How our next president can usher in the next wave of job growth

Richie Hecker Crunch Network Contributor Richie Hecker is an investor and the chief executive of Traction & Scale. More posts by this contributor: To IP...

Zenefits rolls out a performance management tool

When we last saw Zenefits, the company essentially handed off one of its initial core selling points — insurance brokerage — to partners. Since that rebrand rolled out, Zenefits seems to be following...

Orai raises $2.3M to make you a better speaker

Orai, a startup building communication coaching tools, is announcing that it has raised $2.3 million in seed funding. CEO Danish Dhamani said that he co-founded the company with Paritosh Gupta and Aasim Sani...

Why the largest insurance companies are pouring into Silicon Valley

Ali Safavi Crunch Network Contributor Ali Safavi is director of insurance at Plug and Play Tech Center and a senior associate at Plug and Play Ventures. ...

Tech and government: The state of our union

Matt Weinberg Crunch Network Contributor Matt Weinberg is a White House appointee in the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he serves as a Special Advisor in the Office...

Helix Sleep raises $7.4 million to sell made-to-order mattresses online

A New York City startup called Helix Sleep Inc. raised $7.35 million in Series A funding to grow its bespoke mattress business, according to cofounder Adam Tishman. With 20 full-time employees today, the...