The majority of American employees want flexibility in the workplace, but less than half say they have it. Werk co-founder and co-CEO Annie Dean discusses bridging the ‘flexibility gap’ and the potential benefits for both bosses and workers. Cheddar TV.
With the almost incessant buzz around the term “employee engagement” over the past few years, everyone knows how important it is for employees to feel a deep connection to the work they do. Entrepreneur.
A new subscription service will now let you chat with a vet from your smartphone for $10 per month. TechCrunch.
Pared serves as an on-demand tool for restaurant workers, who might find themselves already working across multiple different jobs or multiple different restaurants and are looking for a lifestyle over which they have some more control. TechCrunch.
If you want to know who’s fixing the workplace for ambitious women, look no further than Anna Auerbach of Werk Enterprises Inc. Bloomberg.
Employers today know that employees want flexibility, and many companies say they offer it. But there are lots of people out there who need flexibility but don’t have access to it. Harvard Business Review.
It’s no secret that multi-platinum, Grammy-winning rapper Chamillionaire is also a tech investor with a nose for what’s hot. It’s also no secret that his newest investment, his own start-up Convoz, is worth watching. Forbes.
Patronage platform Patreon just acquired Kit, a startup building a merchandise logistics backend so creators don’t have to fiddle with spreadsheets and stuff envelopes themselves. TechCrunch.
Scout.fm wants to change the way people listen to podcasts. TechCrunch.
Casa, a six-month-old startup that helps consumers securely store cryptocurrencies, has launched its first product and raised $2.1 million in new investment. Venture capital firms Lerer Hippeau, Compound and Boost VC participated in the financing round. Forbes.
Check out this interview with the CEO of Omni, Tom McLeod. Forbes.
Founded by Kara Cohen and Ilana Kruger, Dripkit is a design-centric, portable coffee solution that makes it easy to get your pour-over coffee for work, travel, and beyond. DesignMilk.
Check out this interview with the CEO of Meter Feeder, Jim Gibbs. Disruptor Daily.
The subscription-based startup aims to provide resources to working mothers, and ultimately set them up to succeed in all areas of their lives. TechCrunch.
PlateJoy maps out meals for its users, customizing recipes to dietary preferences (“low carb,” “gluten free,” “paleo”), lifestyle goals (“trying to lose weight”), and available cooking time and appliances. Quartz.
The product allows companies to provide virtual credit cards to every employee, and then follows that up with a suite of approval workflow and analytics features that will make every CFO swoon and employees rejoice at the ease of buying services. The company announced today that it has raised $4 million in venture capital led by Rick Smith at Crosscut Ventures. TechCrunch.
Juniper Square, which today announced it has raised a $6 million Series A round led by Felicis Ventures, is tackling the real estate investment side by helping investment managers raise and manage outside capital for their projects. TechCrunch.
Ripple has its first investment after it backed U.S.-based storage startup Omni through a $25 million round. TechCrunch.
The community, first launched in 2014 as a humble WordPress blog site, has now grown to over 200,000 developers sharing their technology stacks as well as advice on how to use them. Today, the company announced a $5.2 million Series A round led by e.Ventures. That’s on top of a $1.5 million seed round which TechCrunch covered just a few months ago. TechCrunch.
San Francisco-based startup Elroy Air announced Dec. 22 that it’s secured $4.6 million in seed funding to build large, autonomous drones, capable of carrying loads of 150 pounds up to 300 miles in one trip. Quartz.