HubSpot announced this morning that it has acquired chatbot startup Motion AI. Motion AI launched in 2015 and offers an editor for building chatbots that..
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Boundless is a Seattle based startup addressing the enormous issue of applying for immigrant status in the US. Founder Xiao Wang came to the US over when he..
Bayer said it would likely take until early next year to complete the planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seeds group Monsanto.
It can be hard for big companies to keep tabs on all the research and innovation in their industry. The search for the best patents can be both cumbersome and..
FutureFuel.io, the company offering student loan payment management services as an employee benefit, is adding new features to make it easier for companies to..
Healthy, well-aligned teeth shouldn't just be for the wealthy. Candid, a direct-to-consumer teeth alignment company, aims to make straight teeth more..
SparkLabs Group, which claims to be the largest startup accelerator group in Asia, is stepping into agricultural tech with a new program created in..
Snappr, the on-demand photography service that was part of YC’s Winter ’17 batch, has closed $2M in seed funding. Investors include Airtree Ventures (the..
Metacert is a company that hunts down and kills fake news. Created by Paul Walsh, it can assess whether or not a link is trustworthy and warn you before you..
Adam Braun, a consultant-turned-educational non-profit founder, will say he's had a lot of good fortune that's helped him position himself in a way to see the..
A couple of years after participating in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield, YayPay is raising $5.3 million from QED Investors, Birchmere, Fifth Third..
If you've never worked for a complete jerk, consider yourself lucky. Roughly one in five people polled say they've experienced bullying in the workplace --..
The private data of 143 million Equifax "customers" is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can..
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-themed podcast. This week Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof, and myself -- Alex! -- sat down..
GrubHub was back in court today in San Francisco over its use of 1099 independent contractors for food delivery. Tj O'Shae, a former GrubHub W-2 employee,..
Upload, formerly UploadVR, the virtual reality startup at the center of a sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit filed earlier this year, has..
For many entrepreneurs, especially first-time founders, raising outside capital can be daunting. Between all of the new vocabulary and the very real legal..
With technology and curious minds, several founders not only built great products and companies, they created the foundation for a strong and resilient..
dApps, or decentralized apps, are open-source applications built on top of a blockchain. But here's the thing - users usually can't interact with these dApps..
Before Uber poached Dara Khosrowshahi to serve as its CEO, he facilitated a $26 million series B round in hotel startup ALICE as CEO of Expedia. The idea with..
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have welcomed their second daughter into the world, and her name is August. Before you ask, it's unclear if she was named..
Britain says it will decide whether to refer Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy broadcaster Sky for an in-depth review as soon as possible.
A consortium that includes Western Digital is offering $17.4 billion for Toshiba's memory chip business, sources said on Thursday.
Now is the time for startups to engage in strategic planning so that future liquidity needs will be met. This article discusses market trends and how debt..
“How much money does it take to get a startup off the ground?” Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are faced with this question all the time, and the..
There is no shortage of AI and machine learning startups being born today. But one of the biggest opportunities remains in turning AI into some kind of..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2U-lw4CR9A&feature=youtu.be Andréa Mallard is the former CMO of Omada Health. In this episode, she explains how design..
Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will abandon a deal to sell power transmission company Oncor to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure..
Wendy Dent has a dream. The Australian founder, chief executive and sole employee of Cinemmerse wants to change the way folks think about how they watch..
Slooh, a Connecticut-based company, makes it easy and now free to look at the night sky through any one of dozens of telescopes around the world. To use the..
Jack Ma-backed Yunfeng Financial Group said it will lead $1.7 billion acquisition of U.S.-based insurer MassMutual International's Asia unit
Part of YC's Summer '17 class, Fat Lama wants to be a rental marketplace for anything. Launched late last year in London, the startup has gained early..
Chinese investments in the U.S. have more than halved this year, according to Dealogic.
Amazon.com announced Tuesday a private debt offering to fund its acquisition of Whole Foods Market.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmN2CfTvQ1U&feature=youtu.be Didier Hilhorst is a director of design at Uber. In this episode, he shares how his graduate..
For the past decade the Peruvian economy has been one of the fastest moving in the region -- but it’s apparent Peru’s technology ecosystem is still in its..
The ascendance of the so-called "hard right" in the US and the Trump administration’s work to protect its power means it’s unlikely the movement will be..
betaworks, the startup studio responsible for companies like Giphy, TweetDeck, and Dots, is today formally announcing the launch of a $50 million early-stage..
Audio is beginning to play an increasingly important role in how consumers connect with information, thanks to the popularity of podcasts and other short-form..
Spin, a company focused on bringing the stationless bike sharing model to the U.S. after its continued success in Asia, is launching in South San Francisco..
It takes a lot of smarts to move from tech CEO to full-time novelist, but Rob Reid pulled it off. The author of After On, Reid has spent years in the murk and..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVc2hp9jlQ0&feature=youtu.be Katie Dill is the director of experience design at Airbnb. In this episode, she channels her..
Larry Scott and Nick Potts worked at CoverMyMeds, a software solution for pharmacies. After connecting a bunch of pills with a bunch of pharmacists they..
Snack company Mondelez International is undergoing enormous change as its new leader arrives, says Breakingviews' Jennifer Saba.
It's tough out there for on-demand drivers, and every second en route counts if they want to hit that bonus or just bring enough home to make the rent. Mystro..
Filling up your car can be a hassle, especially when there are lines at the gas station. It also costs too much because part of it is covering real estate..
Insurance is one of those markets where startups see an opportunity to apply new technologies and data to lower costs and improve the consumer experience...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdnRU1dZaPA&feature=youtu.be We use the 25th and final episode to sit down and ask each other 10 questions, similar to..
Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang is defending his company Fosun's multi-billion dollar shopping spree abroad.
I'm gearing up for another trip, but instead of taking a sleep pod bus, I'm flying (like a normal person) to Berlin. I'm going with my mom, who has never been..
CocuSocial was founded on a simple premise: traditional cooking classes, while fun, are usually way too expensive and intensive. This means that many..
Most would agree that the worst part of traveling is timing the hotel check in. Either you get off a redeye and have to figure out what to do all day while..
The invoicing and payments process in the commercial construction industry is broken. It takes a median of about 70 days to get paid, which means contractors..
For architects, complying with building codes means navigating labyrinthine layers of regulations that vary between municipalities. Sorting through different..
This city has been working hard to attract and retain business. By providing start-up capital, 43North has placed Buffalo in direct competition with the likes of Boston and Silicon Valley in attracting great start-ups to grow and prosper. It seems to be working.
Banking tech firm Cennox has acquired the European division of 3SI Security Systems, with a view to expanding its security provision.
U.S.-based Global Eagle Entertainment and China's HNA Group have called off an investment pact after failing to get regulatory approval.
China's bureaucrats who once encouraged foreign takeovers are now second-guessing private deals, says Breakingviews' Pete Sweeney.
This week on Technotopia I interview Rahul Sood, former founder of Voodoo PC and the current CEO of Unikrn, an e-sports betting service. Sood, who spent a..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51OwIllpzjg&feature=youtu.be In this episode, Cap Watkins, the VP of design at BuzzFeed, explains how to apply design to..
Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company..
Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an..
How many times have you been in an Uber or Lyft and wanted a few Advil, or a 5-hour Energy? While some enterprising ridesharing drivers occasionally try to..
Slidebean, the app that wants to take on Prezi and PowerPoint, is launching version 3.0 of the service on the heels of an $850K seed round from CaraoV. The..
In episode two of Founder’s Corner, Gina Bianchini, the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, joins host and Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh to..
A Chinese company with gold-plated political connections is buying into a Canadian mountain.
Judy Wert is the co-founder of Wert & Company, a leading international executive search firm specializing in design – for top-tier startups and Fortune..
The recent attack on CNN’s mobile app is the latest in a series of stories that highlight how we are still very much in the wild west of the digital age.
Singapore's Global Logistic Properties agreed to be acquired by a Chinese private equity consortium for about 16 billion Singapore dollars ($11.6 billion).
Jet, the online retailer bought by Walmart last year, has struck a deal with smart access provider Latch in an effort to make deliveries easier for its..
Uber said it had formed a partnership with Yandex, the Russian search giant and operator of the ride-hailing service Yandex.Taxi.
Glossier, the direct-to-consumer beauty startup that’s raised $34.4 million in funding so far, will kick off its international expansion this month.
Grand Central Tech is kicking off the fourth year of its startup accelerator. As its name suggests, the organization is located near New York City's Grand..
The Panoptic Studio is a new body scanner created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University that will be used to understand body language in real..
John Malone picked a good time to pounce on HSN, tactically, but investors seem skeptical, says Breakingviews' Laura Silva Laughlin.
"Markett is seeking to redistribute a piece of these brands' ad budgets and put it into the pockets of their loyal customers," says founder and chief..
U.S. credit card processing firm Vantiv announced plans to merge with Worldpay, the U.K.'s largest payment processing firm, on Wednesday.
Worldpay Group, Britain's largest payment processor, on Tuesday received rival bid approaches from U.S. credit card technology firm Vantiv and JPMorgan Chase.
M&A deal value in the U.S. last quarter slipped to its lowest total since 2013 while activity in Europe surged.
Automattic, MIT Center for Civic Media and my company, The Mash-Up Americans, have been working together to have honest dialogues, build empathy and help..
There’s a widespread belief among founders that venture capital is a precursor to success. VC is a common denominator of the most successful tech startups,..
Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups -- one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies -- has..
Imagine sportswear that not only stays dry through the most sweat-inducing workouts, but also turns perspiration into a design element. Named after the driest..
Why would a 131-year-old soda company with $44 billion in international sales possibly want to partner with small, pre-revenue technology companies emerging..