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Moves In, Out, and Around Boston Tech: Wayfair and Privy

April 2nd, 2014 via Beta Boston

This morning, two local tech companies, Wayfair and Privy, announced new additions to their leadership teams...

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Case Study: Restaurant Chain Uses Loyalty Data to Improve Customer Experience

December 4th, 2013 via Street Fight Magazine

If sales of a particular menu item seem slow this month, then Lucas Clarke is curious to know why that is. The director of marketing at MAD Greens, a Colorado-based chain of restaurants that specializes in seasonal salads and sandwiches...

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8 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

December 4th, 2013 via Mashable

A recent survey found that 70% of people are more likely to look for a new job after vacation. Realistically speaking, with the holidays and the accompanying vacation days just around the corner, there's a chance a few of your employees are looking to jump ship. And that's bad news for two reasons...

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How to use digital platforms to earn more profits

December 2nd, 2013 via Fast Casual

Many restaurants are shifting advertising weight away from print and more into digital means, including using paid banner ads and spending more resources to hire people to manage social media...

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Which digital marketing channels generate the most ROI?

November 27th, 2013 via QSR Web

During an investor presentation last week, Domino's CFO Michael Lawton said the company is shifting its advertising weight away from print and more into digital...

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Privy's Ben Jabbawy was Born to Help Small Business

October 22nd, 2013 via VentureFizz

Ben Jabbawy, the founder of Privy, comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Both of his parents have been involved in the world of small business; his mother founded Internship Connection, a way to help college students find internships, and his father, an engineer, is the President at NES Technologies, a manufacturing/design firm that provides services for power supplies and circuit boards....

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The 15 Best Startups To Work For In America

October 8th, 2013 via Business Insider

For startups, workplace culture and employee values are often just as important as what the companies actually do. That's because young companies, unconstrained by a traditional corporate structure, have the power to shape their own culture and mission as they get their businesses off the ground...

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10 digital marketing tools for restaurants you might have missed

September 26th, 2013 via NextRestaurants

You know about and use the “obvious” digital marketing tools. Email. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Maybe SMS. Maybe Pinterest. But are you using tools to measure your success on those networks? Are you leveraging software that will help you post to multiple networks easily?...

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10 Game Changing Startups That Entrepreneurs Need To Know About

July 17th, 2013 via Blogtrepreneur

One of the great mysteries of Facebook is what to do with the incredible amount of demographic information that the platform provides. Privy is built with connecting small businesses with their customers in mind...

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Boston Roundup: Mark43, Privy, Akiban, Aquto, OLPC

July 17th, 2013 via Xconomy

Some seed funding, product debuts, and acquisition news to catch you up on a sweltering week around New England’s innovation scene...

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Marketing tech startup Privy raises $1.7M from Atlas, angels

July 16th, 2013 via Boston Business Journal

Privy, a Boston startup that offers a self-service platform for targeted promotions, has raised $1.7 million in funding from investors including Atlas Ventures...

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Boston-Based Local Marketing Startup Privy Raises $1.7 Million Seed Round From 500 Startups, Atlas, And Others

July 15th, 2013 via TechCrunch

Privy, a Boston-based local marketing startup that was also one of the standouts from the 500 Startups Demo Day this past February, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Atlas Ventures, 500 Startups, and others for its end-to-end solution for small businesses...

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Local Marketing Startup Privy Raises $1.7M in Seed Funding

July 15th, 2013 via BostInno

Boston-based local marketing startup Privy raised $1.7 million in seed funding from Atlas Ventures, 500 Startups, and others on Monday, according to the company's blog...

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500 Startups Demo Day round 2: From underfunded to oversubscribed

February 6th, 2013 via VentureBeat

The final 14 startups to present at 500 Startups Demo Day took us on a journey through a massive icon database, tea plantations, and construction sites...

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Here Are 10 Standout Companies From The Fifth 500 Startups Demo Day

February 6th, 2013 via TechCrunch

Early-stage VC fund 500 Startups today held the first of several demo day events for the fifth batch of startups graduating from its accelerator program. It was a fun event, with 32 high-energy founders pitching their companies to a room full of investors and tech press...

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500 Startups Reveals it’s New Accelerator Lineup

February 6th, 2013 via The Next Web

500 Startups has announced the 33 newest companies joining its accelerator program this Fall. It is a rather interesting and complex set of startups in the group and could be considered the most international, diverse, and exciting group in the history of the accelerator program so far...

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500 Startups Announces New Batch

October 31st, 2013 via TechCrunch

Dave McClure’s 500 Startups has just announced the newest batch of companies to be accepted for its fifth accelerator class. This group is the first through which 500 Startups used an open application process, rather than rely solely on referrals when evaluating participants...

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Privy Gets Global Experience at 500 Startups

October 31st, 2012 Xconomy

Plenty of Boston-area tech startups want to learn from West Coast mentors. Few actually go out there and do it. And most that do, don't come back...

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500 Startups Elects Privy and Debuts Latest Batch

October 31st, 2012 VentureBeat

Startup incubator 500 Startups announced its fifth batch of companies today, with over half coming from international markets. As VentureBeat has previously reported, 500 Startups is an early-stage seed fund and incubator program that’s become a brand name over the last few years...

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Privy One of 500 Startups Latest Batch Members

October 31st, 2012 PandoDaily

500 Startups, Dave McClure’s seed fund and startup accelerator, announced today that it’s added 33 more companies to its portfolio. The new startups range from a tea marketplace based in Honolulu to a Web resource for repair shops based out of Estonia and Latvia...

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Privy Picked For 500 Startups Accelerator in California

October 31st, 2012 Boston Business Journal

Privy, a Boston startup that offers a self-service platform for targeted promotions, has been chosen as one of 33 startups for the Fall 2012 session of the 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley...

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Boston Startup Takes on Groupon

April 3rd, 2012 The Boston Globe

Boston start-up Privy publicly launched on Tuesday a service for small businesses that want to leverage the Internet to drive sales -- an alternative to Groupon and other "daily deal" websites. "Daily deals really don't work for all businesses," said Ben Jabbawy, founder of the company, which was a 2011 finalist in the MassChallenge competition for start-ups...

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