group buying

  • Auction-Meets-Group-Buying Site BagThat Bags $3.2M From Oxford Capital

    Auction-Meets-Group-Buying Site BagThat Bags $3.2M From Oxford Capital

    BagThat, a new UK entrant to the daily-deals/e-commerce space, has picked up an investment of £2 million ($3.2 million) to develop its service, a mash-up of two well-known models for selling products online: auctions and group buying. The funding is being led by Oxford Capital and is the first close on this round. BagThat says it is expecting additional institutional investment in the round. Read More

  • A Groupon For Solar? Solar@Work Offers Buildings Discounts For Going Green Together

    A Groupon For Solar? Solar@Work Offers Buildings Discounts For Going Green Together

    Group buying is moving into the commercial clean energy space thanks to Solar@Work, a program designed by San Francisco’s Department of the Environment to make solar panels more affordable for business owners. Businesses have three options for acquiring solar panels through the program: Purchasing, leasing, and securing a loan. A federal grant covering 30% of installation costs is also… Read More

  • Offerum closes 2 million euro second round for international push

    Offerum, a Spanish group buying site launched exactly a year ago by Jesus Monleon and Vicente Arias, also founders of Seedrocket, has closed a second round of funding totaling a hefty €2 million. It follows an initial €500,000 investment. The new round was led by Cabiedes & Partners and includes Bonsai Venture Capital (who have invested in well-known Spanish companies such as… Read More

  • Pawsley Aims to Become the Facebook, And Groupon, For Dogs

    Dog lovers, this one’s for you. According to the Humane Society, there are 77.5 million owned dogs in the United States, and nearly 40 percent of households own at least one dog. And all of them are TechCrunch readers. Obviously, this is a fairly sizable demographic — just imagine if they could vote. Though these high numbers may not be surprising to the canine-inclined, what may… 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