• 8 Cool Everyday Carry Gifts For A Tactical Holiday

    Our friends at Everyday Carry have been looking at cool stuff for years and we asked them for some amazing advice on gear for folks who want stuff that will last us a few years after New Year’s Eve. Their collection of watches, flashlights, and batteries will keep you ready to rock this year and into the next decade. Selections by Everyday Carry’s Jacob Dean. Read More

  • The Many Ways Of WeChat: How Messaging Is Eating The World Crunch Network

    The Many Ways Of WeChat: How Messaging Is Eating The World

    In February 2011, I visited my friend Bill Huang who worked for Tencent in Shenzhen. Bill was telling me about their new messaging app, called WeChat, that had just launched. At the time, I had been using WhatsApp for more than a year. I asked Bill why they would build a copycat. His reply? He simply insisted that I download the app and take it for a spin. That night, I went home to Hong Kong… Read More

  • Thanksgiving Online Sales Top $1.7B, 26% Of Purchases Made On Mobile

    Thanksgiving Online Sales Top $1.7B, 26% Of Purchases Made On Mobile

    Thanksgiving is now in full swing in the U.S., and while many are focused on food and football, some are turning their attention online to kick off their holiday shopping. Adobe, which tracked over 100 million visits to some 4,500 retail sites so far today (including 80% of all online transactions from the top 100 U.S. retailers), says that over $1 billion has been spent so far online… Read More

  • What’s The Deal With EAT Club?

    What’s The Deal With EAT Club?

    To be honest, I had never heard of EAT Club until about a month ago, when its public relations team reached out to me, and I’m glad that they did. EAT Club, which launched in 2010, is almost three years into its move from a consumer-focused company to a business-to-business one that focuses on corporate food catering. EAT Club’s ideal customer has always been the office… Read More

  • The Art Of The Pitch Crunch Network

    The Art Of The Pitch

    I’m fortunate in my day to day. I have the privilege of hearing new and exciting ideas, both by seasoned and budding entrepreneurs. I remind myself that not too many moons ago, I was in their shoes pitching for money, product and development support and, at times, attention. Being that much of my job is hearing, seeing and experiencing pitches, it seems appropriate that I share… Read More

  • All This Thanking… Let’s Get To Nominating

    All This Thanking… Let’s Get To Nominating

    Today is a day to be thankful and we are thankful for you! The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards show is coming up on February 8, 2016, but it will be all for nothing if we don’t receive great nominations from you. Nominations are in full swing and the deadline is Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 5PM. Let me tell you more about one of our categories, the Best Angel Investor of 2015. Read More

  • New Balance Taps 3D Systems To Develop 3D-Printed Midsoles In Running Shoes

    New Balance Taps 3D Systems To Develop 3D-Printed Midsoles In Running Shoes

    Because tech is taking over the world, New Balance has decided to jump on the band wagon with the announcement of forthcoming 3D-printed running shoes. The kicks won’t be entirely 3D printed, but the shoes will come with 3D-printed midsoles, the part of the shoe that sits between the inner-layer and the outside rubber to provide cushioning and support. New Balance is working with 3D… Read More

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    M Cushion With Built-In Heat/Massage

    It's heavy. It's sort of expensive. It's got a shiatsu massager built in. Gadget reviewer Doug Aamoth moans in ecstacy while trying out the M Cushion, making viewers feel awkward.

    M Cushion With Built-In Heat/Massage
  • India’s Grofers Grabs $120M To Bring Offline Merchants Into The On-Demand World

    India’s Grofers Grabs $120M To Bring Offline Merchants Into The On-Demand World

    The race for on-demand delivery services in India is on, and today one of the bigger startups in the market has picked up a large cash injection as it goes for pole position. Grofers, an Instacart-style app that links up with local, offline merchants to delivery groceries, medicine, flowers, and other daily items to customers, has raised $120 million led by new investor… Read More

  • 7 On-Demand Delivery Startups In London

    We count 7 on-demand delivery startups currently battling it out in London (although there are doubtless more) as entrepreneurs and VCs make big bets on smartphone-driven convenience and the promise of getting you food or just about anything delivered to your door within minutes. Read More

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