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The Karmic Koben Is An Electric Bike Built For Commuters

techcrunch.com — Over the past few years, we have seen a ton of new electric bikes hit the market. They range from the high-end to the low-end, but most tend to be priced around $2,500. Not long ago, I got a chance to try out the Karmic Koben, a new electronic bike that will be in production soon and priced at a good deal less than that.

Cribspot Helps University Students Find Rentals In Time For School To Start

techcrunch.com — Finding a decent apartment can be tough, which is why we've seen a recent increase in the number of startups that are aiming to serve a woefully underserved market. But finding an apartment when you're a college student can be even tougher.

Dave McClure Will Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

techcrunch.com — Five years ago, Dave McClure decided to strike out on his own and start a little venture firm called 500 Startups. At the time, the pure ambition of giving his seed-stage investment fund that name sounded crazy (classic Dave!) and many questioned his plan to invest small amounts of capital in a massive number of startups.

Kryptnostic Hopes To Improve Enterprise Security By Letting Users Search Their Encrypted Files In The Cloud

techcrunch.com — When it comes to cloud security these days, most enterprises are forced to choose between either making their data accessible, or making it secure. A company called Kryptnostic has technology that could enable them to retain control over their data with fully homomorphic encryption while also having the ability to search within it.

Head-To-Head Mobile Fantasy App Draft Raises $3.5 Million Led By Upfront Ventures

techcrunch.com — We all know that fantasy sports is a huge and growing business. But when it comes to fantasy sports on mobile, most apps are just companion experiences used by fantasy sports players to track how their teams are doing.

Jeff Clavier’s SoftTechVC Hires Huddle Co-Founder Andy McLoughlin As Its Newest Venture Partner

techcrunch.com — Following the close of its $85 million fourth fund last year, early-stage venture firm SoftTechVC is bringing on a new venture partner. With an eye on SaaS and enterprise investments, it's hired Huddle co-founder Andy McLoughlin to join the team and invest in companies in that area.

Uber Launches Virtual Hackathon For API Developers

techcrunch.com — Last August, Uber announced an API that would make it easier for third-party developers to hail a ride from within their own apps. In an effort to get more developers on board, the company has added the ability to add a request endpoint, and is running a virtual hackathon to surface new innovative ideas.

FiftyThree Lands $30M From NEA To Build Creation Tools For Enterprise And Education Users

techcrunch.com — FiftyThree has spent the last several years making products to increase creativity among users. Now the company has an eye on producing new tools not just for the consumer market, but that enterprise and education users could also leverage. To help with that, the company is also announcing that it has raised $30 million in new financing from New Enterprise Associates.

A Look Inside Lyft’s Financial Forecast For 2015 And Beyond

techcrunch.com — Last week on-demand transportation service Lyft announced that it had raised $530 million in new funding as it seeks to steal market share away from arch-rival Uber and launch services in new markets in the U.S. and internationally.

Bill Gurley Is Skeptical Of Driverless Cars, But Bullish On Uber (Of Course)

techcrunch.com — Benchmark general partner Bill Gurley doesn't believe there's a driverless car revolution happening anytime soon. Today in a conversation with author Malcolm Gladwell at SXSW Interactive, the famed Silicon Valley investor said the technical requirements to bring driverless cars to market will be much too high to have any sort of short-term impact.
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Mar 31, 2015

@ajs also - can’t hurt to try to drive down valuations in an otherwise frothy market

Mar 31, 2015

@ajs VCs throwing shade on other VCs. i.e. One thing to back a unicorn in series a or b, whole other to make a unicorn late stage

Mar 31, 2015

RT @rjcc: Comcast's CFO taking a new role with the TWC merger still under way is weird, right?

Mar 31, 2015

RT @waltwhitmanpoem: The womb, the teats, nipples, breast-milk, tears, laughter, weeping, love-looks, love-perturbations and risings,

Mar 31, 2015

RT @shaig: Good article describing how Benchmark (one of the best VC firms) goes about their business onforb.es/1HDxpEx

Mar 31, 2015

RT @pushingit: plot twist: maybe celeb musicians aren't inherently technologists

Mar 31, 2015

RT @FakeWIPCaller: The 2015 Eagles are an eclectic team. Some of them are coming off ACL tears, others Achilles tears

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