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Source: Wearable Maker Fitbit Is In Talks To Buy Fitness App Startup FitStar

techcrunch.com — For the last several years, Fitbit has created hardware and software designed to help consumers keep track of their activity levels. But we've heard the wearable maker could soon acquire FitStar, a startup which makes apps that might help motivate Fitbit customers to actually be more active.

Opendoor Gets Another $20 Million To Simplify The Process Of Selling Your Home

techcrunch.com — It's only been about three months since home-sales marketplace Opendoor has been open for business, but it is already making its market on residential real estate in Phoenix, Ariz. As it looks to expand into two new cities, the company has raised $20 million in additional funding led by GGV Capital.

On-Demand Valet Startup Luxe Raises $20 Million From Redpoint And Venrock

techcrunch.com — On-demand valet startup Luxe is only a few months old, but it's gaining significant early traction with customers. That in turn has attracted significant interest from investors, we're told. Less than six months after its official launch last October, sources say the company has raised a $20 million Series A round of financing that is being co-led by Redpoint Ventures and Venrock Partners.

With $3M In Funding, Airtable Makes Complex Databases Usable On Your Mobile Phone

techcrunch.com — A startup called Airtable wants to make data more usable accessible on mobile devices, by combining the ease-of-use of spreadsheets with the power of relational databases. It's raised $3 million to pursue that goal and get its application more widely distributed.

Getable Gets $5 Million To Help Contractors Rent Construction Equipment From An iPad

techcrunch.com — As software eats the world, it seems no industry is safe. One vertical in particular that appears to be getting more attention from startups is construction, where we're seeing new apps pop up to make building things a whole lot easier and more efficient.

NexTravel Wants To Change The Way Corporate Travel Is Booked

techcrunch.com — Booking travel is never easy, but booking travel for work is even worse. NexTravel wants to provide a better way for employees to search flights and hotels, while giving employers the ability to track and manage costs. Even as consumers have gotten used to using simple online platforms for booking their own travel, the corporate travel world has failed to catch up.

MyTwinPlace Is Like Airbnb For Housing Swaps

techcrunch.com — If you like to travel you've probably heard of Airbnb, even if you've never used it. That lodgings marketplace enables users to rent out their homes to others. But what if you just wanted to swap apartments with someone who lived in a city you wanted to visit?

Hello’s Sense Sleep Tracking Hardware Is Shipping Soon

techcrunch.com — Hello, the company behind sleep sensing monitor Sense, is ready to start shipping. Over the next week or so, the company will make its sleep-tracking hardware and software generally available to consumers who want to have a more rewarding sleep. Sense hopes to provide better data around how well people are sleeping, and what's keeping them from sleeping better.

Chewse Raises Additional Funding To Expand Its Easy Catering Service

techcrunch.com — There's no shortage of lunch delivery options in San Francisco these days, but there's always room for another one. While most of the options out there are focused on serving individual consumers, Chewse is going after the lucrative office catering field.

Hunter Walk And Satya Patel Raise $50 Million For Homebrew Ventures Fund II

techcrunch.com — It was just 18 months ago that Hunter Walk and Satya Patel formally launched Homebrew Ventures, a $35 million venture fund focused on investing in what they called the "bottom-up" economy. Those former product guys have raised even more money for their second fund, which tops out at $50 million.
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Feb 27, 2015

Herding cats? More like herding llamas.

Feb 27, 2015

When you want to look at your phone but you know it has to charge

Feb 27, 2015

RT @snackfight: if you're at the Noise Pop show tonight, say hi -- I'm the guy with the beard and glasses in the black hoodie and jeans

Feb 27, 2015

@fmanjoo it’s cool dude. I’m worst than most when it comes to remembering people so no hard feelings.

Feb 26, 2015

Guys shut up about the dress and favorite my Farhad podcast tweet twitter.com/ryanlawler/sta…

Feb 26, 2015

RT @panzer: BTW this proves Panzer's theorem of online content: people just want to be distracted from their super crap lives for just a second please

Feb 26, 2015

I just walked up to @fmanjoo and was like, ‘I love your podcast, I’m a huge fan.‘ I don’t think he knows who I am. Cc: @jyarow

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