Battlefield

  • 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

  • Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    CES is loud, obnoxious and just too big. It will shave years off your life. I love it. And if you’re a hardware startup, you probably love it too. We’re looking for startups to compete in Hardware Battlefield, where 24 companies will battle for a $50,000 check, a robot trophy and the chance to rise above the noise as the champion of Hardware Battlefield. Apply here. Hardware… 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

  • Applications are open now for our Hardware Battlefield at CES 2017

    Applications are open now for our Hardware Battlefield at CES 2017

    Do you make the hardest of things, hardware? We want you to compete in our Hardware Alley, our premier startup competition at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. You will have the chance to show your amazing products to representatives from major retailers, VCs, and other notables and you’ll climb far above the usual CES noise. Hardware Battlefield is part of TechCrunch’s Startup… 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

  • Applications are open for Hardware Battlefield at CES

    Applications are open for Hardware Battlefield at CES

    We’re back. Hardware Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premier hardware startup event and is returning to the world’s largest consumer electronic show. Applications are now open until November 3 at 9pm PT. Submit your application here to compete for free demo space at CES, a $50,000 prize and the Metal Man trophy. Hardware Battlefield is part of TechCrunch’s Startup… Read More

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