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Topic: Fundraising

Airbnb for Gingerbread Houses? Fully Baked Parody Is a Sweet Fundraiser for Homeless McKinney turns bookings into donations

Well, this is adorable.  For its pro-bono holiday project, agency McKinney created Gingerbreadbnb.com, a site that mimics Airbnb but lets you book virtual stays at confectionary cabins instead. All "bookings" become contributions…

December 16, 2014, 1:21 PM EST

Kik's Next Big Play: An Animated GIF Messaging App Booming startup buys Relay after raising $38.3 million

The GIF has a future in mobile advertising, especially within messaging apps, according to Kik. The messaging startup, which just raised $38.3 million, has purchased Relay, a GIF-based messaging app…

November 19, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Yahoo Wants to Invest Serious Cash in Snapchat Reports say discussions are taking place

Yahoo is looking to buy a piece of Snapchat with an investment that values the hot messaging app at about $10 billion, according to reports. Yahoo is among a number…

October 3, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

Snapchat Valued at $10 Billion After Raising $20 Million From Top VC Users numbered at 100 million

Snapchat joined the $10 billion startup club, alongside the likes of Uber and Airbnb, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Silicon Valley investment house Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers invested…

August 27, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

GetTaxi Nabs Another $150 Million in Funding Ride-share apps are booming, and there's infighting

GetTaxi—a consumer taxi app that has seen success in cities in Israel, Russia and the U.K.—launched in the United States this week, in New York, and secured an additional $150…

August 13, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

Canadian Cancer Society Invites You to Fight Your Fears and Help Save Lives at the Same Time Raise cash by facing your phobia

Are you afraid of heights? Swimming with sharks? If you have a phobia you've been meaning to overcome, now is a particularly good time, thanks to a new campaign from…

August 11, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

Yext Raises $50 Million Likely to set IPO next year

New York ad tech startup Yext raised $50 million in venture funding, CEO Howard Lerman revealed today. “This is the last round before we go public,” Lerman told Adweek. He expects…

June 4, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

Brandwatch Raises $22 Million Social listening player has a huge client list

Social media monitoring company Brandwatch just raised $22 million. The company specializes in social "listening," tracking conversations online and giving data to brands to influence their strategies. Brandwatch counts 1,000 brands…

May 22, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

Sprinklr, Showered In Money, Plans IPO Will go public in Q2 2015 after raising another $40 million

Sprinklr plans to go public by second quarter 2015, a source close to the situation told Adweek. The New York City-based company this week announced a $40 million fundraising round led…

May 1, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT

Social Marketing Company WayIn Looking for Fresh Cash Seeks up to $20 million

The Twitter-focused marketing company WayIn, backed by Sun Microsytems founder Scott McNealy, is looking to raise up to $20 million, a source with knowledge of the fundraising told Adweek. WayIn has…

March 28, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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