Disrupt NY

Looking for a few smart investors who want a free Disrupt ticket; must like meeting equally smart founders

TechCrunch Disrupt has always been a fruitful meeting ground for founders and investors, and every year TechCrunch makes it easier for the right folks to connect. A year ago we launched our CrunchMatch program and this year it helped facilitate 450 curated meetings in May at Disrupt NY. And then …

Startups

Creator of Elvie to discuss hardware’s new wave at Disrupt Berlin 2017

Disrupt Berlin 2017 is a few short months away, and we’re thrilled to begin announcing this year’s crop of extraordinary speakers.<p>Chiaro CEO Tania Boler started the company out of a belief that advances in sensor technology and connected devices can help break down stigma and change the lives of …

Technology

TechCrunch Disrupt Seeks Startups For 'Blockchain Pavilion' in San Francisco

Popular media firm TechCrunch is seeking blockchain startups for its San Francisco 'Disrupt' conference.Source

Startups

Move over greed: Social purpose is the future of our economy

There’s an iconic line in the 1987 movie <i>Wall Street</i> when Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gekko, declares to a crowd of hundreds: “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works.” The crowd eats it up, cheering and giving him a standing ovation.<p>That may have been well and …

CSR

Oath arises as Verizon closes deals for Yahoo, as former CEO Mayer departs

The deal is done: Verizon is now the owner of Yahoo, one of the original Web portals.<p>The telecommunications giant won a four-month sale process in July 2016 and agreed to pay $4.8 billion for Yahoo. The price tag got reduced to about $4.48 billion in the wake of two massive data breaches Yahoo …

Advertising

What does the future hold for Arabic entrepreneurs in Israel?

Israel has been a key flash-point for tensions in the Middle East between Jewish and Muslim people, and while politicians continue to work on (and fight over) the route to a peaceful future, some of the most interesting developments for cooperation and progress are happening not in political halls …

Startups

Startups, I’d like to meet you in Columbus

I’m in Columbus this week and I thought we could have a quick meetup in advance of Disrupt SF in September. We’ll be meeting on Thursday at 5pm at the Wolf’s Ridge Tap Room. You can RSVP here. There is limited space so please pick up a ticket early.<p>We’ll have a quick pitch-off in preparation for …

Startups

Digital lender SoFi applies for new bank charter

(Reuters) - Social Finance Inc, the online lender known as SoFi, said on Monday it applied for a new bank charter with the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.<p>The company has applied for an industrial loan bank charter in Utah under the name SoFi Bank and listed a Salt Lake City location as its …

FinTech

Let’s meet in Warsaw in July

Just in time for Disrupt SF I’d like to invite you all to a micro meet-up in Warsaw on July 4. We’ll be holding it at Campus Warsaw, 33C Ząbkowska, 03-736 Warszawa, Poland. The fun starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm with some after-event drinks nearby.<p>The winner of the pitch-off will get a table at …

Warsaw

Selling Stuff Is No Longer the Point of Retail Stores

<i>💥A Boom with a View💥 is a column about startups and the technology industry, written by Erin Griffith. Find them all here: fortune.com/boom.</i><p>It is a …

Trends

Announcing the London TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off!

Oi oi London! Did you miss us? We missed you — although, admittedly, I do live here — which is why we’re returning for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off on 19 July, in conjunction with the incredibly fun conference, Unbound.<p>If you’re looking to pitch your startup to the TechCrunch team (because, who …

Startups

45 days left to apply to Startup Battlefield, San Francisco 2017

What’s raised over $6.9 billion dollars in funding, exited or IPO’ed over 95 times and delivered over 655 pitches? TechCrunch Startup Battlefield. Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF are now open. We’re searching for new, innovative startups to launch and compete this September at …

Startups

Sign up now for a chance to exhibit for free in Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley

Startup Alley is the buzzing heart of TechCrunch’s Disrupt events, and this year at Disrupt SF (Sept. 18-20) 30 startups will get to exhibit for one day at no charge plus receive two tickets for access to all three days of the show.<p>Here’s how the program works. TechCrunch is seeking awesome …

Startups

Apply right NOW for the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv

TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because everybody had a great time last year. The event will be on June 28 at Trask, between 6-10 p.m. If you want to introduce your startup to the world, compete in the Pitch-Off. It’s a great challenge and applications are …

Startups

Seattle Meetup + Pitch-off applications extended to June 7th!

Seattle is heating up for TechCrunch. We are coming back to the Emerald City to drink some coffee, meet some startups and host a pitch-off and meetup event. We’ve extended applications to June 7th so all you busy startup founders have the chance to apply to the pitch-off.<p><b>How does it work?</b> Selected …

Startups

The 18 most memorable quotes of Disrupt New York 2017

1/18<p>Naval Ravikant of AngelList at Disrupt NY<p>Check out the rest of the panel here.<p>2/18<p>FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at Disrupt NY<p>Check out the rest of the panel here.<p>3/18<p>Peter Rawlinson of Lucid Motors at Disrupt NY<p>Check out the rest of the panel here.<p>4/18<p>Raj Nair of Ford at Disrupt NY<p>Check out …

Startups

Park and Diamond collapsible bicycle helmet can be stuffed in your pocket

Why it matters to you<p>People are less likely to wear a helmet if it's bulky and looks awkward. The Park and Diamond helmet fixes that.<p>When it comes to …

water bottle

This Bike Helmet Is a Game-Changer

NEW YORK — Among the apps, algorithms and virtual worlds on display at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference, attendees lined up to try on a …

U.S. Department of Transportation

Registration for Startup Alley at Disrupt SF is open — get your tickets now

Attention, startups. The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived!<p>We’re stoked to announce that registration is now open for startups looking to display in Startup Alley or Hardware Alley at Disrupt SF 2017. To kick off the festivities, we’re launching a special extra early-bird offer that …

Startups

Apply for the TechCrunch Tel Aviv Meetup + Pitch-off now

As you may have noticed TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because we had a great time last year. The event will be on June 28, at Trask, between 6-10 p.m.<br>Israel is one of the world’s fastest-growing and most impressive startup ecosystems, and we simply can’t …

Startups

Q&A: Pi Square, the Taiwan Startup Rendering Animations in Real-Time

If you’re an architect, designer, animator, or anyone who has experience with animation and modeling software, you probably understand the pain of waiting for your work to render.<p>But a Taiwan startup is aiming to save your time by rendering your animations or models in real-time, as you create them.<p>…

Taiwan

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly For Snap Investors

Snap had a lukewarm performance after its IPO.<p>With Instagram copying most of Snap's features, the company faces stiff competition. Instagram recently …

Snapchat

Q&A: Akohub, the Marketing Assistant for Emerging E-Commerce Brands

E-commerce businesses have been booming in the last decade. Brands like Amazon and eBay have transformed the way consumers make purchases and are leading a whole new industry.<p>Other than these e-commerce giants, many small and medium e-commerce brands are emerging, with some managed as a side job. …

Startups

Instagram Launches Snapchat-Like Face Filters

Find out which filters work with friends (via Instagram)<p>The social media wars are heating up with this week’s introduction of Instagram face …

Geek

Q&A: Pointimize, the Startup Making it Easy to Use Your Credit Card Rewards for Travel

Ever had the experience of opening your credit card statement and seeing a huge amount of reward points you have no idea how to use?<p>In the past, people probably had to read-up online before getting a better idea of how to redeem their credit card reward points. Pointimize is looking to save people …

Startups

The Next Generation of Retailers Is Using Physical Stores for Branding, Not Sales

<i>This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter on deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>Get ready to hear a lot more about Glossier and …

eCommerce

13 Inventive Startups Making Noise at TechCrunch Disrupt

Home<p>/<p>Business<p>/<p>13 Inventive Startups Making Noise at TechCrunch Disrupt<p>13 Inventive Startups Making Noise at TechCrunch Disrupt<p>At this year's …

Augmented Reality

Could FCC Commissioner Choose Nuclear Option And Resign To Protect Net Neutrality?

Later this week, the three sitting members of the Federal Communications Commission are expected to vote 2-1 in favor of officially beginning the …

Net Neutrality

Fixing Yahoo cybersecurity when they're 'really out to get you'

After finding out Yahoo had set records for the worst hacks in history, cybersecurity chief Bob Lord got that dizzying horror film feeling.<p>It's not easy being the chief information security officer for the company that suffered the worst hack in history -- twice.<p>But that's exactly what Bob Lord …

Security

MIXHalo uses your headphones to fix terrible concert sound

If you've ever been to a concert where everything sounded awful -- perhaps because of the speakers, or the room acoustics -- you'd understand the pitch behind MIXHalo. Developed by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger, it's a way for concert goers to hear the audio coming from the stage mixer with their …

Headphones