Tea Making Robot Teforia Brews Up $5.1 Million In Seed Funding

teforia Teforia, the startup that promises its machine makes the perfect cup of tea every time has pulled in $5.1 million in a deal to help it take on the brewed beverage technology space. The company launched a rather successful pre-order campaign for what some would deem a pricey device. Teforia pulled in roughly $300,000 total for an initial price of $649 per machine during that campaign.… Read More

Uber Is Raising Another Couple Billion, At A $62.5 Billion Valuation

uber-money Rideshare platform Uber is looking to raise $2.1 billion. Uber is the most valuable technology company on paper, at a current $50 billion valuation. The additional funding would bring those figures up to $62.5 billion in value. Compare that to Uber’s U.S. rival Lyft, rumored to be raising half a billion at a $4 billion valuation. Lyft is aggressively spending to compete with… Read More

Behind The Prezi Pixels

Prezi Interactive presentation startup Prezi has been in quiet mode lately, but invited us behind the scenes to discuss its startup roots in Budapest, Hungary and juggling two offices in completely different time zones. Prezi pulls in clients the likes of Salesforce, Lufthansa, Marriott and IBM to create unique presentations. It has also seen an explosion in growth since hitting the scene in… Read More

11 Actual “Rooms” For Rent In SF That Are More Than Your Midwestern Mortgage

SFneighborhoods_DA8 Let’s be honest, every apartment for rent in San Francisco is more than the average Midwestern mortgage. An ordinary 35-44-year-old homeowner in the U.S. hands over about $1,073 per month for their house payment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The SF average for a one bedroom apartment is nearly three times that, at $2965 per month. Of course, the high rent has much to… Read More

Zenefits Under Investigation For Allegedly Allowing Unlicensed Brokers To Sell Health Insurance

zenefits 6 Cloud HR platform Zenefits may have allowed salespeople to illegally act as insurance agents in at least seven states. According to a Buzzfeed investigative report, the startup let unlicensed brokers sell health insurance, leading to at least one commissioner to investigate in Washington state. Those unlicensed solicitations go back to at least the summer of 2014, and the Washington state… Read More

The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

software-engineer-unicorns We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns for software engineering jobs.
In our previous report, we revealed cloud-based big data company Cloudera paid the best overall. Dropbox now takes the top spot when narrowing it down to… Read More

Chaotic Moon Explores Biometric Tattoos For Medicine And The Military

Chaotic Moon The future of wearables could be inked on your skin. Chaotic Moon, a software design and development firm based in Austin, Texas, is developing a high-tech tattoo made of components and conductive paint to create circuitry to basically turn you into a cyborg…er collect health and other biometric data from your body. Chaotic Moon’s tattoo kit is in the nascent prototype stage right… Read More

Athos Pushes Up To $51 Million In The Bank With Funding From Chamath Palhapitaya’s Social+Capital

Athos Wearable clothing may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s a real thing and it’s an expanding category with promise in the fitness industry. Athos, one of a handful of startups building out its wearable clothing brand, recently closed on $35 million in Series C financing from a number of investors, including Social+Capital. The startup faces some nominal competition from wearable… Read More

The 20 Highest Paying Startup Unicorns

high-paying-unicorns We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you, our readers, the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns.
Uber would be a good guess for top dollar salaries. But, you might be surprised to find Cloudera, a software company providing Apache Hadoop-based software and support to… Read More