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Commercial drone tech venture PrecisionHawk has a new CEOagain. Red Hat Inc. cofounder Bob Young, who has served as PrecisionHawks CEO since July 2015, is handing over the reins to another veteran of enterprise software, Michael Chasen, a cofounder and former CEO of education tech giant Blackboard Inc. Verizon Ventures, an investment arm of TechCrunchs parent company Verizon Communications Inc., is a stakeholder in PrecisionHawk.
Education tech startup Teachable (formerly known as Fedora) has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding according to CEO and founder Ankur Nagpal. The company provides a platform thats like a Shopify or a SquareSpace for tutors or teachers.
It hasnt even been a year since EquipmentShare raised a Series A round of funding, but the Airbnb of construction rentals, has closed a $26 million Series B round. The Columbia, Missouri-based startup helps contractors rent out their under-utilized equipment, or rent safety tested equipment that they need from a fellow contractor.
Being able to book a restaurant table online or on your phone is pretty nice, but what about your next doctor appointment? While it doesnt sound as sexy, Id rather call a restaurant than a doctors office.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chans $45 billion philanthropy organization is making its first acquisition in order to make it easier for scientists to search, read and tie together more than 26 million science research papers. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is acquiring Meta, an AI-powered research search engine startup, and will make its tool free to all in a few months after enhancing the product.
French startup Qonto has some ambitious goals and wants to become the best bank account you can get when you start a company in France. Just like N26 wants to be a more modern bank for everyone, Qonto wants to do the same thing, but for business accounts.
Internet of things news in the wake of CES is a bold move, butRoambee isnt letting the over-saturationof connected everything (hairbrushes!) get in the way of its mission to take the pain out of asset monitoring for businesses.
When Stadium Goods opened shop in New Yorks Soho district in 2015, it looked like an Apple-inspired spin on the consignment shop, appealing to men in search of authentic, collectible sneakers and streetwear. In the short time since it started, Stadium Goods has evolved into an online brand with distribution of its authenticated kicks, and a branded presence everywhere from eBay in the U.S. to T-mall in China to its own marketplace online.
The total U.S. housing market is worth $30 trillion, but the data to value individual properties is still imprecise, according to HouseCanary. The real estate startup thinks it has better analysis and counts believers like Eric Schmidt and Kobe Bryant, who are participating in its $33 million funding round.
How could Dr Michael Lynch raise a $1 billion venture capital fund while being sued for $5 billion over alleged fraud in the $11 billion sale of his company Autonomy to HP? The reality is, that doesnt take much time since he has a team of lawyers on the case, Lynch said on stage during TechCrunch Disrupt London.