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  • CEO Kevin Gibbon On Why Shyp Is Converting Its 1099 Workers Into W2 Employees

    CEO Kevin Gibbon On Why Shyp Is Converting Its 1099 Workers Into W2 Employees

    This morning, Shyp, the San Francisco-based shipping services company, announced that, “After careful consideration, we’ve decided to transition Shyp couriers, the individuals who complete pickups at our customers’ homes and offices, to W2 employees.” Read More

  • Meet Crossroad, A Nifty Little App To Create Collaborative Photo Albums

    Meet Crossroad, A Nifty Little App To Create Collaborative Photo Albums

    Chances are you recently went back from a wedding, a road trip or any other meaningful social event, and all your friends took a bunch of photos with their phones. And yet, you won’t ever see these photos again, as they will stay in your friend’s camera roll forever. Crossroad is a new app for iOS and Android that lets you create collaborative albums in a few taps. It’s… Read More

  • Industry Is LinkedIn For Bartenders And Chefs

    Industry Is LinkedIn For Bartenders And Chefs

    While LinkedIn has made it easier to apply and search for jobs while maintaining a professional online presence, the formalness of the platform means it isn’t suited for some non-white-collar industries. Industry (a recent winner of the TC Radio Pitch-Off) is a professional network exclusively for the service and hospitality industry. The website lets employees showcase videos… Read More

  • Splacer, With $1.4M In New Funding, Is Airbnb For Event Spaces

    Splacer, With $1.4M In New Funding, Is Airbnb For Event Spaces

    Splacer, the Tel Aviv-based marketplace for listing and renting out creative event space, today announced that it has raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by Carmel Ventures. A number of angel investors, including Shlomo Kramer, Sam Ben Avraham, and Eyal Shaked, also participated in the round, Alongside the funding announcement, Splacer is also going live with a beta product in New York… Read More

  • Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies Crunch Network

    Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies

    Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they cater to a small, affluent, urban population — the 1percent. Residents in high-cost cities like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles can order an array of goods and services from their mobile phones. These startups, including Uber, Instacart and a host of food delivery apps like Munchery, GrubMarket, Blue… Read More

  • HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace

    HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace

    HomeHero, a Santa Monica-based startup that works to connect home care workers with the families that need them, announced today that it has raised $23 million. The sum includes a $20 million Series A round of capital, in addition to a previously undisclosed $3 million capital event. The funding was led by Graham Holdings. Read More

  • ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

    ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M

    ScoreBeyond, a service that helps students prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, said it has raised $2.8 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. The ScoreBeyond app gives students a daily progress report of their skills as they prepare for the test, as well as daily exercises to improve their skills in certain subjects. Dogan has a background in product management for… Read More

  • Making Nonprofits SaaS-Savvy, Classy Raises $18 Million

    Making Nonprofits SaaS-Savvy, Classy Raises $18 Million

    Classy, a San Diego-based startup, has raised $18 million in new funding from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures to bring nonprofits and social enterprises into the digital age. Classy powers fundraising campaigns, event management, and communication with donors for mission-driven organizations. The company charges a monthly fee for its SaaS, which nonprof Read More

  • Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad

    Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad

    Pinterest is starting to roll out a buy button on its pins today in the iPhone and iPad apps, the company said. Buyable Pins let some retailers who are partners with Pinterest and retailers use Shopify and Demandware. The company unveiled Buyable Pins earlier this month, and said at the time that they would be rolling out later in June. The tool lets retailers add a buy button to pins that… Read More

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