Spacer acquires Roost to grow its peer-to-peer parking empire
Australian peer-to-peer car parking marketplace Spacer has acquired U.S.-based Roost, which provides the same services stateside from its San Francisco-based headquarters. It’s a move that lets Spacer make its entry into the U.S. market without having to establish its own office and start from scratch. ..
Indigo Fair connects local retailers with the perfect merchandise
A new startup called Indigo Fair is looking to change the way local retailers do business — specifically, how they source and manage the inventory they use to stock their shelves. Founded by a team of former Square employees, the company is launching with seed funding from Khosla Ventures, YC and some ..
Tech is divergent
Mark Muro Contributor Mark Muro is a senior fellow and the director of policy at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. Sifan Liu Contributor Sifan Liu is a research assistant with the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. The hope of tech-industry optimists for what former AOL chief and Revolution ..
Sudden Coffee aims to stir up instant brewing with third-wave tech
The world of coffee is one often torn between the old and the new, traditional brewing techniques and the latest, coolest method. But if there’s one area pretty much anyone would agree improvements could be made, high-tech or otherwise, it’s instant coffee. Sudden Coffee is looking to do just that ..
Rock down to 38th Street for another Micro-Meetup in New York
In preparation for Disrupt New York in May I’m going to hold a few pitching workshops in New York for you all. We’ll listen to and critique ten pitches on March 13th at 7pm at the Knotel space at 22 West 38th Street, 4th Floor. This is an informal pitch-off but the two best teams […]
Farmer’s Business Network cultivates $40 million to help farmers buy seeds at favorable prices
GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) and DBL Partners co-led a $40 million investment in Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., the company announced on Tuesday. FBN started as something of a professional network for farmers and other agronomists. It allowed people working in agriculture to anonymously ..
WordPress.com now lets you write and collaborate in Google Docs
Instead of competing with Google Docs, WordPress.com is going to embrace the popular web editor so you can write and publish from Google Docs. It’s going to make it much easier to collaborate with other people, as Google Docs has become the default collaborative real-time editor on the web. More than ..
Tylko bags $3.1M to size up a bespoke furniture business
Bespoke shelves can sell themselves if you make it easy enough for buyers to be designers. That’s the conviction driving Warsaw-based Tylko, which just closed a €3 million (~$3.1 million) Series A round aiming to step up its app-based custom flat-pack furniture business with additional marketing ..
Snap’s high-priced IPO rakes in cash for big acquisitions
Most of Snap’s top products came from acquisitions, and now it will have the war chest to make more. Yet it didn’t have to blow its momentum to collect this cash. After pricing its IPO at $17, above its original $14 to $16 range, today its shares popped over 40 percent to start trading at $24. […]
Dating app Sapio wants you to think harder about swiping right
There is an inherent problem that plagues all dating apps. The world is getting smaller — instead of choosing a mate from the pool of our college classmates or neighborhood friends, we’re now connected to everyone on the planet with a few taps of the thumb. This means that dating apps rarely run short ..