MSCHF drops tiny action figures of your favorite failed startup hardware
Hardware is hard. You can browse the archives of this site and come up with dozens of bold attempts to make new consumer electronics gadgets work — some of them very close to home. But, like all
Bodega, once dubbed ‘America’s most hated startup,’ has quietly raised millions
The startup — now Stockwell — is backed by GV, NEA and DCM Ventures.
How to scale a startup in school
Julianna Keeling Contributor Julianna Keeling is the founder of Terravive (sustainable packaging company). Formerly Product at Juicero. If you’re serious about starting and scaling your business whi
Hydrate, intoxicate, caffeinate, repeat: Meet the startups pouring the future
These days, it seems like everyone with extra cash has some kind of pricey drinking habit. No matter what your preference, startups and their backers likely have you covered.
$1,000 tea infuser startup Teforia shuts down
In what the company is calling "a very difficult time for hardware companies in the smart kitchen space," Tea infusion device startup Teforia is saying it is ceasing operations today, according to its
Dear Silicon Valley: America’s fallen out of love with you
Silicon Valley, you used to be the envy of the world. Over the last decade I’ve seen countless cities try to become you. In case you haven’t noticed, though, you’ve changed from hero to villain
Equity podcast: Roku is going public, 23andMe raises $200M and Juicero is dead
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-themed podcast. This week Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself — Alex! — sat down with Micah Rosenbloom, an investo
At Burning Man while your startup burns
There's a difference between clearing your head, and ditching your dying startup to do drugs in the desert. If your ship is sailing smoothly, a vacation full of solitary introspection and artful inspi
Crunch Report | Juicero Runs Out Of Juice
Juicero, the company that created the $400 juicer, is shutting down, Tinder hits top-grossing app on the App Store, and Google reveals the top things people want to find out how to do. All this on Cru
RIP Juicero, the $400 venture-backed juice machine
It sounds like America's favorite $400 juice machine will be no longer. "After selling over a million Produce Packs, we must let you know that we are suspending the sale of the Juicero Press and Produ
Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well-engineered
The Juicero story is a funny one in some ways and a sad one in others, so let's just assume they cancel each other out and admire the machine itself in a nice judgment-free moral vacuum.
Juicero CEO promises refunds for any dissatisfied customers while defending the company’s tech
Jeff Dunn, the former Coca-Cola executive who became CEO of Juicero last year, has responded to a wave of coverage suggesting that the company's juice press isn't all that was promised — and he's of
Crunch Report | Juicero Running Dry?
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Juicero users find that man trumps machine
FADE IN: EXT. BOHEMIAN GROVE – NIGHT Two VCs are wearing feathered headdresses and leather breeches. One, Anton, is drinking Soylent 3.0 from a bag, the other, Brad, Chateau Margaux 2009 Balthaz
Juicero loses another member of its founding team
Six months after introducing Juicero to the market, Doug Evans left his role of CEO of the company founded after selling off Organic Avenue in 2012 (that juice company would go on to file for Chapter
Crunch Report | Chelsea Manning to Be Freed in May
Chelsea Manning is going to be freed this May, Zoom video conferencing raises $100 million, Vine is shutting down -- today is the last day to grab your videos, Google Drive has been experiencing inter
Juicero cuts the price of its luxury juicer by $300
The Juicero is a neat device that, for many, has become a symbol of Silicon Valley excesses. The $700 product promised a Keurig-like experience designed to bring juicing to the kitchen (not that hom
LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at its futuristic smoothie machine
Nearly two years ago LivBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Replenish.
Investors pour $70 million into Juicero, a smart kitchen appliance maker
Juicero.com, a food tech startup that makes Internet-connected kitchen appliances, raised $70 million in Series B funding in a round led by Artis Ventures. Juicero's flagship product is a $699 coun