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  • Zulily Closes First Day As A Public Company At $37.70 A Share, Marking A Win For Flash Sales

    Zulily Closes First Day As A Public Company At $37.70 A Share, Marking A Win For Flash Sales

    Closing the day at $37.70 a share, Zulily is proving to be a success among flash and daily deals sites. Its first-day performance could give other companies confidence in the possibility of going public, despite doubts in the long-term potential of the model. As we noted earlier in the day, Gilt Groupe could have an IPO on the horizon. Read More

  • Zulily Shares Pop 82% Above IPO Price

    Zulily Shares Pop 82% Above IPO Price

    A week after Twitter’s IPO and two days after education company Chegg debuted on the NYSE, Zulily, the daily deals targeted at mothers, opened on the NASDAQ Global Select Market this morning under the symbol ZU. And things are going well since the company priced 11.5 million shares at $22 each late last night at a $2.6 billion valuation: shares jumped to a high of $41.32 this morning and… Read More

  • Zulily, The Flash Sales Site For Moms, Files For $100M IPO

    Zulily, The Flash Sales Site For Moms, Files For $100M IPO

    Zulily, a private-sale shopping site targeted at busy moms and their kids, has filed its S-1, aiming to raise as much as $100 million in an IPO (this is a placeholder amount and could change). Read More

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

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

    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 Gold Rush, following in the footsteps of successful predecessors like Rue La La and Gilt Groupe. From the outset, Totsy sought to differentiate… Read More

  • Private Buying Club Tagadas Wants To Be The British Vente-Privee For Parents

    Tagadas is a newly launched private buying club in the UK. Only unlike the more general designer offerings of Vente-Privee, Brands4friends and their various competitors, the London-based startup is attacking a more specific vertical: baby and children’s products from brands such as French Connection and Minihaha. It could also be seen as a British version of US-based Zulily.com, which… Read More

  • Zulily, A Private-Sale Shopping Site For Moms, Raises $6 Million Series B

    Zulily, a private-sale shopping site targeted at ‘busy moms’ and their kids, has raised $6 million in Series B funding led by August Capital, with participation by existing investor Maveron. The round brings the total funds raised to date by the niche daily deals site to $10.6 million. Read More

  • Why Media Companies Should Become More Like Merchants

    Editor’s note: Should media sites become group buying sites as well? Guest author Dave Chase thinks so. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the Internet it is that if a middleman doesn’t add enough value, their days are numbered. Media companies may not have thought of themselves as middlemen—but that’s what they have been for marketers. When I used to… Read More