8VC

  • Stealthy gaming company Wonder is ready to tease its new mystery hardware

    Stealthy gaming company Wonder is ready to tease its new mystery hardware

    Wonder, the incredibly stealthy new gaming company, has quietly created a signup page for information and perks related to its plans for global domination of the gaming market from its Los Angeles headquarters. The company is calling its new campaign the “Alpha Program”, and folks that are interested can get updates on Wonder’s product, provide feedback, and get perks and… Read More

  • Joe Lonsdale moves forward with 8VC’s new fund and more

    Joe Lonsdale moves forward with 8VC’s new fund and more

    Lonsdale declined to comment on 8VC’s fundraising last year. But last week, we spoke with him about the new fund and, to a much lesser extent, about Formation 8 Partners, which Lonsdale famously cofounded in 2011 with Stanford classmate Brian Koo and longtime venture investor Jim Kim before the three abruptly disbanded in 2015. One oft-cited reason for the firm’s demise… Read More

  • The present and future of trucking, our country’s broken, inefficient economic backbone Crunch Network

    The present and future of trucking, our country’s broken, inefficient economic backbone

    The trucking industry is enormous and vital. it remains the primary way we move goods and touches the lives of nearly the entire American population. Trucking is the physical backbone of e-commerce, and person-to-person shipments. In the US alone, spending on overland logistics reached over $700 billion last year. At least $600 billion of that is FTL (full truckload), roughly half of which… Read More

  • Bloomz raises $2.3 million to connect teachers and students’ families

    Bloomz raises $2.3 million to connect teachers and students’ families

    Education tech startup Bloomz has raised $2.3 million in seed funding for an app that connects teachers and parents, securely. The company’s app features tools that help teachers push updates about students or share photos of them from the classroom back to parents throughout the day. The app also gives educators tools to help coordinate parent-teacher conferences, classroom volunteers… Read More