entrepreneurship

  • Eaze CEO steps down

    Eaze CEO steps down

    Keith McCarty, founder of the well-funded pot delivery startup Eaze, is stepping down from his position as CEO. Instead, the startup’s chief product and technology officer Jim Patterson will take on the role and McCarty will remain on the board of directors “as a strategic advisor on company growth,” says a blog post on the site announcing the change of roles. McCarty… Read More

  • Scanadu to shut down support for its Scout device per FDA regulation and customers are mad

    Scanadu to shut down support for its Scout device per FDA regulation and customers are mad

    Medical startup Scanadu informed customers today it will no longer support its Scout device starting May 15, 2017. The reason? Though Scanadu has been working with the Food and Drug Administration to get full approval for this and other devices, it seems Scout didn’t make the cut. Scanadu came out of the X Prize Foundation’s Qualcomm Tricorder competition, but soon broke an… Read More

  • Ruvento raises new seed fund to invest in hardware across Singapore, China and the U.S.

    Ruvento raises new seed fund to invest in hardware across Singapore, China and the U.S.

    Today, Ruvento is announcing a new $25 million seed fund for hardware startups in need of capital from Singapore, China and the U.S. The fund, managed by Slava Solonitsyn and Alex Toh, will write 70 percent of its checks between $100k and $500k. The rest of the capital will be reserved for follow-on investments of up to $2 million. Ruvento is not the first investor to take a… Read More

  • Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Elysium Health markets a pill formulated with ingredients it says will keep you feeling young and, according to a source close to the matter and documents obtained by TechCrunch, the startup has closed on $20 million in Series B financing at what we’re told is a $157 million valuation led by General Catalyst and participation from an ARCH Venture Partners investor. Reached for… Read More

  • White House expands platforms for inclusive entrepreneurship

    White House expands platforms for inclusive entrepreneurship

    The White House announced today new and expanded plans to improve diversity and inclusion within the startup economy, focused on higher education, investment and entrepreneurship. The diversity commitments made by schools, venture capital firms and tech companies represent a passing of the torch from the Obama administration to the private sector, which has been asked to take on the challenge… Read More

  • Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators Crunch Network

    Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators

    Every big company was a lean and mean startup at one time. Now, confronted with digital disruption all around us, we’re all rushing to rekindle the entrepreneurial flame that first put our businesses on the map. Every company wants to be “innovative,” but “innovation” has become an overused buzzword that has lost its meaning. Companies should focus more on the… Read More

  • Warsaw’s ReaktorX aims to help busy people start businesses

    Warsaw’s ReaktorX aims to help busy people start businesses

    While some entrepreneurs are independently wealthy and have no need for a day job, most of them aren’t. That’s why Marta Diana Koziarska and Borys Musielak created ReaktorX, an accelerator for folks who are working or have no time or acumen for creating a business from scratch and want to connect with like-minded professionals. Koziarska and Musielak also run Reaktor Warsaw, a… Read More

  • How our next president can usher in the next wave of job growth Crunch Network

    How our next president can usher in the next wave of job growth

    Both candidates talked about creating jobs. One wants to cut taxes and the other wants to increase them. While they debate whose plans will make America great and whose will make America broke, here is an innovation plan that will guarantee to not cost America any money, and will usher in the greatest wave of innovation since the industrial revolution. Read More

  • Digital wedding planner Joy says ‘I do’ to $4.5 million in seed funding

    Digital wedding planner Joy says ‘I do’ to $4.5 million in seed funding

    Joy, a startup aiming to help brides-to-be plan their weddings in the digital age, has pulled in $4.5 million in seed capital. Joy launched out of Y Combinator this summer with aims to take on what some might think of as a crowded industry. There are plenty of wedding websites in existence but many more popular sites like MyWedding.com, WeddingWire and TheKnot.com popped up years ago… Read More

  • Weed on-demand startup Eaze inhales $13 million in funding to grow into new markets

    Weed on-demand startup Eaze inhales $13 million in funding to grow into new markets

    The “Uber for weed” startup Eaze has grown quite a bit over the last year and it intends to expand even more. To get it there, Eaze has closed on $13 million in Series B funding from Fresh VC, DCM Ventures and Tusk Ventures. Eaze launched in July of 2014 to help medical marijuana patients order cannabis on demand. It soon expanded to allow people to get a medical weed card in… Read More

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