JoyRun, a food delivery app with a twist, raises $8.5 million

A Santa Clara, Calif. startup called JoyRun has raised about $10 million in Series A and seed funding for its peer-to-peer food and drinks delivery app. It may be hard to believe that VCs are still pu

Floodgate closes sixth fund with $131 million

Floodgate, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based early stage venture capital firm, has raised $131 million for its sixth fund, according to an SEC filing that shows the 11-year-old firm turned to just eight invest

In Labdoor, Floodgate sees an e-commerce giant in disguise

Fish oil. Protein shakes. Vitamin D pills. The packages look alike. Does it matter which you buy? It certainly does, according to Labdoor, a four-year-old, South San Francisco-based startup that test

Driver’s ed app Aceable raises $4 million

Although self-driving vehicles feel like a near future reality, people still need driver’s licenses to get around independently in cars today. Now, an Austin, Texas startup called Aceable has raised

Health Website Greatist Raises $4.5M

Greatist, a website promising "real facts and doable steps for your happiest life," has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. I wrote about the startup in 2012, when I said it was focused on "no

Pingpad Launches Mobile-Centric Tools For Group Collaboration

Ross Mayfield said that at his new startup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.pingpad.net">Pingpad</a>, "We're trying to build the next great productivity app." <a target="_blank" href="https://w

Mixmax, Which Adds Rich Media, Polls, Scheduling To E-mail, Integrates With Google Inbox

Mixmax, an e-mail startup that recently raised $1.5 million from Harrison Metal and Floodgate, integrated with Inbox to turn e-mails into much more than just a text-heavy experience. With Mixmax, you

Outbox Pours Salt On Snail Mail By Launching Its Digitizing Service In San Francisco

Mail digitizing startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.outboxmail.com">Outbox</a> is launching in San Francisco today, the first step in what co-founder Will Davis says is a broader national roll

GENWI Nabs $2M From Mike Maples, Roger McNamee To Help Publishers Go Mobile

While magazines and newspapers have slowly made the transition from print to digital, they're still coming to grips with mobile. For publications (big and small) to survive amidst the industry's decli

Socialware Lands $3 Million To "Put Social Networks To Work"

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/socialware.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://www.socialware.com/">Socialware</a>, which bills itself as a social middleware company, has

Stipple Raises $2M From Kleiner Perkins, Mike Maples … And Justin Timberlake

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/stipple.png" class="shot2" /> <a href="http://stippleit.com/">Stipple</a>, the San Francisco startup that lets people <a href="https://beta.t

Facebook Job-Hunting App BranchOut Raises $6 Million From Accel And Super Angels

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/branchout-picture1.png">When you want to hang out with your friends online, you go to Facebook. When you want to look for a job, you go to Li

Mike Maples Goes Pro As A Venture Capitalist, Launches FLOODGATE

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/floodgate.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/mike-maples">Mike Maples</a>, one of the co-fou