app messaging feature on iOS and Android in Canada

    YouTube adds new in-app messaging feature on iOS and Android in Canada

    YouTube has introduce a new in-app messaging platform, which has been in testing since mid-2016 – but there’s a catch: It’s only available in Canada for now. Why Canada? Well, it’s not unusual for companies to soft launch products in Canada, because it’s a good testing ground thanks to its market similarity to the U.S., albeit with a total addressable population… Read More

  • Ford patents a car camera system to get you the best shots for social media

    Ford patents a car camera system to get you the best shots for social media

    Ford has a new patent out for a vehicle camera system – but it’s not designed for use in autonomous cars, as you might imagine. Instead, it’s a vehicle-mounted camera concept that would use data fed by the vehicle itself about its speed, trajectory and more to determine how to best position themselves to get the best shots. The Ford patent, which was originally filed in 2015… Read More

  • Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to connect all of Europe, starting with the Czech Republic

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to connect all of Europe, starting with the Czech Republic

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) may be a step behind its rival Hyperloop One but is making its own plans to go global — starting with an announcement today HTT has signed an agreement to explore connecting a hyperloop system from Slovakia to the Czech Republic. HTT already has an agreement with the city of Bratislava, Slovakia to build a hyperloop there, but this new… Read More

  • Pipedrive, a CRM platform to help SMBs sell more, closes $17M Series B led by Atomico

    Pipedrive, a CRM platform to help SMBs sell more, closes $17M Series B led by Atomico

    Pipedrive, a CRM platform designed to help SMBs sell more, has closed $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Atomico, the global VC firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, and Rembrandt Venture Partners. The Estonia/U.S.-based startup last raised $9 million in Series A funding back in May 2015. Pipedrive says will use… Read More

  • Cloud security startup ProtectWise raises another $25 million

    Cloud security startup ProtectWise raises another $25 million

    ProtectWise, a security startup that records all your network traffic DVR-style, and saves it in the cloud, announced a $25 million round today. The company’s security strategy is surprisingly simple. It records all of the networking activity, then indexes the data and provides customers with forensic tools to search and review it. Once a breach has been detected, the victimized… Read More

  • Postmates and DoorDash are testing delivery by robot with Starship Technologies

    Postmates and DoorDash are testing delivery by robot with Starship Technologies

    Not even flexible, freelance jobs in the on-demand economy will be saved from the siege of automation. Starship Technologies is putting its self-driving delivery robots to work in the US. Specifically, its first US partners are the food delivery startup DoorDash, and courier marketplace Postmates, which are beginning pilot tests with Starship’s delivery robots in Redwood City, Calif. Read More

  • Tesla to build Model 3 motors and gearboxes at its Gigafactory

    Tesla to build Model 3 motors and gearboxes at its Gigafactory

    Tesla will be making electric motors and gearboxes at its Nevada Gigafactory, in addition to batteries. The news comes from Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, who discussed that additional manufacturing plans for the Gigafactory during a policy speech on Tuesday. The Gigafactory, which officially opened for business last year, is a massive facility with a $5 billion price tag, a solar-power… Read More

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