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… screamed ‘Meet the Growth Hackers’, and the titles of the articles inside read like a toddler’s guide to Silicon Valley: “How To Raise Startup Cash”, “The Billion-Dollar Guide to Making a Startup Work”, and similarly vacuous filler fluff. Saul Klein at the 2014 Web Summit The first talk I saw further encouraged my inner curmudgeon. Index Ventures’ Saul…
…. The funding comes on the heels of Curbside’s successful Beta run, which started in May at a Target in Sunnyvale, CA. “Location-based shopping is the future of mobile commerce, and Curbside is at the forefront of it,” said Yang. “The Curbside founders are successful entrepreneurs, who each have sold their companies to Apple. They have now assembled…
Hold on to your butts: there’s been over $21.8 billion of venture capital and private equity invested marketing technology companies. And that doesn’t include money raised from public offerings, M&A deals, or untracked investments from angels, friends and family — or the hundreds of companies who weren’t included on my landscape (as I always disclaim, it’s definitely not comprehensive).