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Move over Ready Player One — the future of AR might be in furniture

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.

Unshackled Ventures has $20M to invest exclusively in immigrant founders

With a new $20M fund, the Unshackled team will invest in immigrants and help them secure visas.

Hometalk raises $15M to grow its DIY community

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

ClassPass, Gfycat, StreetEasy hit in latest round of mass site hacks

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 resets user passwords after data breach

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

Home improvement platform Houzz lays off 180, reportedly gears up for public listing

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

Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

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 acquires IvyMark to expand into services for designers

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

Home improvement startup Houzz partners with Indian media company Times Bridge

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

A new ARKit app from Houzz brings 500,000 objects to moveable life

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

Beyond Amazon and Alibaba: what’s next for e-commerce?

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. Amazon and Alibaba

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 will feature some of tech’s wildest success stories

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

Hear how Houzz’s Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen built a $4B company at Disrupt SF

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

Crunch Report | Caldbeck and Mazzeo leave Binary Capital

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

Houzz raises a huge $400M round at a $4B valuation

If you ask investors in Silicon Valley about Houzz — an app where you browse ridiculously nice homes and check out interesting interior design ideas — they’ll probably quietly mutter that th

Houzz raising $400 million at $4 billion valuation

Home improvement platform Houzz continues to grow, and is in process of raising another huge round of funding. The company confirms that it is raising $400 million in new financing, at a valuation th

Houzz adds a basic AR mode to its iOS apps to help you shop for furniture

Shopping for furniture online is often difficult, especially given that you can’t really know how a sofa or lamp will actually look in your room until you get it home. Houzz, which has added

Houzz comes to India

Houzz, the popular platform for all things home remodeling and decorating, is expanding to India. This marks Houzz’s entry into its fourteenth market, but none of its current markets can obviou

Houzz now uses deep learning to help you find and buy products in its photos

Thanks to its vast repository of beautiful photos, home remodeling platform Houzz can easily give you a major case of home envy. But if you want to bring your home up to the standard of those homes, H

Home improvement platform Houzz enters Singapore, its second Asian market

Houzz, the home decorating and renovation platform with a unicorn valuation, has launched a site and apps for Singapore, its second Asian market after Japan.
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