LaunchRock

  • Fundable Acquires LaunchRock To Combine Crowdfunding And User Acquisition

    Fundable Acquires LaunchRock To Combine Crowdfunding And User Acquisition

    Fundable, an equity crowdfunding platform for businesses (including startups), just announced that it has acquired LaunchRock. LaunchRock, as the name implies, was initially focused on helping startups create launch pages to acquire users, though it eventually expanded its product to cover other aspects of finding and building a relationship with users. Both Will Schroter (founder and CEO… Read More

  • LaunchRock Aims To Cover All Your Launching Needs With App Deals, Video Production, And More

    LaunchRock Aims To Cover All Your Launching Needs With App Deals, Video Production, And More

    LaunchRock is a startup that helps other companies launch — it’s best-known for putting up landing pages where beta users can sign up. Now, co-founder and CEO Jameson Detweiler said he’s “doubling down” on helping companies launch. That might seem like an obvious step given the startup’s name, but Detweiler said LaunchRock’s previous expansion efforts… Read More

  • LaunchRock CEO Unveils Big Revamp While Being Pelted With Garbage

    LaunchRock CEO Unveils Big Revamp While Being Pelted With Garbage

    LaunchRock, the company that helps other startups acquire customers, is announcing a new, more customizable version of its service today. The initial version of LaunchRock was focused on helping startups create a launch page where they could recruit beta testers. That’s still a core part of LaunchRock’s features, but the company has broadened into a service helps startups build… Read More

  • LaunchRock Acquires Giftiki, Collaborative Gifting Service To Shut Down

    LaunchRock Acquires Giftiki, Collaborative Gifting Service To Shut Down

    Startup launch service LaunchRock just announced that it has acquired Giftiki, a startup that allows friends to pool their money to buy more valuable gifts. The financial terms aren’t being disclosed, but LaunchRock co-founder and CEO Jameson Detweiler tells me that the Giftiki service will be shut down. Judging from the tongue-in-cheek press release, this sounds like a classic… Read More

  • Rock Your Launch (Get It?) With This Email-Collecting WordPress Theme

    Rock Your Launch (Get It?) With This Email-Collecting WordPress Theme

    Although I think you’re better off not hosting your hot, hot beta launch screen yourself, if you simply must have complete control there’s LaunchEffect, a WordPress theme that recreates the complex process of asking for – and storing – email addresses of wannabe beta users. Read More

  • LaunchRock Gets $800K In Funding, Launches

    LaunchRock Gets $800K In Funding, Launches

    Viral startup launching platform LaunchRock is announcing a get of $800K in seed funding today, from investors 500 Startups, Venture51, Quotidian Ventures, Social Leverage, Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter, David Tisch, Diego Berdakin, Paul Bricault, Dharmesh Shah, Ryan Holmes, Paige Craig, Scott Becker, Eric Cantor, Mike Edwards, David Famolari, Stephen Gill, James Levine, Daniel… Read More

  • LaunchRock And Vencorps Want To Give $30K To The "Best" Startups #SXSW

    LaunchRock And Vencorps Want To Give $30K To The "Best" Startups #SXSW

    LaunchRock, the startup that wants to help companies launch by setting them up with viral launch pages, is also launching  a “Battle of the Startups” contest during SXSW. Companies that use LaunchRock pages to get beta signups will now have the chance to win $30K ($25K as a standard angel investment from collective VC firm Vencorps). The contest is sponsored by LaunchRock… Read More

  • LaunchRock, The Most Meta Startup Ever, Builds Viral Launch Pages

    LaunchRock, The Most Meta Startup Ever, Builds Viral Launch Pages

    In case you needed another “you know there’s a bubble when …” tech post, LaunchRock, a startup that builds viral launch pages for other startups, is launching today via its own product. Inspired by the viral launch pages of Fork.ly and Hipster, the guys behind LaunchRock thought that they could streamline the process of getting users to sign up for startup betas, and… Read More