entrepreneurship

  • 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

  • Online VC FundersClub launches Network Search to better connect its 18,000 members

    Online VC FundersClub launches Network Search to better connect its 18,000 members

    Network effects in venture capital are no joke. Sure, people want to close rounds with brand name funds like Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz because they validate startups. But perhaps more importantly, companies become more likely to succeed after closing high profile rounds because of their newfound access to the friends and connections of prominent investors. Alex Mittal, CEO of… Read More

  • Women’s vitamin startup Ritual is now open for orders, with $3.5 million more from investors

    Women’s vitamin startup Ritual is now open for orders, with $3.5 million more from investors

    Ritual, a Disrupt Battlefield startup with a focus on women’s nutrition, officially launched today. We first told you about the company aiming to make a better vitamin for women last spring when Ritual’s founder Kat Schneider came onstage to present her business model. She made it to the final rounds for the idea, ultimately losing out to an interactive gaming network that was… Read More

  • Joy raises $2.5M for its interactive photo frame

    Joy raises $2.5M for its interactive photo frame

    Joy, hardware startup and resident positive emotion, today announced the launch of its first product, the Joy Album — an interactive photo frame designed from the ground up. Joy has raised $2.5 million in seed funding from investors including Obvious Ventures, The Chernin Group, BoxGroup, and Maywic Select Investments. At first glance, the tablet-like device seems to have a lot… Read More

  • Full speed ahead for transport VCs Crunch Network

    Full speed ahead for transport VCs

    Transportation investment has moved into the fast lane. Venture and growth investing in transport-related companies accelerated in the third quarter, fueled by momentum in the autonomous driving and ride-hailing spaces, as well as the prospect of big acquisitions. VCs and seed investors poured more than $6.2 billion into more than 150 companies across the globe with transportation-related… Read More

  • The importance of science fiction to entrepreneurship Crunch Network

    The importance of science fiction to entrepreneurship

    There are three types of science fiction (in my view): crap, serialized crap and hard-science science fiction. The last type contains a wealth of visions of the future, many of which we enjoy today, and is referenced in the names of, or has influenced, many tech startups and world-class entrepreneurs. Read More

  • Stanford, MIT lead in graduating funded startup founders Crunch Network

    Stanford, MIT lead in graduating funded startup founders

    Certain universities are known to produce a high number of funded startup founders. These schools tend to share certain qualities: prestige, large STEM programs, research prowess and proximity to concentrations of investor capital.   At CrunchBase, we set out to quantify the comparative track records of such institutions. We started with a list of top U.S. research universities. Using… Read More