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 […]

Analyzing the spectrum of corporate innovation from R&D to VC – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Innovation is a hot topic, and it can be confusing for large corporations. With terms like incubator, accelerator, and corporate venturing frequently mentioned but rarely defined, the menu of innovation options can […]

15 venture capital funds to know if you’re working on a machine intelligence startup – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Major tech trends tend to draw lots of “dumb money” from investors and machine intelligence is no exception. Some will lose money on insignificant acquihires while others may survive long enough to […]

Little Spoon is a baby food delivery service hoping to fly where others flopped – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Food delivery startups have proven to be a hard business – focus is often on growth more than profits, with high burn rates, low returns and they can be logistics nightmares. But […]

Qualtrics waits on that IPO, raises $180 million at a $2.5 billion valuation instead – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch That Qualtrics IPO many have been expecting is on hold for now. The online market research platform has just raised its third round for $180 million at a whopping $2.5 billion valuation. The […]

Is Qualtrics about to go public? A chat with founder Ryan Smith on the IPO question – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Qualtrics, an online survey research platform, is listed as tops among likely candidates to go public this year. But is it really going to file and if so, how close is it to […]

ffVC and NYU are mixing researchers with investors in the name of machine intelligence – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The timing was perfect. Just as startups were settling into NYU and ffVC’s new brains-meet-money accelerator, “AI Nexus Lab,” Uber acquired Geometric Intelligence. In a stroke of luck, the startup that would become […]

Owlet updates its smart baby health monitoring sock so babies can’t kick it off – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Owlet, a Utah-based startup monitoring your babies vitals, has a new and improved smart sock out today and we got a chance to catch up with the founders to talk about what […]