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A closer look at the Mixbook acquisition of WedPics Feature News Opinion 

A closer look at the Mixbook acquisition of WedPics

Last week, Mixbook announced the acquisition of Raleigh, N.C.-based WedPics for an unspecified amount. WedPics had carved out a considerable niche in the wedding market, and Mixbook CEO Andrew Laffoon says the combination will be a good fit. A large segment of Mixbook users are brides, he says, and the addition of WedPics is a natural for that vertical. The... Read More
“Shark Tank” judges harsh to printing app entrepreneurs, Flag Marketing Opinion 

“Shark Tank” judges harsh to printing app entrepreneurs, Flag

Photo printing apps have has a mixed result on ABC’s “Shark Tank”, the show where entrepreneurs pitch well-known venture capitalists known as “sharks”. Over eight seasons, the “sharks” have seen dozens of pitches and made selective investments. In 2014, the app GrooveBook not only secured a $150,000 investment from Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban, the business was soon acquired for... Read More
Shutterfly buys Groove Book. Who wins? “Shark Tank” Opinion 

Shutterfly buys Groove Book. Who wins? “Shark Tank”

All the ballyhoo over the purchase of “Shark Tank” darling Groove Book by Shutterfly created a lot of excitement. The $14.5 million purchase is “the biggest exit in ‘Shark Tank’ history and the first purchase of a company featured on the show by a publicly traded firm,” according to CNBC, which lavished praise on the entire deal. Extended interviews with Shutterfly... Read More
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