Megan Rose Dickey

LimeBike is also getting into the e-scooter game

LimeBike is also getting into the e-scooter game

 On the heels of LimeBike’s expansion into e-bikes, as well as competitor Spin’s expansion into Razor-like electric scooters, LimeBike is unveiling its own take on e-scooters. LimeBike is also officially deploying its e-bikes in Seattle. “This is an exciting and competitive landscape,” LimeBike CEO Toby Sun told TechCrunch. “What you are beginning to see is […]

 Megan Rose Dickey

On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund

 The SoftBank Vision Fund has struck again. This time, it’s investing $300 million in on-demand walking and dog care startup Wag. Wag has also brought on Hilary Schneider, formerly of identity theft protection company LifeLock, to serve as the company’s new chief executive officer. Last year, Wag was reportedly in talks with a handful of investors, […]

 Megan Rose Dickey

Tech startups want to go inside your mouth

Tech startups want to go inside your mouth

 Dental care can be costly and hard to access, especially if you live in a rural community or a third-world country. In fact, the biggest barrier to dental care is cost. This is according to the American Dental Association, which says many rural areas lack access to dental professionals.  Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at […]

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HQ Trivia gets rid of the $20 minimum to collect your winnings

HQ Trivia gets rid of the $20 minimum to collect your winnings

 HQ Trivia, the No. 1 trivia app in the Apple App Store, has removed the minimum $20 balance to cash out. The company made the announcement earlier today on Twitter. Because the prize money is divvied out among sometimes hundreds of winners, people don’t often walk away with much money from a single game. Up […]

 Megan Rose Dickey

Birch raises $1 million to help you reap the best credit card rewards

Birch raises $1 million to help you reap the best credit card rewards

 Birch Finance, a TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 Battlefield alum, has raised a $1 million seed round from AGP Miami, Kevin Johnson, the former CEO of Ebates and Frank Azor, founder of Alienware. The plan is to grow Birch Finance’s user base and increase its opportunities for monetization. Birch Finance aims to help people make the most […]

 Megan Rose Dickey

Brit + Co had a round of layoffs this month as part of a ‘reorganization’

Brit + Co had a round of layoffs this month as part of a ‘reorganization’

 Brit + Co laid off some employees earlier this month as part of a reorganization, TechCrunch has learned. Brit + Co declined to comment on the number laid off, but the women’s lifestyle and digital media company’s employee base went from 92 people in September 2017 to just 78 today, according to its team page. […]

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Y Combinator is launching a biotech track

Y Combinator is launching a biotech track

 Y Combinator is pulling the curtains off of a new experiment, YC Bio. The idea is to fund early-stage life-sciences companies that are still in the lab phase, YC President Sam Altman wrote on the YC blog today. YC Bio’s first area of focus will be on healthspan and age-related disease. Read More Start the […]

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Storage startup Closetbox raises $7.3 million Series A round

Storage startup Closetbox raises $7.3 million Series A round

 Startup Closetbox recently raised a $7.3 million Series A round, bringing its total amount of funding to $19.8 million. Closetbox, of course, has competitors like fellow startups MakeSpace and Omni, as well as larger companies like Pods and Public Storage. Closetbox offers “full-service storage,” which means it has professional movers come to your house to […]

 Megan Rose Dickey

Airbnb beats big property landlord’s lawsuit in California

Airbnb beats big property landlord’s lawsuit in California

 A California judge has dismissed Apartment Investment & Management Company’s lawsuit against Airbnb. Last February, Aimco, which owns or manages about 50,000 properties, sued Airbnb, saying that the company is deliberately incentivizing people to breach their leases. Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at TechCrunch

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HQ Trivia is coming soon to Android

HQ Trivia is coming soon to Android

 HQ Trivia is letting Android users pre-register for the live-streamed trivia game built by the makers of Vine, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll. Pre-registering means you’ll get notified the moment HQ Trivia is available for download. HQ, which opened up pre-registration on December 24, had previously marketed its Android app as being available “this Christmas.” To […]

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