NEWS

10
Oct

Homejoy’s Adora Cheung Will Discuss Home Cleaning And Global Growth At Disrupt Europe

homejoy-founders Adora Cheung, co-founder and CEO of home-cleaning startup Homejoy, will be joining us onstage at Disrupt Europe. The company makes it easy to schedule home cleanings online and at a relatively affordable price. In the two years since I first wrote about the service (originally called Pathjoy), Homejoy has raised a big pile of money, expanded across the US and overseas, and just last month… Read More

10
Oct

Waze Co-Founder Uri Levine Will Tell TechCrunch Disrupt London Why He Ditched Google

Uri Levine Working at Google after your company was bought for $1 billion seems like a pretty sweet gig, but not to Waze co-founder Uri Levine. So at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London, I’ll ask Levine why he left Google to work on his new startup. What was it like being gobbled up by the search giant? How did Waze handle the negotiations, bidding war, and “leaks” to… Read More

10
Oct

A Conversation on Future Urbanism, Tech Hubs

san francisco It was a really interesting selection of panelists with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, former New York City director of planning Amanda Burden and Zappo’s CEO Tony Hsieh, who has been struggling to revive downtown Las Vegas, at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment summit yesterday in San Francisco. I just wish the conversation were more interesting. Vanity… Read More

10
Oct

Microsoft CEO Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot On Gender Pay Gap [Updated]

satya-nadella Update: Satya Backtracks After opprobrium rained down from the sky following his comments regarding how women should approach asking for a raise, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella quickly released a memo to Microsoft employees — it was released to the public as well — backtracking on his remarks. Here it is in full: All – Today I was interviewed on stage by Maria Klawe at… Read More

09
Oct

mParticle Raises $1.5M, Aims To Become The Platform For Mobile Data Integration

mparticle Mobile data startup mParticle has raised $1.5 million in an additional round of seed funding.
The company, which says it previously raised $4.5 million, is working to become the data integration platform for mobile developers. In other words, instead of installing a bunch of different SDKs to collect data, app developers can just integrate with mParticle. Read More

09
Oct

Children’s Clothing Marketplace Totspot Raises $1.8M

Totspot 500 Startups graduate Totspot is announcing today that it has raised $1.8 million seed funding to expand its mobile marketplace for parents to buy and sell children’s clothing. Read More

09
Oct

Mobile Ad Startup AppLovin Acquires German Ad Network Moboqo

applovin AppLovin is setting up its European expansion by acquiring German-based mobile ad network Moboqo. Palo Alto-headquartered AppLovin helps mobile developers find new customers by targeting ads at people similar to the existing user base, then it continues engaging those customers with personalized, retargeted ads. Co-founder and CEO Adam Foroughi told me a few months ago that the… Read More

09
Oct

Spring Moves Scores $1M Seed To Pair Your Music With Your Pace

bannerspring When you’re out on a run, on the last leg of an exhausting day, the right song can make all the difference. But figuring out what music you need, and when, isn’t something anybody has the mental capacity for in the middle of an energy-draining workout.
This is where Spring Moves comes into play. Read More

09
Oct

BrightFunnel Raises $2.5M For Its Marketing Prediction Software

brightfunnel Marketing startup BrightFunnel is announcing that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding.
I last wrote about the company in January, after it raised an “advisory round” totaling what co-founder and CEO Nadim Hossain said was just under $1 million. Read More

09
Oct

Google Launches Mini-Marketing Lessons For Startups With New Mobile App, Google Primer

google-primer Google has rolled out a new iPhone app called Primer, aimed at teaching startups the fundamentals of marketing – with a Google spin, of course. The new app, available only on iOS for now, but coming soon to Android, complements the Google Primer website which further explains how the mini-marketing lessons Google provides overlaps with the company’s larger agenda. “We… Read More