We all know some internal site search engines have a lot to be desired. Many website owners choose to use Google’s Custom Search Engine tool, but if you have a basic account, your users may see Google ads and related search results alongside your website’s pages. In addition, for many site search services, you can’t […]
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MyFitnessPal , a service that allows users to track their calories and share that information with friends, has raised $18 million in its first round of funding.
This seems like one of those stories where a company goes years without raising any funding (MyFitnessPal launched in September 2005) before raising money from top-tier venture firms. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Accel Partners , and Kleiner’s John Doerr and Accel’s Andrew Braccia are joining the board.
MyFitnessPal has previously said that it has more than 40 million registered users . As part of the funding announcement, it also says that its users have lost a total of 100 million pounds to date, and that over the past year, it has been adding 1.5 million users every month.
As for why it’s raising money now, co-founder Mike Lee told me that he and his co-founder/brother Albert [...]
During his written responses to questions from the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt identified a range of competitors that Google faces in the market today. Some were well-known and some more obscure. One of the smaller companies that Schmidt mentioned was FindTheBest. He identified the company in a list of […]
Via Scoop.it – internetbillboards Business social networking company Jive Software has filed to go public and raise up to $100 million, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Jive Software supplies enterprises with internal social networks similar to Facebook. An employee can create a profile and interact with co-workers much in […]
A new organization you may have never heard of unless you are into serious green living is Harvest Power. Syngas and biogas are created by this green business, through the conversion of organic matter, which is usually thrown away e.g. plant waste, food rubbish and woody bits and pieces. Change into natural gas, heat and […]