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VSCO acquires video editing startup Rylo – TechCrunch

VSCO acquires video editing startup Rylo – TechCrunch

The photo-sharing app behind the 2019 meme craze “VSCO girls” has acquired Rylo, a video editing startup founded by the original developer of Instagram’s Hyperlapse. A spokesperson for VSCO, an 8-year-old subscription-based business on track to surpass 4 million paying users, declined to disclose the terms of the deal. Rylo had raised roughly $38 million […]

Late registration to Disrupt Berlin 2019 ends tonight – TechCrunch

Late registration to Disrupt Berlin 2019 ends tonight – TechCrunch

The countdown status to Disrupt Berlin 2019 stands at T-minus 24 hours. Yep, the doors to prolific opportunity open tomorrow at Arena Berlin. It’s not too late to join thousands of your startup colleagues, but today’s the last day you can save money on the price of admission. Our late registration for Disrupt Berlin closes tonight […]

Soci raises $12M to help big brands manage local marketing – TechCrunch

Soci raises $12M to help big brands manage local marketing – TechCrunch

According to CEO Afif Khoury, we’re in the middle of “the third wave of social” — a shift back to local interactions. And Khoury’s startup Soci (pronounced soh-shee) has raised $12 million in Series C funding to help companies navigate that shift. Soci works with customers like Ace Hardware and Sport Clips to help them […]

User’s Guide to Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

User’s Guide to Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

Heiliger Strohsack — or holy smokes as we say here in the States! We’re just hours away from kicking off Disrupt Berlin 2019 (11-12 December). We have a stellar event planned with an all-star lineup that only TechCrunch can assemble, and we’re expecting our largest number of attendees yet. Seriously, have you read the star-packed […]

How to avoid the startup trap of the parasitic consultant – TechCrunch

How to avoid the startup trap of the parasitic consultant – TechCrunch

Early-stage startups have a massive problem: there are way, way too many things to do, and never enough people to do them. Whether it’s growth marketing, or product design, or software engineering or a myriad list of other tasks, something somewhere isn’t going to get done by the founding team and early employees. And so […]

Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets – TechCrunch

Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets – TechCrunch

Neuron Mobility, a Singapore-based startup, has closed an $18.5 million financing round as it looks to scale its e-scooter startup in international markets — a month after the nation introduced difficult regulatory changes. The new financing round, dubbed Series A, was funded by GSR Ventures, a venture capital firm that was the first institutional investor […]

Airbnb invests as Zeus corporate housing raises $55M at $205M – TechCrunch

Airbnb invests as Zeus corporate housing raises $55M at $205M – TechCrunch

As Airbnb absorbs more and more of the demand for housing, it’s exploring how to monetize opportunities beyond vacation rentals. A marketplace for longer term corporate housing could be a huge business, but rather than build that itself, Airbnb is making a strategic investment in one of the market leaders called Zeus Living and will […]

US VC investment in female founders hits all-time high – TechCrunch

US VC investment in female founders hits all-time high – TechCrunch

Venture capital investment in all-female founding teams hit $3.3 billion in 2019, representing 2.8% of capital invested across the entire U.S. startup ecosystem this year, according to the latest data collected by PitchBook. While that number may seem insubstantial, it’s a step up from last year’s total. In 2018, venture capitalists struck 580 deals worth […]

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