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Down in Christchurch, New Zealand a team of roboticists at Invert Robotics has commercialized an inspection robot that uses tiny suction cups on a series of treads and a specialty…

Inspection robots are climbing the walls to monitor safety conditions in hazardous locations

The recent global campaign showing Malaria survivors speaking through David Beckham to help raise awareness around the Malaria Must Die initiative spooked a lot of people: The campaign has already…

The startup behind that deep-fake David Beckham video just raised $3M

Gecko Robotics aims to save human lives at our nation’s power plants with its wall-climbing robots. To continue doing so, the startup tells TechCrunch it has just secured $7 million…

Safety and inspection bot startup Gecko Robotics adds $7 million to the coffers

Felicity Conrad and Kristen Sonday were on very different paths until three years ago. Conrad was an associate at the powerhouse law firm Skadden Arps. Meanwhile, Sonday, a Princeton grad and…

This startup streamlines the pro bono work of lawyers, including those fighting for immigrants at the border

Carvana is already an innovative way to shop for a car, and it could get better thanks to Car360. The two companies share an interest in improving the car-buying experience through…

Carvana acquires Car360 for $22M to improve its car-buying platform

MoviePass is going to start playing favorites. The company just announced a partnership to offer a set of exclusive perks through Landmark Theatres, the indie theater chain co-owned by Mark…

MoviePass strikes a deal with Landmark for e-ticketing and other perks

LA-based space startup Relativity has raised $35 million in Series B funding, in a new round led by Playground Global, and including existing investors Social Capital, Y Combinator Continuity and…

3D-printed rocket maker Relativity raises $35M to simplify satellite launches

Entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban has been advising chat app Dust for the past few years. And now, Radical App, the group that oversees Dust, is adding two more properties.…

Mark Cuban behind new blockchain messaging platform

Veterans seem much more likely to found companies centered on a social good mission.

Saluting veteran founders and their mission-driven startups

Meta SaaS is a product that helps you cancel other products. Like Cardlife and Cleanshelf, Meta SaaS looks at all of your software-as-a-service subscriptions and tells you which ones you…

Meta SaaS raises $1.5 million from Mark Cuban and others

Entrepreneurs who pitch on ABC’s Shark Tank typically make packaged goods and apparel. Occasionally, the high tech breaks through. XCraft, the company behind the PhoneDrone Ethos, scored a rare investment from all of the…

DARTdrones pitches Shark Tank to build a flight school for drone pilots

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban spoke on stage at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles on Thursday, where he voiced concern about the lack of tech IPOs recently. “I don’t understand…

Cuban: “Just plain stupid” to not go public

When Stadium Goods opened shop in New York’s Soho district in 2015, it looked like an Apple-inspired spin on the consignment shop, appealing to men in search of authentic, collectible…

Stadium Goods raises $4.6 million to sell sought-after sneakers and streetwear

New York marketing tech firm Sprinklr has acquired Portland-based Little Bird, according to Sprinklr founder and CEO Ragy Thomas. Little Bird was founded in 2011 to help researchers quickly find…

Sprinklr acquires Little Bird, a tool for finding experts on anything via Twitter

While many people are arguing that the proposed $85 billion AT&T and Time Warner deal would be bad for consumer choice, billionaire Mark Cuban has a contrarian viewpoint. The merger…

Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competition

E-sports betting has boomed in the last five years, attracting investments from celebrities, investors and entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher — even the former NBA Commissioner, David Stern, has talked…

As e-sports’ popularity explodes, betting needs to be regulated

Talk to anyone in the AR space right now and the phrase “democratizing x” is bound to arise two or three dozen times. Wrnch CEO Paul Kruszewski says that concept…

Augmented Reality Computer Vision Startup Wrnch Gets $1.8M Series A Led By Mark Cuban

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban is usually opposed to new regulation, but he thinks there should be a law to eliminate confusion in the next Apple security controversy. While he applauds…

Mark Cuban Commends Apple, Proposes New Law For Tech Security

Michael Jordan and Mark Cuban are betting that Sportradar will triumph as a sports “big data” leader, as the Swiss company continues its U.S. expansion. The two have invested in…

Michael Jordan, Mark Cuban, Ted Leonsis Betting $44 Million on Sportradar’s Data

There has been a lot of discussion about startup valuation over the past few months. Luminaries across the industry have chimed in, suggesting we’re returning to a time of irrational…

Two Lies And A Truth About “The Bubble”

It’s a place, a mindset, a nickname, a metonym, an innovation hub, a TV show and a standard against which all cradles of technology are measured. Silicon Valley prides itself…

What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound. What if you could…

uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

April marks the 20th anniversary of the commercialization of the Internet, ironically, the very same month that the Federal Communications Commission’s new Open Internet regulations were officially published, tossing the…

Don’t Turn Internet Independence Into Government Dependence

Sitting at the top of the iTunes App Store for the fourth day in a row and counting is Scholly, another one of the many mobile applications that found its…

The “Shark Tank” Effect On Apps

13 Questions With Mark Cuban

10:12 am PST • January 30, 2015

Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned…

13 Questions With Mark Cuban

It’s been an exciting week for us here at TechCrunch with the Hackathon, Disrupt SF and Apple’s product launch all taking place within a few days. Here are 11 of our best stories from…

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

Mark Cuban sat down at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today to talk privacy and founding businesses. However, from Shark Tank to his own investment firm, Mr. Cuban, is also a prolific…

Mark Cuban Explains The Four Parts Of An Ideal Investment Pitch

Dear Silicon Valley: Mark Cuban wants to kick your ass. At Disrupt SF today, the noted investor and bon vivant talked about his drive to build companies and his feelings…

Mark Cuban Talks His Drive To Build Companies, And How He Wants To Destroy Silicon Valley

I’m personally excited to announce that the one and only Mark Cuban will be joining me on stage at Disrupt SF for a fireside chat. From early an dot.com success to an outspoken…

Iconoclastic Billionaire And Investor Mark Cuban To Join Us On Our Disrupt SF Stage

Expanding the experience of virtual reality gaming has landed the omni-directional treadmill manufacturer Virtuix $3 million in its first institutional financing. Banking on the company’s premise that it can make…

Virtuix Steps Into $3 Million For Its Virtual Reality-Linked, Omni-Directional Treadmill