Pivoting from tobacco waste to textiles, Circ puts a fresh spin on clothing recycling
Recycling startup Circ announced a $30 million Series B round led by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
Pinterest gets into live shopping with launch of Pinterest TV
Pinterest is getting into live shopping as part of its pivot from being only an inspirational shopping site to becoming a home for creator content. The company this morning announced a new feature o
Countable brings in $12M for virtual brand communities
Countable is taking a cue from the positives of social media to build technology that nurtures more authentic communication and facilitates business and social outcomes.
Gift Guide: Camping and backpacking gear that the outdoors lover in your life really wants
Whether it’s a fun day hike, a car camping excursion or a multi-day backcountry backpacking trip, there’s plenty of great camping and hiking gear that can make life easier for the outdoors person
The downfall of adtech means the trust economy is here
I believe we are seeing the downfall of ad tech as we know it with social media boycotts and data privacy leading the charge.
Allbirds CEO Joey Zwillinger on the startup’s $100 million round, profitability and SPAC mania
As people spend less time out in the world and more time daydreaming about when a vaccine will arrive, lifestyle shoes are only gaining traction. One obvious beneficiary is Allbirds, the San Francisco
Digital mortgage company Habito completes £35M Series C
Habito, the London startup that has spent the last few years moving the mortgage process online, including offering its own mortgages beyond acting as a broker, has completed £35 million in Series C
Cake brings a Swedish take on e-motorcycle design to the US
Cake has crafted the Swedish edition of electric motorcycle design starting in the dirt. The Stockholm-based mobility startup’s debut, the Kalk OR, is a 150-pound, battery-powered two-wheeler engine
Backblaze challenges AWS by making its cloud storage S3 compatible
Backblaze today announced that its B2 Cloud Storage service is now API-compatible with Amazon’s S3 storage service. Backblaze started as an affordable cloud backup service, but over the last few
Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, Elon Musk, Sundar Pichai and more sign renewed commitment to Paris Agreement
The U.S. government may be in the process of formally withdrawing from the term of the Paris Agreement, an international accord on targets to fight climate change, but major U.S. employers say they
Light Phone’s founders discuss life beyond the smartphone
For a seemingly tough pitch, Light has had little trouble getting noticed. The company has run two successful crowdfunding campaigns for a pair of minimalist phones designed to augment or replace the
Bag Week 2019: A whole bunch of fannies
It’s finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to
‘Socially Inept,’ a comedy startup founded by Microsoft employees, roasts tech bros
'Socially Inept,' a new traveling comedy company, is making a business out of mocking techies.
Beyond costs, what else can we do to make housing affordable?
In this section of my exploration into innovation in inclusive housing, I am digging into the 200+ companies impacting the key phases of developing and managing housing.
Verified Expert Brand Designer: Lake Buckley
In 2017, Lake Buckley turned down an in-house role at Patagonia to launch her freelance design career in a 400 sq. ft studio in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, the RISD-trained designer and art director has
Rivian debuts an electric pickup and SUV designed to look good while getting dirty
Rivian has kept a relatively low profile since the automotive startup with Midwestern roots launched in 2009. Those days are over. CEO and founder RJ Scaringe unveiled two all-electric vehicles this w
As elections loom, companies weigh the benefits of civic time off
With the mid-term elections looming, the pressure across all parties and organizations to get people to the polls is more prevalent than ever before. Yet, as the number of eligible voters increases, w
With $50M in fresh funding, Allbirds will open new stores in the US, UK and Asia
Allbirds' wool runners have been a VC favorite since the beginning. Now, the company is worth $1.4 billion.
Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility
To successfully address the unprecedented man-made environmental crises we face, it’s time to retire the word sustainability.
Bolt Threads raises $50 million to brew spider silk, inks deal with Patagonia
If the idea of wearing spider silk intrigues, the idea of managing a farm full of spiders isn’t all that appealing. A startup called <a target="_blank" href="https://boltthreads.com">Bolt Threads</a