According to TechCrunch, Glam Media has raised a $25 million funding round led by Keating Capital, in preparation for an upcoming IPO.
Online blogs are going through IPOs now? Somebody call David Carr, journalism's saved!
Glam Media runs over 4[...]
According to Quartz, Yahoo will pay Tumblr founder David Karp $81 million in cash and stocks if he remains on board for four years.
We're guessing this means Karp will, once again, be putting off his plans to go to college.
Business Insider als[...]
Adam Lawrence, a blogger at Medium and erstwhile entrepreneur*, thinks that dubstep's popularity in America is directly correlated to recent economic volatility.
His argument is partly anecdotal -- life's been crazy since 9/11, ya'all! -- but also[...]
LearnVest -- the financial planning brainchild of Alexa von Tobel -- has raised a $16.5 million round from Accel Partners, American Express Ventures, former T. Rowe Price CEO Todd Ruppert and others, according to BetaBeat.
Gilt Groupe chairman Sus[...]
Ladies and gentleman, meet the world's first (exposed) Bitcoin fraudster: Trendon T. Shavers of Texas*. According to the New York Times, Shavers is being sued by the SEC for running a fund that promised investors 7 percent weekly returns on their Bit[...]
Jim Cramer of CNBC -- a former hedge fund manager -- suggested to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara that Wall Streeters are using Snapchat for insider trading, according to BetaBeat. Bharara's response was less than comforting.
Cramer asked at Wednesday[...]
Quick biographical note: I spent the past year living in India. Yes, it was very much a 'crazy millenial' thing to do, but one of the upsides was that I cultivated an appreciation for quality South-East Asian noodles.
And so, it is with this e[...]
Relationship Science first came to my attention in February, when Andrew Ross Sorkin opined on the still-buggy potential of the 'six degrees of Henry Kravis' social network.
Now, the company has raised $30 million in a funding round, according to [...]
Andy Dunn, co-founder and CEO of Bonobos, just survived a funding round of $30 million, and judging by the tone of his recent blog post on Medium, he wasn't too impressed with the general quality of investors he met with. In an open letter of sorts, [...]
Jaron Lanier (pictured above) is a 250+ pound 'mossy' futurist who is responsible for huge breakthroughs in virtual reality, and is currently building a 'lighter-than-air railgun to launch spacecraft' with Microsoft Research. He is also deeply, deepl[...]
We write about a lot of do-gooders here at StartupBook...lots of earnest "social entrepreneurs" looking to change the world, help those less fortunate, yada yada...
On the flip side, it's always fun when we encounter a purely mercenary disruptive [...]
There are some deeply cynical people pressing their face against the happiness bubble of Silicon Valley. One of them is Venkatesh Rao, an independent consultant and blogger who holds a PhD in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan.[...]