Online streetwear retailer and burgeoning media powerhouse Karmaloop is seeking to raise a $30 million round of funding to push their hipster sensibilites worldwide, according to Bostinno.
Co-founder and CEO Greg Selkoe founded the company in 20[...]
AdStage has raised a new round of $1 million in funding from Digital Garage -- a Japanese tech incubator and early Twitter investor -- and revealed 4 new apps, according to AdStage Director of Marketing & Product Sam Mazaheri. The company has r[...]
Justin Zhen and Gregory Ugwi, co-founders of Thinknum, want to bring financial modeling tools to the world outside Wall Street -- and they've got the analytical chops to back up their grand vision.
"The way to learn finance is to look at the best [...]
The major story in tech this week — Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp — obscured a smaller one which, while more mundane, illustrates the curious ways social media continues to penetrate Chinese consumerism. Tencent Holdings Limited, which owns China’s[...]
As the tech media processes any mega-acquisition, one of the more popular Internet guessing games is speculating how much various investors and employees are worth. For Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp -- the largest purchase in start[...]
According to VentureBeat, Y Combinator co-founder and president Paul Graham will be stepping down from his leadership position at the influential tech accelerator. Sam Altman, a 28-year-old Y Combinator partner, will take over the presidency starting[...]
According to TechCrunch, Hampton Creek Foods has raised a $23 million Series B funding round led by Hong Kong-based Horizons Ventures, with participation from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, AME Cloud Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Collaborative Fund, among[...]
According to Slate, Taco Bell will be rolling out a mobile-ordering app later this year, after more than two-and-a-half years in development. Customers will be able to pay from inside the app with credit cards and gift cards, and pick their food up f[...]
Some unfortunate news for bullish Bitcoin investors this week (I'm lookin' at you, Tyler and Cameron!):
VentureBeat reports that 4,474 Bitcoin -- about $2.7 million -- were stolen from black-market e-commerce site Silk Road 2.0, where transaction[...]
According to a company blog post published this afternoon, Uber will now be performing federal and county background checks on all new drivers in American markets. The company will also be running federal and county checks for all current drivers who[...]
According to VentureBeat, Disney will be launching a 'Disney Accelerator' incubator program in partnership with TechStars, with the goal of training and funding 10 early-stage consumer and entertainment startups each quarter. Startups will receive $1[...]
This just in: media moguls like to lie about traffic.
Earlier today, Gawker writer Adam Weinstein criticized Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson for changing an article about BuzzFeed's surging traffic to reflect the positive affects of their heav[...]