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Two years ago, GroupMe gained significant traction at one of the world’s most popular tech conferences, South by Southwest.
[credit provider=””>Alyson Shontell via Business Insider”] This morning, I was polling college students about what apps are on their phone. According to one Fred Wilson knows, they use Twitter, Instagram, Cinemagram, Foursquare iMessage, Snapchat and Facebook.The students I asked responded a little differently.
[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 […]
People have many complaints about iMessage, Apple’s built-in text-messaging service for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
[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 […]
[credit provider=”Brooke Hammerling via Instagram” url=”http://instagr.am/p/COAtY/”] “No app won SXSW this year,” is the general consensus.Having been at SXSW, we’d argue there was.
[credit provider=”Business Insider / Matthew Lynley”] Steve Martocci and Jared Hecht started GroupMe, a group messaging app build off text messages, in a hackathon in May last year. A year later, they sold the company to Skype for a reported $85 million without ever bringing in a dime in revenue.Now they’re […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
GroupMe founders Steve Martocci and Jared Hecht came over to Business Insider today for a rousing game of ping pong.
[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 […]
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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.
[credit provider=”Dan Frommer, Business Insider”] With Skype’s $85 million acquisition, GroupMe just won the messaging app wars that started this year at South By Southwest.Now GroupMe’s competitors have a choice: throw in the towel, or pivot.
You always hear investors say it’s all about people. Well, it is…
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