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

    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 easy communication about or with the people in their care. And patients don’t have a single, easy place to interact with doctors and track their own medical data. That’s a hard thing… Read More

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

    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 submit a pitch for a product they want, and establishes checks and balances to the prototyping and production process. The company says its model will make things more accountable for the backers. Read More

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

    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 only? What if you know you want to go somewhere, but just not where you want to go. Setting out to solve this problem, Wenger quit his job as an attorney and founded Wherefor.com (now a team of eight). Read More

  • 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 call the Oscars of startups and technology. They’ll be hoping to win a Crunchie award in one these 12 categories. Read More

  • Wired For Extremes Crunch Network

    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 conservative risk in a community that saw around 30 deaths last year. “After I took flight I had never realized how much physical strength was required in wingsuit BASE. I wasn’t nervous… Read More

  • The Berlin Startup Ecosystem Needs An IPO In The U.S. Crunch Network

    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 wait longer for an exit. The consensus in the Berlin startup ecosystem is that we are still missing one extraordinarily big success. Read More

  • Aereo Faced With Few Options After Supreme Court Loss

    Aereo Faced With Few Options After Supreme Court Loss

    Aereo, the company known for not having a plan B, now has to find one after its loss at the Supreme Court this morning. But none of its options are looking very good. One of its top investors, Barry Diller, told NBC News this morning, “We did try, but it’s over now.” Read More

  • Bannerman Delivers Bouncers On Demand

    Bannerman Delivers Bouncers On Demand

    It looks like 2014 is the year of the “Uber for things that aren’t rides” in Silicon Valley. While the market for similar services — like shipping packages or grocery shopping — is already starting to develop, the concept is starting to move onto totally unrelated markets. Bannerman, for example, is a startup in the Y Combinator Summer 2014 class that sounds a… Read More

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