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 […]

Unilever leads $9 million investment in meal kit startup Sun Basket – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A meal kit startup with a focus on healthful recipes and organic ingredients, Sun Basket, has just raised $9 million in series C-2 round of venture funding led by Unilever Ventures, with […]

Lighthouse tells you what happens in your home when you’re not there – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A thief, your kids skipping school or paranormal activity? That’s the question that Lighthouse aims to answer with its new interactive assistant. By combining sophisticated sensors with computer vision technology, the Lighthouse […]

Cockroach Labs announces $27M Series B and enterprise tier for its reliable database – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch “A database that replicates itself and is meant to survive” — that was the connection that Cockroach Labs CEO Spencer Kimball made between the startup’s memorable name and its value proposition. Despite entering […]

Ceres Imaging raises $5 million to pinpoint crop stress for farmers – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Oakland, Calif.-based Ceres Imaging has raised $5 million in a Series A investment led by Romulus Capital. The startup uses cameras, sensors and software to pinpoint crop stress in the field for farmers, […]

Mya raises $11.4M Series A to streamline recruiting for retail, warehouse and call center jobs – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Recruiting is miserable. The experience lacks so many things: transparency, fairness, timeliness and so on that solutions to date have only addressed part of the problem. LinkedIn made the resume digital and put […]

Softbank confirms it’s putting $5BN into Didi Chuxing, the ‘Uber of China’ – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Japanese telco giant Softbank has confirmed the size of its investment into Didi Chuxing, aka the Uber of China, and the figure is $5 billion (~¥550,000M). The last item in Softbank’s fiscal year 2017 earnings report, […]

Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch San Francisco-based Tubi TV has raised an additional $20 million for its advertising supported streaming service for TV and movies. Investors in the round are betting on the fact that the next […]

StarLeaf takes $40M to keep growing its videoconferencing as a service business – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch UK teleconference company StarLeaf, which sells cloud-based video and conferencing services to businesses, has taken on its first external capital close to a decade after first being founded, back in 2008. The $40 […]

Online review startup Podium has raised a fat new $32 million round from Accel and GV – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Podium, a Utah-based enterprise software company specializing in customer review management has pulled in an over-subscribed $32 million Series A round, led by Accel Partners. Several sources close to the matter told […]

Media Prima buys Rev Asia for $24M to create Malaysia’s largest digital media platform – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The U.S. isn’t the only market where media companies are consolidating to offer an advertising platform to rival Facebook and Google. While AOL (which owns TechCrunch) is in the process of acquiring […]

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, […]