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TechCrunch Disrupt events are famous for attracting the best and brightest minds the tech world has to offer. This December, Disrupt Berlin will be rife with opportunity both for startup founders in search of funding and venture capitalists eager to discover and invest in the next big thing. The …

Startups

Slack co-founder Cal Henderson to talk on Slack’s progress at Disrupt Berlin

While Yammer (launched at TechCrunch Disrupt, BTW) might have pioneered what was, at the time, dubbed “Twitter for work”, it wasn’t until Slack came along that people started to realise just hour powerful this method of communication could be.<p>From open source integration to new kinds of …

Startups

Watch the first four episodes of the Silicon Valley mockumentary ‘Bubbleproof’

We’re excited to be premiering a new mockumentary series about the startup world; watch the first four episodes of <i>Bubbleproof</i> right here on TechCrunch.<p>The show stars Reputation.com founder Michael Fertik and David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners. Fertik and Cowan play fictionalized (?) versions …

Silicon Valley

Unpacking the late-stage funding round at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin this December is a chance for the European tech scene to take stock and assess the biggest trends affecting the industry. One of those trends is that European startups are raising later and later rounds while staying in Europe. Three of the best examples of this is …

Startups

Extra, Extra: Was Pikachu Working With The Russians To Disrupt American Politics?

Because Pikachu was a sleeper agent, check out today's end-of-day links: 'Rick & Morty' porn parody, John Kelly nervous laughter dot gif, man behind …

New York City

Funding the Future of Collaboration

Cisco Blog > Collaboration<p>Collaboration<p>Jason Goecke - October 12, 2017 - 4 Comments<p>The Cisco Spark Innovation Fund is a $150 million initiative to enable exceptional startups, developers, and ISVs to create new solutions to improve the Cisco Spark experience. We distribute funding in a variety of …

Cisco Systems

Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer networking the token is now both an integral part of most companies and a great way to fund a great …

Startups

From Europe to Silicon Valley: McLoughlin and Rein on their journey at Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, our premier European event is fast approaching this December. And that means some of the top players from Silicon Valley will be coming over.<p>In this context, we are always interested in the experiences of European entrepreneurs who have made the transition from a …

Startups

Crashers try to disrupt Columbus Day ceremony

Cops booted three protesters — two who were wearing chains and a third dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member — from a Columbus Day wreath-laying ceremony …

New York City

Zume scores $48 million in funding to expand its robotic pizza empire

Zume has long had grand ambitions for its food automation service, and the Mountain View-based startup is now $48 million closer to that goal, courtesy of a new series B. The funding, first spotted by CNBC, was detailed in an SEC filing, alongside the company’s plans to raise a total of $50 million.<p>…

Startups

Tech leaders weigh in on diversity, inclusion and sexual harassment on stage at Disrupt

Diversity

Instagram Stories launches cross-posting to Facebook Stories

Facebook Stories might not be a ghost town for long. After testing in Portugal last month, TechCrunch spotted the option to syndicate your Instagram …

Facebook

N26, Revolut and Monzo founders to talk about starting a bank from scratch at Disrupt Berlin

What do N26, Revolut and Monzo have in common? The three founders of those three startups are all coming to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to discuss all things fintech. If you want to see Valentin Stalf, Nikolay Storonsky and Tom Blomfield share the same stage, come to Disrupt in December.<p>N26 also …

Startups

Don’t miss Off the Record sessions at Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch Disrupt brings top tech founders and investors to the stage for riveting interviews, but many attendees want more time with the experts. Introducing Off the Record (OTR), a new series of sessions inside Disrupt Berlin that delivers just that.<p>So, what are Off the Record sessions? Think …

Startups

La French tech scene brings the noise to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin this December

The French tech scene — ‘La French tech’ as they like to call it — has been making waves recently, while France generally has been benefiting from the ‘Macron bounce’. So it’s only right that we highlight whats going on there at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, our premier European event. That means …

Startups

Affordable, User

The Cubibot Kickstarter campaign is finally here! At last year’s Inside 3D Printing San Diego expo, we first had a chance to see the high-quality …

3D Printing

Want to learn more about ethereum? Ethereum co-founder explains his cryptocurrency

Etherum co-founder Vitalik Buterin was one of the key speakers at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt, which was held last week in San Francisco. Asked to …

Cryptocurrency

Signal update keeps your address book secret, keeps it safe

No one would use a secure messaging service like Signal if you couldn’t find out who else was on it — but how can you trust Signal and others not to snoop when you submit your contacts for it to check against its list of users? You shouldn’t have to — it should be impossible. That’s the intention …

Encryption

Tech for good: Filling in the government’s gaps

While traditional industries can get away with ignoring broader social ills or hot-button political issues, tech companies big and small are increasingly expected to solve the former and speak out on the latter — a position that’s either totally fair or a too-high standard depending on who you …

Disrupt Berlin extends the Startup Battlefield application deadline

Zögern sich. Roughly translated (and boy, do we mean roughly), that’s procrastinators rejoice. Why all the excitement? Early-stage startup entrepreneurs now have an extra week to complete their applications and compete in Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield. Applications will now remain open until …

Startups

Beats Studio 3 bring premium noise canceling and battery life at a premium price

Beats had a handful of different sounds on hand to test the Studio 3 ahead of launch. The demo was designed to showcase the range of the headphones’ new adaptive noise-canceling technology — but there’s only so much you can get from a demo in that kind of controlled environment. The closest the …

Gear & Gadgets

The Startup Alley from this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco we always have a huge and varied array of companies presenting.<p>Here’s a taster of the Startup Alley from this year, featuring companies from many of the pavilions at the event. Enjoy!<p><b>Health and BioTech Pavillion</b><p><b>Korea Pavillion</b><p><b>Germany Pavilion</b><p><b>Hardware Pavillion</b><p><b>IOT</b> …

San Francisco

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia joined by leading Aussie names

As you’ve probably gathered TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early-stage startups, in partnership with ELEVACAO. As we like to say these days, ‘all roads lead to Disrupt’ and our focus now is to reach out internationally to find the best startups for our Disrupt stages, …

Startups

Silicon Valley investor to offer free money to 3,000 random people

Think there’s no such thing as free money?<p>Think again.<p>Big-shot Silicon Valley investor Sam Altman — known for his doomsday prepping and other …

Silicon Valley

Dispatches on diversity: Uber, sexual harassment and venture capital

Racism. Sexism. Discrimination. Harassment. Those words often come up in questions pertaining to the state of diversity in Silicon Valley.<p>2017 has been a bombshell of a year in Silicon Valley, kicking off with former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s allegations of sexual harassment during her time at …

Diversity

Y Combinator is helping people invest in startups using blockchain

Smart Investment<p>Y Combinator wants to give people another way to invest in the startups it works with, utilizing the blockchain and cryptocurrency to …

YCombinator

Is Kevin Durant Right to Fear A.I. Refs? An Expert Weighs In

“If we called absolutely everything, the game would be unwatchable.”<p>Just because it’s possible doesn’t mean it should be done.<p>NBA star Kevin Durant …

Artificial Intelligence

TC’s Original Content podcast watches the Emmys and goes to Disrupt

This week, we’re mixing up the format on TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast.<p>Your hosts Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha were both at the Disrupt SF conference this week, which meant that they were able to record the news recap in person. We discussed Hulu’s big victories at the Emmy Awards, …

Podcasting

Live from Disrupt SF: Equity talks Slack, Lyft and flying cars

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s weekly venture capital-themed podcast where we work to unpack the numbers lurking behind the news.<p>This week we have a special episode for you all. We recorded live from Disrupt San Francisco, right in the middle of the main floor. From the front, this …

Startup Battlefield applications for Disrupt Berlin close this Monday

Ach du lieber, menschen! The application deadline for your chance to compete in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin is this Monday, September 25 at 5 p.m. PT. It’s time to cancel your weekend plans, stop procrastinating, hunker down and get it done.<p>Only one early-stage startup will …

Startups