After billions of years of the same ol’, same ol’, has water finally been disrupted?

A startup promises to make water “more biologically adaptable”… OK. Sure. Thanks?

Ben Berkley • April 28, 2023
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Why ‘deaccessioning’ is an art museum controversy

There are rules for museums that want to sell valuable art. And they’re controversial.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 23, 2023

What happened with HustleGPT

HustleGPT was a viral sensation that asked if bots could become entrepreneurs.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 16, 2023
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Hello there, AI gold rush

Seems like every day there’s a new AI startup raking in investor cash.

Jacob Cohen • March 17, 2023

Less cycle, more soul

Companies are trying to help post-covid adults be less lonely.

Sara Friedman • January 5, 2023

WTH is Adam Neumann’s startup anyhow?

Adam Neumann’s back with a real estate startup already valued at $1B. But… what is it?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 19, 2022

A Brave New World — Entrepreneurs Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

While many of us were baking sourdough and scrolling through TikTok, some audacious founders launched new ventures.

Sara Friedman • November 17, 2021

When your business (literally) explodes

Scott Whitley recaps lessons learned after shutting down his startup, LAB Water Kefir.

Sara Friedman • November 3, 2021

Why Intuit just acquired Mailchimp for $12B

Intuit helps small businesses operate with QuickBooks, TurboTax and Credit Karma. Mailchimp is a tool to help acquire and retain customers to these services.

Trung T. Phan • September 16, 2021

Figma: The $10B startup transforming design

Figma just raised $200m at a $10B valuation, with revenue hitting $75m in 2020.

Rob Litterst • August 16, 2021

Meet the LinkedIn of the music industry

Jaxsta is an Australia-based startup looking to help artists, producers and songwriters get their due credit.

Trung T. Phan • August 16, 2021

The company that wants to make sure you get your security deposit back

RentCheck just raised $2.6m. The app allows tenants and property managers to conduct remote, in-app move-out inspections.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 11, 2021

Landis is a startup you should know — with some legendary investors

Landis, a ‘rent-to-own’ startup focused on financial inclusion, raised a $165m round from investors that include Jay-Z and Will Smith.

Rob Litterst • August 2, 2021

Australian startup raises $30m to map our brains

Omniscient Technology raised $30m to map our brains, making it easier for doctors to find and treat issues.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 22, 2021

Music startups have raised $350m+ to help artists go viral

Startups are giving artists the music-making and audience outreach tools to blow up on TikTok and Spotify.

Trung T. Phan • July 9, 2021

The future is bright for Egyptian startups

Egyptian startups raised $190m in venture capital last year. In June alone, they nearly eclipsed that record.

Jacob Cohen • July 8, 2021

In-home boxing startup raises $20m as working out from home seems here to stay

Liteboxer is riding the home gym wave by offering an at-home boxing machine (priced at $1.5k).

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 10, 2021

Publishing startup Piano gets an $88m boost

Piano gives tools for big media brands like TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist to build subscription products.

Kolby Hatch • May 21, 2021

Swimply, ‘Airbnb for pools,’ just raised $10m with plans for courts, theaters, and gyms

Bunim Laskin found his first customers using Google Maps. Today, Swimply sees 15-20k reservations a month.

Jacob Cohen • May 7, 2021

Health startups are flush with cash, but still need to prove their merit

Health startups raised $7B in Q1 2021, a near decade high. Benefits departments think there are too many options, though.

Trung T. Phan • May 5, 2021

These founders spend just 4 hours a week on their $500k suspenders brand

After trying their hand at kimonos, wigs, and top hats, Jackson Cunningham and Josh Bluman found success with their modern suspenders brand.

Jacob Cohen • April 7, 2021

a16z’s ranking of 2020’s biggest marketplace platforms say a lot about the state of the world

a16z’s new report highlights some of the biggest movers and shakers in the marketplace platform space.

Jacob Cohen • March 31, 2021

Stripe just became Silicon Valley’s most precious gem

Whether or not they realize it, nearly every adult in America has used Stripe. This week, the payments platform raised $600m.

Jacob Cohen • March 16, 2021

This entrepreneur built a $1m SAT-tutoring business from his bed

Young entrepreneur Adam Shlomi scaled a $1m online tutoring company during college.

Jacob Cohen • February 22, 2021

Carta is trying to build Nasdaq for private markets. It’s now worth $6.9B.

Carta started by helping startups manage cap tables. Now, it wants to build the world’s largest private market exchange.

Trung T. Phan • February 9, 2021

With fresh $1.3B valuation, Melio aims to digitize SMBs

Israeli payments platform Melio raised $110m to help SMBs take check-writing online.

Jacob Cohen • January 29, 2021

Did social app Clubhouse just become a unicorn?

The social audio app could be worth $1B just 8 months after cracking a $100m valuation.

Trung T. Phan • January 25, 2021

New startup connects female students and founders, advancing women in business

Two Canadian college students started a company to connect female students to female entrepreneurs. It’s on track to bring in $600k in revenue in 2021.

The Hustle • January 23, 2021

How much money did VCs drop in 2020?

VCs watering startups

Trung T. Phan • January 18, 2021

Jobandtalent raises $108m to help people make a career out of ‘gigging’

Jobandtalent raised $108m to help put the world’s 500m temps to work… but legal hurdles loom.

Jacob Cohen • January 12, 2021

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