Mail digitizing startup Outbox is launching in San Francisco today, the first step in what co-founder Will Davis says is a broader national rollout.
If, like me, you find physical mail to be an annoyance, this is good news. Basically, Outbox swings by your real-world mailbox three times a week, digitizes the content, and makes it accessible on the Web, iPads, and iPhones. That means you’re less… → Read More
Stipple, the San Francisco startup that lets people label, share and monetize pictures on the Web, today announced that it has raised a $2 million seed round co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Mike Maples’ FLOODGATE, a mere 3 months after launching.
Other contributors to the round include singer/actor Justin Timberlake (yup, that guy who played the role of Sean Parker in The… → Read More
When you want to hang out with your friends online, you go to Facebook. When you want to look for a job, you go to LinkedIn. Well, maybe not for long. BranchOut, a startup that is essentially building a LinkedIn for Facebook, raised $6 million in a series A round. Several news sites reported the funding yesterday when the SEC filing came out, but other than Accel Partners, none of the… → Read More
Mike Maples, one of the co-founders of Motive, has been investing “as a hobby” for the last five years under the banner of Maples Investments. Some hobby: his investments include Twitter, Digg, Chegg, Gowalla, ngmoco, Smule, Kwedit and a dozen or so other well known startups. And he’s already cashed in on a few of those investments by selling some of his stock in secondary venture rounds.
At… → Read More