Equity crowdfunding is making the private markets public

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive, the Equity team brought on Gumroad CEO

Forget medicine, in the future you might get prescribed apps

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat th

Gumroad wants to make equity crowdfunding mainstream

Gumroad, a startup that helps creators sell their work, is raising $6 million at a $100 million valuation. While $1 million of that total is reserved for AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant and Baseca

Jam raises $3.5 million to Figma-tize product collaboration

The web of collaboration apps invading remote work toolkits have led to plenty of messy workflows for teams that communicate in a language of desktop screenshots and DMs. Tracing a suggestion or flagg

Creators need better community tools — Circle wants to fill the gap

Entrepreneurial creators have to do a lot with limited time. They need to, well, create, but then they also need to build their marketing funnels, convert users to their paid products, and manage busi

Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia launches new seed fund in collaboration with AngelList

Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia has teamed up with AngelList to launch his debut $5 million rolling fund to invest in early-stage entrepreneurs. He is cutting $100,000 to $250,000 checks for startups a

Layoffs Hit Gumroad As The E-Commerce Startup Restructures

San Francisco startup Gumroad, which lets people sell products directly to consumers by way of quick and simple links, has been in the process of laying off most of its staff as it looks to operate in

Now You Can Rent Movies From Gumroad

<a target="_blank" href="">Gumroad</a>, a startup that helps creators sell digital goods, now allows those creators to make items available for rent, too. It seems like an o

The Bay Guardian, SF’s Legendary Weekly Paper, Publishes Its Final Issue With Help From Gumroad

You might not all be fans of the <a target="_blank" href="">San Francisco Bay Guardian</a> (in fact, I bet a few of you haven't heard of it), but I think it's fair to call the weekl

How Limited Edition Scarves Fit Into Ryan Leslie’s Plans To Take His Music Straight To Fans

In <a href="">the recent debates</a> about how the business model for musicians and other

Gumroad Launches An iPhone App With Which Users Can Access Their Digital Content

<a target="_blank" href="">Gumroad</a>, the <a href="">Kleiner Perkins-backed</a> startup that allows cr

Digital Content Seller Gumroad Eyes International Growth With Payment Support In Japan

In what founder and CEO Sahil Lavingia said is its first feature built for international users, online sales platform <a target="_blank" href="">Gumroad</a> is annoucning that it

Gumroad Expands Its Tools For Selling Digital Content With New Pre-Order Feature

<a target="_blank" href="">Gumroad</a>, a startup aiming to make it as easy as possible for creative artists to sell digital goods, is announcing a new feature to address a big s

Gumroad Launches A Simple And Cheap Platform For Selling Streaming Videos

Hey, aspiring filmmakers! Gumroad, the crazy simple platform for selling digital goods, is rolling out a pretty big new feature for you this morning: on-demand video streaming. You upload your video,

Sellfy, The One-Click E-Commerce Platform For Self-Publishers, Adds Stripe, Paymill Credit Card Processing

<a target="_blank" href="">Sellfy</a>, the one-click e-commerce platform for self-publishers, has <a target="_blank" href="">

E-Commerce Platform Gumroad Adds New Publishing Features, Says Some Authors Have Made $100K+

<a target="_blank" href="">Gumroad</a>, the <a href="">Kleiner Perkins-backed</a> startup that allows

Gumroad Gets $1.1 Million From Chris Sacca, Max Levchin And Others To Turn Any Link Into A Payment System

<a href="">Gumroad</a>, the <a href="">buzzy</a> one-man startup launched by Pinterest and Turntable app

Gumroad Lets You Sell Anything You Make

The guy who helped bring you <a HREF="">Crate</a>, a dead simple file-sharing service, are now testing something called <a HREF="">Gumroad</a>, a way to ask