Collaborative Fund

Collaborative Fund raises $100M for its fourth fund

When Collaborative Fund is looking at whether to invest in a company, it’s looking for a startup that’ll be able to accomplish some kind of social good — but also actually make money and

Crowd Cow, offering ranch to table meats, picks up $8 million from Madrona, Ashton Kutcher

Most high-end restaurants don’t get their beef from the local grocery store. Well-regarded chefs and restauranteurs build relationships with small farms and family ranchers to procure what&#8217

With loans of just $10, this startup has built a financial services powerhouse in emerging markets

Peris Kimeli and Betsy Cheruyot were students at Kenyatta University thinking about launching a business when they applied for their first loans from the mobile lending company, Tala. Hoping to get a

The food revolution may have just needed a cup of Blue Bottle

Each massive exit in the tech ecosystem usually follows the same cycle: an upstart becomes a huge business, it goes public or sells for a huge sum of money, many of the best people that built it take

Sawyer, a software platform for kid classes, raises $6 million, including from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Sawyer, a two-year-old startup that aims to become the OpenTable of children's activities, has raised $6 million in new funding led by Advance Venture Partners. Others that contributed to the round in

Outschool goes to Sesame Street and picks up $1.4 million for its K-12 online learning marketplace

Now kids can potentially take a class to find out how to get to Sesame Street, thanks to a fresh $1.4 million in new funding for Outschool and its online learning marketplace from Sesame Street's vent

Long Game raises $6.6 million for a savings account that doubles as a lottery ticket

Long Game is a bank account, with a twist. Every dollar saved can go toward winning a lottery. The personal finance app allows users to play games and win cash prizes. It may sound like a gimmick, but

Sesame Street’s VC fund makes its first investment in tutoring app Yup

A venture fund formed by Sesame Workshop and New York-based Collaborative Fund early this year has made its first investment in a tutoring platform called Yup. Specifically, Yup (formerly known as M

Line, the newly public messaging app, has funded at least 9 U.S. startups

Line, the popular Japanese messaging service that went public last week on both the NYSE and in Japan, partnered on a fund a couple of years ago with the New York-based venture firm Collaborative Fund

Collaborative Fund sets its eyes on consumer goods

Collaborative Fund is launching a new fund today. Called the Collab+Consumer fund, it’s part of Collaborative Fund’s third $70 million fund that’s geared toward finding companies

Yep, Sesame Street Now Has A Venture Fund

Collaborative Fund is bringing on a pretty big partner for a new seed-stage fund focused on improving children's lives — and it's not someone you'd expect to get into the venture capital game. Cr

CircleUp Raises $30M For Its Consumer Brand Crowdfunding Platform

CircleUp, an AngelList-style crowdfunding platform that consumer retail businesses like food companies use to raise money from outside investors, is announcing some funding of its own today. The com

Collaborative Fund Raises $70 Million For Its Third Fund

When Craig Shapiro and his team at Collaborative Fund are making investments, they don't exactly ignore the devil on their shoulders. They look for companies that fall somewhere in the nexus between c

FeeX, Which IDs Hidden Fees In Financial Products, Scores $2.75M In Fresh Funding

FeeX, a free service that sniffs out hidden fees in retirement and savings accounts, announced that it has raised $2.75 million in new funding. The round was led by Collaborative Fund.

Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

Imagine being able to touch a toy figurine to your phone's screen in order to see the character transported into your video game, or touching another small piece of plastic to the phone in order to un

Collaborative Fund Raises $33 Million Second Fund, Adds Nexon Founder Jay Kim As Venture Partner

It's been three years since Collaborative Fund was founded to invest in startups in the collaborative consumption and adjacent fields. Today it's announcing that it's raised $33 million for its Fund 2

P2P Learning Startup Skillshare Gets $550,000 From Founder Collective and SV Angel

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/skillshare.png"> Peer-to-peer education startup <a href="http://www.skillshare.com/">Skillshare</a>, which just launched in April, raised a $

Groundcrew Offers a Platform to Help You Mobilize Your Team of Do-Gooders

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/picture-9.png" class="shot2">Last week, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/01/20/collaborative-fund-aims-to-seed-startups-that-compete-

Collaborative Fund Aims To Seed Startups That Compete On Values And Crowdsourcing

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/collaborative-fund.jpg"> Angel investor and entrepreneur <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/craig-shapiro">Craig Shapiro</a> is starti