• Kadoink Seized By Creditors

    Kadoink, a text messaging marketing startup based in San Francisco, has been seized by creditor Hercules Technology Growth Capital after failing to maintain the financial requirements of a $2.5 million line of credit. CEO Scott Cahill says that there is still a “substantial amount of cash remaining” that is being returned to Hercules, and that they are looking for a strategic buyer… Read More

  • Mozes Raises $11.5 Million for SMS-Based Communities. Wants to Move Beyond Bands To Brands.

    Palo Alto-based mobile startup Mozes has secured an additional $11.5 million in Series B funding from lead investor Maveron, as well as existing investors North Bridge Venture Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. Mozes powers online communities for musicians that fans can join by texting special keywords to designated phone numbers. Once fans have opted into, say, the Death Cab for Cutie… Read More

  • Mozes Extends Web Presence, Adds Voice Capabilities

    Mobile community builder Mozes has been releasing some new functionality over the past couple of weeks that enables users to access their Mozes activity across the web and participate in voice-based campaigns. Mozes is a company we covered over a year ago (and BusinessWeek wrote up recently) that focuses on connecting musicians with their fans using text-based mobile campaigns. Much of… Read More

  • Mozes SMS Service Raises $5m

    SMS call-and-response service Mozes will announce in the morning that the company has raised $5 million in series A venture funding from Norwest Venture Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners.  The SMS services space is one of the most active we cover and Mozes has a strikingly smart approach to the market. The Palo Alto based company, founded in 2005, offers almost the most… Read More

  • Mozes: Secure Your Keyword

    Mozes is a Palo Alto based startup founded by Dorrian Porter that is tapping into the U.S. SMS (phone text) market. It allows you to do all sorts of things via sms. Hear a song on the radio that you like and want to bookmark? Text the radio station (ie, KROQ) to 66937 (which translates to “Mozes”). Mozes will note the time and station name and bookmark the song title in your Mozes… Read More