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TownHog Deal Speaks Volumes About VC-Backed Deal Startups

Alex Salkever

TownHog Deal Speaks Volumes About VC-Backed Deal Startups

BuyWithMe has been looking to scale to catch up with Groupon and LivingSocial, and this is its sixth acquisition this year. TownHog, which has a strong footprint in the Bay Area, where it was started, is a nice feather in their cap.

But TownHog was backed by some serious hitters. As TechCrunch noted, “The company…was backed by a host of star investors (Jawed Karim of YouTube fame and Kevin Hartz of Xoom / Eventbrite to name but a few)…”

Street Fight Daily: 09.12.11

David Hirschman

Street Fight Daily: 09.12.11

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