Startups

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  • Guru, With $2.7 Million In Funding, Simplifies Internal Knowledge Sharing

    Guru, With $2.7 Million In Funding, Simplifies Internal Knowledge Sharing

    Given the speed at which startups often grow, disseminating important information to the folks that need it (when they need it) can become a huge hurdle. Guru, started by Boomi founder Rick Nucci, aims to solve that problem. Guru is a Chrome web extension that sits on top of pretty much anything you do on your computer, and intelligently surfaces the relevant information about your startup… Read More

  • European Premium Restaurant Delivery Service Take Eat Easy Closes €10M Series B

    European Premium Restaurant Delivery Service Take Eat Easy Closes €10M Series B

    The European premium restaurant delivery space appears to show no signs of cooling. As recently as July, London’s Deliveroo raised a $70 million Series C for further international expansion. And today it’s the turn of Rocket Internet-backed Take Eat Easy. Read More

  • The Best Times To Get A Grip On Your Startup’s IP Crunch Network

    The Best Times To Get A Grip On Your Startup’s IP

    What’s a tech startup’s most valuable asset? It’s not the seed money. It’s not the workspace. And it’s definitely not the espresso machine or Ping Pong table. The priceless heart of a promising startup is its intellectual property (IP) — the disruptive idea, the brilliant invention, the genius breakthrough. This hot commodity needs to be protected by… Read More

  • Wiselike, The Q&A Platform For Professionals, Picks Up $1.25M In Seed Funding

    Wiselike, The Q&A Platform For Professionals, Picks Up $1.25M In Seed Funding

    There is no shortage of Q&A platforms on the web. But today, a new startup with fresh funding is looking to repurpose the Q&A format into something more valuable for the asker, the answerer, and the general viewer. Meet Wiselike, which has just picked up $1.25 million in seed funding led by GGV Capital, with participation from 500 Startups, GREE and more. Here’s how it… Read More

  • AOL Acquires Photo And Messaging Startup Kanvas Labs

    AOL Acquires Photo And Messaging Startup Kanvas Labs

    AOL is announcing another acquisition — Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. An AOL spokesperson told me that the company will continue to offer the existing Kanvas Labs products. Those include photo editing app Kanvas; Kanvas Keyboard, which allows users to include GIFs and stickers in their mobile conversations; and Kanvas for Messenger, which integrates the startup’s… Read More

  • Your First 10 Customers Can Make Or Break You Crunch Network

    Your First 10 Customers Can Make Or Break You

    Early in a startup’s life, the main focus is building the right product for the right market. For most B2B startups, this is the period when you start winning your first 10 customers. These 10 customers are unlike any others you’ll have over the course of your company. Read More

  • Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us Crunch Network

    Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us

    “Brace yourself, Marco…we’ve just been removed from the App Store.” With those words, I visualized everything we’d slaved over for months crumple itself into a ball of trash and — ironically — flinging itself into the bin beside me. But it hardly came as a surprise. Despite stellar traction at over 4 million users and 15 million flings opened per day… Read More

  • Our Lingering Questions For Hampton Creek

    Our Lingering Questions For Hampton Creek

    Josh Tetrick, the charismatic founder of Hampton Creek, a food startup in Silicon Valley, bills it as one that uses science and technology to change the way the world eats. However, Tetrick has repeatedly found himself in trouble over company claims. The most recent accusation comes in the form of an official letter from the FDA that alleges Hampton Creek’s “Just Mayo”… Read More

  • Graduated From An Engineering Bootcamp? Now What? Crunch Network

    Graduated From An Engineering Bootcamp? Now What?

    While hip hop may have ‘too many mc’s and not enough mics’, in tech, there are too many startups and not enough seasoned technologists. Over the last seven years, hopeful entrepreneurs have flooded the market, looking to cut their teeth in the hopes of building the next billion-dollar business. Read More

  • Email Is The Last, And Ultimate, Social Graph Crunch Network

    Email Is The Last, And Ultimate, Social Graph

    One of the magical innovations of the Web 2.0 era was when the bigger social platforms opened their doors to third-party app developers. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter widely touted ,and profited from, the concept of allowing consumers to plug their social graph into other applications. We saw the meteoric rise of games, apps and business tools that leverage the ability to quickly insert… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Tech Stocks Fumble, Facebook Announces ‘M,’ And YouTube Takes On Twitch

    Welcome back to another episode of CrunchWeek. We’re very glad that you are here. This time ’round, our fearless Matthew Lynley headed the ship, while our own Josh Constine and your humble servant were on hand to help out along the way. We dug into the very turbulent global markets, and what that means for technology shares, along with a dive into the latest from Facebook, and… Read More

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