‘Headless’ Rounds Ride Into Town, Helped by Kevin Rose

By Connie Loizos — 5 years ago

On Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that celebrity entrepreneur Kevin Rose has raised $1.5 million for his startup, Milk, from a “wide syndicate of Valley elites.” “Wide” may be understating things. Fully 24 angels participated in the round at what I’m told was a pre-money valuation of $15 million. Among those on the star-studded list: Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, […]


Is the Facebook Ecosystem Falling Apart?

By Connie Loizos — 6 years ago

There’s no shortage of companies that could — and probably are — being adversely impacted by some recent changes at Facebook. For obvious example, Facebook’s official new currency, Facebook Credits, allows Facebook users to earn credits through credit card reward programs, to trade in unwanted gift cards, and to sign up for third-party offers — […]


Renowned Entrepreneurs Launch New Venture Fund

By Connie Loizos — 7 years ago

Josh Felser and Dave Samuel —  a team of entrepreneurs who’ve founded and sold two startups for hundreds of millions of dollars —  are getting into the early-stage venture capital business, and they’ve established some nontraditional objectives toward that end. “Ideally, we’re looking to invest in startups that raise less than $5 million from investors, […]