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LearnLux raises $2M from Sound Ventures, Marc Benioff to help employees make financial decisions – TechCrunch

LearnLux raises $2M from Sound Ventures, Marc Benioff to help employees make financial decisions – TechCrunch Earlier this year, Rebecca Liebman impressed a panel of high-profile investors, including Ashton Kutcher and Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff, at a SXSW pitch competition. She won and Benioff wrote her a check for $200,000 …

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Thanksgiving travel nightmare projected to hit these U.S. cities the worst – TechCrunch

Thanksgiving travel nightmare projected to hit these U.S. cities the worst – TechCrunch The latest data from Inrix paints a dismal picture for folks traveling Wednesday (that’s today!) ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Drivers in Boston, New York City and San Francisco will see the largest delays with drive times …

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SEC says tokens are securities – TechCrunch

SEC says tokens are securities – TechCrunch Crypto news got a little boost last week after a dark month of crashes, stablecoins, and birthdays. The SEC ruled that two ICO issuers, CarrierEQ Inc. and Paragon Coin Inc., were in fact selling securities instead of so-called utility tokens. “Both companies have …

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Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out – TechCrunch

Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out – TechCrunch Brooks Rainwater Contributor More posts by this contributor As tasks wane, skills rise Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer for American cities Scott Andes is the program director for the National League of Cities City Innovation Ecosystem program. …

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The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far – TechCrunch

The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far – TechCrunch Crunchbase News recently profiled a selection of U.S. companies’ largest VC raised in 2018, and no surprise here: the 10 largest rounds all topped out well north of $100 million. A major driver of global venture dollar …

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Instacart expands a pickup option for grocery orders across the US – TechCrunch

Instacart expands a pickup option for grocery orders across the US – TechCrunch Online grocery delivery service Instacart has expanded the availability of a ‘click and collect’ pickup service it’s been trialing for a few months in the U.S. — now offering it in stores across the nation. It says …

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Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of – TechCrunch

Alumni Ventures Group is the most active venture fund you’ve never heard of – TechCrunch Alumni Ventures Group’s (AVG) limited partners aren’t endowment or pension funds. Its typical LP is a heart surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa. The firm has both an unorthodox model of fundraising and dealmaking. Across 25 micro …

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Jane.VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them – TechCrunch

Jane.VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them – TechCrunch Want to pitch a venture capitalist? You’ll need a “warm introduction” first. At least that’s what most in the business will advise. Find a person, typically a man, who made the VC you’re interested in …

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How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate – TechCrunch

How smartphone apps could help keep health records accurate – TechCrunch Ben Moscovitch Contributor Robert S. Rudin Contributor Robert S. Rudin is an information scientist with the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. Suppose that the next time you go to a new doctor’s office, you wouldn’t have to balance a clipboard on your …

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The Infatuation raises $30M from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo to bring Zagat into the digital age – TechCrunch

The Infatuation raises $30M from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo to bring Zagat into the digital age – TechCrunch WndrCo, the consumer tech investment and holding company founded by longtime Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, has invested $30 million in The Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform. The Infatuation made waves earlier this year …

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