Virtual events startup Run The World just nabbed $10.8 million from a16z and Founders Fund – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Run The World, a year-old, 18-person company that’s based in Mountain View, Calif., and has small teams both in China and Taiwan, just nabbed $10.8 million in Series A funding from earlier backer Andreessen Horowitz and new backer Founders Fund. It’s easy to understand the firms’ interest in the company, whose platform features every…

Houseparty expands beyond video chat with co-watching of live events – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Houseparty, the video chat app that’s seen a surge of growth during quarantine, is preparing to expand its service in a new direction: co-watching live video with friends. The company on Friday will launch its first experiential event series called In the House, which will feature more than 40 celebrities who will dance, talk,…