Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 2 live right here

12 Dec

Good morning! Disrupt Berlin Day 2 begins now, and boy do we have a show for you! Today, we’ll hear from Justin Drake (Ethereum Foundation), Carolina Brochado (Softbank Investment Advisors) and Andrei Brasoveanu (Accel), Young Sohn (Samsung), and Matthew Prince (Cloudflare), live from the Main Stage. On the Extra Crunch stage, panelists will discuss important […]

Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 1 live right here

11 Dec

Good morning, and welcome to another Disrupt! Today, we come to you from beautiful (and cold) Berlin, Germany, for Day 1 of Disrupt Berlin. On the Main Stage, we’ll hear from European tech leaders like Hiroki Takeuchi (GoCardless), Sebastian Siemiatkowski (Klarna) and the senior partners at Atomico, including Sophia Bendz, Siraj Khaliq, Hiro Tamura and […]

Canva introduces video editing, has big plans for 2020

6 Dec

Canva, the design company with nearly $250 million in funding, has today announced a variety of new features, including a video editing tool. The company has also announced Canva Apps, which allows developers and customers alike to build on top of Canva. Thus far, Dropbox, Google Drive, PhotoMosh and Instagram are already in the Canva […]

Figma launches Auto Layout

5 Dec

Figma, the design tool maker that has raised nearly $83 million from investors such as Index Ventures, Sequoia, Greylock and Kleiner Perkins, has today announced a new feature called Auto Layout that takes some of the tedious reformatting out of the design process. Designers are all too familiar with the problem of manually sizing content […]

Announcing the complete Disrupt Berlin agenda!

26 Nov

Disrupt Berlin is right around the corner. And there is plenty to look forward to. Join us December 11 and December 12 to hear from industry leaders, investors and bright stars in the startup world. We’ll sit down with CEOs from big-name companies such as UIPath, Samsung, and Naspers, as well as leading investors from […]

Inhabitr raises $4 million to let you rent furniture

20 Nov

Inhabitr, a Chicago-based furniture rental platform, has today announced the close of a $4 million in Series A funding, led by Great North Labs. Inhabitr launched in 2016 after the cofounders, who have gone through dozens of moves between the two of them, decided that purchasing, moving and maintaining furniture is one of the biggest […]

Eden office management platform raises $25 million Series B

19 Nov

Eden, the workplace management platform that connects office managers with service providers, today announced the close of a $25 million Series B round led by Reshape. Participants in the round also include Fifth Wall Ventures, Mitsui Fudosan, RXR Realty, Thor Equities, Bessemer Venture Partners, Alate Partners, Quiet Capital, S28 Capital, Canvas Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Upshift […]

These sneakers vibrate

13 Nov

Sometimes it seems like you can hear a song all the way in your toes. With these new sneakers, you actually can. Meet the new EP 01 sneakers out of DropLabs. Yes, you read that right. We’re talking about sneakers. Invented by a man named Ross Seiler, and led by former Beats by Dre CEO […]

Loop Returns picks up $10 million in Series A led by FirstMark Capital

12 Nov

Loop Returns, the startup that helps brands handle returns from online purchases, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital. Lerer Hippeau and Ridge Ventures also participated in the round. Loop started when Jonathan Poma, a cofounder and COO and President, was working at an agency […]

Wardrobe picks up $1.5 million for a new fashion rental marketplace

6 Nov

Wardrobe, a new peer-to-peer fashion rental marketplace, has today announced the close of a $1.5 million seed round and its public launch out of beta. The funding was led by angel investor Cyan Banister and Ludlow Ventures, with participation from GroupUp Ventures, Airbnb cofounder Nate Blecharczyk and HQ Trivia founder Rus Yusupov, among others. Wardrobe […]

Friended is a new social network that wants to get real

5 Nov

Though the social media landscape is dominated by a few major players, consumers still seem to want something new and different. Just look at TikTok. Today, a new social app is launching called Friended, which is taking an altogether different strategy when it comes to connecting people online. Friended was started by Thumb cofounder and […]

New York’s ERA invests in esports org Gen.G

4 Nov

Esports are the wild wild West right now. There’s clearly a huge potential for the industry to become incredibly lucrative, but everything from the infrastructure of competition to the overall culture isn’t quite ready for prime time. This introduces a huge opportunity for the tech world to get in on the action. We’ve seen traditional […]

Learn how to scale your startup globally at Disrupt Berlin

31 Oct

The rise of the internet has given every company the chance to be a global company. But as a founder, growing from your garage to the worldwide markets can be tricky business. That’s why we’ve assembled a panel of top-tier experts to talk through the peaks and pitfalls of scaling strategies at Disrupt Berlin in […]

Stampli raises $25 million in Series B to bring AI to invoice management

30 Oct

Stampli, the Mountain View-based company looking to automate invoice management, has today announced the close of a $25 million Series B round. The funding round was led by SignalFire, with participation from existing investors such as Hillsven Capital, Bloomberg Beta, as well as new investors such as NextWorld Capital. Stampli launched in 2015 to build […]

What’s next in design

29 Oct

The world of design has gone through a monumental shift in the last decade, which has ripped the industry wide open. Ten years ago, the vast majority of designers were working in Adobe Photoshop. It’s a clunky photo editing tool that reigned over the market. No collaboration. No cloud. In that span of time, the […]

Announcing the Disrupt Berlin 2019 agenda

24 Oct

Disrupt Berlin is right around the corner. And there is plenty to look forward to. Join us December 11 and December 12 to hear from industry leaders, investors, and bright stars in the startup world. We’ll sit down with CEOs from big-name companies such as Away, UIPath, and Naspers, as well as leading investors from […]

Figma’s Community lets designers share and remix live files

22 Oct

As designers grow both in sheer numbers and within the hierarchy of organizations, design tool makers are adapting to their evolving needs in different ways. Figma, the web-based collaborative design tool, is taking a note from the engineering revolution of the early aughts. “What if there were a GitHub for designers?” mused Dylan Field, early […]

Koio, the D2C luxury sneaker brand, raises $6 million

22 Oct

Koio, the high-end sneakers brand led by Chris Wichert and Johannes Quodt, has today raised an additional $6 million in Series A funding, bringing total Series A funding to $9 million. The round was led by Founders Fund, with participation from existing investors Acton Capital Partners and Brand Foundry, among others. The direct-to-consumer product was […]