Group buying is going niche. New York-based big gay social network Fab.com debuted its Big Gay Deal of the Day this week, “glamming up” the daily deal space with deals for gyms, spas, bars, restaurants, hotels, events and entertainment that appeal to gay men.
“We created the Big Gay Deal of the Day Read More
Groupon’s runaway success leveraging collective buying power using the internet has inspired knockoffs across the globe. Daily deal sites are one of the easiest businesses to build — it’s basically a website, email list and an old-fashioned sales force.
There are now more daily deal sites than even the thriftiest users want to keep up Read More
Local Groupon competitor BuyWithMe ousted its CEO Cheryl Rosner in December after eight months on the job, and the company just named her replacement today.
Jim Crowley was President and CEO of Turbine, Inc. (social gaming company acquired by Warner Bros.)
BuyWithMe runs daily deals in 12 cities. The site is playing on a field Read More
Meetup.com is jumping on the group buying bandwagon, launching a new feature called Meetup Perks.
The site is creating a self-serve platform so businesses can source deals to groups of potential customers.
Say you’re a computer supply store. Now you can use Meetup Perks to easily create a deal and offer it to Read More
Thrillist Rewards, the weekly deals email that is very New York and very male-oriented, is a smash hit.
Thrillist Rewards launched last month as a weekly email offering the kind of “rewards” and discounts that might appeal to urban, affluent young men–think hand-crafted cigars, mixed martial arts or a day at the shooting range. Read More
Group coupon startup Groupon has apparently filed a certificate indicating it could raise up to $950 million, the blog VC Experts reported today.
This would be Groupon’s seventh round or Series G financing. The company has raised a total of $171 million to date from angel and VC investors, according to Read More
New York-based Gilt Groupe is by now a well-established network of group-buying sites for buyers with six-figure incomes, and it’s expanding aggressively.
Gilt just launched a local deal “Gilt City” site for Tokyo, its first site for a city outside the U.S., and now it plans to unveil a new category: full-price Read More
The daily deal startup BuyWithMe is one of the many clones of the fast-growing daily deal site Groupon, which just turned down an acquisition offer of $6 billion from Google.
The Massachussetts startup secretly moved to New York sometime after July, when it raised $16 million in Series B funding on Read More
Thrillist, the city-specific daily recommendations email, is jumping into the exciting world of group buying with an eye on the dude market.
Thrillist Rewards launched recently as a weekly email offering the kind of “rewards” and discounts that might appeal to urban, affluent young men. Hand-crafted cigars, sushi and a samurai lesson, half Read More