Learn more about digital commerce and social media on Feb. 7, 2012 at the Social Commerce Summit. Meet leaders in the space and boost your ROI and market knowledge.In 2009, Robert Moore and Jake Stein put together a working prototype of their now profitable startup, RJMetrics. RJMetrics is a business intelligence software company that plugs into everything from Oracle to Google Analytics.
What 'Bustle' Magazine's Funding Really Shows Us What does it look like when you mix up journalism and the tech-world ethos? That's a question that's been asked a lot lately, when Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post (and when Chris Hughes bought New Republic ).
Jelly, the new startup from Biz Stone that’s designed to help people crowdsource answers to any question they may have, has been on the market for around a week now and we’re seeing the first numbers about its usage so far.
Ashton Kutcher-Backed Startup Fashism Shuts Down
Fashism, a website and mobile app that lets users solicit community feedback on style, announced that it is officially closing down on Friday, making it the latest casualty in a tough year for social media-focused fashion startups.
If, like me, you’re old enough to remember the original Pets.com, then this funding story will make you smile. The iconic pet supplies online retailer, not to be confused with new owner PetSmart, sits alongside Boo.com and Webvan in Dot Com history. Folklore has it that Pets.
Feed.fm just launched at Disrupt SF as part of the Startup Battlefield — and if the service takes off, you may soon be hearing a lot more music on your favorite websites and apps.Co-founder and CEO Jeff Yasuda is already familiar with the music business. He launched music services Fuzz.com and Blip.
As more and more retailers continue to set up shop online, producing a lot of customer and other actionable data along the way, it follows that those businesses that are able to become data-driven will likely develop a competitive advantage.
Sold launched early this year with a plan to help remove some of the frustration from selling online. Debuting on the iPhone before moving to Android in September , Sold aimed to help busy people avoid the hassle of eBay and Craigslist and simplify e-commerce by taking the whole process out of their hands.
DFJ is announcing the raise of DFJ Venture XI, a $325 million early-stage venture fund. For background, DFJ Fund X was $350 million, closed in 2010. The firm says that while both Tim Draper and John Fisher will remain on DFJ’s management committee and are significant personal investors in the fund, neither will be an investing partner for DFJ Venture XI.
In this week’s episode of Ask A VC, DFJ Managing Director Josh Stein joined us in the studio to talk about his investing strategy, and much more.
Stein, who has backed and invested in Box, Chartbeat, LendKey, Selligy, SugarCRM, Swell, AngelList, Redfin, Tremor Video, and Twilio, explained that DFJ is often the first institutional money in a startup.
One of the largest outside shareholders in Twitter is Spark Capital. That's because Bijan Sabet, the firm's General Partner, led its initial Twitter investment in 2008 back when Jack Dorsey was CEO.Sabet also led investments in Tumblr, which sold to Yahoo for $1 billion and OMGPOP, which was acquired by Zynga for ~ $200 million.
Coin , a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Led by Kanishk Parashar and K9 investor/board member Manu Kumar, Coin offers a replacement for every credit card in your wallet.
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Design isn’t something you would normally associate with a VC firm. But as more firms are adding value-added services, Google Ventures has created an all-star team of designers from Google, Mozilla and more to help portfolio startups create beautiful and easy-to-use products.
Welcome to our new Payments Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the digital payments industry, produced by BI Intelligence UPGRADING TO CHIP AND PIN CARDS CARRIES A HEFTY PRICE TAG FOR TARGET. Upgrading Target's systems to the EMV or "chip card" standard would cost $100 million, according to John J.
Sincerely, the mobile gifting startup behind the Postagram, Ink, and Sesame apps which allow users to send everything from postcards to greeting cards to even physical gifts from their smartphones, has been acquired by Provide Commerce, the e-commerce business behind a number of big-name brands, including ProFlowers, Shari’s Berries, Red Envelope, and Personal Creations, in an all-cash d
Tulip Retail, which develops an end to end technology platform for in-store and online sales for retailers, has raised $2.4 million in funding led by SoftTech VC with Founder Collective, BoxGroup, Lerer Ventures, iNovia, Promus Ventures, KIMA Ventures, Matt Mullenweg, the founders of Bufferbox, and Greg Kidd participating.The company’s founder Ali Asaria previously founded and launched Well.
Last December, Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated 18 million shares of the company’s stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. At the time, the billionaire couple said they would direct money from their foundation fund, then valued at nearly $500 million, to unspecified education and health causes.
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Jason Goldberg, CEO of online retailer Fab, is " doomed to repeat his mistakes ," according to The Verge. It's a great long-read about the company's history.For instance, although many people know that Fab has changed business strategy — or "pivoted," in startup parlance — twice in its short history, fewer people remember that this is not the first startup helmed by Goldberg that also pivoted (twice).