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  • YayPay wants to help big companies deal with accounts receivable

    YayPay wants to help big companies deal with accounts receivable

    YayPay is focusing on an interesting yet underserved niche — collecting payments from your customers. The startup is launching the second version of its platform today and now focuses on big companies with accounts receivable teams. The company first launched on stage at Disrupt London exactly one year ago. At the time, the company wanted to help small and medium companies get paid on time. Read More

  • Spinn’s futuristic coffee maker is now available for pre-order

    Spinn’s futuristic coffee maker is now available for pre-order

    At Disrupt NY in May we had the pleasure of seeing a very cool hardware startup make its debut on the Battlefield, looking to make waves in an industry very close to my heart (and mouth): coffee. Now Spinn’s high-tech coffee maker is available for pre-order, so if it piqued your interest earlier this year, now’s your chance to pick one up. Read More

  • Website-creation platform PageCloud raises $4M Series A

    Website-creation platform PageCloud raises $4M Series A

    Browser-based website-creation service PageCloud announced that it has closed a $4 million Series A, bringing the company’s funding total to date to about $8.5 million. Participants in the round include early-stage venture-capital firm Accomplice, trade-finance agency Export Development Canada and angel investors like Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke, former SalesForce VP Avanish Sahai, and… Read More

  • Ava, the fertility wearable, raises $9.7M to help families conceive

    Ava, the fertility wearable, raises $9.7M to help families conceive

    Ava, a medical technology company focused on women’s reproductive health, announced today that it has raised a $9.7 million Series A. The investment was led by European VC firm Polytech Ventures with Blue Ocean Ventures, Global Sources and the company’s existing seed investors Swisscom and ZKB participating. Ava originally launched as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield… Read More

  • Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you

    Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you

    For the most part, apps like Prisma depend on curated training sets to impersonate style and apply it to a new context. While this may signal that machine creativity is dead on arrival, we shouldn’t forget that even Picasso needed to attend a showing of African masks before he could push cubism into the popular lexicon. Yali Saar, CEO of Tailor Brands, believes much the same about… Read More

  • Hardware Battlefield Application Deadline Extended!

    Hardware Battlefield Application Deadline Extended!

    We get it. You’re busy building a robot that can eat human food. That’s why we’ve extended the deadline for applications for TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield for a few more days. Submit your application by Monday November 14 at 9pm PT to compete for free demo space at the Consumer Electronics Show, $50,000 and the Metal Man trophy. For those of you following along… Read More

  • Toyota partners with Getaround on car-sharing

    Toyota partners with Getaround on car-sharing

    Carmakers continue to look at the future of transportation and invest in alternatives to individual ownership: Toyota is the latest to make a bet on a mobility model espoused by a startup, with a strategic investment in SF-based car sharing provider Getaround. Toyota’s investment also comes with integration with Getaround’s platform on the technology and finance side… Read More

  • Women’s vitamin startup Ritual is now open for orders, with $3.5 million more from investors

    Women’s vitamin startup Ritual is now open for orders, with $3.5 million more from investors

    Ritual, a Disrupt Battlefield startup with a focus on women’s nutrition, officially launched today. We first told you about the company aiming to make a better vitamin for women last spring when Ritual’s founder Kat Schneider came onstage to present her business model. She made it to the final rounds for the idea, ultimately losing out to an interactive gaming network that was… Read More

  • Productboard raises $1.3 million to help product teams prioritize what to build next

    Productboard raises $1.3 million to help product teams prioritize what to build next

    Productboard, the makers of a product management system that helps to organize user research and prioritize development tasks, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding to further its business. The round was co-led by Index Ventures and Credo Ventures, and included participation from Spread Capital. The service only officially launched last month at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016, following its… Read More

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