Strategy

A startup founder who has raised over $100 million says venture capitalists can ‘sniff out’ if you’re starting a business just to get rich

GroupMe founder and Splice CEO Steve Martocci has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital for his startups. The fundraising success taught Martocci that venture capitalists know when an entrepreneur truly believes in the company’s mission, or if they are just looking to make money, he told Business Insider. […]
A startup founder who has raised over $100 million says venture capitalists can ‘sniff out’ if you’re starting a business just to get rich
Tech

These Are The Most Successful Startups To Come Out Of TechStars

[credit provider=”Techstars via Inc.com”] TechStars has become one of the most prominent startup accelerators in the world, with locations in Boston, Boulder, New York, Seattle, and San Antonio.Since its first class in Boulder during the summer of 2007, TechStars has helped birth 150 companies, providing not just seed funding but […]
These Are The Most Successful Startups To Come Out Of TechStars
Tech

Texting App GroupMe Gets Into Group Buying And Launches ‘Experiences’

[credit provider=”GroupMe”] GroupMe is moving beyond group texts and into the group buying space with the launch of Experiences. The startup, which was acquired by Skype for ~ $80 million one year after its launch, is curating things for people to do in New York.Unlike Groupon, the sales aren’t for […]
Texting App GroupMe Gets Into Group Buying And Launches ‘Experiences’
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Here Are Seven Influential People In Tech And Media You’ll See At IGNITION — And One You Won’t

[credit provider=”Facebook” url=”http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?execbios”] In 48 hours, leaders of the global technology and media worlds, including Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, and Adam Bain, CRO, Twitter, will convene in New York at IGNITION: Future of Media, Business Insider’s executive annual conference.The event kicks off Wednesday at 8am, and runs Nov. 30 to […]
Here Are Seven Influential People In Tech And Media You’ll See At IGNITION — And One You Won’t
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Hyperlocal Marketing Executive: ‘Groupon Is Like Giving A 3-Year-Old A Gun’

[credit provider=”RetailRoadshow” url=”http://www.retailroadshow.com/sys/launch.asp?qv=8027162469861178&k=22243525635″] Gary Cowan, SVP of product and marketing at Datasphere, has a word of advice for vendors considering using Groupon: Be careful.”Groupon is like giving a three-year-old a gun,” the executive said during a panel at the Street Fight Summit Tuesday morning. “It can be dangerous in the […]
Hyperlocal Marketing Executive: ‘Groupon Is Like Giving A 3-Year-Old A Gun’
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“No, Skype Did Not Buy GroupMe For $85 Million,” Says Arrington

[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] Year-old New York startup GroupMe spent yesterday doing a victory lap. It reportedly sold to Skype for $85 million. TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington says that number is wrong.  According to his sources, Skype paid $43 million upfront for the group messaging startup.  Over four years, through […]
“No, Skype Did Not Buy GroupMe For $85 Million,” Says Arrington
Tech

SAICast: Can Tumblr Be The Next Facebook?

Today Nicholas Carlson wrote an exclusive reporting that Tumblr is talking to VCs about raising $800 million. At the same time, Alyson Shontell was writing about GroupMe, which Skype acquired this weekend for $85 million. It looks like there’s money everywhere! So the SAI need to talk about it.
SAICast: Can Tumblr Be The Next Facebook?
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