Foursquare: Factual Merger is All About Exponential Gains

By now, you’ve likely heard about Foursquare’s announced merger with Factual. Announced yesterday, this creates a location intelligence powerhouse including data that span 500 million global devices. The firms also collectively boast more than 105 million points of interest across 190 countries. As background, location data companies can benefit from a certain network effect as […]

Podium Raises $125 Million, Pivots to Messaging

Amidst all of the commotion around COVID-19 and shutdowns, there is still some active funding news that we find interesting. Today, Podium announced a $125 million C round. According to TechCrunch, the company is now valued at around $1.5 billion. From Modest Beginnings Podium launched in 2014 with a seed round of $500,000. It has […]

BirdEye Accelerates CX Product Launch, Offers Free to Distressed SMBs

The pandemic is a small-business tsunami. Before COVID-19, customer experience was a competitive differentiator. CX has now moved beyond differentiator to lifesaver for many SMBs. In this context, BirdEye has accelerated the launch of Interactions. This is a new messaging platform that enables SMBs to interact with customers in their preferred manner. BirdEye, a CX […]