Matthew Lynley

Tenor hits 12B GIF searches every month

Tenor hits 12B GIF searches every month

 David McIntosh’s startup Tenor builds a GIF keyboard — but he actually hopes you’ll spend as little time searching on it as possible. Instead, Tenor’s aim has been to collapse the amount of time it takes you to find a GIF you like and send it to a friend. Read More Start the conversation, or […]

 Matthew Lynley

Uber is reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab

Uber is reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab

 Uber is preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab in exchange for a stake in the Singaporean ridesharing company that has a big presence in that region, according to a new report from CNBC. Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at TechCrunch

 Matthew Lynley

Pinterest will finally let you rearrange your pins

Pinterest will finally let you rearrange your pins

 Good morning and happy Wednesday, everyone! Here is a thing that falls under Today In Very Good Things: Pinterest is going to, finally, finally, let you move pins around on your boards. This seems really small and trivial but, really, this is one of the biggest quality of life improvements to the service that I’ve seen […]

 Matthew Lynley

Overtime gets $9.5M to build a new style of sports network that young people will actually watch

Overtime gets $9.5M to build a new style of sports network that young people will actually watch

 ESPN may be going from a sure-fire cable bounty to something that needs a little more flexibility in a cord-cutting era — like launching a new streaming service in 2018. But an even more troublesome trend may be emerging among younger sports fans, according to Overtime CEO Dan Porter: they just aren’t getting the content the way […]

 Matthew Lynley

Captain401, now Human Interest, raises $11M to open build a 401(k) for small businesses

Captain401, now Human Interest, raises $11M to open build a 401(k) for small businesses

 Pushing through a funding round is never an easy process — and for Captain401 co-founder Roger Lee, it was even more tricky this time around. That’s because Lee and his team raised $11 million right around the birth of his first baby. That gave Lee an even deeper appreciation and understanding for the need of […]

 Matthew Lynley

Slite looks to build a new smarter notes tool for internal teams

Slite looks to build a new smarter notes tool for internal teams

 If you’ve ever tried to collaborate on a document (or any kind of note, really) with coworkers or anyone else, you’re probably using something along the lines of Dropbox Paper or Google Docs — but they don’t quite have the same team-focused simplicity as, say, Slack, if you ask Christophe Pasquier. That’s where Slite, a […]

 Matthew Lynley

Prodigy raises $5.4M to unify the in-store and online car-buying experience

Prodigy raises $5.4M to unify the in-store and online car-buying experience

 If you’ve ever tried to buy a car, there’s a good chance that a lot of your research has shifted online as it’s become easier and easier to figure out exactly the kind of car you want — and less of it is about going to a dealership. At least, that’s what Michia Rohrssen is […]

 Matthew Lynley

Polymail looks to unify business email tools into a single web app

Polymail looks to unify business email tools into a single web app

 If you’re more of a Gmail power user (or even semi-power user) and other email services geared toward work, you’ve probably installed plenty of plugins like Rapportive to make your job a little bit easier. And while it’s all fine to try to pull together a suite of plugins to make that a little bit […]

 Matthew Lynley

Pinterest hires a new head of computer vision

Pinterest hires a new head of computer vision

 As Pinterest increasingly tries to sell itself as a startup specialized in computer vision that it plugs into visual discovery, it’s continuing to pick up additional pieces to help continue to build that out. Today, the company said it is hiring former Google computer vision research lead Chuck Rosenberg. Read More Start the conversation, or […]

 Matthew Lynley

Construction startup Katerra gets $865M in Softbank’s latest mega-round

Construction startup Katerra gets $865M in Softbank’s latest mega-round

 There’s another big financing round led by Softbank’s mammoth vision fund today, with the firm this time pouring $865 million into a construction startup called Katerra that’s a one-stop shop for getting a building up off the ground. Katerra is creating a full-stack provider for, well, buildings. The company runs the process of getting a […]

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