Wish, Netflix, Uber and ~100 others testing WhatsApp’s new Business API

Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced the launch of its first revenue-generating enterprise product, the WhatsApp Business API. The API allows businesses to respond to messages from WhatsApp users fo

At Disrupt, Hans Tung and Yi Wang will talk about the startup road winding from China to the US

Few investors have as deep a knowledge of the U.S. and Chinese markets as Hans Tung . For over a decade the prodigious investor (now with GGV Capital) has been racking up the miles on flights between

Equity podcast: SoFi loses its CEO, big rounds for unicorns, and will this VC buy the iPhone X?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital themed podcast that we are bringing live to Disrupt SF next Wednesday. All the cool kids will be there to chat numbers and heckle.

Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley

In the past year, New York has reached a tipping point as consumer-facing startups proliferate and similarly Los Angeles is gaining notice with the success of Snap and Dollar Shave Club among others.

A U.S-China investor ponders what’s coming, as relations grow chilly

President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to launch a trade war with China, threats that the country is beginning to take ever more seriously. Over at GGV Capital, a Silicon Valley-based ventu

America’s problems are Silicon Valley’s next investment

This week is the perfect opportunity for technology executives and investors to lead an open, public conversation about how we can innovate for all Americans, many of whom feel threatened by automatio

Wish is reportedly raising $500 million

Wish, a San Francisco-based company whose e-commerce mobile app that’s taken off in the U.S. and Europe by making it easy to buy everything from slippers to jackets to cosmetic brushes for rock-bo

Wish is raising again, and giving late-stage investors protection

Wish, a San Francisco-based e-commerce mobile app that’s taken off in the U.S. and Europe by selling watches, clothing and other items extremely cheaply, is raising a new round of funding, a ne

The hot e-commerce app Wish has “hundreds of millions of users” (plus other fascinating stats)

Last week, toward the end of a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, GGV Capital managing director Hans Tung took the stage to interview one of his portfolio CEOs, Peter Szulczewski of Wish. With an inc

Meet The Apps Vying For The Crunchie For Best Mobile App Of 2015

The 9th Annual Crunchies are right around the corner. On February 8, some of your favorite startups, entrepreneurs and investors will make their way to San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House for t

Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One

The business of e-commerce is still mostly a national affair. U.S. consumers order from U.S. retailers like Amazon, Gap and Walmart; Chinese consumers buy from Chinese sites such as Tmall, Taobao and

Mobile Shopping App Wish Buys Android Lockscreen App Maker Locket

Mobile shopping startup Wish — fresh off a $500 million round of funding — has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired Locket, a startup that makes lockscreen apps for Androi

Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round

DST Global, Yuri Milner’s late stage VC fund, took the lead on the purported $500 million financing round invested in Wish, the mobile shopping app, according to people familiar with the matter.

Shopping App Wish Raises $50 Million

Wish, a social shopping site and mobile application, raised $50 million in new funding in a round led by Founders Fund, with participation from existing investors Formation 8, GGV Capital, Yahoo co-fo

Wish, The App For Logging What You Want, Launches A Complementary Gifting Feature

Well, folks, it’s September. The holiday gift giving season is ON! Wish, the mobile shopping app that lets users create lists of items they would like to purchase later, has launched Gifting, a

Mobile Shopping App Wish Expands Into Re-Commerce With Debut Of “Wish Closet”

Will algorithms or crowdsourced recommendations lead the way when it comes to the mobile shopping done via aggregators like Fancy, Wanelo, Polyvore or Fresh? A startup called <a target="_blank" href="

What I want for Christmas is my own private Chuck E Cheese

Or, at least, an adult approximation. Some of my fondest memories from childhood are from birthday parties at places like this – if not Chuck E Cheese then Funtasia, Funplex, or later Gameworks.