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YC-backed Upsolve is automating bankruptcy for everyone – TechCrunch

YC-backed Upsolve is automating bankruptcy for everyone – TechCrunch The popular image of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy might be a large company like Enron failing, or maybe some lazy drifter trying to shirk their financial responsibilities. The reality is anything but those sorts of images. Today in America, the most …

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BeMyEye acquires Streetbee, a Russian crowdsourcing and image recognition provider – TechCrunch

BeMyEye acquires Streetbee, a Russian crowdsourcing and image recognition provider – TechCrunch London-headquartered BeMyEye has made another acquisition, its third in a little over three years. This time the retail execution monitoring service is purchasing Russian crowdsourcing and image recognition provider Streetbee. The acquisition will see BeMyEye launch “Perfect Shelf,” …

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Game of Coins: Inside the Paxos-Gemini Stablecoin Discount War

Game of Coins: Inside the Paxos-Gemini Stablecoin Discount War The rise of new stablecoins was a defining story in the second half of 2018, but the reality is that exclusive discounts partly fueled their growth. Dollar-backed stablecoins are generally supposed to be worth $1, whether it’s Gemini’s GUSD or Paxos’ PAX. …

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GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump – TechCrunch

GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump – TechCrunch A YC startup called GBatteries has come out of stealth with a bold claim: they can recharge an electric car as quickly as it takes to full up a tank of gas. Created by aerospace engineer …

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Opendoor competitor Knock raises $400M – TechCrunch

Opendoor competitor Knock raises $400M – TechCrunch Home trade-in platform Knock has brought in a $400 million investment to accelerate a national expansion and double its 100-person headcount. Foundry Group has led the Series B funding round in New York-based Knock, with participation from Company Ventures and existing investors RRE …

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Campaign Monitor acquires email enterprise services Sailthru and Liveclicker – TechCrunch

Campaign Monitor acquires email enterprise services Sailthru and Liveclicker – TechCrunch CM Group, the organization behind email-centric services like Campaign Monitor and Emma, today announced that it has acquired marketing automation firm Sailthru and the email personalization service Liveclicker. The group did not disclose the acquisition price but noted that …

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Maverick Ventures announces $382M evergreen fund – TechCrunch

Maverick Ventures announces $382M evergreen fund – TechCrunch In an era when validation-seeking venture capitalists are lauded as much as high-flying founders, Maverick Ventures’ small team of investors have opted to stay quiet. Now, the years-old firm is ready to publicize its successes and shed some light on its global strategy. …

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For $5,800 per year, Chief helps women reach the C-suite – TechCrunch

For $5,800 per year, Chief helps women reach the C-suite – TechCrunch For decades, women in business have lacked the resources necessary to navigate to or sustain executive roles. Finally, venture-funded projects have emerged to fill this gap. The latest is Chief, a private network for New York-based women in …

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