Founders pitch venture capitalists at every available chance, which is why most of them quickly develop the skills required to identify whether someone is offering them an opportunity or wasting their
While the present is largely bleak, preparing for the future has retailers adopting technologies faster than ever. Their resilience and innovation means retail will look and fee different when the wor
Houzz, an online platform for home renovation and design, has laid off 155 employees, roughly 10% of its staff, per an internal memo obtained by TechCrunch. Executive salaries also took a cut. The com
Modsy, an e-commerce company that creates 3D renderings of customized rooms, has confirmed to TechCrunch that it laid off a number of staff. In addition, several of its executives, including CEO Shann
Houzz, the home decorating startup backed by Sequoia Capital, has scrapped a plan that would have seen the company design and sell its own houseware. The plan, a pilot program called Private Label, wa
While large entertainment companies scramble to catch up to streaming content platforms, more fundamental upheaval is headed their way as a result of technological advances in artificial intelligence
Last week Modsy, a San Francisco-based startup, raised a large amount of funding — $37 million in C-round funding to be precise. And that followed a $23 million Series B round in December 2017.
With a new $20M fund, the Unshackled team will invest in immigrants and help them secure visas.
Hometalk, a DIY community site with just under 10 million monthly users and more than 21 million monthly visits, today announced that it has raised a $15 million growth round led by NFX, with particip
In just a week, a single seller put close to 750 million records from 24 hacked sites up for sale. Now, the hacker has struck again. The hacker, whose identity isn’t known, began listing user d
Houzz, a $4 billion-valued home improvement startup that recently laid off 10 percent of its staff, has admitted a data breach. A reader contacted TechCrunch on Thursday with a copy of an email sent
Houzz has built a $4 billion business on the back of a platform and marketplace that lets you plan and execute home improvement projects. But as the startup gears up for its next phase of growth, it i
When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the immigration office near my startup, I think about how simple a phrase that is for a topic that is so nuanced, especially for me.
Houzz, the platform now valued at $4 billion where people plan and help find people to complete home design projects, has made an acquisition to expand how it works with one of its most important grou
Houzz is expanding its presence in India by partnering with Times Bridge, the investment arm of The Times Group. As a result of the deal, Houzz said its content will be integrated into The Times Grou
With the launch of iOS 11 today from Apple, one of the most anticipated developments is the rush of new augmented reality apps that will be hitting the market, leveraging Apple’s new ARKit devel
Even with advantages, can startups truly outsmart Alibaba and Amazon? The answer is yes, and the reason is the massive amount of growth that remains to be realized in e-commerce.
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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 is less than a month away at Pier 48 in San Francisco. This year's lineup includes a stellar group of speakers, including Pinterest's Ben Silbermann, Golden State Warriors s
Teamwork makes the dream work, as the saying goes. And in the case of Houzz, the founding team of Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen have made that dream work in spades. The husband-and-wife duo has built a m
Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm, Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will step down according to reports, Houzz raises a huge $400M roun