Startups – TechCrunch 27 February 2018

Industrious picks up $80M to outclass WeWork for the enterprise

 Industrious, the WeWork competitor that launched in 2013, is today announcing the close of an $80 million Series C funding round. The financing was co-led by Riverwood Capital and Fifth Wall Ventures. Industrious thinks of itself as a more premium version of WeWork, offering coworking space and workplace services to some 35 locations across 25 cities nationwide. “Industrious is high… Read More

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Niche raises $6.6 million to help with your school search

 Carnegie Mellon grad Luke Skurman built the first version of Niche in 2002. Originally called College Prowler, it was an online store selling physical college guidebooks. Times changed and the site changed with it, first taking on over a $1 million in investment to ramp up with a new name and then hitting a $6.6 million series B from Allen & Company and Grit Capital. Skurman, a San… Read More

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Peanut, the matchmaking app for moms, launches a community feature called Peanut Pages

 Peanut, the app referred to as “Tinder for moms” because it connects mothers by letting them swipe each other’s profiles, is launching a new community discussion feature. Called Peanut Pages, it’s meant to give mothers a better alternative to Facebook Groups, Quora and other social platforms. Read More

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Join Michael Casey and Paul Vigna in New York tomorrow

 A reminder that I’m going to have Paul Vigna and Michael Casey, authors of The Truth Machine, onstage with me next week at Knotel, a co-working and event space in Manhattan. I’d love for you to come. You can RSVP here and space is limited. It’s happening Tomorrow, February 28, at 7pm and will feature a 35-minute talk with two of the top writers in crypto. These guys… Read More

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