With a new CEO and CTO in place, proptech startup Goodlord raises further £7M – TechCrunch

London ‘proptech’ startup Goodlord, which offers cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords and tenants manage the rental process, has raised £7 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Finch Capital, with participation from existing investor Rocket Internet/GFC, and is roughly equal in size to Goodlord’s Series …

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Marshall’s Kilburn II is a ruggedly handsome bluetooth speaker – TechCrunch

Marshall hasn’t been been shy about capitalizing on its legacy. The legendary English amplifier company has plastered its name on cans of beer and a line of refrigerators. It’s not the most crass branding we’ve seen, but it’s pretty damn silly. At first glance, the same can be said for …

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How the 22-year-old founders of Brex built a billion-dollar business in less than 2 years – TechCrunch

When Brazilian-born Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi met at 16 years old, they bonded over a love of coding and mutual frustrations with their strict mothers, who didn’t understand their Mark Zuckerberg-esque ambitions.  To be fair, their moms’ fear of their hacking habits only escalated after their pre-teen sons received legal …

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Forward Health, the healthcare messaging app, scores $3.9M led by Stride.VC – TechCrunch

Forward Health, the U.K. startup that has built an app to help healthcare professionals communicate in a secure and compliant way, has picked up $3.9 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Stride.VC, the new VC fund from Fred Destin, formerly a Partner at Accel, and Harry Stebbings, producer …

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Ask not for whom the bell Troncs — it Troncs for Tronc – TechCrunch

So long, Tronc. We hardly Tronced you. Why, it seems like only yesterday you Tronced into our world as an utterly insane “Pixels to Pulitzers” marketing video that was somehow too satirical to be satire. Today, Tronc confirmed rumors that its retrofuturist onomatopoetic name wasn’t long for this world. Soon, …

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Zunum Aero bets on hybrid electric engines for its small commuter jet – TechCrunch

The traditional aviation industry typically moves rather slowly, but over the last few years, we’ve seen a number of upstarts that are challenging the status quo both in the general and commercial aviation business. One of those is Zunum Aero, which is looking to produce a small hybrid electric-powered commuter …

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