Dorm Room Fund has built a CRM for founders raising a seed round

First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund just released VCWiz, a tool to help founders find investors and raise money from them. The platform is one part VC directory and one part CRM tool, essential

Dgraph raises $3M for its open-source distributed graph database, hits 1.0 release

Dgraph is an increasingly popular open-source distributed graph database that uses a version of Facebook's GraphQL as its default query language. Today, the company announced that it has raised $3

Online real estate startup ToLet acquires Jumia House Nigeria to create PropertyPro.Ng

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be

Founder Gym aims to help underrepresented startup founders build tech startups

Founder Gym, co-founded by Mandela Schumacher-Hodge and Gabriela Zamudio, is unveiling its online platform to support and train underrepresented founders building tech startups. Instead of describing

Vetted buys VetPronto in yet more on-demand consolidation

Consolidation continues to dog the world of on-demand startups -- literally and figuratively. In the latest development, Vetted, a startup focused on veterinary services, is acquiring VetPronto, an al

HandUp, the startup that helps homeless people, has been acquired

In slightly bittersweet news, startup HandUp is selling itself to the Detroit-based South Oakland Shelter. This isn't your typical Silicon Valley exit where the founders and investors made a bunch of

Our favorite startups from Alchemist Accelerator batch 15

Founded as an enterprise alternative to accelerator stalwarts like Y Combinator, Alchemist Accelerator has managed to assemble a solid track record in its five years of operation.  Going into batch 1

Leverage is building a project management application with outsourced virtual assistance built in

Using outsourced help – whether that’s using a virtual assistant to help you book travel or hiring a development firm to build your website – is something that nearly all businesses

Savitude matches you with clothes that fit your body shape

OK, I’ll say it: Buying clothes online still sucks. Unless you’re buying something from a brand you already own and know the sizing of, it’s nearly impossible to get the fit right

Full Harvest raises $2 million to stop farmers from tossing ‘ugly’ fruit and veggies

Full Harvest, a San Francisco-based startup, has raised $2 million in seed funding to reduce food waste at the farm level. Founded by Christine Moseley, formerly the head of business development for c

Crunch Report | Oculus CTO Is Suing ZeniMax

Bolt Threads creates a tie made from spiderwebs, Oculus' CTO is suing ZeniMax for money never paid to him and Google has a new startup competition. All this on Crunch Report.

Crunch Report | So Hype for Hyperloop

We get first looks at the DevLoop being built out in the Nevada desert, Justin Kan launches Zero-F, a startup incubator, Goodyear's tire concept can read the road and adapt and Bose and Doppler get in

Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home

Food delivery startup Thistle was never in the business of making meal kits, those boxes of pre-measured ingredients and recipes to help customers cook at home. The startup’s married cofounders, Ash

Carbon Health wants to put medical data in one place for patients and their many doctors

For all the high-tech advances in healthcare when it comes to drugs and devices, doctors, their back offices, pharmacies, labs that conduct health tests and insurance providers aren’t exactly in eas

FwdForce faces an uphill battle in trying to make crowdfunding more accountable

One of the big challenges with crowdfunding is that once the campaign ends, most crowdfunding platforms wash their hands of the process from there on. FwdForce does things differently. It lets anybody

Wherefor lets you search for vacations based on how much you want to spend

As a travel enthusiast, it was a problem Ryan Wenger had often encountered: How can a person search for a flight and hotel based on the amount of money they want to spend rather than by destination on

How I built a hoverboard company and then blew it up

I was first introduced to Hoverboards while watching Casey Neistat’s daily vlogs on YouTube. I thought, “Wow. That’s pretty cool!” and started searching online to purchase one myself. When I l

Meet The Nominees For The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards

The 9th Annual Crunchies are almost here. On February 8, pioneering tech startups, entrepreneurs and investors will make their way to San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for what we like to cal

Wired For Extremes

Chris McNamara stood at the overhang of what would be his final wingsuit BASE jump (parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure: building, antenna, span and Earth). A 1,500-foot drop was a c

The Berlin Startup Ecosystem Needs An IPO In The U.S.

On the heels of Microsoft's acquisition of the Berlin startup darling 6Wunderkinder for a price between $100 and $200 million, the debate rages on about whether Berlin startups should be bolder and wa
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