Start-ups

Morgan Brennan tells us what’s being done to prevent all of those packages sitting on porches from getting stolen.

Airbnb is launching a new tool to help hosts price listings more competitively and maximize the money they earn on the platform. Airbnb charges a 3 percent fee on every transaction, so what’s good for hosts is, of course, good for its bottom line. Read More Voters reject anti-Airbnb measure in San Francisco The new tool, …

The nation’s capital is about to get 25 percent more SoulCycle. The spin-class chain is opening its fifth studio in the Washington, D.C., area on Thursday, bringing its total number of U.S. locations to 52. Next year, SoulCycle plans to expand internationally, though it remains in a “quiet period” until completing its much anticipated initial …

Kate Rogers introduces us to three small businesses taking root in Washington DC.

With consumer drones exploding in popularity, a Virginia-based start-up is aiming to help citizens, governments and corporations detect when unwanted drones are near.

Galley’s co-founders felt takeout didn’t need to be unhealthy or expensive. They decided to create a start-up that cooked and delivered fresh chef-prepared meals in 30 minutes or less that won’t break the bank. Like many working professionals, Alan Clifford and Ian Costello once relied heavily on takeout food. The two were early hires at …

A new report about DraftKings is raising a lot of questions about the integrity of the online fantasy sports industry.

Some small tech startups are looking for new sources of capital and they’re finding funding in some surprising places.

Here’s what one start-up is doing to try and change education in America.

Most people have either heard of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or know someone who has been affected by it. Arab-Israeli entrepreneur Aziz Kaddan has seen firsthand the negative side effects associated with some of the ADHD medication prescribed to children. That’s what inspired him to found Myndlift, a technology company that aims to help …

Want to invest alongside Quincy Jones? Here’s a look at the music legend’s startup that could shake-up part of the music business.

It’s hard to ignore the allure and convenience ride-hailing start-ups like Uber have brought to the transportation industry. Apps allow consumers to reserve rides with the swipe of a button on a smartphone, with no cash required. As valuations for major ride-hailing players including Lyft soar into the billions, the value of traditional taxicab medallions …

When Renee Sandler read there were only 12 female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies back in 2007, she said, “something snapped.” Her daughters, aged 9 and 10 at the time, could enter a workforce and become limited by their gender. She decided it was time to begin teaching them, through business, what might be in …

Start-up Shyp has raised $50 million in a round of funding led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, bringing its total funding to date to $62.2 million, the company said Tuesday. San Francisco-based Shyp is the latest start-up aiming to upend an existing, and hugely profitable, business, in this case the $300 …

Mike Del Ponte literally stumbled upon his business idea when one of his guests asked him for a glass of water at a dinner party in San Francisco three years ago. He accidentally overturned his Brita water pitcher taking it out of the refrigerator, and while cleaning up the mess, he thought surely he could …