Breather, a new startup which can best be described as ‘Uber for private work spaces’ has raised a $1.5 million seed round to fund the launch of its service later this year.
Aimed at people who want to work somewhere a bit more private and comfortable than a Starbucks for a short period with the convenience of ordering an Uber cab, Breather plans to launch a limited beta rollout of spaces in New York City in October this year.
Users will be able to book each space via a mobile app, which will...Read Full Story
Sunrise, the startup behind the acclaimed email service and iOS calendar app of the same name, has raised a $2.2 million seed round led by Resolute and NextView Ventures, with participation from well-known angels like Dave Morin, Loic Le Meur and Hunter Walk.
Sunrise was founded as a bootstrapped startup by New York-based Pierre Valade and Jeremy Le Van, who left jobs at Foursquare to launch a daily email service that augmented your personal calendar with information from your social networks...Read Full Story
2013 has been a breakout year for the sharing economy. It made the cover of Forbes and the Economist, was covered by Good Morning America and now, LeWeb, Europe’s largest tech conference, has made sharing the theme of its London event.
Boasting a who’s who roster of key sharing economy players including Joe Gebbia from Airbnb, Leah Busque from TaskRabbit, Lisa Gansky of Mesh Labs, Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey, Chad Dickerson of Etsy and many more, LeWeb London, which takes place on...Read Full Story
LeWeb founder Loic Le Meur confirms that he’s been using a third-party tool called GlassTweet to tweet photos.
Due to erroneous information provided by a source, the original version of this report misidentified the app as an official Twitter app for Google Glass. It is in fact an app produced by a third party.
There’s no doubt about it: Google Glass is already being used to send tweets.
For now, however, it’s not known for certain that anyone has done so with an official Twitter app for...Read Full Story
Recently at the TNW conference in Amsterdam, Loic Le Meur regaled the audience with a detailed keynote on the sharing economy, its growth, and how, whether or not you want to, you cannot avoid it.
What is driving the sharing economy? Not to spoil the excellent speech, but a few of the key reasons include a sluggish economy and problems involving choice. If you want to get your mind around a key, and rapidly growing sector of not just the technology market, but also the economy as whole, Loic...Read Full Story