Jordan Crook

This bizarre reality special from Netflix tries to get people to commit ‘murder’

This bizarre reality special from Netflix tries to get people to commit ‘murder’

 Netflix’s original programming is some of the best content out there, but an upcoming reality special called The Push looks bizarre at best and disturbing at worst. The company just released a trailer detailing the premise of the show, which you can watch below. According to host Derren Brown, a mentalist and illusionist (who, in […]

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets preliminary permit for NYC-D.C. Hyperloop

Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets preliminary permit for NYC-D.C. Hyperloop

 A 29-minute trip from D.C. to New York may seem too good to be true. And it very well may be. But that isn’t stopping Elon Musk from pushing forward with plans to build a Hyperloop along the eastern corridor. And while it’s a very small, very vague step forward, Musk’s Boring Company has received […]

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H-E-B acquires Texas-based on-demand company Favor

H-E-B acquires Texas-based on-demand company Favor

 H-E-B has acquired Favor, the on-demand delivery service out of Texas. Favor will continue to operate as an independent wholly-owned subsidiary of the grocery chain. The company first launched in 2014 at SXSW, bringing a Texas-tailored approach to on-demand delivery. While many on-demand services, such as Postmates, focus on high-density areas like NYC and San […]

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betaworks Studios is a membership club for builders

betaworks Studios is a membership club for builders

 betaworks, the 10-year-old startup studio out of NYC, is today introducing a brand new business in the form of betaworks Studios. Think of betaworks Studios as a membership club for builders, offering entrepreneurs, artists, enginneers/developers, and creatives the space to work on their projects and get to know one another. Builders is the word that […]

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iHeartUs helps couples grow their relationship

iHeartUs helps couples grow their relationship

 Today’s Valentines Day, and while it’s certainly the quintessential consumer-driven holiday, it’s also a day where many couples take stock of their relationship. iHeartUs, a new app for couples, is launching today to help those couples keep and grow their relationships. Using a proprietary ‘love language’ algorithm, iHeartUs offers personalized recommendations… Read More Start the […]

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Varsity Tutors lands $50 million in Series C funding

Varsity Tutors lands $50 million in Series C funding

 Varsity Tutors, the learning platform founded in 2011, today announced the close of a $50 million Series C funding round led by Learn Capital. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and existing investor TCV also participated in the round. Varsity Tutors started as an offline service, connecting the best tutors on campus with those who needed help […]

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Frank and Oak picks up $16 million Series C

Frank and Oak picks up $16 million Series C

 Frank and Oak, the direct-to-consumer clothing brand based out of Montreal, is today announcing the close of a $16 million USD Series C funding round led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, with participation from Goodwater Capital and Investissement Québec. Frank and Oak launched in 2012 offering personalized menswear, with a recommendations newsletter […]

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PAX Labs brings on Bharat Vasan as new CEO

PAX Labs brings on Bharat Vasan as new CEO

 PAX Labs has a new CEO. The company, which makes loose-leaf vaporizers, has brought on Bharat Vasan as Chief Executive Officer. Vasan has spent the last 15 years in consumer hardware, serving as the President and COO of August Home, which was acquired by Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy in 2017. Before August, Vasan was […]

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NYC-based Notation Capital raises $27 million for second fund

NYC-based Notation Capital raises $27 million for second fund

 Notation Capital, the NY-based pre-seed fund that launched in 2015, has just picked up a fresh $27 million in capital to invest in to super early stage startup sin the NYC area. The fund is called Notation II, and it’s still run by Nick Chirls, who led seed investment at betaworks and helped build Alphaworks, […]

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InVision launches Studio Platform, challenging Adobe with an open ecosystem

InVision launches Studio Platform, challenging Adobe with an open ecosystem

 In October, InVision made the first dramatic change to its product portfolio since the company’s inception. The team launched InVision Studio, a design tool meant to take on the likes of Adobe PhotoShop and Sketch. Now, however, InVision is taking yet another huge step forward with the announcement of the Studio Platform, letting third-party developers […]

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