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22Jun/16Off

The TC Meetup + Pitch-off hits Tel Aviv TONIGHT!

meetups Tonight is the night! After about a week of meeting as many Israeli startups and VCs as possible, it’s time to really get down to business at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv. If you don’t already have a ticket, I’m very sorry to say that we are completely sold out. In fact, we even had to close the waitlist. In other words, ticket-holders need to show up as promptly… Read More

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22Jun/16Off

Berlin — you have a few more days to apply for our Pitch Off next month!

Berlin City Nights Quick note to say we’re extending applications for our Berlin Meet Up + Pitch Off which is taking place next month — so you now have until June 25 to fill out this form for the chance to pitch your startup on stage and impress our panel of judges. Read More

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22Jun/16Off

Lystable gets $11M Series A to push its gig economy SaaS in the US

lystable (1 of 4) Ahoy there gig economy… Lystable, which makes a software tool focused on helping businesses manage freelancers, has closed an $11 million Series A round led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Goldcrest Capital. Spring Partners also participated in the round. Read More

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21Jun/16Off

Kwik raises $3 million to take on Amazon Dash buttons

Kwik button Amazon Dash buttons have been gaining traction and Kwik thinks there is room for a competitor. The Tel Aviv-based startup has designed a similar product and is working with Domino’s, Budweiser, Huggie’s and other brands to make it as easy to order pizza as pressing a button — literally. And the team is announcing that Norwest Venture Partners is leading a $3 million seed… Read More

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21Jun/16Off

Crunch Report | Tesla Offers to Acquire SolarCity

Tesla offers to Buy Solar City for 2.7 Billion dollars, Twitter launches to App Twitter engage for Analytics, Instagram hits 500 Million Monthly Users, Twitter video gets an update, Apple kids coding camps coming to stores. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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21Jun/16Off

Tesla gets more than solar panels with offer to acquire SolarCity

Power plant using renewable solar energy with sun News of an offer from Tesla to acquire SolarCity came mostly unexpected to traders earlier this afternoon. In a rapid “knee-jerk” reaction, traders bid up SolarCity by 13 percent and sent Tesla tumbling down 12 percent. It is typical for the stock of an acquisition target to spike while the acquirer’s stock falls according to Michael Morosi of Avondale Partners. SolarCity… Read More

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21Jun/16Off

NIH grants $2.3M to development of FeverPhone, a portable disease diagnosis kit

fever460 Quick diagnosis of bloodborne diseases can very much be a matter of life and death, but bouncing results off a hospital can take hours or days — so the NIH and Cornell University are working on a device called the FeverPhone that could cut that time to as little as 15 minutes. Read More

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21Jun/16Off

Austin police are now impounding drivers in the peer-to-peer ridesharing group

austinskyline Austin’s transportation saga just keeps getting more interesting. Last week, we wrote about a 30,000 member Facebook group that had formed in Austin to help facilitate ride requests in the absence of Uber and Lyft. Riders posted requests, drivers responded, and people got where they needed to go. One problem – the drivers and riders were not using an official service to… Read More

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21Jun/16Off

Resolving homelessness in the digital era 

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 3: The sun begins to set on the homeless encampment known as Nickelsville on November 3, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Seattle, located in King County, is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, and is experiencing an economic boom as a result of its European and Asian global business connections. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) The explosion of tech companies setting up headquarters in major cities has encroached on the homeless population. Like San Francisco, the tech industry is growing rapidly in Seattle, and we too have the same dilemma. But unlike San Francisco, we have the opportunity to get ahead of this issue and truly make a difference. Read More

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21Jun/16Off

An excerpt from Eliot Peper’s cyberpunk novel Cumulus

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 7.51.59 PM Eliot Peper has been lauded as the heir to William Gibson’s throne. He is a writer and entrepreneur based in San Francisco and is latest book, Cumulus, has become an online hit. The energy of his writing and the strength of his characters is palpable throughout the story — a world in which surveillance is constant and inescapable is fast coming true. What follows is an excerpt… Read More

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