EcoFlow raises $4M from unconventional investors to grow its mobile power business

EcoFlow, a U.S.-Chinese hardware firm developed by former DJI engineers that sells portable power stations, has pulled in a Series A round of over $4 million ahead of the imminent launch of new produ

Uber for 911 transport is a horrible idea

The Washington D.C. Fire and EMS Department is considering a plan to use Uber to transport low priority 911 callers, according to NBC Washington. It’s a horrible idea. Washington’s plan i

Chairman Wheeler Predicts FCC Will Beat Legal Challenge To Net Neutrality

Now that the FCC is the subject of several lawsuits, and its leader, Chairman Tom Wheeler, was dragged in front of Congress repeatedly to answer the same battery of inanity, it’s worth checking

Meet The Companies Pitching At The Washington D.C. And NYC Meetups

Buckle up, NYC and Washington D.C., because we have a <em>sick</em> roster of Pitch-Off companies for this week's meetups. We'll be hitting <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/washington-d

Madefire Partners With DC On Batman: Arkham Origins Interactive Graphic Novel, Digital First Titles

California comics startup Madefire has a big new partnership announcement: the young company is teaming up with comics industry giant DC for a number of new titles, including a graphic novel based aro

Reminder: The TC DC Mini-Meetup Is Tonight

Just a reminder: today is the most important day of the year. It's TC DC Mini Meet-up Night! We're here in DC and we're looking forward to meeting with you all at <a href="http://www.lovethebeer.com/r

Virginia Is For TechCrunchers: DC, Norfolk, and Richmond, Here We Come

Just a reminder: starting April 9 TechCrunch will be hitting Virginia for a barnstorming tour of three cities - DC on Monday, Norfolk on Tuesday, and Richmond on Wednesday. You should have already RSV

DC, Richmond, and Points South: Let’s Plan The First TC Mini-Meetup In The Virginia Area

I've been digging through all of the various start-up emails I've received, and I thought it would be fun to start traveling down the Eastern Seaboard for a bit of mini-meetup action. In essence, we'r

D.C.’s Newest Tech Accelerator “The Fort” Debuts Inaugural Batch

Hot, new Washington D.C. tech accelerator known as <a href="http://thefort.vc/">The Fort</a> is debuting its inaugural class of startups today. The organization grew out the efforts from early stage V

Video: Watchmen vs Wolverine

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/mardc.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/ItsJustSomeRandomGuy">ItsJustSomeRandomGuy</a> is on point once again with his l