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Recent Colorado Success Helps Grotech Ventures Close $225M Round

Grotech Ventures, an early stage venture capital investment firm with offices in Denver and the Washington, D.C.-area, has closed a $225 million fund, the firm announced today. The fund, named Grotech Ventures II, is the firm’s eighth and brings its total capital under management to $1.3 billion. Grotech already has made 12 investments from the […]

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Google Ventures-Backed Signpost Brings Repeat Business to Daily Deals

The daily deals sector may be overcrowded and highly competitive, but New York’s Signpost is leveraging a different approach to help attract customers to small merchants. The two-year-old startup operates as an advertising platform that gets deals published online on behalf of cafés, spas, restaurants, and other retailers. On the surface that sounds like the […]

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Tippr’s Martin Tobias: Groupon Clones Done, ‘Arms Dealer’ Approach Paying Off

Updated 10:45 am Pacific After Groupon’s season of woe, a truckload of me-too disappearing acts, and last week’s mass-layoff meltdown at third-place competitor BuyWithMe, it sure isn’t looking like a very bullish time to be operating a daily deals startup. Martin Tobias would disagree. The Seattle entrepreneur, who been through some notable ups and downs […]

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Tippr’s Federal Patent Lawsuit: 14 Daily Deals Players Targeted, Now All Quietly Settled

It’s been a wild few months for companies peddling daily deals. As market leader Groupon faces criticism for its accounting and turmoil in its executive ranks, bigger competitors continue to expand or kill their efforts, while smaller fish get gobbled up in a spree of consolidation. If that’s not enough churn, you can also add some […]

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Cartera Commerce Eyes Local Merchants to Drive Card-Linked Loyalty Program Business

Lexington, MA-based Cartera Commerce got started in 2005 under the name Mall Networks, as a provider of online malls where credit card holders and airline frequent flyers could earn rewards for buying goods from a collection of brand name merchants. That was before group buying and the financial crisis of 2008 happened. Both of which […]

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Yipit Raises $6 Million More to Aggregate Daily Deals

New York’s Yipit, an aggregator of daily deals, said it raised $6 million in a Series B funding round led by Highland Capital Partners, based in the Boston area. The news was first reported by TechCrunch. Vinicius Vacanti, co-founder of Yipit, said existing investors RRE Ventures, DFJ Gotham Ventures, and IA Ventures also participated in […]

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Tippr Grabs Sales & Tech Talent in DealPop Acquisition, Continuing Daily Deals Dogfight for Third Place

[Updated at 11:40 am with Groupon/Expedia news] When was the last time a contest for third place was so action-packed? Riding the skyrocketing valuations of online coupon dealers Groupon and Living Social, startups like Seattle’s Tippr and New York-based BuyWithMe have been engaging in some hand-to-hand combat for growth. Today, Tippr makes another move with […]

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Groupon Swallows Seattle’s Pelago, Makers of the Whrrl Check-In App

There’s been a bit of discussion lately about whether “the check-in” is dead. Chicago-based daily deals behemoth Groupon apparently doesn’t think so: It’s acquiring Seattle’s Pelago, makers of the Whrrl social check-in service. Terms weren’t disclosed. In a blog post, Groupon Chief Executive Andrew Mason said he was a fan of Whrrl’s technology and people, […]

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Yipit Cuts Through the Noise Of Daily Deals with Kayak-Like Filtering

This is another story of a New York City duo that left the finance industry to start a tech company, but didn’t quite know where to begin. (For our first take on this theme, read my profile on StellaService yesterday.) “The only problem was we didn’t know what we were doing, and realized very early […]

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Doxo, Kashless, Physiosonic led WA’s Equity Financing Deals in February

Doxo’s bid to wipe out paper business correspondence attracted a $10 million round of venture financing last month, outpacing several others as the biggest single venture deal in Washington state last month, according to data compiled by CB Insights. Doxo‘s Series B investment was led new investor Sigma Partners, and included returning investors Mohr Davidow […]

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