Announcing the first tranche of Startup Battlefield judges
The Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 is set to be our most epic yet. This year’s competitors, selected from our handpicked cohort, the Startup Battlefield 200, are some o
Daily Crunch: Peloton CEO to shareholders: ‘Turnarounds are hard work’
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Bonobos co-founder Andy Dunn is taking public his secret battle with bipolar disorder
Andy Dunn, the co-founder and former CEO of the men’s clothing company Bonobos, has something new to sell: his life story. It might just save another life. In “Burn Rate,” hitting bo
Kirsten Green on selling to consumers in the metaverse: brands should ‘get in there’
When Forerunner Ventures was founded in 2012, traditional brands still reigned supreme, and most of us shopped in physical spaces. Firm founder Kirsten Green, who was earlier an equity research analys
Constructor finds $55M for tech that powers search and discovery for e-commerce businesses
One of the biggest problems in the world of e-commerce is the predicament of shopping cart abandonment: when shoppers aren’t getting to what they want fast enough — whether it’s find
Mate Fertility is aiming to create a franchise of fertility clinics open to everyone
Mate Fertility, the new Los Angeles startup launching today with $2.8 million in financing, has a mission to create a more inclusive network of family planning services for people struggling with the
Peterson Ventures, a firm that quietly backed Allbirds and Bonobos, just closed a $65 million fund
Peterson Ventures, a 12-year-old, Salt Lake City, Utah-based seed-stage fund, has long operated fairly quietly, but many of its bets have become known brands in the respective worlds of consumer and e
Extra Crunch Live: Join Kirsten Green for a Q&A next Tuesday at 11 a.m PST/2 p.m. EST/6 p.m. GMT
Last month, the Extra Crunch Live team hosted conversations with folks from all over the venture community that ranged from the pre-seed world with Charles Hudson to shark territory with Mark Cuban. W
Bonobos founder Andy Dunn to leave Walmart in 2020
Andy Dunn, the founder of menswear site Bonobos which sold to Walmart in 2017 for $310 million, is now parting ways with the retail giant. The executive, who joined Walmart as SVP of digital consumer
Men’s personal care startup Huron raises $1M
Huron founder and CEO Matt Mullenax is hoping to build a big business around body wash. “For us, the broader mission is A+ personal care for guys everywhere — not just guys in New York or guys
Segment CEO Peter Reinhardt is coming to TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise to discuss customer experience management
There are few topics as hot right now in the enterprise as customer experience management, that ability to collect detailed data about your customers, then deliver customized experiences based on what
New THC and CBD-infused beverage company, Cann, joins the race to replace booze
Cann, a Los Angeles-based purveyor of CBD and THC-infused intoxicants, is rolling out its first major distribution through the venture-backed delivery service Eaze as it begins to hit the streets in C
Farfetch bets on sneakers with $250M Stadium Goods acquisition
Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch will tap into the sneaker resale economy with its latest transaction.
Bonobos and Nike get their own branded shops on Walmart’s Jet.com
Last year, Walmart acquired menswear site Bonobos for $310 million in cash. Now the retailer is adding the brand to a Walmart-owned website. A few days ago, Walmart opened an online shop for Bonobos o
Walmart continues M&A spree with acquisition of lingerie retailer Bare Necessities
Walmart has acquired online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities one week after its purchase of ELOQUII.
Update: Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea
As competition between Walmart and Amazon intensifies, the acquisition of Shopify's merchant marketplace may be the boost that the Walton family's juggernaut needs to move ahead.
Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel
Sunny Dhillon Contributor Share on Twitter Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongs
ADAY aims to simplify your wardrobe with $2M in funding
ADAY, a fresh entrant in the highly competitive world of direct-to-consumer fashion, has raised $2 million in new funding for its mission to simplify wardrobes with a line of durable, technical and ch
Walmart says it will acquire more startups
Walmart has bought a handful of startups lately, and the company says this acquisition spree will continue. It's looking to buy businesses in the technology, retail and digital native brands categorie
Crunch Report | Amazon Bids to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion
Amazon bids to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Walmart buys Bonobos for $310 million, Mobike, a ride-sharing company in China, raises $600 million. All this on Crunch Report.