All posts by Jordan Crook

Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Kirsten Green and Sebastian Thrun to talk shop at Disrupt SF

 What do Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, Kirsten Green, and Sebastian Thrun all have in common? Well, they’ll be at Disrupt SF (September 18-20) to tell their stories on stage, and we’re absolutely thrilled to have them join us for the biggest tech startup conference in all the land. We hope to see you at the conference, too, and general admission tickets are currently available with… Read More

Agentology, the referral network for real estate agents, closes on $4.5 million

 Real estate is one of those industries that has been rather slow on the uptake of technology, which makes a lot of sense. Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest, most personal decisions in a person’s life, and the shift to online browsing, transactions, etc. was bound to take longer than other sectors. Brokers, too, have grown accustomed to their ways and are usually hesitant to… Read More

In wake of Amazon/Whole Foods deal, Instacart has a challenging opportunity

 Yesterday, Amazon and Whole Foods ruined a perfectly slow news day on a Friday in June with the announcement that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods for almost $14 billion. The most obvious victim of the deal was Instacart, in which Whole Foods invested and with whom Whole Foods has a five-year contract. But after talking to a few Instacart investors and other sources close to the company… Read More

ClassPass secures $70 million Series C led by Temasek

 ClassPass, the subscription service that for fitness classes and gyms, has today announced the close of a $70 million Series C funding round led by Temasek. Existing investors such as Acequia Capital, CRV, General Catalyst, GV, M13 and Thrive also participated in the round. According to the press release, ClassPass has doubled its member base in the past year and has now grown to 35 million… Read More

What do E3 attendees think of mobile gaming?

 The smartphone has changed the gaming industry landscape dramatically. As our pocket computers advance, so too does the possibility of fully satisfying mobilegaming experiences. Companies like Nintendo are blurring the lines between portable and console/PC gaming with the Switch. At the same time, big studios have largely moved away from attempts to integrate mobile content into the home… Read More

What do true gamers REALLY think of VR?

 The potential for VR truly boggles the mind. In the future, it’s easy to imagine the various use-cases in education, entertainment, business, and social. But like any new technology, VR needs a ‘gateway drug’, and thus far that initial use-case has been gaming. Sony is pushing PlayStation VR hard with a handful of new games, some existing and others brand new. Nintendo is… Read More

Watch the Nintendo E3 Showcase live right here

 The Nintendo Switch has invigorated the gaming community, so it goes without saying that the Nintendo Digital Showcase today is one of the more hotly anticipated events of E3 2017. Unlike some of the other press conferences at the event, Nintendo is holding a purely digital experience, which means we’ll be watching this stream at the exact same time as everyone else. We expect to see a… Read More

Watch Sony’s E3 press conference right here

Playstation 4 Pro Whether or not it has new hardware, Sony always finds a way to surprise us at E3. Expect loads of new games, and then there’s always the gold Playstation 4, which is on sale for $249 at the event. There’s a slight chance that Playstation will make a few price cuts to existing hardware, so keep an eye out for that. We may see a few Playstation VR games, and there will likely be a… Read More

Tune in to Ubisoft’s E3 press conference live right here

 E3 is well underway, and Ubisoft is gearing up to share what they’ve been toiling over all year. The Ubisoft E3 press conference comes to us live at at 1pm PT, and you can watch the whole thing on Twitch or in the embed below. Look out for Far Cry 5, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, an update to that South Park game we heard about last year, and the long-awaited Mario + Rabbids… Read More