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#SFSNYC: Investors on Billion-Dollar Opportunities in Local and Where to Find Them

Joao-Pierre Ruth

#SFSNYC: Investors on Billion-Dollar Opportunities in Local and Where to Find Them

Long before startups become the “next big thing” the masses talk about, investors have an opportunity to use their wallets to weigh in on the prospects for those emerging companies. At Street Fight Summit Wednesday in New York, investors pointed to voice, VR and AR, and influencers as some hot topics in local investing right now.

Yext Shares Up Sharply in Initial Day of Trading, Portending Well for Local

David Hirschman

Yext Shares Up Sharply in Initial Day of Trading, Portending Well for Local

Yext’s shares jumped nearly 22% in the company’s initial day of trading, with the price rising as high as $14.25 per share before settling to $13.41 at close. The strong opening was a hopeful message from Wall Street for the local marketing industry, which has been looking to Yext’s IPO as a bellwether.

Rating Street Fight’s 2015 Predictions

Noah Elkin

Rating Street Fight’s 2015 Predictions

At the end of each year, Street Fight invites staffers, friends, and luminaries from the industry to share their predictions for what’s in store for the coming year. Today, we take a look back at some of the predictions for 2015 to see who was on target and who missed the mark.

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Launches Stores, Starcom Measures TV

Steven Jacobs

Street Fight Daily: Groupon Launches Stores, Starcom Measures TV

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Groupon Quietly Launches Groupon Stores, a Marketplace for Its $2 Billion Goods Business (Recode)… SMG Launches Addressable TV Measurement Tool (MediaPost)… Amazon Dash Aims to Be a Push-Button Substitute for the Supply Run (New York Times)…

Investors Bet on Rethinking Old Categories — Not Creating New Ones

Steven Jacobs

Investors Bet on Rethinking Old Categories — Not Creating New Ones

During a panel at Street Fight Summit in New York Tuesday, Tige Savage, managing partner at Revolution Ventures, and Dave Ambrose, managing director at Steadfast Venture Capital joined Guardian’s east coast tech editor Dominic Rushe to discuss the growing opportunities — and future challenges — in rethinking traditionally local businesses…