Daily deals site LivingSocial is trying its darnedest to catch up to Groupon. It just raised another $400 million and is spreading its deals as fast as it can. Today, it is announcing a partnership with Next Jump, a company that runs rewards networks for corporations, MasterCard MarketPlace, and Hilton HHonors program. All together, 100 million consumers belong to rewards and perks programs… → Read More
Groupon gets all the attention, but another deal juggernaut that should be on your radar is New York City-based Next Jump. The company runs group discount shopping programs for 90,000 corporations and organizations, and powers MasterCard’s loyalty rewards program. Investment bankers are sniffing around.
The company is on a hiring spree. It just hired its first chief financial officer… → Read More
Back in July 2009 we wrote about a Y Combinator-funded startup called FlightCaster that looks to help you predict flight delays — before the airline even tells you about them. The service looks at air traffic, weather, and a variety of other factors to predict these delays, and the early warning can be very helpful if you need to book a different flight.
Today, the startup is announcing that… → Read More
Gupta formerly worked at Apple on the iPod, and put out a slew of iPhone and Blackberry apps for Yahoo, including the Flickr iPhone app, Yahoo Messenger, and the Yahoo Entertainment iPad app. His hire by Next Jump signals that… → Read More
In the annals of stealth startups, Next Jump deserves its own chapter. It’s not often that a company can build a large and successful business for 15 years, raise $45 million in venture capital, hire 225 people, and sign up 60 percent of the Fortune 500 as customers without anybody ever hearing about it. Yet that is exactly what Next Jump did until the first story ever written about the company… → Read More