Startups

Brooklyn-based construction robotics startup Toggle gets $3M seed fund – TechCrunch

Brooklyn-based construction robotics startup Toggle gets $3M seed fund – TechCrunch

Toggle, a Brooklyn-based robotics startup, announced today that it scored $3 million in seed funding. The early-stage round was led by Point72 Ventures’ AI Group, with participation from Mark Cuban and VC Twenty Seven Ventures. The series follows a 2018 pre-seed round of $570,000 from its Urban-X accelerator, Urban Us, Accelerate NY / Empire State […]

Smart home startup Level Home emerges from stealth with $71M and a new take on the smart lock – TechCrunch

Smart home startup Level Home emerges from stealth with $71M and a new take on the smart lock – TechCrunch

As companies like Google, Amazon and Apple hone their strategies to build the brain that helps you use the smart home of the future, where a new wave of internet-enabled appliances, climate and security systems and other connected objects can be connected and controlled through their hubs, a new smart home startup called Level Home […]

South Korea-based Mathpresso, developer of tutoring app Qanda, raises $14.5 million Series B – TechCrunch

South Korea-based Mathpresso, developer of tutoring app Qanda, raises $14.5 million Series B – TechCrunch

Seoul-based education technology startup Mathpresso announced today that it has raised $14.5 million in Series B funding. The company’s flagship app is Qanda, which provides students with math and science help and tutoring. Participants in the round include Legend Capital, InterVest, NP Investments and Mirae Asset Venture Investment. This brings Mathpresso’s total funding so far […]

WeWork pulls thousands of phone booths out of service over formaldehyde scare – TechCrunch

WeWork pulls thousands of phone booths out of service over formaldehyde scare – TechCrunch

WeWork, the co-working empire once valued at $47BN before reality struck plunging the business and its investors into crisis, has another problem to add to its growing pile — one which doesn’t exactly reflect well on its core business of kitting out and maintaining modern working environments. The problem is a safety concern affecting users […]

AI-based firefighter safety startup Prometeo wins IBM Call for Code Challenge – TechCrunch

AI-based firefighter safety startup Prometeo wins IBM Call for Code Challenge – TechCrunch

During an event at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room in New York City, IBM unveiled the winners of its annual Call for Code Global Challenge. The competition, which is targeted at computing solutions for global problems, crowned five winners, ranging from first responders to healthcare info. Prometeo took the top prize for its Watson-based […]

Founder’s guide to the pre-IPO secondary market – TechCrunch

Founder’s guide to the pre-IPO secondary market – TechCrunch

Ryan Conner is a corporate attorney at Atrium part of the General Counsel Group representing early-stage startups. The increase in activity in the pre-IPO secondary market means that founders, early employees, and investors are receiving liquidity much sooner in a company’s lifecycle than ever before. For most startups and privately held companies, liquidity is often […]

DoorDash opens a shared kitchen in Redwood City – TechCrunch

DoorDash opens a shared kitchen in Redwood City – TechCrunch

DoorDash is opening its first shared commissary kitchen in Redwood City, Calif., bringing new delivery and pickup options to customers in Peninsula towns including Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. This is part of a broader trend of companies like Deliveroo opening shared kitchens that allow restaurant partners to expand their delivery footprint without dealing […]

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