nCrowd Scoops Up Tippr

It's a big week for nCrowd. It was move week and we are settling into our new Atlanta Tech Village office. But the bigger news is that we are announcing an acquisition. All Things D broke the news this morning that nCrowd has purchased the assets of Tippr out of Seattle. It is the largest […]

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April 24, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, nCrowd

Take An Extreme Position

One of the top five classes I have ever taken was a shortened version of a negotiation course during a Mergers and Acquisitions executive education program at The Wharton School. The class was led by Stuart Diamond. It was darn good. It has been over ten years since I have taken that class. But there is […]

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March 5, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Deals

Into The Priesthood

My friends over at Mail Chimp have updated their email stats. They titled the piece "Get out of the Daily Deals business and into the Priesthood." Snarky folks. We’ve updated the stats by industry and stats by business size pages, and some really interesting facts bubbled up. For example, daily deals have the lowest average campaign open rate at […]

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January 8, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, Half Off Depot


Lots of acquisition activity in the Atlanta startup world recently. Vitrue purchased by Oracle for a reported $300 million (too low). BLiNQ Media bought by Gannett for a reported $90 million (too high). Pardot gobbled up by Exact Target for what seems to be an accurately reported $95 million (about right). Nice wins for all. Three nice […]

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November 28, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, Entrepreneurship, Startups

More Deal Facts

Yesterday Groupon shares tumbled more than 10%. The stock is down 67% since the beginning of the year and 74% since its IPO last year. On top of this performance there are a mass of stories that question if offering a deal is good for small businesses. Mostly anecdotal stories such as Wafflegate. The end […]

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July 31, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, Half Off Depot

Sleeping With The Enemy

This week was pretty exciting at Half Off Depot. Google announced that they were expanding their Offers program to include more cities and more deal partners. Half Off became one of 30 Google Offer partners. We have long considered ourselves to be a top ten participant in the online deal market so this in some way […]

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March 16, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Deals, Half Off Depot, Marketing