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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 a founding engineer of AddThis, which was acquired by Oracle. More posts by this contributor Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat With a

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

Target just gave Casper $75 million

Target has reportedly rolled $75 million into Casper, the direct-to-consumer mattress startup you may have heard about in all those podcasts. The funding is a good chunk of what should end up being a

New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

Non-profit technology policy organization Tech:NYC has joined a rising chorus of companies responding to Friday’s sweeping immigration ban, penning a letter condemning President Trump’s actions.

This adorable dog reviews Casper’s new mattress

Meet Henri, the middle malshi (a maltese/shih-tzu mix, apparently) who shares a Manhattan apartment with our Senior Video Producer, Veanne. Being the urbane, city dwelling sort, Henri agreed to test o

Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups 

When you hear “startup,” you probably think of Facebook, Airbnb or Uber before Casper or Blue Bottle Coffee. But while companies that produce tangible goods like food and clothing receive less med

Casper makes dog beds now

110 protoypes, 460 hours of lab testing and 11 months of sleep studies later, Casper is ready to starting shipping out dog beds. The mail order mattress startup that is almost single-handedly proppin

The tipping point for rebellion

We are all getting lazy and spoiled. We’re not choosing simple over better, but easy over passably good. We’re self-sabotaging ourselves because effort is a price too great for anything.

Two years after launching, Casper prepares for European expansion

It’s been exactly two years since Casper started selling mattresses, and CEO Philip Krim said it’s already turned into a big business, with $100 million in revenue (not to mention a $550 m

Casper Shoots For The Stars With $55 Million Financing For Its Mattress Business

It seems that even the stars have come to rest on Casper beds. The 14-month-old startup has just closed on $55 million at a $550 million valuation to expand its business. But almost as impressive as t

U.K. Mattress Startup Eve Picks Up Backing From Octopus Investments

What is it about e-commerce mattress startups of late? In the U.S., Casper made headlines last year after raising $13.1 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates. The company wants

Mattress Startup Casper Plans To Open Pop-Up Stores In San Francisco, Austin and Washington, D.C.

<a target="_blank" href="https://casper.com">Casper</a> is known for <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/08/08/casper-mattress-startup-lands-13-1-million-series-a/">bringing the mattress buying

Casper CEO Phillip Krim Is Dreaming Of Disrupt NY

Though Casper prides itself on making sure you catch some Zzz’s, Casper CEO Phillip Krim won’t be inducing any snoring come Disrupt NY in May. His company is company is targeting an indust

Casper Mattress Startup Lands $13.1 Million Series A

Casper, the company looking to reinvent the way mattresses are made and sold, has closed a $13.1 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates, bringing its total funding to $15 million.

Getting In Bed With Mattress Startup Casper

Earlier this year, I wrote about <a target="_blank" href="https://caspersleep.com">Casper</a>, a Lerer Ventures-backed startup that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/02/25/casper-seed-funding/

Casper Raises $1.6M To Offer A New Approach To Building And Selling Mattresses

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.caspersleep.com">Casper</a>, a startup that says it's developing a "vertically integrated" approach to the mattress industry, is announcing that it has raised $1.6