Shyp is preparing for a comeback under new management

Update: Shyp founder and former CEO Kevin Gibbons tweets that a third party acquired Shyp’s brand and domain after it was shut down, and that he is not affiliated with it. For those asking, a th

Remembering the startups we lost in 2018

There are few things in this world more difficult than launching a successful startup. It takes talent, know-how, money and a hell of a lot of good timing and luck. And even with all of those magical

On-demand shipping startup Shyp is shutting down

After rocketing to a $250 million valuation in 2015 amid a massive hype cycle for on-demand companies, on-demand startup Shyp is shutting down today. CEO Kevin Gibbon announced that the company would

GrubHub trial could have major implications for the gig economy

Next week, GrubHub will face one of its former drivers in court, which could set a precedent for future cases around the 1099, gig economy. The trial, which is the first of its kind in California, loo

Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club

Lyft launches new self-driving division, Shyp is having some issues and Y Combinator wants in on the 3-comma club. All this on Crunch Report.

Equity podcast: Roku’s IPO, Netflix’s momentum and Shyp’s layoffs

Roku is doing an IPO this year, Netflix shares soared after an earnings beat and Shyp is throwing in the towel everywhere but San Francisco. Cord-cutting was the theme of the latest episode of TechCru

Shyp is reducing headcount and suspending all operations outside of SF

Shyp, the on-demand shipping service launched in 2013, has announced in a blog post that they are withdrawing from all but one city and "reducing headcount at headquarters" in an effort to "prove the

Shyp’s business efforts ramp up with bulk shipments and new pricing

For the past two years, Shyp has been ramping up its efforts to appeal to businesses as a go-to, more simplified shipping service. That started off with a big partnership with eBay to help sellers shi

Shyp rolls out its new packaging pricing model to all customers

Shyp has finished rolling out a new packaging pricing model to all its customers that includes variable shipment pricing based on the packaging that the company provides. Shyp is still playing aroun

Shyp added another fee to its online return shipments

Shyp is now charging a $5 handling fee for its online returns in addition to its regular pickup fee and postage costs. Shyp's big play has been that it'll charge a simple $5 fee, plus postage, for

Managed By Q gives five percent of the company equity to its Operators

Managed By Q, the company that lets you order on-demand cleaning services, IT help, handyman work and more all from an iPad in the office, has today announced a new stock option plan for its office an

Shyp Now Ships Your Goods Straight From eBay

Just in time for the high holy season of giving and getting packages from far away, on-demand shipping startup Shyp is taking advantage of one of the biggest online outfits in need of delivery for tho

Shyp Overhauls Its Look, And Brand, With A Big App Update

Gone is the little wing in Shyp’s logo. The company is going through a major overhaul that not only changes the look and feel of the app, but also the way the entire company looks. It’s e

Why Homejoy Failed … And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy

On the heels of Homejoy’s failure, the fundamental “on-demand marketplace” model has come into question by investors, the media and even consumers. That questioning is very relevant, as there ha

CEO Kevin Gibbon On Why Shyp Is Converting Its 1099 Workers Into W2 Employees

This morning, Shyp, the San Francisco-based shipping services company, announced that, "After careful consideration, we’ve decided to transition Shyp couriers, the individuals who complete pickups a

Shyp Nabs Foursquare’s Varun Shetty To Run Business Development

Shyp, an app that enables customers to summon a courier and ship an item, has hired Foursquare’s Varun Shetty to run the company’s business development operations. Shetty’s primary

CEO Kevin Gibbon Says Shyp Still Isn’t An On-Demand Company

Shyp still isn't explicitly an on-demand service, according to company CEO Kevin Gibbon. Despite having a service that allows users to summon someone who will ship something for them, Gibbon still

Shyp Confirms $50M Raise, Launches Beta Service In Los Angeles

On-demand shipping service Shyp is rolling out its service in Los Angeles today, its fourth city.

CrunchWeek: Shyp’s Fundraising, Microsoft’s Surface 3 And GoDaddy’s Massive IPO

Welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek — a special one, as our brand-new reporter Matt Lynley joins us for the first time. We’re incredibly happy to have him on the team and the set. As

Sources: Shyp Is Raising $50 Million At A $250 Million Valuation

TechCrunch is hearing from several sources that on-demand shipping startup Shyp is raising around $50 million at a valuation of $250 million. Shyp allows its users to take a photo of an item they w
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