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Investors see an opportunity framed in Lensabl’s prescription lens fulfillment business – TechCrunch

Investors see an opportunity framed in Lensabl’s prescription lens fulfillment business – TechCrunch Lensabl, the company that has built a business putting prescription lenses into any style of glasses frame, has raised $3.7 million in a new round of funding.  Based in Los Angeles, Lensabl already has an agreement inked …

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Next 10 Ventures is launching an incubator for YouTube personalities – TechCrunch

Next 10 Ventures is launching an incubator for YouTube personalities – TechCrunch Los Angeles-based Next 10 Ventures, a $50 million fund focused on the creator economy, is launching an incubator program to support YouTubers. The EduCreator Incubator will seed 25 to 40 “emerging video creators” with $25,000 to $75,000 in seed …

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Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles – TechCrunch

Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles – TechCrunch Shopify, the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles. The first brick and mortar location for the Toronto-based company, is nestled in a warren of downtown …

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Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018 – TechCrunch

Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018 – TechCrunch On October 18 — just one week away — some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in reality creation will gather at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles to attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018. Whether you’re an …

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Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman announce the name of their stealthy mobile video startup – TechCrunch

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman announce the name of their stealthy mobile video startup – TechCrunch On stage at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in Los Angeles, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman unveiled the name of their highly-anticipated mobile video company known until now as NewTV. The name is Quibi, …

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Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost – TechCrunch

Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost – TechCrunch Shipwell, a startup pitching a marketplace for domestic ground shipping and fleet and cargo management services for freight trucking companies, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding. A booming American economy coupled with failing infrastructure and a …

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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens – TechCrunch

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens – TechCrunch If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics …

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FabFitFun expands its video reach with a new experiment in live programming – TechCrunch

FabFitFun expands its video reach with a new experiment in live programming – TechCrunch The Los Angeles-based women’s subscription box and media business FabFitFun is expanding its video catalog with the launch of new live programming set to coincide with the launch of its latest seasonal box. FabFitFun is creating a …

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VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service – TechCrunch

VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service – TechCrunch Ross Lipson, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the on-demand marijuana and cannabis delivery service, Dutchie, had thought he was done with the online delivery business. Instead, he’s launched a new delivery service that …

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be – TechCrunch In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying …

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