Stephanie Yang

Stephanie Yang

Stephanie Yang is a writer for TechCrunch and a student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Her work has previously appeared in USA Today, United Press International, the Medill News Service, the Daily Northwestern and Grid, the Chicago Sun-Times business magazine.

The Latest from Stephanie Yang

Crowdery Provides A/B Testing For A Brand’s Physical Products

Clothing sales can be awesome, but they can also mean racks on racks of ugly shirts that no one wanted to buy. While some customers will scoop a deal, inevitably someone gets stuck with a bunch of unw

Classroom Behavior Platform ClassDojo Adds Full Website Functionality To Its Mobile App

ClassDojo, software for tracking classroom behavior and incentivizing students, has updated its mobile app to allow teachers to access all the desktop features from a mobile device. Now teachers can u

Site Search Engine Creator Swiftype Raises $1.7M From A16Z, Others

<a target="_blank" href="https://swiftype.com">Swiftype</a>, a Y Combinator startup that creates site search engines, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Kleiner Per

ThirdLove Raises $5.6M To Help You Find The Right Bra Size By Using Your iPhone

If you’ve ever had trouble finding the right bra size, now a couple of iPhone photos is all you’ll need. ThirdLove, a new clothing brand under parent company MeCommerce, has designed an

YC-Backed GoComm Takes On Yammer Mobile For Task Management, Event Coordination

GoComm, a Y Combinator startup, is releasing an app to streamline communication and task management during high-pressure events. With a passive news feed, easy login and task assignments, GoComm aims

Stantt Uses Body-Scan Data To Create A Shirt For Every Body Type

Clothing brands have begun using body-scan data to tweak their clothing sizes and to help customers find the right fit. But <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stantt/stantttm

YC-Backed Watchsend Records Mobile Screen Interactions For User Testing

While traditional analytics detail what users tap in an app, they don’t show what happens in between. If only developers could watch their users in action. With Y Combinator-backed Watchsend, de

Cyber-Security Company Sentinel Labs Raises $2.5M

<a target="_blank" href="http://sentinel-labs.com/">Sentinel Labs</a>, a startup that detects cyber-security threats in real time, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding from Data Collective, Granite

Online Lending Technology Company LendKey Raises $12.5M

LendKey, a cloud-based lending technology company, has raised $12.5 million in Series B funding. Led by Updata Partners and TTV Capital and joined by existing investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Goth

Yelp Will Add The Ability To Book Home Services Online With ReachLocal

If you're looking to find home services ranging from movers to interior designers, you'll be able to do it all on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.yelp.com">Yelp</a> by the end of the year. The pop

Causora Promotes Philanthropy By Matching Donations With Spa Gift Cards

What if you could donate to charity, and get your money back in full? It seems like there would be a catch, but that's exactly what <a target="_blank" href="http://www.causora.com">Causora</a> is doin

UrbanSpoon To Focus On Quality Restaurant Reviews After Selling Rezbook To OpenTable

After stepping out of a heated battle over the restaurant reservation space, Urbanspoon is taking a new approach to its review services — editorial content. Yelp had acquired reservation manage

Maxwell Health Raises $2M To Take On Zenefits With Concierge Service, Personal Health Incentives

Maxwell Health, a platform that provides easy-to-manage health insurance, has raised $2 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Tribeca Venture Partners, with participation from Lerer Ventur

Startup Grind Partners With Google For Entrepreneurs To Aid Global Expansion

<a target="_blank" href="http://startupgrind.com">Startup Grind</a>, a community for entrepreneur meetups, is partnering with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com/entrepreneurs/">Google For

E-Commerce Platform StackSocial Redesigns Site, Expands To Gaming And Design Products

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.stacksocial.com">StackSocial</a>, an e-commerce platform that provides its users with discounts and special offers on software and hardware, has launched its redes

SmugMug Launches Redesign Of Its Photo Sharing Website

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.smugmug.com">SmugMug</a> has revealed the new design of its photo sharing site, aimed to increase web customization capabilities and photo organization. The websi

Social Media Dashboard Bottlenose Raises $3.6M

Bottlenose, a web platform to organize social media streams, has raised $3.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by ff Venture Capital and joined by Lerer Ventures, Transmedia, Advancit, St

VC Firm YL Ventures Raises $27.5M For Second Fund

YL Ventures, which backs SaaS companies such as ClickTale and Seculert, has announced the raise of $27.5 million in its second fund (YLV II). The VC firm says the fund was oversubscribed, and increase

Online Fashion Marketplace JOOR Raises $15M In Series B Funding

JOOR, an online wholesale fashion marketplace, has raised $15 million in Series B funding, according to an SEC filing from today. The round was led by Canaan Partners and joined by Advance Publication

BarEye App Lets You Buy And Send Drinks From Your Phone

BarEye, a social nightlife app that helps you purchase drinks at partner bars, is expanding after its pilot in Tallahassee to five major U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and Austin.
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