Slash aims to corner the Gen Z market with business-focused banking features
Around two years ago, Victor Cardenas and Kevin Bai — college dropouts from Stanford University and the University of Waterloo, respectively — built a fintech platform called Slash that le
Nocam unveils a social video app that’s like BeReal meets TikTok challenges
A new social video app called Nocam has a radical idea to make social networking more authentic — it’s turning off the camera so you can’t see how you look while filming. The idea is
Kid-focused short video app Zigazoo launches a TikTok competitor for Gen Z
Zigazoo, the startup known for its TikTok-style video-sharing app for kids, is launching a separate app targeted at Gen Z users.
Tinder will now let daters define their ‘relationship type,’ add pronouns to their profile
Tinder today is rolling out more features aimed at helping people find the right relationships for them, while also being more authentic on their dating profiles. Borrowing a feature from Hinge, anoth
Pinterest is testing a new premium video ad format on its app’s search tab
Pinterest has begun alpha testing a new advertising product that allows brands to reach consumers from a more prominent position within the company’s mobile app. With the “Premiere Spotlig
BeReal experiences a multihour outage, refuses to explain
Gen Z’s favorite social app BeReal experienced a lengthy outage today, which the company only acknowledged with a brief — and fairly vague — tweet, stating: “yup, we’re
TikTok’s BeReal clone is now available as standalone app outside the US
TikTok over the weekend launched its BeReal clone, TikTok Now, as a standalone mobile app across global markets outside the U.S., largely on iOS. The app offers a similar feature set to the TikTok Now
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A look at progress toward venture equity this Women’s Equality Day
Progress in the amount of venture capital funding raised by companies by all-women teams has been slow and daunting, if steady.
Shuffles, Pinterest’s invite-only collage-making app, is blowing up on TikTok — here’s how to get in
Collage-style video “mood boards” are going viral on TikTok — and so is the app making them possible. Pinterest’s recently soft-launched collage-maker Shuffles has been climbin
Not gonna lie, this NGL lawsuit is kinda juicy
The anonymous Q&A app NGL climbed to the top of the App Store by tricking its users with questions it claims are sent in by their friends and by charging for useless hints about who supposedly wro
Uprise banks $1.4M to be a ‘family office’ for Gen Z
Uprise takes in a user’s full financial picture, including overlooked aspects like employer benefits, and offers recommendations on where to funnel money.
The next big social platform is the smartphone’s homescreen
BeReal, LiveIn, Locket… what do these new consumer social apps have in common besides a highly ranked position on the App Store’s Top Charts? They engage their users through a combination of push
Poparazzi hits 5M+ downloads a year after launch, confirms its $15M Series A
Poparazzi, the anti-Instagram social app that hit the top of the App Store last year, is today, for the first time, detailing the growth stats for its business, its future plans and its previously unc
Snack, a ‘Tinder meets TikTok’ dating app, opens to Gen Z investors
Snack, a video-first mobile dating app designed with a younger generation in mind, is opening itself up to Gen Z investors. The startup today announced the launch of its own Gen Z Syndicate on AngelLi
Makers of ‘kid’s first virtual world’ Animal Jam targets Gen Z teens with Fer.al debut
Before kids graduate to the expansive virtual worlds in games like Roblox, Minecraft and Fortnite, they often get their start in online social gaming with a game like Animal Jam. Here, kids learn to p
Curtsy, a clothing resale app aimed at Gen Z women, raises $11 million Series A
Curtsy, a clothing resale app and competitor to recently IPO’d Poshmark, announced today it has raised $11 million in Series A funding for its startup focused on the Gen Z market. The app, which
Honk introduces a real-time, ephemeral messaging app aimed at Gen Z
A new mobile app called Honk aims to make messaging with friends a more interactive, real-time experience. Instead of sending texts off into the void and hoping for a response, friends on Honk communi
What 👁👄👁.fm means for Silicon Valley
VCs should take note. These are the people who will build the next Facebook.
Studs wants to modernize the ear piercing experience for Gen Z teens
A startup called Studs wants to reinvent the ear-piercing experience for Generation Z. Today, consumers only have two options to choose from when they want their ears pierced — the traditional &