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  • 8coupons And CityPockets Team Up To Let Users Organize, Resell, And Create Their Own Daily Deals

    8coupons And CityPockets Team Up To Let Users Organize, Resell, And Create Their Own Daily Deals

    Back in 2007, a startup called 8coupons launched as a mobile coupon service that allowed users to sign up with their phone number, receive coupons and offers from local businesses via SMS. That was before Groupon had hit the streets, before the web daily deal model had really taken hold, and 8coupons was just a little ahead of its time on the mobile front. Since then, 8coupons has built out… Read More

  • Daily Deal Wallet CityPockets Raises $735K; Adds Secondary Marketplace For Deal Resale

    Daily Deal Wallet CityPockets Raises $735K; Adds Secondary Marketplace For Deal Resale

    Like them or not, Groupon has successfully brought coupons to a whole new generation. Tellingly, this has resulted in a cavalcade of clones popping up in its wake — and they continue to pop up — like some kind of infectious popcorn. The effect of which is that bargain hunters, coupon clippers, local shoppers, and those just looking to save a few bucks — all these people… Read More

  • LaunchBox Introduces 7 New Portfolio Companies

    LaunchBox Introduces 7 New Portfolio Companies

    LaunchBox Digital, a VC firm specializing in angel, seed, and early stage investments,¬†just wrapped up its third annual 12-week startup mentoring program. Similar to Y Combinator and¬†TechStars, LaunchBox invests seed capital of $20,000 into startup teams and provides them with 12 weeks of education, mentorship, and access to advisers. The following 7 LaunchBox10 companies are graduating… Read More