Raise Report: Houzz, Quantifi, Pinterest Score Fresh Funding

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes funding for Shipt, Algolia, Clutter, and Dispatch.

How the Rise of Online Dating Helped Thumbtack Raise $100M

Street Fight recently caught up with Thumbtack’s CEO Marco Zappacosta to talk about the company’s meteoric growth, the challenges facing the on-demand economy, and how online a service industry is changing — whether professionals like it or not…

Lowe’s-Backed Porch Raises $65 Million to Target Angie’s List

With the second largest home improvement retailer in its corner, the Seattle-based startup has raised a $65 million round of funding to beat out a set of cash-rich startups vying to help people manage their next kitchen remodeling…

Street Fight Daily: Gannett Buys Rest of Cars.com, Angie’s List Struggles

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…Gannett Buys the Rest of Cars.com for $1.8 Billion (Businessweek)… Why Angie’s List Is In Trouble (Time)… PayPal Taps an Outsider to Push It Into a New Era (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: What Apple Left Out, Google Kills Coupons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technologyWhat Apple Didn’t Announce At WWDC 2014 (ReadWrite)… Google Will Kill Off Its Digital Coupon Business, Zavers (Recode)… Online Home Improvement Company Houzz Looking To Raise At $2.3 Billion Valuation (Forbes)…