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CRETECH February 22, 2018
The Latest and Greatest By Anca Gagiuc on Feb 22, 2018 in Technology At the beginning there were fitness wearables. They slowly transgressed into fashionable wearables and now can be seen in many industries. These days, the tiny devices, once strapped around the wrist, can be found all over one’s body, including on your fingernails. “We’re seeing lots of not obvious usage scenarios, but once...
CRETECH February 21, 2018
Over $5 billion was invested in real estate technology in 2017. The sector has strong momentum, and according to Matt Harris from Bain Capital Ventures, we are entering the third wave of real estate technology:  The businesses that define the emerging third phase of real estate technology are likely to look more like the earliest technology businesses in the space- more complementary than competi...
CRETECH February 21, 2018
The success of companies like Uber, Airbnb, and WeWork has helped usher in a new era known as collaborative consumption. The previously unknown concept of moving towards a bartering system rather than the old ownership models that we’ve grown accustomed to gives individuals the opportunity to rent or borrow goods and services from someone else. Where taxi companies would historically buy cars, U...
CRETECH February 20, 2018

WeWork has built a billion-dollar business by convincing professionals to pay for decked out coworking spaces and a sense of community.

Entrepreneurs Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston want to do the same for retail.

The pair are cofounders of Bulletin, a young startup that charges female-focused lifestyle brands a monthly me...

CRETECH February 20, 2018
So bad is London’s housing crisis, which sees house prices make homeownership a pipe dream for many, a 2015 report by PWC reckons that by 2025 more than half of under 40 year olds will be living into rental properties. The answer, of course, is to build more affordable and/or social housing, but that hot political potato is continually kicked to into the long grass and, even at its most optimist...
CRETECH February 16, 2018
Instacart says its latest $200 million funding round is more than enough to race into new markets, boost its hiring plans and test out new services. But is it enough to fend off Amazon's encroaching presence in the grocery industry? The San Francisco-based delivery startup closed on its latest round earlier this week, boosting its valuation to $4.2 billion, up from a $3.4 billion valuation wh...
CRETECH February 16, 2018
The Swingobot 2000 was showing off, navigating a busy hallway at Sinai Hospital to scrub the floor. Then Tug, a smaller robot, glided up unexpectedly from behind, returning to the pharmacy after delivering medication to nurses. Tug was programmed to detect people and other obstacles in its path. It stopped, maneuvered around Swingobot, then continued on its way. For the Baltimore hospital, and for...
CRETECH February 16, 2018
H-E-B has acquired Favor, the on-demand delivery service out of Texas. Favor will continue to operate as an independent wholly-owned subsidiary of the grocery chain. The company first launched in 2014 at SXSW, bringing a Texas-tailored approach to on-demand delivery. While many on-demand services, such as Postmates, focus on high-density areas like NYC and San Francisco, Favor built a product that...
CRETECH February 15, 2018
betaworks, the 10-year-old startup studio out of NYC, is today introducing a brand new business in the form of betaworks Studios. Think of betaworks Studios as a membership club for builders, offering entrepreneurs, artists, enginneers/developers, and creatives the space to work on their projects and get to know one another. Builders is the word that betaworks uses to describe its core demographic...
CRETECH February 15, 2018
If you have purchased a drone in the last year or two, there’s a high likelihood that it only emerges from your gadget closet a few times per year, if that. That probably doesn’t leave you feeling too great about your purchase, but it also leaves an expensive piece of professional equipment lying dormant that a lot of people could use. DroneBase is a startup that connects drone users with comm...