NEWS

26
Sep

Moving Beyond Same-Day Bookings, HotelTonight Launches Its 7-Day Reservation System

HotelTonight 7 Day HotelTonight is moving beyond the same-day hotel bookings that it’s known for.
TechCrunch’s Jordan Crook reported earlier this week that this move was in the works, but HotelTonight is confirming the news, and the updated apps offering hotel booking up to seven days in advance are scheduled to go live … now. Read More

26
Sep

Hostel Rocket Arrives On Mobile, Making It Easy To Book Hostel Stays Worldwide

Homepage-768x1024 A Durham, North Carolina-based startup called Hostel Rocket wants to make it easier for travelers who prefer the low-cost accommodations provided by hostels to find available rooms, view photos, descriptions, reviews and schedule bookings from either the web or their mobile phones. Though the startup only launched to the public this July, the site has already seen over a million visitors,… Read More

26
Sep

With RogerVoice, Deaf People Can Make Their First Phone Calls

RogerVoice This is where technology shines — RogerVoice is not yet another Uber for X. It will potentially help millions of hard-of-hearing people by letting them make phone calls. Some of them might even make their first phone call through the app. To do this, RogerVoice subtitles phone conversations in real time, so that you can read what the other person is saying.
The French startup has been… Read More

25
Sep

SurveyMonkey Makes Its First Investment, Leads Mobile App CRM Solution Provider Apptentive’s $5.3M Series A

apptentive Apptentive, a company offering in-app feedback tools that allow developers to engage an app’s users, communicate directly, request reviews and more, has now closed on $5.3 million in Series A funding. In an unusual turn, the new funding round was led in part by SurveyMonkey, and will see Damon Cronkey,VP of Corporate Development and Strategy for SurveyMonkey, joining… Read More

25
Sep

Sendwithus Raises $2.3M To Help Marketers Optimize Their Emails

parachute package Email marketing startup Sendwithus is announcing that it has raised $2.3 million in additional seed funding. This is one of those funding announcements that comes months after the deal itself. Co-founder Matt Harris told me that the company, which was incubated by Y Combinator, raised its initial seed funding “right before Y Combinator started”, then raised additional funding on… Read More

25
Sep

Price-Tracking Service Nifti Switches Gears, Launches Social Polling App Cinch

cinch-screen Pricing tracking and alerts service Nifti is testing the waters with a new application called Cinch (no, not Klout’s advice-giving app also called Cinch, but very close.) In fact, Nifti’s new app is practically a variation on Klout’s earlier arrival, as Klout’s Cinch is about asking for recommendations and Nifti’s Cinch is about asking for opinions. That is… Read More

25
Sep

Spruce Gets $2 Million In Seed From Kleiner Perkins, Baseline And Cowboy Ventures To Put A Doctor In The Palm Of Your Hand

Spruce There have been some great strides in telemedicine lately. This virtual way to see the doctor cuts down on commutes, wait time and potential costs associated with in-person visits. But most of what’s currently out there requires some sort of video conferencing system and a set appointment with the doctor. Spruce is a new app that aims to let you converse with the doctor at your own… Read More

25
Sep

Buck Mason, The American-Made Basics Brand, Sews Up $300K Seed Round

buckmason Remember the “startup guy” uniform promoted by Banana Republic earlier this year? Well the guys at Buck Mason are looking to build an actual uniform, not necessarily just for startups, but for the guy who doesn’t want to waste mental energy on figuring out what to wear. Buck Mason, which just raised $300k in seed funding, is a men’s clothing brand that focuses… Read More

25
Sep

Mobile-First Hotel Price Comparison And Booking App Lodgeo Launches With £2M In Fresh Funding

Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 12.21.03 Mobile-first hotel price comparison and booking app Lodgeo, which sees its official launch today, has scored £2 million in new backing from Javest Investment fund, and a number of unnamed angel investors. The startup is founded by Ines Djelassi, who has previous form in the hotel tech space, and offers a modern approach to hotel metasearch, bringing the user experience to mobile devices first. Read More

25
Sep

Online Auction House Catawiki Scores €10M Series B Led By Accel Partners

Catawiki Founders Catawiki, an online auction house that targets ‘exceptional’ items — from vintage comic books to antique cars — has closed a €10 million Series B Round led by VC Accel Partners. In addition, Berlin-based investor and company builder Project A Ventures, Booking.com’s former CMO Arthur Kosten and Dutch media and Internet entrepreneur Willem Sijthoff, an… Read More