Pivot Inc. Acquired by CME Group – DFJ Gotham Exits Electronic Trading & Communication Platform

New York, NY, August 6th, 2012 DFJ Gotham Ventures announces the sale of Jersey City-based portfolio company Pivot Inc. to CME Group. The transaction value is undisclosed in this all cash deal. DFJ Gotham Ventures led Pivot’s Series A investment round. “The exit is a tremendous...

Sleeping Giants: Medialets

The Ad Tech Reader | Jul 30, 2012 Posted by Carla Rover Medialets, is arguably the premier brand advertising platform for mobile, counting companies such as The New York Times, ESPN and Toyota as clients and serving as a major catalyst for the industry-wide shift towards rich...

JIBE Goes SaaS To Make All Job Applications Mobile-Friendly

techcrunch.com | July 25, 2012 By Colleen Taylor New York City-based startup JIBE first appeared on the scene in late 2009 as LocalBacon, a job board that required job-seekers to pay 99 cents to apply for positions, weeding out less serious candidates. Several months later in...

Flash Deals Site Totsy Lands $18.5M To Take On Zulily In The Battle For Shopping Moms

techcrunch.com | July 17, 2012 By Rip Empson It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Totsy, which, for those unfamiliar, was one of the first flash sales sites to focus exclusively on mothers. The startup launched in 2009, capitalizing early on what would become the Flash Sales...

How Hoboken, New York’s Baby Brother, Built An Innovation Scene Of Its Own

BY Shane Snow | 06-25-2012 | 12:54 PM New Jersey might not have the luster or the talent pool of the big city, but it’s still home to a lively, tight-knit community of tech workers. Here, we drop in on the New Jersey Tech Meetup to discover more. It’s a Thursday night in...

TOTSY Co-Founders Named as NY Regional Finalists for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year® Award 2012

TOTSY Recognized as One of Fastest Growing Startups in U.S. New York, NY (June 20, 2012) – TOTSY (http://www.TOTSY.com), the private sale site exclusively dedicated to delivering deals on must-haves for parents, babies and kids, announced today that Cofounders Guillaume...

Constant Contact Acquires Business Listings Startup SinglePlatform, Deal Worth Up To $100M

techcrunch.com | June 13, 2012 By Anthony Ha Email marketing company Constant Contact has acquired SinglePlatform, a startup that helps local businesses manage their online presence. The deal is for $65 million cash, plus a $5 million cash and equity earn out for employee...

Magnolia Broadband’s Patent Portfolio Acquired by Google

IP rights to benefit Google in the mobile space; Proceeds to help finance on-going R&D by Magnolia Broadband Magnolia Broadband, Inc. has sold its beam forming Mobile Transmit Diversity (“MTD”) patent portfolio to Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG). This patent portfolio is derived...

Femanomics: 105 Women in Venture Capital and Angel Investment You Should Know

techcocktail.com | May 14, 2012 By Melissa Pierce I know what you’re thinking. You are thinking there has been a lot of talk about women in venture capital, or rather, the lack of women in venture capital. You can read about it, here, here, here, and here. You can read the...

Before you build a mobile app for your job seekers – You need to see this!

InsideTMT.com | March 31, 2012 By Ed Newman I just got back from the ERE Expo in San Diego and have a whole bunch of thoughts I need to sift through about the conference. As you would expect there was a heavy emphasis on all things Social and Mobile, but there was one demo I...