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  • Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem Crunch Network

    Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem

    Despite recent positive news and a renewed interest of international investors in the country, the reality is that Brazil is suffering. The country has endured a profound financial crisis for several years. As the mess untangles and we go up from what many experts consider the bottom, the consequences for the region’s overall economy are now very real. For investors, it’s a… Read More

  • Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home

    Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home

    Telehealth and telemedicine companies have the power to help patients get the care they need from home, and often more quickly and at a lower cost than what they’d pay out of pocket at a clinic or office in person. Investors have backed scores of these companies, including the now publicly traded Teladoc and MDLIVE, as well as Doctor on Demand, Talkspace, Joyable, Curology and myriad… Read More

  • TradingView, a community for chart-obsessed investors, moves into new markets

    TradingView, a community for chart-obsessed investors, moves into new markets

    Data-driven investor community TradingView has hit one million monthly active users and is expanding globally to under-served markets. TechCrunch last covered TradingView in 2012 when the site was seeing 2,000 visitors per day. The site differs from other investor communities like Seeking Alpha because of its emphasis on visuals. TradingView takes a chart based approach to supporting investing. Read More

  • Sketchfab makes it easier to look at 3D models in virtual reality

    Sketchfab makes it easier to look at 3D models in virtual reality

    Step by step, Sketchfab is turning into the best platform to view 3D models using a virtual reality headset. First, the company added a VR button on every browsing page, then it released apps to support all VR headsets and showcase a few models. Now, the New York-based startup is making it easier to move around 3D models. Read More

  • Peek.com raises $10 million, strikes partnership to bring tour and activity booking to Yelp

    Peek.com raises $10 million, strikes partnership to bring tour and activity booking to Yelp

    Peek.com has raised $10 million in equity funding to become what it calls an “OpenTable for the $100 billion activities market,” according to CEO and co-founder Ruzwana Bashir. Based in San Francisco, with additional offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, Peek.com lets travelers, and locals, find and book activities such as tours, tastings and lessons, online or via mobile. The Peek.com… Read More

  • Uber co-founder launches new real estate venture for Expa called Haus

    Uber co-founder launches new real estate venture for Expa called Haus

    Garrett Camp, Uber cofounder and CEO of Expa Studios, is today unveiling Expa’s latest project, Haus. Haus is the studio’s first real estate play and focuses entirely on the buying and selling of residential property, digitizing and organizing offers from buyers so that all parties (the buyer, seller, and agents) have more transparency and immediacy through the negotiation… Read More

  • Monese, the UK banking app for immigrants and expats, finally lands on iOS

    Monese, the UK banking app for immigrants and expats, finally lands on iOS

    For all the hype around fintech, not least in London, Monese is a startup that has pragmatism at its heart. It’s not trying to be an actual bank — in the technical, banking license sense — but does enable immigrants and expats, who might otherwise find it hard to open a bank account outside of their home country, to access core banking services. Read More

  • Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One is today announcing the opening of its first manufacturing plant. Called Hyperloop One Metalworks, the 105,000 square-foot building in North Las Vegas will be the new professional home of many of the company’s 170 employees, including engineers, machinists and welders. These folks will build and test a number of components for the DevLoop, a full-system prototype of the… Read More

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