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  • Should Your Startup Go Freemium?

    Should Your Startup Go Freemium?

    Editor’s note: Jules Maltz is a general partner at IVP. Daniel Barney is a senior associate at IVP. For some, freemium is a business model that sacrifices revenues and forces startups to support freeloaders who will never become paying customers. For others, it is the logical conclusion of a world in which the cost of bandwidth, storage, and information processing approaches zero. Read More

  • AddThis Indeed: Clearspring Raises $20 Million As It Rides Social Sharing Boom

    AddThis Indeed: Clearspring Raises $20 Million As It Rides Social Sharing Boom

    The name Clearspring Technologies may not be terribly familiar to you, but chances are you’ve often clicked on or at least come across its AddThis buttons, which are plastered on publisher sites Web-wide. The U.S.-based social sharing platform company this morning announced that it has raised a whopping $20 million in a Series D round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners… Read More

  • The $25 Million Demo. Yext Scores A Big Round From IVP After TechCrunch50 Debut.

    Howard Lerman can be a little intense. After the CEO of Yext finished his demo at this year’s Techcrunch50 (embedded below) he left one judge “speechless,” and during rehearsals Michael took him aside and asked him, “Are you on drugs?” He wasn’t. Lerman just has the heightened dopamine levels of an entrepreneur. And he hadn’t slept for 45… Read More