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Casper’s IPO could be a bellwether for unprofitable startups in the post-WeWork era

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re working to figure something out, namely the tradeoffs that D2C

Casper files to go public, shows you can lose money selling mattresses

E-commerce phenom and D2C bright light Casper has filed to go public. The New York-based company that raised nearly $340 million while private, according to Crunchbase data, expects to trade on the Ne

Baby food delivery startup Yumi spoon fed another $8M in strategic funding

Babies have options these days when it comes to what goes in their mouths. No more is it just the standard mush in a jar. Now they’ve got everything from pouches to organic purees delivered righ

Casper has created CBD gummies in partnership with Plus

That’s right: Mattress startup Casper is launching its own version of CBD-infused gummies, created in partnership with edibles company Plus. This is just the latest in Casper’s efforts to

Startup ads are taking over the subway

If you’re a New Yorker, one of the easiest ways to keep up-to-date on the latest consumer products — furniture, beauty products, mobile apps, you name it — is to hop on the subway. Even before y

VidCon, seed-stage dilution, advertising, privacy, and building a career in design

The need-to-know takeaways from VidCon 2019 Extra Crunch media columnist Eric Peckham took part in all the craziness that has become VidCon this past week, where 75,000 influencers, YouTubers, adverti

How to negotiate term sheets with strategic investors

Three years ago, I met with a founder who had raised a massive seed round at a valuation that was at least five times the market rate. I asked what firm made the investment...

Brand is more than meets the eye

This guest post is a part of our latest initiative to demystify design and find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who work with early-stage companies.

Mattress startup Casper valued at $1.1B with new funding

The direct-to-consumer mattress business has raised $100 million from Target, NEA and Norwest Venture Partners.

Casper announces the Glow — a portable, sleep-friendly light

Over the past few years, mattress company Casper has expanded its product lineup to include everything from dog beds to nap pillows. (It’s also opened its own nap store.) The latest addition: th

For $5,400 per year, Chief helps women reach the C-suite

A new network for powerful women launches today with $3 million in venture capital funding.

Hear how to build a brand from Tina Sharkey, Emily Heyward and Philip Krim at Disrupt

For startups, especially e-commerce companies, branding is everything. A slogan, an ad, even the design of the logo can make the difference between success and failure. But understanding how to develo

Casper opens a storefront for $25 naps

Casper is opening a storefront designed specifically for sleepy New Yorkers in need of a nap. In The Dreamery, you can reserve nooks for 45 minutes at a time, at a cost of $25 per session. These nooks

Casper launches a $35 nap pillow for sleeping on-the-go

Casper is launching a new product today — the Casper Nap Pillow, a small pillow that you can carry in your bag. While the startup remains best-known for its mattresses, it’s expanded to offer

Approaching e-commerce investments in the age of Amazon

With Amazon as the 800-pound gorilla, many of my fellow investors choose to ignore e-commerce altogether. In fact, the industry hit recent lows in a number of deals and investments. But as Bonobos’

American Airlines teams up with Casper to offer new in-flight sleep products

American Airlines and Casper are announcing a new partnership that could help passengers (like me) who have trouble sleeping on flights. They’re not going as far as putting Casper mattresses on

Crunch Report | Uber Agrees to 20 Years of Privacy Audits

Amazon debuts instant pickup to order and pick up your stuff within two minutes, Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits, Casper's new mattress and Microsoft buys Cycle Computing. All this on Crunch

Casper announces a new high-end mattress called the Wave

Casper is unveiling a new mattress that co-founder and Chief Product Officer Jeff Chapin said responds to your body’s shape, combining the best elements of soft and firm mattresses. The Wave mat

Autonomous cars will bring a moveable feast of products and services

Cyrus Radfar Contributor Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor Bias in AI: A problem recognized but still unresolved Will tech companies change the way w

Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

After decades spent funding technologies tailored to deprive us of sleep (see: streaming video, gaming, social networks and 24/7 online shopping), the venture capital industry has decided to direct it
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