The card-linked loyalty and rewards space is seen by a lot of the smart money as the next Groupon. Today, we saw new money being poured into FiveStars ($13.9 Million), LevelUp ($9 Million) and LocalBonus ($900,000). The companies have now raised $16 million, $21 Million and $1.4 Million respectively — about half the $78 Million …continue reading »
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Some of our Great Speakers!
Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor, California
Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD
Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy
Brian Boland, VP, Products, Facebook
Ralf VonSosen, Marketing Leader, LinkedIn
Brendon Kraham, Dir, Global Mobile Solutions, Google
Chris Schroeder, Author, Startup Rising
Jody Ford, VP, Marketplaces, eBay
Patrick Barry, CMO, DemandForce (Intuit)
Mark Roberge, SVP, Hubspot
Denise Chudhy, VP, Weather.com
Sean Smyth, VP, Groupon
Victor Ho, CEO, FiveStars
Audrey Cooper, Managing Editor, The SF Chronicle
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