• “Killing It” Isn’t Worth It

    “Killing It” Isn’t Worth It

    It’s unfair to take a particular moment in time, slice it, and pass judgement on that particular slice. Yet that’s our precise function, as chroniclers of news, and our role in the startup community. Like many others, I read the news this week that Vegas-based ecommerce site Ecomom will be shutting down. As I read the story, I remembered interviewing the hopeful CEO Jody Sherman… Read More

  • Health Conscious Mom Commerce Site Ecomom Raises A Healthy $4 Million

    Health Conscious Mom Commerce Site Ecomom Raises A Healthy $4 Million

    Mom commerce site ecomom has raised $4 million in a Series A financing round lead by Cue Ball Capital. The round was followed on by investors Dave McClure, Tony Hsieh, Chamath Palihapitiya, Rohan Oza, 500 Startups, Matias de Tezanos, Rhodium, Walter Kortschak, Troy Carter, Crosslink Capital, Summit Series, Nala Investments, Paige Craig, Ed Wilson, Tom McInerney, Zac Zeitlin, Venture 51 and… Read More

  • Mom-commerce Site EcoMom Banks $1.1 Million

    Parenting focused e-commerce site EcoMom, which provides a curated shopping experience for moms, has just received $1.1 million in Series A funding from angels and VCs alike. Investors in the round include Dan Gould (founder of Newroo and Namesake), Cyan and Scott Banister, Dave McClure, Paige Craig, Sizhao Yang and David Pell as well as several angels from Angel List. Like a Zappos for… Read More