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Wondery wants to become Hollywood’s podcast dream factory

When Hernan Lopez, the former chief executive of Fox International, started the podcast network Wondery roughly two years ago with a seed investment from his former bosses at Fox Networks Group, podca

Lerer Hippeau is taking over management of Binary Capital’s debut fund

Lerer Hippeau, the New York-based early-stage venture firm, is taking over the $125 million debut fund created by Binary Capital, a young San Francisco-based venture firm whose cofounder’s misde

ZenBusiness raises $4.5m to help launch one million small businesses by 2023

Starting a small business can involve a remarkable amount of red tape. Certificate of incorporations, sales tax licenses, publication requirements, annual franchise taxes, the list goes on. Even worse

Heyday raises $3M for personalized skincare and facials

Heyday has raised $3 million in seed funding led by New York’s Lerer Hippeau Ventures. The company’s stated goal is to take facials “out of the spa” and make them more accessib

Allbirds plans to expand to new materials with $17.5 million in fresh funds

You can’t walk outside your door in San Francisco these days without seeing some tech worker or VC wearing a pair of Allbirds. The eco-friendly wool shoes have taken over the tech world since th

Cannabis website Herb raises $4.1M

We get a lot of weed-related pitches at TechCrunch, but most of them don’t come with the pedigree of Herb‘s investors. Herb is announcing today that it has raised $4.1 million in seed fund

Ollie, a purveyor of ‘human grade’ pet food, just landed $12.6 million in fresh funding

Ollie, a two-year-old, New York-based subscription service that sells what it calls human-grade pet food, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Canaan Partners, with par

Lerer Hippeau Ventures raises $28M fund for follow-on investments

Seed investment firm Lerer Hippeau Ventures is planning to write more later-stage checks, thanks to a new $28 million fund that it’s calling LHV Select. “Since the very beginning, going ba

WorkJam raises $12 million to communicate with hourly workers

There is plenty of enterprise software for the white-collar workforce, but there still isn't an ideal way to communicate with employees who aren't sitting at a desk. That's the thesis behind WorkJam,

Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Lerer and Norwest Venture Partners

TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening this July!  In New York, Taylor Green from Lerer Ventures and in San Francisco, Sergio Monsalve and Ed Yip of Norwest Venture Partners will join Tech

LOLA, the all-cotton tampon subscription service, soaks up $3 million in seed funding

LOLA, the first tampon subscription service to use 100 percent cotton tampons, is today announcing the close of a $3 million seed round of funding. The round was led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures with par

Hungryroot raises $3.7 million for healthy eats

Brownies made of black beans and cookies made of chickpeas are among the unusual recipes found on Hungryroot. Launched last year, the New York-based meal kit startup focuses on vegetable-based natural

CultureIQ Raises $3M To Help Companies Improve Their Culture

CultureIQ announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. Founded by former SecondMarket CFO Greg Besner, the New York City-based startup offers what it calls “culture management

Brooklyn’s Favorite Ice Cream Maker Scoops Up $4 Million In Venture Funding

Ample Hills Creamery, a Brooklyn-based chain of ice cream shops that has become renowned for its unusual and decadent creations, has raised $4 million in funding from Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Lerer H

Squad Expands Your Social Circle With Group-On-Group Action

Squad is betting that the best time to meet new people is when you’re already out and about with friends, primed to meet other groups of friends. The New York City startup is officially launchi

NEA Backs On-Demand Beauty Business Glamsquad In $15 Million Series B

New York-based Glamsquad, a startup in the “Uber for X” category of on-demand businesses, has just raised another $15 million for its mobile beauty service that brings hair stylists, makeu

Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can stil

Campus Job, Connecting College Students With Employers, Raises $7.8 Million In Series A

Nearly eight months after launching a platform to connect college students with local job opportunities, Campus Job has raised a $7.8 million Series A round of funding led by General Catalyst Partners

Tutoring Marketplace Studypool Snags $1.2 Million

Studypool, a 500 Startups-backed startup offering an online marketplace that connects students with tutors on a per question basis, has just closed on $1.2 million in seed funding, after growing

Venture Investors Get Fashion Fever As Early Stage Deals Soar

There's a brand new dance in venture capital, as investors have gone fashion-mad. After watching JustFab and Gilt Groupe explode into billion dollar companies while Warby Parker raised over $100 mi
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