Jonathan Shieber

Jonathan Shieber

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Jonathan is an editor at TechCrunch. Previously he worked as a senior reporter for Dow Jones & Co., covering venture capital and private equity investment from New York and Shanghai. He can be reached via email at shieber@techcrunch.com.

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Building a white label tool for telemedicine services nabs OnCall Health $6 million

As medical providers across the world turn to digital delivery of consultations and services, OnCall Health, a Toronto-based provider of back-end services for telemedicine, is having a moment. The com

Brightseed raises $27 million for phytonutrient identification tech used in food and nutraceuticals

Brightseed, the company launched by former Hampton Creek head of research and development, Jim Flatt, to identify the presence of specific nutrients in plants that are believed to boost human health,

HowGood launches Latis, a sustainability assessment tool for consumer product ingredients

The New York-based startup HowGood, which provides a sustainability database for consumer product ingredients, is publicly launching its product Latis and has already signed an initial customer with D

Austin-based EmPath’s employee training and re-skilling service snags seed funding from B Capital

By the time Felix Ortiz III left the Army in 2006, the Brooklyn, New York native had spent time taking classes at the City University of New York and St. John’s. Those experiences led him to fou

Facebook launches a climate change information center and commits to eliminating ‘scope 3’ emissions by 2030

Even as Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform, admits that climate change “is real” and that “the science is unambiguous and the need to act grows more urgent by

Clinic Price Check has built a service to see if patients can save money by paying cash for procedures

Before launching Clinic Price Check, Joanne Rodrigues-Craig had been a stay-at-home mom with Master’s degrees in population demographics, political science and applied mathematics from UC Berkel

Facebook investor Jim Breyer picks Austin as Breyer Capital’s second home

For Jim Breyer, the mantra, “Silicon Valley is a state of mind” has always been behind Breyer Capital, his personal investment fund. While many of his investments and board seats (which ha

Beyond Meat is introducing pre-packaged meatballs at stores across the US

Indulging in American food companies’ favorite pastime of marketing innovations that no one needs but potentially everyone wants, Beyond Meat is launching Beyond Meatballs in grocery stores nati

Walmart expands drone delivery tests to Arkansas with new Zipline partnership

Walmart now has two tests for drone delivery running in the U.S. Early Monday morning the company announced a new drone delivery program with Zipline, a startup that made its name delivering medical s

Wildtype is opening up a pre-order list for select chefs as it focuses on lab-grown, sushi-grade salmon

Wildtype, the startup making lab-grown salmon, is opening up a pre-order list for select chefs. Although the company is as much as five years out from commercial production, according to founders, the

Imran Khan’s Verishop adds Verified Shops, a way for emerging brands to set up shop in its digital mall

Verishop, the Los Angeles online retailer founded by former Snap executive Imran Khan, launched a little over a year ago to change the way people shop online. Now the company is launching a new initia

Pitching access management on the fly, Los Angeles-based Britive raises $5.4 million

It seems Los Angeles is becoming an enterprise software hotspot. LA saw its first big enterprise exit in recent memory with the recent acquisition of Signal Sciences for $775 million, and less than a

Can carbon capture save the world from climate change? Jennifer Holmgren will tell us at Disrupt

Before she became the chief executive officer of LanzaTech, one of the first generation of companies working on carbon capture and conversion technologies, Jennifer Holmgren was the general manager of

In a startup reprise, Courtne Smith launches NewNew, a social network based on shared content

Since her departure from Drake’s entourage (where she worked as his longtime personal assistant) Courtne Smith has launched a line of hair products; a giveaway game that dropped swag like Yeezy

Rolling up the latest in startup health insurance offerings, Sana Benefits raises $20.8 million

Sana Benefits, a manager of self-funded insurance plans for small businesses, said it has raised $20.8 million in a recent round of funding as it looks to roll up all of the latest startup health bene

Update: Closing on $75 million in new cash, Truepill plans at-home testing service as it nears $200 million in annual revenue

Truepill, the white-label healthcare services company that provides telehealth and pharmacy fulfillment services, is adding at-home medical testing as the third branch of its services powering the off

Zymergen raised $300 million because synthetic biology is so hot right now

Zymergen, one of the companies that’s developing biomanufacturing technologies that could reshape any number of industries, said it has raised $300 million in financing. It’s part of a wav

Competing with both Perfect Day and Beyond Meat, Chile’s NotCo raises $85 million to expand to the US

NotCo, the Chilean food technology company making plant-based milk and meat replacements, has confirmed the close of a new $85 million round of funding to take the company’s products into the U.

Committing to a fully zero-emission fleet by 2040, Uber is dedicating $800 million to electrifying its drivers

Ride hailing giant Uber is committing to becoming a fully zero-emission platform by 2040 and setting aside $800 million to help get its drivers using electric vehicles by 2025. The company said that i

The Shed is a startup out of Virginia trying to revive the rental-for-everything business

Reducing consumption by expanding the notion of the rental economy and giving people access to tools and equipment has been something of a startup holy grail for some time. It’s a model that&#82
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