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NFL’s Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA

 Food delivery startups abound in the U.S., but few of them deliver to customers in “second cities” and smaller towns. From early pioneers like Grubhub to newer services like DoorDash, food delivery businesses have tended to focus on urban areas with a high concentration of restaurants and people who frequently order takeout. Now, New Orleans Saints Quarterback, philanthropist… Read More

NFL’s Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA

Chatbooks raises $11.5 million to put photo printing on autopilot

 Photo-printing services abound online, from dotcom-era brands like Shutterfly to services launched through the years by Apple, Amazon, Costco and Walgreens. Startups keep cropping up, too — no surprise given the number of photos people take and share these days, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and social media. Now, one photo-printing startup called Chatbooks has raised… Read More

Chatbooks raises $11.5 million to put photo printing on autopilot

Next Entertainment wants to make it possible to live stream for a living

 A Taiwan-based startup called Next Entertainment has raised $25 million in an outsized Series A round of funding for apps that make it possible to live stream for a living. The company’s founder and CEO, Andy Zhong, is no stranger to tech and new media. He previously started FunPlus, a social gaming company acquired by a Chinese conglomerate, Zhongji, in 2014 for $960 million. In… Read More

Next Entertainment wants to make it possible to live stream for a living

Razer launches zVentures, a new $30M fund for IoT, robotics, VR and gaming startups

 Razer originally started as a hardware company making mice, keyboards and other peripherals optimised for dedicated computer gaming, with its mantra being “For Gamers, By Gamers.” Now, 18 years into its life, it’s changing things up a bit. While the company continues to build hardware and its newer software business, Razer is now also announcing zVentures, a new… Read More

Razer launches zVentures, a new $30M fund for IoT, robotics, VR and gaming startups

Robots and on-board ovens deliver on Zume’s promise of better pizza

 Today, in a world of bacon-wrapped crust and custom-modified Chevys with pizza warmers, being excited about pizza is just not as easy as it used to be. Zume Pizza founder Julia Collins and her Elon Musk-esque approach to pizza doesn’t care much for the rest of the pizza industry. In her mind, the pizzavations of the previous decades are irrelevant if the pies arrive soggy, cold and… Read More

Robots and on-board ovens deliver on Zume’s promise of better pizza