According to Dylan Martin at BostInno, a new startup called Dispatch has successfully raised a $12-million round of venture capital from an enviable list of investors that includes ServiceMaster, Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, Salesforce and Assurant. What does Dispatch do? The easiest way to describe Dispatch is this: the Boston startup has built a software platform … Continue reading Boston-based startup aims to improve the customer experience of the home services market
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about Blue Bottle Coffee's venture capital funding and plans for growth. As I mentioned, it will certainly be interesting to see how such a niche brick-and-mortar business leverages venture funding to achieve solid growth without compromising either the quality of the product or the service. Looks like we get … Continue reading Update: Mergers and Acquisitions in the world of awesome specialty coffee
According to the Wall Street Journal: Digg Inc., a social-media pioneer once valued at more than $160 million, is selling for the deeply discounted price of about $500,000, three people familiar with the matter said. The buyer is New York technology development firm Betaworks, which is attempting to revive a news-sharing site that was outmaneuvered … Continue reading Necropsy of a Web 2.0 Behemoth: Digg is done.
Technology firms focused on sustainable and energy efficient improvements benefitted from significant infusions of cash from top venture capitalists: U.S. greentech startups captured four out of the five highest grossing VC rounds of 2010, according t...