Category: Founders Fund

St. Louis-based Summersalt raises $17.3 million for its direct-to-consumer clothing line 0

St. Louis-based Summersalt raises $17.3 million for its direct-to-consumer clothing line

The midwest may not be known as the fashion capital of the world (or even the U.S.), but its place in the consumer retail firmament is secure through L Brands and its Victoria’s Secret...

Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers 0

Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers

“We’re giving away money to strangers on the internet” is a pretty cavalier pitch for a new startup. But the more I learned about Placement, the smarter it sounded. In exchange for 10% of...

Ghost wants to retrofit your car so it can drive itself on highways by 2020 0

Ghost wants to retrofit your car so it can drive itself on highways by 2020

A new autonomous vehicle company is on the streets — and unbeknownst to most, has been since 2017. Unlike the majority in this burgeoning industry, this new entrant isn’t trying to launch a robotaxi...

Scanwell Health launches smartphone tests for UTIs in partnership with Lemonaid Health 0

Scanwell Health launches smartphone tests for UTIs in partnership with Lemonaid Health

Companies continue to refine digital diagnostic tools for in-home healthcare at a rapid clip and the latest to launch is an at-home test for urinary tract infections from the Los Angeles-based startup Scanwell Health....

Growth is out, profitability is in 0

Growth is out, profitability is in

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate and Alex held the reins as a duo (check out our chat with Greylock’s...

Why we’re still waiting on the Postmates S-1 0

Why we’re still waiting on the Postmates S-1

In a wide-ranging conversation at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco last week, Postmates co-founder and chief executive officer Bastian Lehmann made light of the company’s lack of IPO documents. The San Francisco-based on-demand delivery business...