consumer internet

  • Kik raises nearly $100M in highest profile ICO to date

    Kik raises nearly $100M in highest profile ICO to date

    The highest profile ICOs from a consumer internet company to date has come to a close after messaging app Kik raised nearly $100 million from its token sale. The exact amount is 168,732 ETH — around $47.5 million based on today’s $282 ETH price — came from over 10,000 backers. Combined with $50 million raised in a pre-sale for institutional investors the grand total is… Read More

  • Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Web

    Twitter, Yelp Board Member Peter Fenton On How Enterprise Is Learning From The Consumer Web

    Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006, after spending seven years as a partner at Accel. Not yet 40, Fenton already sits on the board of directors at companies like New Relic, Polyvore, Twitter, Yelp, and Zendesk. Starting at Accel in his late twenties, the young investor focused his attention on the enterprise — on backing smart software and infrastructure companies. In 2009… Read More

  • Stealthy Startup Dashlane Raises $5 Million In Series A

    Stealthy Startup Dashlane Raises $5 Million In Series A

    Stealthy consumer Internet startup Dashlane is announcing today that it has closed $5 million in Series A funding led by New York City-based firms Rho Ventures and FirstMark Capital. Also participating in the round is Dashlane co-founder Bernard Liautaud. Dashlane won’t say much about its product offering just yet, only that it’s designed to eliminate the hassles involved with… Read More