ShopIgniter raises another $1.5M to help brands sell on Facebook

ShopIgniter, a four-year-old startup that helps brands market products through social media, has raised an additional $1.5 million from its existing investors. Madrona Venture Group and Trinity Ventures both participated in ShopIgniter’s latest round, which brings total funding up to $13 million. ShopIgniter, based in Portland, helps hundreds of brands — including big-name customers like Nike… Read More


Startup Spotlight: ShopIgniter helps big brands sell on Facebook

ShopIgniter has assisted Nike in selling golf balls and Levi’s in selling jeans, but not from the traditional storefront. Instead, the 4-year-old Portland startup is helping big brands tap into the power of social networks, making it easier for them to attract new customers via channels like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The 4-year-old company, which landed $8… Read More

Brian Fioca has joined Zapd

Tech Moves: RescueTime’s Brian Fioca zips over to Zapd; and more

Four years ago, Brian Fioca co-founded RescueTime to help individuals better manage how they spend their time in front of a computer. Now, the developer is moving on. Fioca has joined fast-growing Seattle mobile upstart Zapd where he’ll be working as a lead architect alongside founder Kelly Smith, basically serving as an “an all-purpose, proactive… Read More


ShopIgniter lands $8 million to help retailers establish storefronts on Facebook

ShopIgniter has helped Nike, CafePress and more than 100 other customers establish retail outposts on Facebook. Now, the Portland startup is looking to supercharge efforts. The company today is announcing an $8 million venture capital round led by new investor Trinity Ventures, with participating from existing investor Madrona Venture Group. As a result of the… Read More