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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Dan Macklin, co-founder of SoFi, to step down June 6, leaving Mike Cagney as the only remaining co-founder at the company   —  Another one of the co-founders of online lending startup SoFi is leaving the company, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch.  Dan Macklin, who served as VP …
May 25, 2017, 10:15 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
VMware says it has acquired app analytics firm Apteligent, previously known as Crittercism   —  May 15, 2017, 2:35 pmMay 15, 2017, 2:43 pm  —  VMware announced today that it has acquiredApteligent, a startup that will allow it to provide more tools to customers building and optimizing mobile apps.
May 15, 2017, 6:15 PMIn context
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Deep-linking startup Branch raised $60M Series C from Andy Rubin's Playground Ventures   —  Branch, a startup making tools to enable developers to provide links between websites and apps, has raised a $60 million Series C round of funding from Andy Rubin's Playground Ventures, according to sources.
Apr 11, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Freestyle Capital has raised $90M for its fourth fund and promoted Jenny Lefcourt to general partner   —  Freestyle Capital has raised its fourth fund to invest in early-stage startups.  This time around the firm is increasing the fund size to $90 million and promoting Jenny Lefcourt to general partner.
Apr 10, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Stripe opens its Atlas platform, which helps international founders incorporate businesses in the US, to US entrepreneurs   —  A little over a year ago, Stripe introduced its Atlas program as a way to help international entrepreneurs get incorporated and set up with everything they'd need …
Apr 6, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Robinhood zero-fee stock trading app is completing a round of funding led by DST Global at $1.3B valuation   —  Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is completing a huge fund raise to fuel its attack on old brokerage firms that charge around $7 to $10 per trade.
Mar 31, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Dog-sitting platform Rover acquires rival DogVacay in all-stock deal, with Rover CEO Aaron Easterly leading the new firm   —  Putting an end to a fierce competition in the pet-sitting business, Rover and DogVacay have agreed to join forces.  Rover will be acquiring DogVacay in an all-stock deal.
Mar 29, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments   —  Mar 24, 2017, 9:02 amMar 24, 2017, 1:30 pm  —  After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF.  Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs …
Mar 24, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Online finance startup SoFi raises $500M from Silver Lake, SoftBank, and others, bringing total equity raised to $1.9B   —  Online finance startup SoFi got its start refinancing student loans but gradually has been adding other services to members.  To expand into new regions and move closer …
Feb 24, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Airbnb confirms deal to buy social payments startup Tilt; sources characterize the deal as acqui-hire as most of the money is being spent on retaining the team   —  February 22, 2017Feb 23, 2017, 12:21 pm  —  Airbnb has finalized its deal to buy social payments startup Tilt, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Feb 23, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context

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