RSS Startups

  • Konsus looks to give companies a way to get specially designed documents in under a day June 22, 2018
    Fredrik Thomassen as a consultant used to have the resources to offload the annoying project tasks — like making PowerPoint presentations — but now that it’s gone, he and his team wanted to make that available for everyone. Now the startup, called Konsus, wants to turn that around even faster. Konsus is a design marketplace […]
    Matthew Lynley
  • WordPress.com parent company acquires Atavist June 22, 2018
    Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and a few other things, is acquiring Brooklyn-based startup Atavist. Atavist has been working on a content management system for independent bloggers and writers. With an Atavist website, you can easily write and publish stories with a ton of media. You might think that this isn’t particularly […]
    Romain Dillet
  • Lime scooters are live in Paris June 22, 2018
    Lime is the hot new thing in San Francisco, but will it work in other countries? The company just launched its electric scooter service in Paris. This isn’t the first European city as Lime is also operating in Berlin, Bremen, Frankfurt and Zurich. But it’s a significant launch as alternative mobility solutions have all been […]
    Romain Dillet

RSS Funding

  • WordPress.com parent company acquires Atavist June 22, 2018
    Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and a few other things, is acquiring Brooklyn-based startup Atavist. Atavist has been working on a content management system for independent bloggers and writers. With an Atavist website, you can easily write and publish stories with a ton of media. You might think that this isn’t particularly […]
    Romain Dillet
  • Twitter buys a startup to battle harassment, e-cigs are booming, and a meditation app is worth $250M June 22, 2018
    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley Editor Connie Loizos and I jammed out on a couple of topics as Alex Wilhelm was out managing his fake stock game spreadsheets or something. (The jury is out on whether this was […]
    Matthew Lynley
  • Labstep wants to fix the way science experiments are recorded and reproduced June 22, 2018
    Labstep, an app and online platform to help scientists record and reproduce experiments, has raised £1 million in new funding, including from existing investors. The company, whose team has a background in commercial R&D and academic research, including at Oxford University, is backed by Seedcamp and says it plans to use the new capital to […]
    Steve O'Hear

RSS AVC

  • Funding Friday: Ai’s Poems June 22, 2018
    I hit the play button and heard her voice say “My poems are harsh, but they are meant to show the truth, which a lot of people are afraid to face.” That sold me. I made a significant contribution to this project to bring Ai’s Killing Floor back into print. Maybe you will join me.
    Fred Wilson
  • Some Words Of Wisdom June 21, 2018
    I saw this tweetstorm today from Suhail Doshi, founder of Mixpanel. 1/ Getting my first 100 customers always felt like a puzzle. The next 1000 seemed unreachable. Besides, how can you get feedback to make the product better w/o users? After many years, we ended up w/ 6,000+ paying customers. It was a grind to […]
    Fred Wilson
  • Thirty One Years June 20, 2018
    Today is our thirty-first wedding anniversary. We got married on a hot steamy June night in the Washington DC area. During the official part of the event, the skies opened up and it poured. After that, the heat and humidity dissipated and we had a really fun party. It has been a productive partnership. We […]
    Fred Wilson