Category : TechCrunch

Tech / TechCrunch - 4 weeks ago

Meet top startups from Alchemist Class 17

& Yesterday Alchemist Accelerator, best known for working with enterprise startups, held its 17th demo day at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Menlo Park, California. Twenty-four startups pitched ideas ranging from personalized genomics to ha...

Tech / TechCrunch - 4 weeks ago

Foursquare is finally proving its (dollar) value

& In 2009, Facebook was just getting popular with moms and grandmas. People were playing Farmville. Twitter was just becoming mainstream. And Foursquare launched on to the scene. Back then, Foursquare was just another social network, letting users ch...

Tech / TechCrunch - 4 weeks ago

French VC firm Ring Capital raises $170 million fund

& Meet Ring Capital, a brand new VC firm based in Paris. The firm just raised a new $170 million fund (€140 million) and might still be raising another $10 million or so for this fund. Many new VC firms tend to focus on seed rounds at first. Ring Cap...

Tech / TechCrunch - 4 weeks ago

Google inks patent deal with Tencent

& Google has yet more news from China after the U.S. search firm announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent. The terms were not disclosed, but Google said the tie-in with Tencent, which is valued at over $500 billion...