500friends raised $5 million for its software-as-a-service loyalty program that picks out your highest value customers.
In a bid to make its virtual currency platform more useful for Android game developers, Pocket Change has opened up its platform, allowing devs to give players rewards for any actions they’d like.
Belly today arrived in San Francisco with 150 partner merchants ready to go live with quirky digital loyalty programs.
FiveStars raised a generous $13.9 million in a first round of funding for its rewards program that replaces old-school loyalty punch cards with a [slightly] more hi-tech and convenient alternative.
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Welcome to our quick and dirty daily funding news column, where you can see a snapshot of the startups that received investments today. We’ve got two funding news stories for you on this warm San Francisco Monday. If you crave more details for each story, can click the links in each paragraph.
Small businesses need an easy way to deploy rewards programs for their customers, and Points.com is trying to achieve that with its new Magento storefront application.
CrowdTwist has raised $6 million in venture funding for its platform that gamifies brand loyalty and rewards programs.
BuyWithMe, a daily deals service, has just announced the acquisition of Edhance, a company that provides card-linked loyalty programs to merchants. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
A new startup called KarmaKey wants you to throw out all your loyalty cards.
PlacePop, which allows any company to create and maintain virtual loyalty cards, today announced its free application is now available for Android devices.
Verizon is clearly eager to get into the mobile payments game. We recently reported that it was joining up with T-Mobile and AT&T for a mobile payment venture that could potentially compete with credit cards. But such a project will likely take years to come to fruition — so what can Verizon do in the meantime? One idea is to look at the other cards consumers keep in their wallets — specifically, membership cards and loyalty cards.
A new company is making blips on the location-based services radar. New York-based Topguest is moving into the market with an idea to bridge location-based services with the travel industry. Working in “sneak-preview” mode — meaning it’s aching to make announcements but isn’t ready yet — the company is backed up by an experienced venture capitalist, Peter Thiel, the co-founder and ex-CEO of PayPal.