Postmates Raises $80M, Valued At Almost $500M

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The Postmates sign outside the office On-demand service Postmates just closed an $80 million Series D round. The company told TechCrunch that the new funding values them at close to $500 million. The round was led by Tiger Global Management, and follows a $35M round closed in February. Read More

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Real Estate Startup Zumper Raises Another $6.4 Million

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QIqV5TBxvN-HEmGWeEYj0fZYi52pfsZsz0FXpm73XOE Zumper, the platform to list, find, and apply to apartment rentals has raised $6.4 million as a Series A1, a year after raising a $6.5 million Series A round. This round was again led by existing investors Goodwater Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Zumper is an end-to-end real estate platform, taking renters from search through to application and close. The company also… Read More

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LittleBits Raises Big $44.2 Million Round

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LittleBits smart home kit LittleBits, a maker of electronic components that both children and designers can snap together to create everything from toy robots to lightweight industrial products, has raised $44.2 million in Series B funding led by DFJ Growth, with managing director Barry Schuler joining the board. Morgan Stanley, Alternative Investment Partners, Grishin Robotics and Wamda Capital also joined the… Read More

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PayRange, A Startup That Enables Vending Machines To Take Credit Cards For Payment, Raises $12M

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pay range PayRange, which makes a small device that plugs into vending machines that enables customers to pay with credit cards, said that it has raised $12 million in venture financing. The company produces a device that plugs into vending machines that interacts with an app. It uses Bluetooth to connect to the app, wherein customers can make a purchase. The device works with basically any vending… Read More

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Bento Picks Up $1.5 Million To Bring On-Demand Pan-Asian Cuisine To San Francisco

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_DSC2657 copy 2 As if we weren’t full enough, there’s another a new on-demand food delivery service in San Francisco called Bento. Forget all those Postmates burritos and DoorDash deep dish pizzas, the focus for Bento is on delivering Asian food. Co-founder Jason Demant told TechCrunch he’s been obsessed with the cuisine since he was a kid. “Growing up my parents literally made fun of… Read More

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TechCrunch Invades Seattle Tonight!

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The Needle & Rainier Dear city of Seattle, This is a love letter. Because I love you. Wow. Seattle, you're more gorgeous then I remember. — Jordan Crook (@jordanrcrook) June 25, 2015 Which is why I have come to this beautiful town, bringing with me TechCrunch writers Greg Kumparak and Frederic Lardinois, and a full-fledged Pitch-Off. We’ll be hitting Showbox SoDo at 6pm tonight, where ten… Read More

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Matterport Captures $30M To Scan Rooms Into Virtual Reality

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This $4500 camera turns the real world into the virtual one. Today, Matterport’s hardware is a hit with real estate agents. But fueled by the $30 million Series C it just raised, Matterport’s software and partnership with Google’s Project Tango could let you wave your phone around to create VR tours of anywhere you want. For example, here’s Matterport’s VR version… Read More

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Deskdoo Gives You A Virtual Desktop For All Your Business Needs

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Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 1.34.42 PM The vision of a virtual desktop right in your browser has long danced in the heads of IT administrators and most solutions were interesting but underpowered. Now thanks to HTML5, however, it’s a lot easier to recreate a desktop experience in the browser, as Deskdoo proves. Poland-based Deskdoo gives you and your employees a sort of central repository for almost anything. You can… Read More

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French Anti-Uber Protest Turns To Guerrilla Warfare As Cabbies Burn Cars, Attack Uber Drivers

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Uber strike Today’s taxi driver protest is getting out of hand. According to the police, 2,800 taxi drivers are protesting today against UberPOP, the European equivalent of UberX. With UberPOP, everybody can become an Uber driver, and taxi drivers see the service as unfair competition. Yet, this doesn’t really explain why cabbies are now attacking Uber drivers, burning and breaking cars. Read More

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Same-Day Shopping App Curbside Picks Up $25 Million More

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Curbside-Best-Buy-023 Palo Alto-based Curbside, a company offering a mobile app that allows shoppers to buy from local retailers like Target and Best Buy then pick up items at stores without exiting their car, is today announcing the close of $25 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Sutter Hill Ventures, and includes participation from prior investors Index Ventures, Yahoo co-founder Jerry… Read More

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