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This QR code startup just raised $5 million led by Coatue to make one-click shopping ubiquitous

Amazon revolutionized one-click shopping, and it has a nearly $2 trillion market cap to show for the effort. Now, a 10-person startup founded by JD Maresco, who previously cofounded the public safety app Citizen, says it plans to make it a lot easier for retailers who sell directly to their customers to make re-ordering their products just as fast and simple through its QR codes. Indeed, Maresco’s new startup, Batch, is already working with numerous products and brands that use Shopify, promisin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Tech, Paypal, Alexis Ohanian, Cvs, Shopify, Batch, Andy Chen, Coatue, Matt Mazzeo, Alexis -LSB- Ohanian, JD Maresco, Maresco


This QR code startup just raised $5 million co-led by Coatue and Seven Seven Six

Amazon revolutionized one-click shopping, and it has a nearly $2 trillion market cap to show for the effort. Now, a 10-person startup founded by JD Maresco, who previously cofounded the public safety app Citizen, says it plans to make it a lot easier for retailers who sell directly to their customers to make re-ordering their products just as fast and simple through its QR codes. Indeed, Maresco’s new startup, Batch, is already working with numerous products and brands that use Shopify, promisin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Tech, Paypal, Alexis Ohanian, Cvs, Shopify, Batch, Andy Chen, Coatue, Matt Mazzeo, Alexis -LSB- Ohanian, JD Maresco, Maresco


10 things in tech: Elon Musk's Zillow listing, Google Health shakeup, 'Sexiest' VCs

Zillow Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Tomorrow is Juneteenth. Here are a few ways to celebrate the day.Now, let's get started.1. Elon Musk's last remaining home is listed on Zillow for $37.5 million. The 16,000-square-foot mansion - which he's selling to help fund a Mars colony - sits on 47 acres and has a pool, hiking trails, and space for 11 cars. Take a look at the listing. 2. Insider compiled seven pitch decks th...
Tags: Elon Musk, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Bill Gates, Alexis Ohanian, Airbnb, Fitbit, WeWork, Zillow, Musk, Miami Beach, Adam Neumann, Newsletters


How many opinions does it take to hit the $100M ARR Club?

In a world of talking points and corporate jargon, opinions are refreshing — and Expensify CEO and founder David Barrett is full of them. One of his earliest lessons in life, for example, was that basically everyone is wrong about basically everything. If instilling that at a young age doesn’t force you to become an entrepreneur, I don’t know what does. Barrett’s ethos has, as reporter Anna Heim puts, led to Expensify having “its own take on almost everything” from hiring without job titles and ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Utah, Mexico, Tech, Colombia, United States, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, EC, Fintech, Nubank, Expensify, Pittsburgh, Klarna


Miami and Space - the new battlegrounds for tech's top egos

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Miami techies bristle at Silicon Valley "saviors"Palantir's TikTok astro-momThe most promising startups of 2021 Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to David Bowie's "Starman." This week: Tech egos are clashing, from the shores of Miami to...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Space, Science, Enterprise, Microsoft, Softbank, America, Newsletter, Trends, Virgin Galactic, David Bowie, Venture Capital, Richard Branson, Miami, Silicon Valley


10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Getty Images / Spencer Platt Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get the day's top stock and crypto news in your inbox every morning.Sign up for Insider Investing for your weekly markets analysis.1. S&P 500 futures hover at record high as investors shrug off surging inflation. See what markets are doing today.2. The Bitcoin Mining Council kicks off with MicroStrategy's boss at the helm. But Elon Musk, who suspended bitcoin payments for Tesla over climate c...
Tags: Elon Musk, Finance, Amc, US, Trends, Tesla, Reddit, Cftc, Alexis Ohanian, Blackrock, Fed, Rieder, Kraken, Morningstar, Jesse Powell, MicroStrategy


10 things in tech: Billionaire taxes, PayPal mafia, Bill Gates' potatoes

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Getty Images; KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/Getty Images; Mike Cohen/Getty Images; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. The wealthiest Americans avoided billions in taxes by borrowing money. Billionaires often finance their lifestyles by using their fortunes as collateral for loans, w...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, White House, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Paypal, Netflix, Virgin Galactic, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Alexis Ohanian, Jeff Bezos, Branson, McDonald, Newsletters


Daily Crunch: With $639M funding found, Klarna is Europe’s highest-valued private fintech

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 10, 2021. A short note from TechCrunch to start, namely that it’s the last few hours to get an early-bird pass to TC Early Stage 2021: Marketing & Fundraising, coming in early July. It’s going to be pretty much amazing, so get on that, early-stage founders. — Alex Final 2 days for early-bird savings to TC Early Stage 202...
Tags: Apple, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, Texas, Microsoft, Indonesia, Softbank, Tech, Google Analytics, Alexis Ohanian, Cupertino, Serena Williams, Alex, Coinbase, Goodwater Capital


Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian talked meme stocks, his support for cryptocurrencies, and his new VC firm 776 in a recent interview. Here are the 10 best quotes.

Web Summit Alexis Ohanian said meme stocks are here to stay in a new interview with CNBC on Thursday. The Reddit co-founder recommended regulators take a soft approach to meme stock traders and cryptocurrencies. Ohanian also talked up his new VC firm 776 and said a lot of his personal holdings are in ethereum. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian sat down for an interview with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin on Thur...
Tags: Trends, Reddit, SEC, Alexis Ohanian, Cnbc, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Ohanian, Will Daniel, Opening Bell Reddit


2 top experts resigned from a key panel after the FDA approved a new Alzheimer's drug

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:Two top neuroscience experts resigned from an FDA panel after the agency approved a new Alzheimer's drug;Amazon and Walmart's latest battleground is cheap prescriptions;Transcarent, a startup backed by Livongo veterans, just raised $58 million at a nearly $500 million valuation.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiar...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Alzheimer's Disease, Healthcare, Alexis Ohanian, Fda, Biden, Morgan Stanley, Cnbc, Newsletters, Reuters Amazon, Scott Gottlieb, Lee Shapiro, Livongo


Seven Seven Six, the new venture firm from Alexis Ohanian, closes $150 million Fund 1

In June of last year, Alexis Ohanian announced that he was leaving Initialized Capital, the venture firm he co-founded alongside Garry Tan in 2011. Nearly a year later, he’s announcing that his new venture firm, Seven Seven Six, has raised $150 million for its first fund. Seven Seven Six is named for the year of the first Olympics, when a cook from nearby village ended up winning the Stadion race. Ohanian’s idea with the name stems from the fact that the cook was likely a fantastic athlete, but ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Greece, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Gloria, Lolli, Ohanian, PearPop, Seven Seven Six, Ohanian Katelyn Holloway, Lissie Garvin


Instagram unveiled new features aimed at helping creators earn money

Adam Mosseri and JoJo Siwa speak during Instagram and Facebook's Creator Week. Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Instagram and Facebook's Creator Week Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:Instagram unveiled three new features aimed at helping creators earn moneyA YouTuber with 1 million subscribers shares how...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, New York Times, Alexis Ohanian, Annie Leibovitz, Zuckerberg, Influencers, Boohoo, Brien, NFT


Starbucks developed a 'contactless' system to avoid touching customer's reusable mugs and it shows how hard it is to return to business as usual

Starbucks Starbucks will allow reusable mugs in stores for the first time since March 2020. Baristas are not supposed to actually touch the cups. After lifting mask requirements, this is another step towards returning to normal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Starbucks just announced that customers will once again be able to bring in their own mugs later this month. To encourage sustainability, Starbucks will continue to offer a 10 cent discount for drinks in reusable cu...
Tags: Cdc, Trends, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Starbucks, Starbucks Starbucks, Mary Meisenzahl, Nuggs


Nuggs creator Simulate raises $50M

New York-based Simulate today announced a $50 million fundraise. Led by Alexis Ohanian’s 776, the Series B brings the meat alternative’s total funding to north of $60 million and values it at $260 million. Simulate’s first product, Nuggs (formerly also the startup’s name), has already caused a splash, thanks in no small part to aggressive online advertising. The company notes a massive push in retail availability in the last six months. The chicken nugget alternative was available direct to cons...
Tags: Food, Startups, New York, Funding, Tech, Canada, Alexis Ohanian, Cto, Pasternak, Walmart Sam, Recent Funding, Meat Alternative, Ben Pasternak, Nuggs, 776, Simulate


See the pitch decks that fast-growing advertising and media startups used to raise millions from top VCs

Restream cofounders Andrew Surzynskyi and Alex Khuda. Restream Investors are pouring money into advertising, media, and marketing startups. They're trying to capitalize on changing consumer habits and marketers' need to ensure their ads are working. Check out these pitch decks to see how these startups pitched their visions to VCs and other investors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Investors are pouring money into startups that are trying to disrupt advertising, m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Media, Finance, Advertising, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Discovery Communications, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Espn


Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and Away's Jen Rubio just had their first child together. Here are 13 other power couples who rule the tech world.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and wife Miranda Kerr. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Snap Inc Slack's Stewart Butterfield and Away's Jen Rubio just had their first child together. They're among over a dozen other leaders in the tech industry in relationships with powerful people. Some, like Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott, and Bill and Melinda Gates, have recently split up. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the singer Grimes, Tesla CEO Elon Musk's girlfriend, migh...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Marriage, Instagram, Yahoo, Life, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Rome, Wyoming


More funding flows into Pipe, as buzzy fintech raises $250M at a $2B valuation

At the end of March, TechCrunch reported that buzzy startup Pipe — which aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue” — had raised $150 million in a round of funding that values the fintech at $2 billion. Well, that deal has closed and in the end, Miami-based Pipe confirms that it has actually raised $250 million at a $2 billion valuation in a round that was “massively oversubscribed,” according to co-founder and co-CEO Harry Hurst. “We had originally allocated $150 million for the round, bu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Japan, Maryland, Okta, Finance, Funding, Startup, Tech, Economy, SaaS, Venture Capital, Miami, Alexis Ohanian, Pipe, Siemens


Insider regularly talks to young people who are making their mark in luxury - here's who we have spoken to so far

(L-R), Alex Assouline, Destinee Ross-Sutton, Marina Raphael, Avi Hiaeve. Emilia Brandao; Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020; Marina Raphael; Avi & Co; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Luxury spans many sectors: fashion, watches and jewelry, travel, real estate, and even publishing and night clubs. It could take years to build a strong luxury business, and even then, there is no guarantee that consumers will connect with the product. Insider regularly talks to young people who ar...
Tags: Transportation, Fashion, Milan, Beyonce, Small Business, Obama, Rihanna, New York City, Disney, Lifestyle, NFL, Trends, Wealth, Nas, Netflix, Watches


Alexis Ohanian Says Most People Know Him As ‘Serena’s Husband’ And That’s Just Fine

The Reddit co-founder shared another title that he's proud to be known as: Olympia's dad.
Tags: News, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Serena, Olympia


Alexis Ohanian Says Most People Know Him As ‘Serena’s Husband,’ And That’s Fine

The Reddit co-founder shared another title that he's proud to be known as: Olympia's dad.
Tags: News, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Serena, Olympia


Early Coinbase backer Garry Tan is keeping the “vast majority” of his shares because of this deal

A week after the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase staged a direct listing, much of the focus remains on the wealth that the listing generated for executives at the company, its board members, and its private investors. Citing data from Capital Market Laboratories, Cointelegraph on Monday noted, for example, that 12,965,079 shares worth close to $5 billion at the time had been sold by insiders by the close of stock market on Friday. One early investor who sold some of those shares is Garry Tan of...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Navy, Tech, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Coinbase, Garry Tan, Initialized Capital, Yc, Armstrong, Tan, Alexis, Garry, Brian Armstrong, Harjeet Taggar


Pearpop raises from The Chainsmokers, Alexis Ohanian, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Mark Cuban, Marshmello, and Snoop Dogg

Pearpop, the marketplace for social collaborations between the teeming hordes of musicians, craftspeople, chefs, clowns, diarists, dancers, artists, actors, acrobats, aspiring celebrities and actual celebrities, has raised $16 million in funding that includes what seems like half of Hollywood, along with Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six venture firm and Bessemer Venture Partners. The funding was actually split between a $6 million seed funding round co-led by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Soun...
Tags: Android, TC, Hollywood, Instagram, Amy Schumer, Social Media, Tech, Author, Software, Mark Cuban, Alexis Ohanian, Tony Hawk, Kevin Hart, Ashton Kutcher, Black Mirror, TechCrunch


Startup Pearpop Raises $16 Million to Fuel Social-Collab Marketplace

Pearpop is turning social-media capital into real dollars — and the startup has banked $16 million to build out its marketplace for buying and selling social collaborations among creators. The total includes $10 million in Series A financing led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners as well […]
Tags: News, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Bessemer Venture Partners, Guy Oseary, PearPop


Pipe, which aims to be the ‘Nasdaq for revenue,’ raises more money at a $2B valuation

Fast-growing fintech Pipe has raised another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, just weeks after raising $50M in growth funding , according to sources familiar with the deal. Although the round is still ongoing, Pipe has reportedly raised $150 million in a “massively oversubscribed” round led by Baltimore, Md.-based Greenspring Associates. While the company has signed a term sheet, more money could still come in, according to the source. Both new and existing investors have partic...
Tags: Tech, Miami, Alexis Ohanian, Pipe, Siemens, Joe Lonsdale, Hurst, Greenspring Associates, Jim Pallotta, Baltimore Md, Craft Ventures, Raptor Group, Shopify Slack HubSpot Okta Social Capital, Chamath Palihapitiya Marc Benioff Michael Dell, Harry Hurst, Tradable ARR


Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Youtube creators Cody Ko and Casey Neistat took part in a $5 million funding round for an app that rewards online shoppers with bitcoin

Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images Investors including Alexis Ohanian, Cody Ko, and Casey Neistat took part in a $5 million funding round for bitcoin rewards company, Lolli. Lolli is a browser extension that rewards online shoppers with bitcoin when they make a purchase.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.A star-studded roster of investors took part in a $5 million funding round for Lolli, a company that rewards online shoppers with a small amount of...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Bitcoin, United States, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Coinbase, Btc, Casey Neistat, Seed Funding, Lolli, Ohanian, Getty Images Investors, Seed Investors, Cody Ko, Lolli Lolli


Crypto social network BitClout arrives with a bevy of high profile investors, and skeptics

While much of the recent wave of relentless hype around NFTs — or non-fungible tokens — has been most visibly manifested in high-dollar art auctions or digital trading cards sales, there’s also been a relentless string of chatter among bullish investors who see a future that ties the tokens to the future of social media and creator monetization. Much of the most spirited conversations have centered on a pre-launch project called BitClout, a social crypto-exchange where users can buy and sell tok...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Cryptography, Bitcoin, Reddit, Currency, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Cryptocurrencies, Terry Crews


Gross YouTuber David Dobrik Meets the Inevitable

Dethroned 24-year-old influencer David Dobrik, who started out in the boozy man cave of YouTube and migrated to a more family-friendly neighborhood of D’Amelios, has now exited the photo-sharing app Dispo, which launched just three weeks ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gross, View, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Freeware, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Doordash, Spark Capital, Youtubers, Mobile Applications, Dispo, Teen Choice Awards, David Dobrik, Social Networking Services


Early investors in Dispo to donate any profits from the photo-sharing app

After Spark Capital announced it would ‘sever all ties’ with Dispo following allegations around co-creator and famous YouTuber David Dobrik, two of the app’s earliest investors have similarly backed away from the company. Seven Seven Six and Unshackled followed suit this morning, releasing subsequent statements that they plan to donate any profits from investments to organizations working with survivors of sexual assault. Spark Capital decides to “sever all ties” with David Dobrik’s Dispo app ...
Tags: TC, Tech, David, Reddit, Unshackled, Alexis Ohanian, Spark, Spark Capital, Maitri, Venture, Ohanian, Dispo, David Dobrik, Dobrik, Unshackled Ventures, Seven Seven Six


Spark Capital decides to “sever all ties” with David Dobrik’s Dispo app weeks after leading deal

Venture capital firm Spark Capital has decided to ‘sever all ties’ with Dispo, a photo-sharing app co-created by famous YouTuber David Dobrik. The move, announced by the firm late Sunday, was triggered by a recent investigation by Business Insider that exposed allegations from a woman who said that a member of Dobrik’s Vlog Squad sexually assaulted her. “In light of recent news about the Vlog Squad and David Dobrik, the cofounder of Dispo, we have made the decision to sever all ties with the com...
Tags: TC, Tech, David, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Spark Capital, Dispo, David Dobrik, Vlog Squad, Dobrik, Unshackled Ventures, HelloFresh and Dollar Shave Club, Information Dispo


Venture capital firm Spark Capital says it's severing ties with David Dobrik's new photo app Dispo

The move comes following accusations that a member of Dobrik's vlog squad sexually assaulted a woman. David Dobrik / Vlog Squad Venture capital firm Spark Capital said it was severing ties with Dispo, a photo-sharing app co-created by YouTuber David Dobrik. Last week Insider released an investigation into Dobrik's "Vlog Squad." One of its members has been accused of rape by a woman who appeared in a video about group sex. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dispo, the...
Tags: News, Trends, New York Times, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Spark Capital, Kat Tenbarge, Dispo, David Dobrik, Vlog Squad, Dobrik, Natalie Mariduena, YouTuber David Dobrik, Julie Gerstein Kelsey Vlamis, David Dobrik Vlog Squad Venture, Dispo Dispo