San Francisco

  • SFMTA Rolling Out MuniMobile Transportation Payments App Nov 16

    SFMTA Rolling Out MuniMobile Transportation Payments App Nov 16

    Out of beta and ready for the masses of San Francisco’s public transportation commuters, MuniMobile will roll out November 16, 2015. MuniMobile is the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) app enabling city riders to load payments for their trip on their smartphone instead of fumbling for change and waiting in line to buy tickets at the station. Nearly… Read More

  • Omni Is Cloud Storage For Your Physical Stuff

    Omni Is Cloud Storage For Your Physical Stuff

    Omni is trying to find a solution for the problem of shrinking apartments and rising rent in urban areas. The company launched their iOS app in the Apple App Store today, the first full release of a product that has been in the works for a while. Omni has been operating in the San Francisco area for several months now, working with a limited user base and distributing its mobile product on a… Read More

  • Housing Activists Swarm Airbnb On Day Before The Vote On Prop F

    Housing Activists Swarm Airbnb On Day Before The Vote On Prop F

    A group of activists from the Coalition on Homelessness took over Airbnb headquarters in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco this afternoon to protest what they believe is a company at the root cause of evictions and homelessness in the city. Airbnb has added the lion’s share (more than $8 million) into defeating Proposition F, a proposal some believe is hiking up the rent in SF… Read More

  • TC Cribs: Credit Karma’s Gorgeous Historic Office Meets Startup Style

    This week’s episode of Cribs takes us to free credit and financial management platform Credit Karma. This growing financial startup just put the finishing touches on its new office space in the Phelan – a historic building in downtown San Francisco that also houses Nextdoor and Medium. The Phelan sits just off of Market Street in San Francisco’s bustling financial district. Read More

  • Scoot Unleashes New Four-Wheeler Quad Cars On San Francisco Streets

    Scoot, the San Francisco-based electric scooter ride share network, has teamed up with Nissan to create a four-wheeled two-seater enclosed vehicle onto the streets of San Francisco. Starting today, Scoot members have the option to rent one of these adorable little cars to get them anywhere in the 7×7. Known as the Scoot Quad, this is an all-electric vehicle that you can turn on with the… Read More

  • AdmitSee Raises $1.8 Million In Seed Funding From Silicon Valley Heavyweights

    AdmitSee Raises $1.8 Million In Seed Funding From Silicon Valley Heavyweights

    AdmitSee, a two-year-old, 10-person, San Francisco-based startup, has just finished raising $1.8 million in seed funding to take on pricey college admissions consultants. If things work out as planned, it could be taking on LinkedIn next. AdmitSee was founded in 2013 by former University of Pennsylvania classmates Lydia Fayal and Stephanie Shyu, who’d observed — along with… Read More

  • Chamath Palihapitiya on Insane Burn Rates, IPOs — And Raising A New Real Estate Fund

    Chamath Palihapitiya on Insane Burn Rates, IPOs — And Raising A New Real Estate Fund

    Last night, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, startup investor Chamath Palihapitiya of Social + Capital had some harsh words for what’s become the standard startup set-up in San Francisco: the nice office, the well-stocked kitchen, and (inserting our own personal observation here), the increasingly ubiquitous bookcase door that leads to a secret room. All that window dressing… Read More

  • HandUp, A Startup Combatting Homelessness, Is Setting An Example For The Tech Industry

    HandUp, A Startup Combatting Homelessness, Is Setting An Example For The Tech Industry

    On the heels of launching donation gift cards for the homeless, HandUp hosted a community outreach day this past Friday in San Francisco to continue to bring awareness to homelessness, as well as give people a way to engage with the homeless community. In partnership with Project Homeless Connect, HandUp hosted a homeless outreach day, featuring San Francisco city officials, employees… Read More

  • Who Invests In Hardware Startups? Crunch Network

    Who Invests In Hardware Startups?

    While many angels and VCs are still skittish about hardware startups, there has been a massive renaissance in the hardware-funding ecosystem over the last few years. Since 2010, venture capital investment in hardware startups is up more than 30x. Read More

  • The Shifting Sands Of Sand Hill Crunch Network

    The Shifting Sands Of Sand Hill

    For as long as I’ve paid attention, Sand Hill Road has been synonymous with venture capital. But that is changing. As the epicenter of the technology renaissance age has shifted, or expanded, from Palo Alto and its environs to San Francisco and other pockets of the peninsula, the monopolistic high ground of venture capital real estate that top venture firms call home base has started… Read More