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Nothing negative about Positive Food’s meal expansion plan after $7M investment

Positive Food is going after the $34 billion fresh prepared foods market with its take on salads, heat-and-eat prepared meals and vegan overnight oats.

The arrest heard ’round the crypto world

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we discussed $4.5 billion in new crypto funds from a16z. This week, we’re talking about the arrest that has everyone in the NFT space

Foursquare founder banks funding for mystery 3D social network startup

The excitement around web3 and the metaverse have pulled plenty of entrepreneurs who defined the first generation of native mobile apps to begin questioning what’s next. Foursquare founder Denni

Read AI raises $10M, creates virtual meeting dashboard to show you when you talk too much

Read Dashboard sits in virtual meetings to measure engagement, performance and sentiment among participants.

Extra Crunch roundup: BNPL bonanza, scraping Toast’s S-1/A, early-stage SaaS pricing

Are founders in fundraising mode short-sighted when it comes to working with Chinese venture funds? Runa Capital’s Asia business development manager Denis Kalinin studied data from iTjuzi, a dat

Have ‘The Privacy Talk’ with your business partners

Unless you hear it firsthand, it can be hard to discern if a partner is thinking about privacy, if they are committed to data ethics and how compliance is woven into their organization’s culture.

Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley steps back from the company

Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley has announced that he is stepping back from his full-time role at the company. During the first seven years of the company, he was the startup’s Chief Executive

Geospatial startup Unfolded.ai acquired by Foursquare

Well, that was fast. Just a few months after raising its seed round, Unfolded.ai announced today that it is being acquired by Foursquare. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The startup had raised a

Chasing hype is human nature: The tyranny of startup trends

Don’t let an imagined future state of regret drive a decision to launch or fund a new venture. Trends present real opportunities, but founders and investors should engage with caution.

Gowalla raises $4 million from GV and Spark for its AR social app

The newly resurrected Gowalla wants to realize its mobile dreams from the early-aughts in an augmented reality world, and they’ve raised some new funding to make it happen. The AR startup tells

Gowalla is being resurrected as an augmented reality social app

Gowalla is coming back. The startup, which longtime TechCrunch readers will likely recall, was an ambitious consumer social app that excited Silicon Valley investors but ultimately floundered in its q

Daily Crunch: Airbnb raises another $1B

Airbnb turns to private equity for new funding, WhatsApp takes new steps to fight disinformation and another potential COVID-19 vaccine enters human trials. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 7,

Foursquare merges with Factual

Foursquare, the 10-year-old location platform based in New York City, has today announced its plan to merge with Factual. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The merged company will keep the Fou

Foursquare’s location-aware Pilgrim SDK gets a free tier

Ten years later, Foursquare is far past its scrappy consumer days as it builds out its B2B services, but its latest announcement is thrusting it back into the scrappy consumer business. Onstage at Tec

A look at the many ways China suppresses online discourse about the Tiananmen Square protests

Every year before the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4, the Chinese government begins to exert even more control over what information people can access online. This year is the

Foursquare buys Placed from Snap Inc. on the heels of $150M in new funding

Foursquare just made its first acquisition. The location tech company has acquired Placed from Snap Inc. on the heels of a fresh $150 million investment led by The Raine Group. The terms of the deal w

How to trigger FOMO among VCs, plus PMs, SoftBank, and cheese

Fundraising 101: How to trigger FOMO among VCs Our media columnist Eric Peckham talked to a variety of successful founders on how they generate FOMO (i.e. fear of missing out) among VCs during their f

Q&A with J Crowley, Head of Product at Airbnb Lux, on what makes a great PM

The role of Product Manager can mean very different things at various companies. Should a product manager be technical? Scientific? Opinionated? J Crowley has run product at three big-name companies.

Foursnap? Snapchat tries ‘Status’ location check-ins

Today’s teens missed the Foursquare era, so Snapchat is giving them another shot with a new feature to aid in-person meetups. Snapchat is now testing Status, an option to share to the Snap Map a

Boundless gets $7.8M to help immigrants navigate the convoluted green card process

Foundry Group has led the round for Boundless, an information platform providing immigrants tools and support.
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