Our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 20th class – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch 41 startups graced the stage at 500 Startups’ 20th demo day at the Parc55 hotel in downtown San Francisco. The event came complete with mascots, a summer of love theme and a diverse […]

DeepGraph feeds enterprise sales teams with hyper-targeted warm leads – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The best way to grow sales is to better understand sales, but unfortunately that’s often easier said than done. Kemvi, a seed-stage startup, is launching out of stealth today to announce DeepGraph, which helps sales […]

Alipay, China’s top mobile payment service, expands to the U.S. – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch China’s dominant mobile payment service is making its move in the U.S.. Ant Financial, the Alibaba spin-off that operates Alipay, has inked a deal with payment processor firm First Data that will allow […]

Dell Technologies Capital emerges from stealth, announces over 70 investments – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Most venture capital funds that have 27 exits under their belt are not in stealth. In fact, most venture capital firms today don’t even know what 27 exits looks like. But Dell Ventures, […]

Columbus welcomes urban problem solvers with new accelerator – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Every American city wishes it could better support technology, entrepreneurship and infrastructure, unfortunately few actually have the resources to set truly ambitious goals into motion. But Columbus, Ohio, having secured $50 million in grants to […]

Growlabs nabs $2.2M to automate outbound sales – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Just six months into its life, Growlabs, a startup using machine intelligence to support outbound sales teams, has raised a $2.2 million seed round. Founded by Ben Raffi, the creator of ticketing app Universe, Growlabs helps […]

U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Uber’s controversial ‘Greyball’ program – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch It looks like there’s more trouble round the corner for Uber. Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the company’s controversial “greyball program” which […]

TransferWise moves into Asia Pacific with opening of regional HQ in Singapore – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch TransferWise, the billion-dollar valued startup that reduces the cost of cross-border payments, has taken a big step to globalizing its service after it opened an Asia Pacific office in Singapore. The UK-based service […]

The Internet of Cows herds hackers to support the global cattle industry – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Cows are generally not top of mind among those who call the animal pen, South of Market, San Francisco, home. But BovControl, a Brazilian startup building data analytics tools to support livestock operations, is working to close […]

CommonBond now offers direct student loans alongside debt refinancing – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch CommonBond, one of the biggest of the second generation of startups tackling online lending, has launched a direct student loan product as it expands its footprint in the debt business. The company […]