Ryan Lawler

Ryan Lawler

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Ryan Lawler is Head of Content at Samsung NEXT. Ryan previously covered technology and business for publications such as TechCrunch, GigaOM, Contentinople, and Light Reading.

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Dropbox updates its admin panel for Business users

Dropbox might have gotten its start in the consumer market, but over the past several years it's made huge steps toward getting enterprise users comfortable with using its products. It's managed to si

Smart WiFi startup Eero updates its hardware and introduces a new network security service

Eero is launching a new version of its flagship Eero wireless base station. The second-gen Eero is the same size and shape of its predecessor, but the company has drastically upgraded the underlying h

SoFi has applied for a bank charter

In May, SoFi CEO Michael Cagney told TechCrunch the company would be applying for a bank charter "in the next month." Well, it's about a month later, and -- surprise! -- the company has actually done

Houzz raising $400 million at $4 billion valuation

Home improvement platform Houzz continues to grow, and is in process of raising another huge round of funding. The company confirms that it is raising $400 million in new financing, at a valuation th

Incubated by Kleiner Perkins, Packagd is creating a ‘QVC for the mobile generation’

A team incubated out of venture firm Kleiner Perkins has created Packagd, which is building a series of mobile apps that combine unboxing and review videos with the ability to instantly purchase the

Judge denies Uber’s request for stay in Waymo suit

The lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, the self-driving car subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is still on track to go to trial in early October, as the judge in the case denied Uber's re

Vault now offers retirement accounts for any independent contractor

A little more than six months ago, Vault took to the Disrupt Battlefield stage to introduce automated investment accounts small and medium-sized business owners could offer to their employees. Today

Uber diversity chief says harassment report is ‘first step of many’ in fixing the company’s culture

On the same day Uber announced it dismissed 20 employees due to harassment claims, the guy in charge of diversity at the company said the latest report was "the first step of many" to improve culture

Now profitable, Chewse raises $7 million and heads (back) to Los Angeles

Chewse is an example of a company that has flown under the radar while building a sustainable business, and finally believes it's ready to take its service into other markets. To do so, the company ha

Sequoia raised $4 billion across four funds, including $2 billion for its growth fund

Sequoia Capital has raised $4 billion in funding for a variety of funds, according to SEC filings released yesterday. That includes $2 billion for its second growth fund, the size of which had previou

Greenlight raises $7.5 million so parents can provide a smart debit card to their kids

For parents today, a company called Greenlight is offering a smart debit card that can be given to their kids, instantly reloaded with funds from a mobile app, and place restrictions around merchant

Stripe launches Sigma, a new analytics tool to help businesses track payments data

Payments startup Stripe is always on the lookout for ways it can help its users make better use of its APIs, and occasionally builds new products to solve common problems they face. A good example of

Magilla is a search engine for mortgages and business loans

If you've ever needed to take out a mortgage or a loan for your business, you probably know how difficult it is to find the right terms or borrower to work with. Magilla Loans is seeking to change th

MoneyLion’s redesigned app gives personalized financial advice and instant access to personal loans

Personal finance management app MoneyLion was created to help users save money, reduce debt and improve their credit. Today the app is being updated to provide users with more personalized information

SoFi co-founder Dan Macklin is leaving the company

Another one of the co-founders of online lending startup SoFi is leaving the company, TechCrunch has learned. Dan Macklin, who served as VP of Community and Member Success at SoFi, has announced inter

Stripe Connect provides new tools for multi-sided marketplaces

Two years ago payments startup Stripe launched a new product called Stripe Connect to serve a growing number of marketplace customers. Today the company is launching a new set of capabilities that wil

Creative Destruction Lab is launching a quantum machine learning accelerator in Toronto

A new accelerator being run by the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) hopes to find technologists in the quantum machine learning field and give them access to cutting-edge equipment to make their project

With $25 million in funding, Prumentum Group is building a “hybrid robo” wealth manager

A new wealth management startup called Prumentum Group is coming to market with a unique value proposition, looking to combine the technology chops of a roboadvisor with the human touch of a registere

Wealthfront now helps users save up for their kids’ college tuition

Robo-advisor Wealthfront originally came to market with a product to automate retirement savings, but over time has expanded to provide other financial tools. Today, the company is announcing a new pr

PolicyGenius raises $30 million from Norwest Venture Partners

Consumers increasingly are going online to search for insurance, and when they do, PolicyGenius wants to be right there to help them find the right policy. To expand its offerings and support more cus
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