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RaySecur, a mailroom security startup, raises $3M in seed funding

RaySecur, a mailroom security startup, raises M in seed funding Raysecur says at least ten times a day someone sends a suspicious package containing powder, liquid, or some other kind of hazard. The Boston, Mass.-based startup says its desktop-sized 3D real-time scanning technology, dubbed MailSecur, can intercept and detect threats in the […]

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Airbnb to verify all of its listings

Airbnb to verify all of its listings Following the death of five people at a Halloween party hosted at a California Airbnb rental, and a scathing Vice report outlining Airbnb’s failure to prevent nation-wide scams, the company says it will begin verifying all seven million of its listings. Airbnb properties will soon […]

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Uber’s newest feature alerts drivers that pets will be joining the ride

Uber’s newest feature alerts drivers that pets will be joining the ride Uber is piloting a new feature that lets U.S. riders alert drivers that a pet will be coming along, the latest effort from the company to appeal to a broader audience and become to the one-stop shop for transportation, meals […]

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As e-cigarettes come under fire, Hava Health readies a vape pen to help people quit smoking

As e-cigarettes come under fire, Hava Health readies a vape pen to help people quit smoking In a small corner on the second floor of a roughshod maker space in Philadelphia, the founders of Hava Health are plotting the launch of what they call the first vaporizer designed for smoking cessation. Robots […]

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Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out

Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out Brooks Rainwater Contributor Share on Twitter Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities. More posts by this contributor As tasks wane, skills rise Blockchain technology could be the great equalizer […]

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The Infatuation raises $30M from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo to bring Zagat into the digital age

The Infatuation raises M from Jeffrey Katzenberg’s WndrCo to bring Zagat into the digital age WndrCo, the consumer tech investment and holding company founded by longtime Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, has invested $30 million in The Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform. The Infatuation made waves earlier this year when it purchased Zagat from […]

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VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.” Venture capital investors are deploying capital outside the Bay […]

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