Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

 An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc., announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding on Thursday, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity. Atlantic Bridge led the round joined by Autodesk Forge Fund, True Ventures, Foundry Group, Mayfield and other undisclosed investors, according to the company statement. The company didn’t break… Read More

For OpenGov, President Trump is proving a boon for business

 OpenGov, a company whose software helps local governments keep transparent financial records, has been picking up speed in a variety of ways, and co-founder and CEO Zac Bookman traces some of that momentum to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Read More

Steve Case to talk AOL, startups and “the rise of the rest” at Disrupt NY

 Aol founder and noted venture capitalist Steve Case is coming to Disrupt NY this May and there’s plenty to talk about. Since leaving AOL in 2005, Case has invested in startups in smaller markets and the last few years he’s traveled the country, exploring and highlighting budding startup scenes outside of Silicon Valley. There are challenges and barriers to overcome in these markets.… Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man Ozobots are on the way

 Ozobot, a golf-ball sized toy robot that helps kids learn to code, will be available in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man characters as of this summer. Evollve Inc., which makes the Ozobot, has previously offered character skins from Disney’s Marvel Avengers, including Iron Man and Captain America. The startup’s CEO Nader Hamda said: “We want to inspire kids… Read More

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics to feature iconic roboticists from MIT, Disney and iRobot

 TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics is a couple of months away, and the agenda is filling up. Our one-day event in cooperation with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) takes place on July 17, and today we’re thrilled to highlight just some of the excitement taking place on stage, in workshops and in exhibits.
Tickets are now available for purchase. Read More

Everfi raises $190 million to teach life skills and touchy subjects online

 Everfi Inc. has raised $190 million in Series D funding to teach students online the life skills and touchy subject matter that they never learned in school. A sampling of courses offered by Everfi range from “Harassment Prevention Training” for the workforce, to “Alcohol EDU” for college students and “Vault Understanding Money” for fourth-, fifth- and… Read More

More than 800 startups ask FCC chair to not kill net neutrality

 Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the broad strokes of his plan to abandon consumer protections to the benefit of large corporate players in the telecommunications industry. While major telecom companies are looking forward to Pai’s FCC makeover, the same can’t be said for everyone else in tech. After Pai’s announcement, a group of more than 800 names in tech sent Pai… Read More

Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users

Crunch Report April 26 Today’s Stories 

Instagram’s growth speeds up as it hits 700 million users
Twitter desperately needed a hit first-quarter and somehow managed to deliver
Amazon’s new Echo Look has a built-in camera for style selfies
Uber is making it easier to see your rider rating
Investor Chris Sacca is retiring from venture capital

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Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha
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