That investment bolsters the €40,000 invested by Wayra as part of its incubator program, where Dattch will remain until January.
Being a dating app specifically designed for gay women may not sound too remarkable — but in fact the gay female dating scene is spectacularly badly served, says founder and CEO Robyn Exton. ”Every single dating product that’s been produced for gay women is horrific,” she tells TechCrunch. ”The biggest problem [with rivals' products] is they don’t have any consideration of how these women are different.”
Women in the military do not want standards to be lowered to help them get into ground combat jobs, advocacy groups and servicewomen say. "We don't want unqualified women in these positions," said Maj. Mary Hegar, a decorated helicopter pilot who was part of a lawsuit demanding the Pentagon open ground combat fields to women.
Looks like it’s that time of year again — the time when rumors of a “Facebook phone” pop up like tulips after a spring rainstorm. This time around, it was a cryptic announcement from the social network about a mobile event next week that set the rumor mill in motion: since the invitation mentioned Android, the speculation is that the company will finally announce a handset that has full Facebook functionality integrated into it.
RebelMail, formerly called EngageInbox, has raised a $2 million seed round for an interactive email product that launched a few months ago. Venture firms Vaizra and Boldstart co-led the round with participation from Lerer Ventures, David Tisch's Box Group, Gary Vaynerchuk's Vayner RSE, and angel investors.
Ello, an ad-free, invitation-only social network, has been dubbed the “anti-Facebook” after its August launch, but even that characterization might be giving Facebook too much credit, according to Ello’s feisty CEO.
People sure are excited about Ello. If you haven't heard the hype, Ello is the once-mysterious social network that promises zero ads and a creative layout. Ello is currently in beta, and is invite-only, which has led to influx of people signing up and requesting invites.