• Cocodot Debuts Printed Invitations And Greeting Cards

    TechCrunch50 startup Cocodot, which launched its online invitation site last year, is getting into printed invitations and greetings cards just in time for the holiday season. Founded by former MySpace CMO Shawn Gold, Cocodot aims to be a one-stop-shop for event planning and invitations; sort of a modern, more chic Evite. You can create a high resolution, chic, stylish invitation (that can… Read More

  • Cocodot Raises $2 Million For The Stylish, Prettier, More Social Evite

    TechCrunch50 startup Cocodot, which launched its online invitation site last year, has just raised $2 million in funding from Anthem Venture Partners and Rincon Ventures. The startup had previously raised just under $1 million in funding from Anthem and William Morris’ Mail Room Fund. Founded by former MySpace CMO Shawn Gold, Cocodot aims to be a eco-friendly, one-stop-shop for… Read More

  • Constant Contact Enters The Online Event Registration And Marketing Arena

    There are hundreds of companies small businesses can turn to for tools that facilitate their e-mail marketing campaigns, some of which operate solely on the Web. One of the largest such providers, Constant Contact, is actually much bigger than most people think. Launched back in 1998, the company is now publicly traded on NASDAQ and boasts a market cap of nearly half a billion dollars, and… Read More

  • Memo to Start-ups: You’re Supposed to Be Changing the World, Remember?

    I did interviews with most of the TechCrunch50 experts backstage and there was a common gripe about the companies launching there: Not enough passion, not enough swinging for the fences, not enough trying to change the world. There were too many people building safe businesses, too many companies just trying to make existing things slightly better, and too many people wanting to be the… Read More

  • TC50 Backstage: Well, Tell us How you REALLY Feel, Tim O'Reilly

    Conference organizer, publisher and investor Tim O’Reilly doesn’t mince words. In this video he talks candidly about what he hated at TechCrunch50 today, what he loved and what excites him about the Web right now. O’Reilly is a consummate thought leader in the Valley so the interview is interesting for anyone. But if you’re planning on actually pitching O’Reilly… Read More

  • TC50: Cocodot Is The Stylish, Prettier, More Social Evite

    Online event planning and invitation platform Evite was on the forefront of innovation—ten years ago. TechCrunch50 startup Cocodot is hoping to be the Evite of this generation of web technology, serving a style-conscious, eco-friendly event platform that people and brands can use to create an online presence for celebrations. Cocodot’s platform, which is targeted towards women, is… Read More

  • Former MySpace Exec Shawn Gold Raises Seed Funding For Stealth Startup Cocodot

    Former MySpace CMO Shawn Gold is starting up a new social media business dubbed Cocodot, which is poised for launch next September. The current website for the venture doesn’t reveal much, and all we know at this point about Cocodot is that it will provide a “style-driven communication and guest management platform for people and brands to create celebrations”. We… Read More