The hungry consumer and the software pivot

cherry pie with spoon The internet has become a lonely space, and consumers are hungry for something new. We don’t talk much anymore about new processors, video cards and faster dialup modems — at least not like we used to. The technology industry, specifically the internet, continues to become further standardized and isolating, which makes it harder for new players to get an edge. Read More

cherry pie with spoon The internet has become a lonely space, and consumers are hungry for something new. We don’t talk much anymore about new processors, video cards and faster dialup modems — at least not like we used to. The technology industry, specifically the internet, continues to become further standardized and isolating, which makes it harder for new players to get an edge. Read More

The TC Meetup + Pitch-off hits Tel Aviv TONIGHT!

meetups Tonight is the night! After about a week of meeting as many Israeli startups and VCs as possible, it’s time to really get down to business at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv. If you don’t already have a ticket, I’m very sorry to say that we are completely sold out. In fact, we even had to close the waitlist. In other words, ticket-holders need to show up as promptly… Read More

meetups Tonight is the night! After about a week of meeting as many Israeli startups and VCs as possible, it’s time to really get down to business at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv. If you don’t already have a ticket, I’m very sorry to say that we are completely sold out. In fact, we even had to close the waitlist. In other words, ticket-holders need to show up as promptly… Read More

Berlin — you have a few more days to apply for our Pitch Off next month!

Berlin City Nights Quick note to say we’re extending applications for our Berlin Meet Up + Pitch Off which is taking place next month — so you now have until June 25 to fill out this form for the chance to pitch your startup on stage and impress our panel of judges. Read More

Berlin City Nights Quick note to say we’re extending applications for our Berlin Meet Up + Pitch Off which is taking place next month — so you now have until June 25 to fill out this form for the chance to pitch your startup on stage and impress our panel of judges. Read More

Kwik raises $3 million to take on Amazon Dash buttons

Kwik button Amazon Dash buttons have been gaining traction and Kwik thinks there is room for a competitor. The Tel Aviv-based startup has designed a similar product and is working with Domino’s, Budweiser, Huggie’s and other brands to make it as easy to order pizza as pressing a button — literally. And the team is announcing that Norwest Venture Partners is leading a $3 million seed… Read More

Kwik button Amazon Dash buttons have been gaining traction and Kwik thinks there is room for a competitor. The Tel Aviv-based startup has designed a similar product and is working with Domino’s, Budweiser, Huggie’s and other brands to make it as easy to order pizza as pressing a button — literally. And the team is announcing that Norwest Venture Partners is leading a $3 million seed… Read More

A device called the Remo spots a market for automating wall mount air conditioners

nature1 I’m usually cautious about Kickstarter campaigns, but when the data looks right I’m encouraged to peer deeper. Haruumi Shiode reached out to me with his CleanTech concept for a product called the Remo (which remotely controls wall unit air conditioners), and I have to admit the numbers looked interesting even though this is a business model I would have never considered. Living… Read More

nature1 I’m usually cautious about Kickstarter campaigns, but when the data looks right I’m encouraged to peer deeper. Haruumi Shiode reached out to me with his CleanTech concept for a product called the Remo (which remotely controls wall unit air conditioners), and I have to admit the numbers looked interesting even though this is a business model I would have never considered. Living… Read More

Meet Domgy, an AI pet robot from Beijing startup ROOBO

An early prototype of ROOBO's AI pet robot, Domgy. ROOBO, a fast-growing hardware and AI startup headquartered in Beijing, today unveiled a prototype of its newest product, a “pet robot” called Domgy. For the unfamiliar, ROOBO is the company behind Pudding, a voice-controlled, educational robot for kids. Pudding is used to teach kids vocabulary, geography, jokes and more. The company also makes the Idealens virtual reality… Read More

An early prototype of ROOBO's AI pet robot, Domgy. ROOBO, a fast-growing hardware and AI startup headquartered in Beijing, today unveiled a prototype of its newest product, a “pet robot” called Domgy. For the unfamiliar, ROOBO is the company behind Pudding, a voice-controlled, educational robot for kids. Pudding is used to teach kids vocabulary, geography, jokes and more. The company also makes the Idealens virtual reality… Read More

The TechCrunch Meetup in Stockholm is tonight

stockholmmeetup800x266 Stockholm, I have two things to tell you. First, you look so pretty today. I think I’m never leaving your country again. Second, the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Stockholm is t-o-n-i-g-h-t. We still have a few tickets available, so why don’t you buy your ticket right now. Read More

stockholmmeetup800x266 Stockholm, I have two things to tell you. First, you look so pretty today. I think I’m never leaving your country again. Second, the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Stockholm is t-o-n-i-g-h-t. We still have a few tickets available, so why don’t you buy your ticket right now. Read More

Healthcare booking platform DocPlanner scores $20M Series C and merges with Doctoralia

Mariusz Gralewski CEO, docplanner.com_3 Europe’s DocPlanner, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised a $20 million Series C round, and at the same time is announcing a merger with Spain’s Doctoralia. The new funding, which was led by Target Global, will be used for further international expansion and development of the company’s online practice management software solution. ENERN… Read More

Mariusz Gralewski CEO, docplanner.com_3 Europe’s DocPlanner, an online booking platform for healthcare appointments, has raised a $20 million Series C round, and at the same time is announcing a merger with Spain’s Doctoralia. The new funding, which was led by Target Global, will be used for further international expansion and development of the company’s online practice management software solution. ENERN… Read More