ckbk pulls a ‘Spotify for recipes’ out of the beta oven – gpgmail

[ad_1] Cooking may be under sustained attack by a wave of on-demand food delivery startups, with names that can double as gluttonous calls to action (oh hey Just Eat!), but that hasn’t stopped London-based startup ckbk from pushing in the opposite direction — with a digital service that offers on-demand access to high quality recipes […]

Techstars nabs $42M to expand its global presence – gpgmail

[ad_1] Techstars, a startup accelerator founded in 2006, has plans to double down on international growth with a new investment. SVB Financial Group, the holding company of Silicon Valley Bank, led the $42 million round in Techstars, with participation from Foundry Group. With $500 million AUM, Techstars is both a fund deploying capital to early-stage […]

Mobile messaging financial advisory service, Stackin, adds banking features and raises cash – gpgmail

[ad_1] When Stackin initially pitched itself as part of Techstars Los Angeles accelerator program two years ago, the company was a video platform for financial advice targeting a millennial audience too savvy for traditional advisory services. Now, nearly two years later, the company has pivoted from video to text-based financial advice for its millennial audience […]

How top VCs view the new future of micromobility – gpgmail

[ad_1] Earlier this month, gpgmail held its annual Mobility Sessions event, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric vehicles. Extra Crunch is offering members access to full transcripts key panels and conversations from the event, including our panel on micromobility […]

Microsoft and the second SoftBank Vision Fund as another play for corporate cloud dominance – gpgmail

[ad_1] It looks like the return of SoftBank’s Vision Fund may be less reliant on murder money and more reliant on Microsoft’s money-making machine for its backing. The rumored involvement of Microsoft in financing SoftBank Vision Fund II (electric boogaloo?) is interesting for what it may indicate about how the relationship between venture investors, startups […]