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When Eric Groves left his job at Constant Contact in 2011, he took six months off to go on a quest – a research mission to better understand the problems of small business owners. “I wanted to understand small business customers, where they come from, where the best source of new customers was coming from,” Groves says.
… as pay – just by scanning the barcode in the CVS mobile app. Raise Report: Fresh Funding for Townsquared, YieldBot, Drizly (Street Fight) Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes recent rounds for Carvana, SiteZeus, Spot.IM, and Insert…
… Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. Tuesday, August 2: Townsquared Takes In $11 Million for SMB Social Network Townsquared, a platform on which small businesses can connect with each other as well as local audiences, has raised $11 million in Series B funding…
A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… For Its IPO, Square Scales Back Valuation by $3 Billion (New York Times) The long-running gold rush into tech start-ups showed signs of faltering on Wednesday, as a much-anticipated market debut had to scale back its ambitions.
… networking platforms like Alignable and Townsquared, and even loyalty programs like FiveStars (which provides businesses with a way to reward customers for shopping at their own stores, along with other locally-owned businesses in their neighborhoods) all gained significant traction this year, as local business owners discovered ways to work together through online channels. Stephanie Miles is a senior editor at Street Fight. …