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Euclid Raises $17 Million to Deepen Analytics for Brick-and-Mortars

Steven Jacobs

Euclid Raises $17 Million to Deepen Analytics for Brick-and-Mortars

Netscape founder Marc Andreessen may think retail’s demise is inevitable, but Benchmark Capital has just made a big bet on its future. The venture firm has led a $17.3 million series B round in Euclid, a startup that uses wi-fi analytics to provide brick-and-mortar retailers with web-like reporting on in-store traffic…

More Hyperlocal Investment Content Coming to Street Fight

Laura Rich

More Hyperlocal Investment Content Coming to Street Fight

Over the last six months, our Hyperlocal Investment Report newsletter has aimed to guide investors through this new industry, to give context and insight into the market potential of pre-public companies, and to synthesize activity in the public markets as well as in private placement, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and the like. With this issue, we’re moving it from a paid product to delivering this content on our public website for free, to engage in broader discussion around key issues in hyperlocal investing.

Nextdoor CEO on Patch, Facebook, and Building Social for the Real World

Steven Jacobs

Nextdoor CEO on Patch, Facebook, and Building Social for the Real World

In July, dot-com veteran Nirav Tolia announced announced a major round of funding which valued his 22-month-old startup Nextdoor at $100 million. Street Fight caught up with Tolia recently to discuss raising money for hyperlocal projects, developing technology for real-world communities, and the increasingly blurred line between information and social connectivity in the local space…

What Intuit’s Demandforce Buy Says About the Future of Hyperlocal Marketing

Alex Salkever

What Intuit’s Demandforce Buy Says About the Future of Hyperlocal Marketing

The acquisition means that hyperlocal marketing has arrived in terms of market and investor recognition — and that hyperlocal marketing is something that will likely be baked deep into existing SMB products such as QuickBooks. Consider this move to be the precursor of a comprehensive SMB dashboard incorporating cash flows, balance sheets, text and tweets…