Pluto AI raises $2.1 million to bring intelligence to water treatment

Former 500 Startups accelerator company Pluto AIis announcing $2.1 million in fundraising today fromFall Line Capital, Refactor Capital, Unshackled Ventures, Comet Labs and additional angels.Pluto is takingadvantage of the sensorification of modern water...

Mulberrys is an on-demand laundry startup hoping to clean up where others have washed...

On-demand laundry has proven a tough business for some. Washio folded up its business last year, selling its assets into competitor Rinse. At the time Rinses founder Ajay Prakash told TechCrunch the on-demand...

500 Startups will keep investing in Latin America with new $10M fund

500 Startups is increasing its commitment to global investing witha new Latin America fund, targeting $10 million, going by the name ofLuchadores II, the Spanish word for wrestlers. The fund is 500s second...

Kobe Bryant jumps into startup investing a a $100 million fund

NBA star Kobe Bryant attends a retirement special activity on June 24, 2016 in Beijing, China.Image: VCG via Getty ImagesJust months after officially retiring from the NBA, Kobe Bryant has a new game. Bryant...

Pinterest hits 150M monthly users, missing earlier leaked projections in 2015

Today, Pinterest said it hit 150 million monthly active users, up from the 100 million it announced in September 2015. However, as TechCrunch previously reported, Pinterest in 2015 was targeting that it would...

CommonLit wins $3.9 million grant to help students master reading skills

A tech nonprofit called CommonLit won a $3.89 million grant from the Department of Education to develop software and content that helps students read well enough to graduate from high school and succeed...