Startups

Don’t trust investors asking how you’ll exit to Apple, says Apple CEO

If you're a budding entrepreneur and the VC you're pitching switches gears and asks you about your exit strategy that's your cue to get up and leave, says Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Videoblocks launches its stock photo service and changes its name to Storyblocks

Stock imagery service Videoblocks made its name thanks to its flat-rate, unlimited video library and a marketplace that paid photographers a 100 percent commission. Over time, the service started bran

Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and

Y Combinator-backed VIDA turns artwork into fashion, accessories and more

VIDA, an e-commerce startup that allows artists to upload their designs to be printed on real-world materials – like fabric, leather, metal and more – which are then sold as unique product

Crunch Report | 500 Startups Shuts Down Its Canada Fund

MIT's latest jewelry is alive, 500 Startups shuts down its Canada fund, Theranos settles with Walgreens and Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 8 leak. All this on Crunch Report!

A running list of every company backed by the $93B SoftBank Vision Fund

When SoftBank announced the first close of its $93 billion Vision Fund back in May, it was hard to understand how the company would even manage to deploy so much capital in an already saturated ecosys

SnapTravel raises $8 million for a hotel booking service that works over chat

Chatbots – automated bots that let you interact with a service or brand via messaging apps or SMS – haven’t yet become breakout hits, as a group. But that hasn’t stopped invest

Run your startup the Toyota way

Toyota is known for its manufacturing efficiency. We've probably all heard that if a worker on the Camry line sees a problem, they have the authority to stop the line and address it. At the end of the

The Pixel Kit is Kano’s latest product to get your kids psyched about coding

Following a host of delays, Kano is finally shipping its latest coding product for kids, the Pixel Kit. It's cute, compact and colorful and is aiming to light up kids' imaginations.

Startups, I’d like to meet you in Columbus

I’m in Columbus this week and I thought we could have a quick meetup in advance of Disrupt SF in September. We’ll be meeting on Thursday at 5pm at the Wolf’s Ridge Tap Room. You can

GREE Ventures closes $67M fund for deals in Japan, India and Southeast Asia

GREE Ventures, the Singapore-based VC firm connected to Japanese games firm GREE, has closed its newest $67 million fund for early stage investments in Asia. AT-II — the firm’s second f

Let’s meet next week in Reykjavik

I’ll be in Reykjavik next week and you know what that means… I want to meet you! So we’ll be holding an small meetup (not really a pitchoff but feel free to pitch me while I’m

How US tech companies can help Cuban entrepreneurs

What's it like to be an entrepreneur in a place that has little to no Internet access? Today at TechCrunch's Disrupt NY, we got the perspective of a trio of Cuban entrepreneurs to learn about the chal

TechCrunch Include Office Hours with General Catalyst in New York

TechCrunch is excited to partner with General Catalyst in New York for Include Office Hours. Spencer Lazar, Partner at General Catalyst, will be meeting with founders to provide key advice and guidanc

Inside DevMountain’s sweet code school

This is the story of how a candy factory by the name of Startup became one of the few accredited code schools for startups 140 years later in the heart of Provo, Utah.

Figure 1, a knowledge-sharing app for doctors, launches sponsored content

Since its launch in 2013, Figure 1, a photo- and knowledge-sharing app for medical professionals, has focused on "traction" that is winning over new users and keeping them around. The app now boasts r

See you in Longmont tonight

As part of the NewTech Meetup we will be holding a very cool pitch-off at Oskar Blues’ The Oak Room at 1800 Pike Road in Longmont, Colo. It’s on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 starting at 6:00p

Murj wants to give data collection from implantable medical devices an upgrade

Murj, a new company backed by $4.5 million in new venture financing, is looking to make data collection from implantable heart monitoring and management devices easier and more manageable. The company

Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan

A cute, robotic language tutor called Musio, has made it from crowdfunding campaign to full-fledged product with a debut in stores this week in Japan. Priced at JPY 98,000 (about US $900), Musio is no

How Osmo decides to make its tangible, high-tech toys

Many toys today include high-tech and interactive components that keep kids in front of screens. But when it comes to health and educational development, studies have found that kids benefit from thin
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