Impersonal, mass emails are easy to dislike and ignore, which is why SimpleRelevance has raised $1 million. SimpleRelevance’s platform gathers customer data and then personalized emails to specifically target individuals.
You’ve heard the bit about the best way to make money during the gold rush, right? It’s not joining the mob of prospectors, but selling them pickaxes and shovels.
A startup called Bo.lt just announced a new, very different way to share pages on the Web.
Gemvara, the online tool for customizing and buying jewelry, today shared several impressive growth numbers with VentureBeat. According to founder and chief executive Matt Lauzon (pictured), the company, in less than a year, has gone from $0 to selling millions of dollars of jewelry.
German startup Chocri has enlisted the backing of major chocolate manufacturer Ritter for its plans to deliver personalized chocolate bars. Carmen Magar, the company’s US chief executive, told me Ritter has invested in the low seven figures (i.e., single-digit millions of dollars) in exchange for a third of the company.