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Uber hit with lawsuit over alleged sexual assaults

The ride-hailing company is being sued after two women allege they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers. The plaintiffs say Uber needs to do more to keep passengers safe.

By October 8, 2015



F-U-N-D-E-D is a regular column looking -- and sometimes laughing -- at what Silicon Valley has backed in the last week.


Fund this: Turn your iPhone into a VR rig with Shot camera add-on

For as little as $69 on Kickstarter, you can capture virtual-reality photos and videos using just your phone.

By October 1, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Silicon Valley bets $100M that computers can help you look good

Beauty and fashion startups hope to edge out the local mall by creating software that learns and anticipates what people want to wear.

By September 18, 2015


Venture capital firm plans $10M virtual-reality funding blitz

Rothenberg Ventures will provide funding to startups developing virtual reality and other next-generation technologies.

By September 17, 2015


Fund this: GameBeat is a smartphone case and game controller in one

What, your case doesn't have dual joysticks, eight buttons and a camera shutter? This one does.

By September 15, 2015


Can't get your startup funded in Silicon Valley? Think Minnesota

Minnesota's entrepreneurs are fiercely loyal to the North Star State and proud of its non-cutthroat, collaborative atmosphere. They also say it's easier to attract investors there.

By September 13, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Why a global auto giant just invested in a tiny parking app

Automakers are pouring money into tech so that cars stay relevant.

By September 4, 2015


Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

By September 1, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Silicon Valley gives rare blessing to software for church

Startups catering to religious groups promise more parishioners -- and donations.

By August 28, 2015


Fund this: Exploride adds a smart HUD to any car

Designed to sit on your dashboard, this see-through screen displays a wealth of information and recognizes gesture-based input.

By August 24, 2015