Tag Archives: Startups

Brand Networks Acquires Social Ad Platform Shift For $50M

jamie tedford Social marketing company Brand Networks continues to gobble up the competition — it just announced that it’s acquiring Shift in a $50 million cash-and-stock deal. Back in 2013, it acquired another social media advertising company, namely Optimal. Brand Networks founder and CEO Jamie Tedford (pictured above) said “the success of our own business on-boarding Optimal” made… Read More

Vouch Raises $6 Million Series A For Its Social Network For Credit

vouch Vouch, a so-called “social network for credit” founded by ex-PayPal and ex-Prosper alumni, now has an additional $6 million in Series A funding to continue to grow its business. While there are a number of alternative lending startups on the market today, Vouch’s differentiating factor is that it leverages a person’s social connections in order to determine their… Read More

Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

CoreAppScreens If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal version of Meetup, perhaps. The idea that the younger, mobile generation… Read More

A New Project From Lulu Says That I’m 89 Percent Dude

how dude If you get tired of asking Microsoft how old you look, here’s a variant from startup Lulu — a site that answers the question, “How Dude Do I Look?” Lulu launched the project last week. CEO Alexandra Chong said it was hacked together pretty quickly as an “homage” to Microsoft’s How Old project. Chong talked to TechCrunch TV about the project at Disrupt… Read More

SimCity Creator Will Wright’s New App Wants To Create A Graphic Novel Of Your LIfe

thred techcrunch The creator of SimCity, Will Wright, has come out with a new app called THRED — and it isn’t a game. Instead, Wright describes it as a natively built way to browse “the World Wide Web” in a more pure sense. The THRED app is essentially a collection of pieces of content that range anywhere from games, photos, locations and such strung together in a thread in a cover… Read More

Rewind’s New App Lets You Create Photo Timelines That Disappear After A Day

flat-ui-login-iphone-2 Spotted this week at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley, was the newly launched social photo-sharing app Rewind. As its name implies, the idea with this app is to give you and your friends a way to look back on your most recently shared photos and posts, which you can do quickly by sliding your finger to scroll through Rewind’s “timeline” feature. But the twist… Read More