Meet the startups participating in Hardware Battlefield 2017 at CES

robot-hardware-battlefield We are thrilled to introduce the participants in the Hardware Battlefield 2017. These startups represent what we at TechCrunch feel are the most interesting, most promising early-stage hardware companies being built. Whether medical devices, construction safety, healthy lifestyles or electric vehicles are your fancy, we’ve got you covered with this batch. Over the past month these… Read More

Female founders, apply now for Include Office Hours with Accel

include-featured2 Include Office Hours are coming to London! On Friday, December 2 from 4-6 p.m, partners from Accel will join TechCrunch to provide advice and feedback to startups. Apply now! Unlike previous sessions, the upcoming Office Hours are solely focused on teams with at least one female founder. To sweeten the deal, teams selected for Office Hours will also be invited to an exclusive Women in… Read More

Website-creation platform PageCloud raises $4M Series A

pagecloud-finals Browser-based website-creation service PageCloud announced that it has closed a $4 million Series A, bringing the company’s funding total to date to about $8.5 million. Participants in the round include early-stage venture-capital firm Accomplice, trade-finance agency Export Development Canada and angel investors like Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke, former SalesForce VP Avanish Sahai, and… Read More

GoodLands partners with ESRI to launch the Catholic Geographic System

pope Religion and technology are not two phrases that often go hand in hand. Molly Burhans is looking to change that. Growing up Catholic in upstate New York, Burhans had the intention of becoming a nun. However, after studying landscape and ecological design in graduate school, she discovered a different calling. In her coursework, Burhans begin using geographic or geospatial information… Read More

Watch Acceleprise’s Demo Day here

acceleprise-logo TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Acceleprise’s Cohort 5 Demo Day, today, November 9th, starting at 10:00am PT. Acceleprise is a SaaS-focused accelerator based in San Francisco led by partners Nick Mehta (CEO of Gainsight), Tien Tzuo (CEO of Zuora), Karen Appleton (Early Box Exec, current Apple VP) and Rowan Trollope (Senior Exec at Cisco) . With smaller cohort sizes, Acceleprise… Read More

Hamwells raises €1.2 million for the connected e-shower of the future

20160930-e-shower-front When you take your next shower, the water flowing from the faucet may just be recycled. That’s the vision fueling Hamwells, a Netherlands-based startup that launched in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London 2015. In the Battlefield, the company presented their e-shower with a re-circulation mode that recycles each drop of water 7 times, significantly reducing the waste… Read More

Apply now for Include Office Hours with First Round Capital!

include-featured2 TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening this October 10th! Phin Barnes and Bill Trenchard from First Round Capital in San Francisco will join TechCrunch to provide valuable advice and feedback to startups. Launched in 2014, Include is TechCrunch’s diversity program, aimed at facilitating opportunities for underrepresented groups in tech to take their startups to the next level.… Read More

ReplyBuy brings an AI concierge to the sports and entertainment market

replybuyproduct Whether you’re a high school student or an NFL team owner, everybody texts. ReplyBuy, a finalist in the 1st and Future competition, wants to use the text message to get you tickets for sporting events. 1st and Future is a sports-centric startup competition produced as a joint effort between the NFL, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and TechCrunch. The current version… Read More

Robo Wunderkind raises $500k and releases new apps for its robot that anyone can build

kids-playing-with-robo When we last saw Robo Wunderkind, the company was on stage as part of the Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt SF 2015. This week it is announcing that it has closed an additional $500,000 in funding. The round was led by Arkley VC, angel investor Juergen Habichler and the Austrian Federal Promotional Bank (AWS) also participated. Read More

Apply now to the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London

disruptberlinstage Applications are now open for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London this December 5-6th. The Battlefield is TechCrunch’s premiere startup competition. Three times a year, the Battlefield takes place at TechCrunch Disrupt, where 20-something new companies will have the opportunity to present their product live onstage. They then face questions from our expert judging panel. In the… Read More