Flox, an app to help friend groups meet each other, is wooing college students in NYC
There’s nothing like the growing pains of new adulthood, but for college-aged Gen Zers who have spent these formative years in lockdown, it can be even more difficult to form meaningful friendsh
Entity Academy, an edtech startup that trains, mentors and places women in tech roles, secures $100M
Women have made great inroads into the tech world in recent years, but there remains a long way to go before we reach a truly equitable state of affairs in workforce numbers, remuneration and product
Journey Clinical raises $3M to allow psychotherapists to offer psychedelic therapies
Psychedelics companies are all the rage right now. Compass Pathways is working with the magic mushroom compound psilocybin to treat depression. It’s has raised $290 million in total. Atai Life Scien
Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low-income communities
Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change-induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multibillion-dollar business. But it’s one that&
Racial disparity in Chicago cops’ use of force laid bare in new data
Analysis of a trove of data extracted from the Chicago Police Department has revealed major differences between how Black and white officers, as well as male and female ones, actually enforce the law.
Mov gives you a chance to win your favorite athlete’s game day attire — sweat, tears and all
“If it smells, that’s how they’re going to receive it.” While that claim would likely make most D2C founders cringe, for founder Chris Alston, it’s part of the magic of his company, Mov. The
Microsoft researcher Dr. Cecily Morrison will discuss keeping AI ‘personal’ at Sight Tech Global
For Dr. Cecily Morrison, research into how AI can help people who are blind or visually disabled is deeply personal. It’s not only that the Microsoft Principal Researcher has a 7-year-old son who is
Twitter, Reddit challenge US rules forcing visa applicants to disclose their social media handles
Twitter and Reddit have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging a U.S. government rule change compelling visa applicants to disclose their social media handles. The lawsuit, brought
Coursedog lands $4.2 million to make class scheduling smarter
Two years ago, dormmates Justin Wenig and Nicholas Diao struggled to get into a popular computer science class at Columbia University. The duo eventually got into that class, but after the initial fru
Kenshō Health publicly launches its ‘antithesis of Goop’
Last year, when co-founders Danny Steiner and Krista Berlincourt debuted Kenshō Health, their directory and information service for holistic medicine, Berlincourt called it “the antithesis of G
Max Q: Blue Origin launches a New Shepard and Rocket Lab officially opens US launch site
Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. This is it — the very first edition of Max Q: TechCrunch’s space newsletter. D
Top Israeli VC talks cybersecurity, diversity and ‘no go’ investments
Jerusalem Venture Partners has raised more than $1.4 billion raised over two decades, powering some of Israel's largest cybersecurity startups.
Bodega, once dubbed ‘America’s most hated startup,’ has quietly raised millions
The startup — now Stockwell — is backed by GV, NEA and DCM Ventures.
Kenshō, ‘the antithesis of Goop,’ launches a research-based guide to natural medicine
Kenshō wants to become a holistic health "medical journal" with input from credible natural healthcare providers.
Why AI needs more social workers, with Columbia University’s Desmond Patton
Sometimes it does seem the entire tech industry could use someone to talk to, like a good therapist or social worker. That might sound like an insult, but I mean it mostly earnestly: I am a chaplain w
Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs
Contrary Capital is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropouts.
Spam filters and AI help figure out what animals do all day
The pond-dwelling Hydra is not a very complex little animal but it does have a complex repertoire of moves that aren’t clear until after extensive human observation. Examining these moves took a
Where Is The Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon Winner Now?
With Disrupt NY 2015 only a month away, we thought it’d be fun to look back at the winner of the Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon to see what they’ve been up to in the last year. As you may recall, the v
SoftBank Leads $6 Million Round For Ed-Tech Startup EdCast
After winning big with the Alibaba public offering, SoftBank Capital has returned to the early stage market yet again, this time to lead a $6 million investment into EdCast, a new online education com
Google Earth, Columbia University Map Seafloor Area Bigger Than North America
<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/picture-15.png" class="shot2" /></img> Thursday marked <a href="http://www.un.org/en/events/oceansday/" title="World Oceans Day page at UN.o