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Managed By Q launches a new task management feature for office managers

Managed By Q, the office management platform recently acquired by WeWork, has today announced the launch of Task Management. The feature comes to Managed By Q by way of Hivy, a startup acquired by MBQ back in 2017, that focuses on connecting a company’s employees to the office manager that handles their requests. Pre-Hivy, collecting requests and tracking projects across a large number of employees was a tedious, fragmented process. Hivy created a dashboard that organizes all those requests i...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Real Estate, Enterprise, WeWork, Managed By Q, Dan Teran, Hivy, Pauline Tordeur


Selina raises $100M at an $850M valuation for its network of living spaces for digital nomads

The rising tide of Airbnb is lifting all boats, and today a startup that’s building a series of living-coworking-activity spaces across the world primarily geared at digital nomads is reeling in a sizeable round to take its business to the next level. Selina, which operates a network of 22,000 beds out of boutique hostel-style operations in some 13 countries, has raised $100 million in funding — money that it plans to to use to expand its footprint to 130,000 beds across 400 properties by 2023, ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, Real Estate, New York, London, Mexico, Hotels, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, Accommodation, Property, Vacation, Airbnb, WeWork, Panama


Opinion: This generation is all about concierge-level services

There’s been an evolution in retail around customer expectations in the last 20 years for delivery and returns. When the internet became common in every household at the start of this century, e-commerce customers expected that their orders be shipped to their home—just like they had experienced with print catalogs for decades. Then, customers started expecting to be able to get their packages delivered at work or to a drop box. The emergence of branded smartphone apps in the last several yea...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Advertising, WeWork, Accenture, Tory Burch, Runway, Kohl, Amit Sharma, Narvar


WeWork pulls out of talks to take on more Hong Kong space - sources

U.S. shared workspace group WeWork has pulled out of at least five negotiations to take on new space in Hong Kong this year, sources said, highlighting a cooling down of the co-working industry because of financing constraints.
Tags: Hong Kong, Money, businessNews, WeWork


Ro, a direct-to-consumer online pharmacy, reaches $500M valuation

Venture capitalists have valued direct-to-consumer telehealth business Ro at $500 million with an $85 million Series B financing, sources confirm to TechCrunch. The fresh round of funding comes seven months after Ro — widely known for its men’s health brand Roman, a cloud pharmacy for erectile dysfunction — made headlines with an $88 million Series A.  Ro didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The company’s outsized Series A, led by FirstMark Capital, was used to launch and scal...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Medicine, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, WeWork, FirstMark Capital, General Catalyst, Telemedicine, Benchmark, Slow Ventures, Initialized Capital, Manual


China’s startup ecosystem is hitting back at demanding working hours

In China, the laws limit work to 44 hours a week and require overtime pay for anything above that. But many aren’t following the rules, and a rare online movement puts a spotlight on extended work hours in China’s booming tech sector. People from all corners of society have rallied in support for improvements to startup working conditions, while some warn of hurdles in a culture ingrained in the belief that more work leads to greater success. In late March, anonymous activists introduced 996.ICU...
Tags: TC, Asia, Japan, Microsoft, Law, China, US, Tech, Mit, Beijing, Shanghai, Alibaba, JD.com, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Cctv


Ousted MoviePass cofounder Stacy Spikes breaks his silence on the startup's whirlwind rise and crash to financial reality

In his first major interview since being fired by the company in 2018, MoviePass cofounder Stacy Spikes opened up to Business Insider about creating the startup and what led to his exit. Spikes talked about the game-changing innovations that made MoviePass possible, including creating a geolocation mapping system from scratch in 90 days with a team of five. He spoke about the heartbreak after AMC Theatres walked away from making MoviePass a partner after a successful trial run. Spikes also exp...
Tags: Europe, New York, Boston, Amc, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Netflix, Aol, Manhattan, Studio Movie Grill, John, Amc Theatres, Terry Gilliam, WeWork


VC Trends in 2019: More Money, Fewer Deals But Women Still Get Less

If you’ve been following venture capital trends, what you expected to happen in the first quarter of 2019 did: More money is being invested in fewer deals, and women founders still are getting less of it than men.Venture firms sent $32.6 billion into startups nationally during the first three months of 2019, the second largest amount for any quarter since at least 2006, according to data released overnight by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. But that large sum came from o...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Softbank, Funding, Women, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Physics, Pwc, Venture Capital


The Wing poaches Snap’s comms director

Women-focused co-working space The Wing has hired Rachel Racusen as vice president of communications. Racusen has been the director of communications at Snap, the developer of Snapchat, since late 2016. Racusen’s exit represents the latest in a series of departures at the “camera company.” Earlier this year, the company’s chief financial officer Tim Stone stepped down. Shortly after, The Wall Street Journal reported that Snap had fired its global security head Francis Racioppi after an invest...
Tags: Startups, Barack Obama, Tech, Snapchat, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Vice President, Evan Spiegel, WeWork, Casper, Sequoia Capital, Msnbc, Wall Street Journal, Upfront Ventures, General Counsel, Snap


Startups Weekly: US companies raised $30B in Q1 2019

Let’s start this week’s newsletter with some data. Nationally, startups pulled in $30.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019, up 22 percent year-on-year, according to Crunchbase’s latest deal round-up. A closer look at the numbers shows a big drop in angel funding and a slight decrease in mega-rounds, or financings larger than $100 million. The number of mega-rounds fell to 57 deals in Q1 and deal value was down too. With that said, mega-rounds still accounted for $16.4 billion, making Q1 2019 t...
Tags: Lyft, Elvie, US, Tech, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Parker Conrad, Megan Rose Dickey, Nyse, Alex Wilhelm, Forbes, Jane, Greg Kumparak, Pokemon Go


India’s OYO enters Japan in partnership with SoftBank

Fresh from closing a notable investment from Airbnb, India’s OYO has expanded its footprint into Japan. The move comes through a joint venture with investor SoftBank — which led OYO’s $1 billion round last year through its Vision Fund — which will cover hotel-based accommodation and home rentals. Financial details around the joint venture were not disclosed. An OYO representative declined to go into details when asked. OYO started out in India, where it initially aggregated budget hotels, and it...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Indonesia, China, India, Softbank, Philippines, Malaysia, Nepal, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Hotel, Airbnb, WeWork, Laser


WeWork buys office cleaning and management startup Managed by Q

WeWork has swept up another startup in a bid to bolster its strength as a global workspace company.
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WeWork acquires $249 million office services startup Managed by Q as it goes after larger business customers

WeWork has acquired Managed by Q, a platform for office tenants to hire on-demand service workers like cleaners, receptionists or IT support. Managed by Q was most recently valued at $249 million in a financing round in January, according to PitchBook. The company had raised $85 million since 2014 from GV, Homebrew and RRE Ventures. Managed by Q Cofounder and CEO Dan Teran will stay on to lead Managed by Q as a separate entity under WeWork. In yet another effort to expand beyond its office l...
Tags: Softbank, Trends, WeWork, Wall Street Journal, RRE Ventures, Louis Vuitton, PitchBook Data, Euclid, Teran, Dan Teran


WeWork acquires Managed By Q

Managed By Q, the office management platform based out of New York, has today been acquired by The We Company, formerly known as WeWork. Financial terms were not disclosed. The WSJ reports that it was a cash and stock deal. Managed By Q, which has 500 employees, will remain as a wholly owned separate entity and CEO Dan Teran will remain on following the acquisition to join WeWork leadership. Upon its latest financing in January, Managed By Q was valued at $249 million, according to PitchBook. He...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Real Estate, New York, Enterprise, Tech, Silicon Valley, WeWork, WSJ, Managed By Q, Exit, Adam Neumann, GV, Teran, NVS


Hometalk raises $15M to grow its DIY community

Hometalk, a DIY community site with just under 10 million monthly users and over 21 million monthly visits, today announced that it has raised a $15M growth round led by NFX, with participation from WeWork founder and CEO Adam Neumann and Altair Capital. If you’re not familiar with Hometalk, you can think of the site as kind of DIY-centric Houzz, with a focus on visuals and step-by-step guides for doing projects inside your home. Those user-written guides cover everything from fixing clogged ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Real Estate, Learning, Funding, New York City, Jerusalem, Tech, Ceo, Urban Agriculture, WeWork, Construction, Houzz, Do It Yourself, Adam Neumann, Hometalk


Public shaming is not a solution to trademark bullying. Let’s build one.

–Jason Voiovich Last week, we saw the latest installment in the “trademark bullying” saga. But this time was different. Instead of lawyers fighting amongst themselves, DuetsBlog brought out the big gun: Seth Godin. You can read the entire piece here. I like Seth Godin, and so do lots of other people (hence, the “big gun”). I read the comments (over 30 from my count). It seems to make people feel better to have someone with credibility give voice to their frustration. I’m not against feeling bett...
Tags: Small Business, Search Engines, Infringement, United States, Goodwill, WeWork, Branding, Guest Bloggers, Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin, Trademarks, Mixed Bag of Nuts, Almost Advice, Trademark Bullying, Jason Voiovich, Trademarkia


WeWork's Extreme Growth Model Is Worrying European Bankers

ING balked because a single tenant, WeWork Cos., would be responsible for paying all the rent. Increasingly, lenders in Europe are cooling toward the co-working giant, which started with six floors in a tenement-style building in New York’s SoHo district nine years ago, and now has 45 million square feet (4.2 million square meters) of office space around the world. The following account of how lenders are backing away from WeWork in Europe is based on interviews with executives from 17 banks, ...
Tags: Europe, Science, WeWork, ING, WeWork Cos, New York 's SoHo


Bankers Are Balking at WeWork

ING balked because a single tenant, WeWork Cos., would be responsible for paying all the rent. Increasingly, lenders in Europe are cooling toward the co-working giant, which started with six floors in a tenement-style building in New York’s SoHo district nine years ago, and now has 45 million square feet (4.2 million square meters) of office space around the world. The following account of how lenders are backing away from WeWork in Europe is based on interviews with executives from 17 banks, ...
Tags: Europe, Science, WeWork, ING, WeWork Cos, New York 's SoHo


Lyft’s IPO, Casper the friendly unicorn and WeWork’s staggering losses

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full gang around, with Connie Loizos in the studio with Kate Clark and our guest Barrett Cohn from Scenic Advisement. Alex was on the line from Providence. Lucky for us, news of Lyft’s IPO pricing broke right before we hit record. That shook things up a bit, but it was far better to have it break as we were getting our notes together rather ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Lyft, Real Estate, Ipo, Venture Capital, Bank, WeWork, Equity, Alex, TechCrunch, Unicorn, Adam, Connie Loizos, Equity podcast


WeWork Lenders Are Getting Cold Feet

ING balked because a single tenant, WeWork Cos., would be responsible for paying all the rent. Increasingly, lenders in Europe are cooling toward the co-working giant, which started with six floors in a tenement-style building in New York’s SoHo district nine years ago, and now has 45 million square feet (4.2 million square meters) of office space around the world. The following account of how lenders are backing away from WeWork in Europe is based on interviews with executives from 17 banks, ...
Tags: Europe, Science, WeWork, ING, WeWork Cos, New York 's SoHo


WeWork backs New York tech clubhouse Betaworks Studios

Betaworks Studios, the brainchild of New York City seed-stage venture capital fund Betaworks, has amassed the support of WeWork, or The We Company, as they now call themselves. JLL Spark Ventures and the co-working giant have led co-led a $4.4 million investment in the membership-based co-working club described as a supportive community for builders. Launched in 2018, Betaworks Studios offers entrepreneurs, artists, engineers and creatives a place to work on projects and accumulate a network, si...
Tags: Startups, TC, Real Estate, New York, New York City, Tech, Venture Capital, Websites, WeWork, BetaWorks, John Borthwick, Giphy, World Wide Web, Bbg Ventures, Digg, Goop


Proxy raises $13.6M to unlock anything with Bluetooth identity

You know how kings used to have trumpeters heralding their arrival wherever they went? Proxy wants to do that with Bluetooth. The startup lets you instantly unlock office doors and reserve meeting rooms using Bluetooth Low Energy signal. You never even have to pull out your phone or open an app. But Proxy is gearing up to build an entire Bluetooth identity layer for the world that could invisibly hover around its users. That could allow devices around the workplace and beyond to instantly rec...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Y Combinator, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Dropbox, WeWork, Mars, Kleiner Perkins, Bluetooth Low Energy, Ratner, Jive


Unicorns aren’t profitable — Wall Street doesn’t care

In Silicon Valley, investors don’t expect their portfolio companies to be profitable. “Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies,” a bible for founders, instead calls for heavy spending on growth to scale in an Amazon -like fashion. As for Wall Street, it’s shown an affinity for stock in Jeff Bezos’ business, despite the many years it spent navigating a path to profitability, as well as other money-losing endeavors. Why? Because it too is far less concerned...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Pinterest, Wall Street, Groupon, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Jeff Bezos


Unicorns aren’t profitable, and Wall Street doesn’t care

In Silicon Valley, investors don’t expect their portfolio companies to be profitable. “Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies,” a bible for founders, instead calls for heavy spending on growth to scale in an Amazon -like fashion. As for Wall Street, it’s shown an affinity for stock in Jeff Bezos’ business, despite the many years it spent navigating a path to profitability, as well as other money-losing endeavors. Why? Because it too is far less concerned...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Pinterest, Wall Street, Groupon, Tech, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Jeff Bezos


Coming Home Again: Estrada Returns to Lead WeWork Labs in Houston

Houston—Co-working company WeWork is opening its latest “Labs” space in Houston.New York-based WeWork, which has 49 Labs programs across the United States and globe, opened its first Texas location, in Dallas, last fall. WeWork’s Labs is the business’s version of an early stage startup program, offering workshops, mentorship, connections to local accelerator and incubator programs, and more in exchange for rent.Leading the endeavor is Carlos Estrada, a native Houstonian who returns to the city ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Texas, Trends, Tech, People, Austin, United States, Innovation, Dallas, Nebraska, Lincoln, WeWork, Houston, Alice, Agtech


The next frontier in real estate technology

Patricia Nakache Contributor Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. More posts by this contributor How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient Fighting Sexism In Silicon Valley John Lin Contributor John Lin is an associate partner at Trinity Ventures supporting investments in developer tools, artificial intelligence and real estate. From ente...
Tags: Column, Real Estate, New York, Tech, Property, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, WeWork, Zillow, Trulia, Trinity Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Affordable Housing, Ollie, Loopnet, Zillow Trulia


WeWork Labs is launching a food tech accelerator

WeWork Labs, the coworking giant’s startup program that relaunched just over a year ago, is announcing a new initiative focused on food and agriculture startups — WeWork Food Labs. Roee Adler, the global head of WeWork Labs, told me that there will be two main pieces to the Food Labs program. First, there will be the space itself, at 511 W 25th in New York City, which Adler described as “a very inclusive workspace” for members who may be in “the very early stages” of pursuing a food-rel...
Tags: Startups, New York City, Tech, WeWork, Startup Accelerator, Chloe, Adler, Coworking, WeWork Labs, Roee Adler, WeWork Food Labs, Food Labs, Samantha Wasser, Marion Nestle Adler


Tetrate nets $12.5 million to bring microservices to the corporate masses

Tetrate, a company bringing commercial services and support to the open source projects –Istio and Envoy — providing network management functions for the microservices that make up modern mobile applications, has launched with $12.5 million in new financing. The company, founded by top engineers at Google who started the Istio project, raised its initial financing from a slew of institutions and big names in enterprise software including Pankaj Patel, Former Chief Development Officer at Cisco...
Tags: Google, TC, Lyft, Cloud Computing, Samsung, Tech, Cisco, Ceo, Engineer, Companies, Computing, Ibm, WeWork, Vmware, Cto, Intel Capital


Talent Garden raises €44M to expand in cities ignored by the WeWork-style spaces

Finding myself talking at a startup conference in Kosovo three years ago (as one does), I realized how close I was to Albania, a place which held some fascination for me. I managed to grab a lift with a friendly techie to Tirana, where they arranged for me to speak to the local tech community. That meetup was held in a small co-working space called Talent Garden. It gradually transpired that, while WeWork and other such coworking/offices spaces were concentrating on New York and London, Talent G...
Tags: TC, Europe, New York, France, Berlin, San Francisco, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Albania, WeWork, Dublin


Here are all the wild things, from wave pools to turmeric coffee creamer, that WeWork's surfing founder has invested in

WeWork's chief exec Adam Neumann is throwing company money at a hodge-podge of far-flung projects which seem to primarily align around his personal interests, the Wall Street Journal detailed on Tuesday.  The avid surfer has led WeWork to invest tens of millions of dollars into a wave pool company and into big-wave legend Laird Hamilton's natural food company.  After Neumann and his wife had trouble finding schooling options for their five children in Manhattan, Neumann decided to start h...
Tags: Softbank, Trends, Tesla, Manhattan, WeWork, Wall Street Journal, Long Island, Neumann, Adam Neumann, The Journal, Laird Hamilton, Laird Superfood, WeWork Investors, Manhattan Neumann, Wavegarden Neumann, WeGrow Neumann