2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38
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Blink Booking joins the last-minute hotel booking party in Europe | Tnooz

Blink Booking joins the last-minute hotel booking party in Europe | Tnooz | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Blink Booking is a startup based around a mobile application for last-minute hotel bookings in Europe...
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Offermatic Founder Launches CauseRocket, An Offer Site That Helps Causes Raise Money | TechCrunch

Offermatic Founder Launches CauseRocket, An Offer Site That Helps Causes Raise Money | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
We've probably all heard horror stories about businesses that offered deals on Groupon or similar sites, only to lose a lot of money on a promotion that didn't bring in any repeat customers.
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Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation | TechCrunch

Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Square has announced that it has finally closed its Series D round, totalling $200 million, with investors including Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company.
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Les restaurateurs passent en 2.0 avec 1001menus

Les restaurateurs passent en 2.0 avec 1001menus | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
1001menus s'est spécialisé dans la mise à disposition d’outils de marketing en ligne à destination des professionnels de la restauration.
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Duolingo Raises $15M Series B Round Led By NEA, Will Expand To More Languages And To Mobile Soon | TechCrunch

Duolingo Raises $15M Series B Round Led By NEA, Will Expand To More Languages And To Mobile Soon | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Duolingo, the language learning and crowd-sourced translation service founded by reCAPTCHA founder and Carnegie Mellon professor Luis von Ahn, just announced that it has raised a $15 million Series B round led by NEA, with participation from Union...
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Tabbedout releases SDK to give restaurant apps payment powers

Tabbedout releases SDK to give restaurant apps payment powers | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Tabbedout, which allows restaurants to offer mobile payments to their customers, is now providing a mobile SDK so businesses with a mobile app can easily integrate Tabbedout payments instead of relying on Tabbedout's app.
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Les leaders de l'e-commerce américain secteur par secteur

Les leaders de l'e-commerce américain secteur par secteur | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Bricolage, pharmacie, accessoires auto, informatique, mobilier, produits culturels... Quels sont les sites leaders de chaque catégorie ? Réponses avec le Top 500 de l'e-commerce américain réalisé par Internet Retailer.
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Michel de Guilhermier's Blog: Le Mot qui s'Associe le Mieux à l'eCommerce des Pure Players : Ciseaux !

Michel de Guilhermier's Blog: Le Mot qui s'Associe le Mieux à l'eCommerce des Pure Players : Ciseaux ! | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Le salon eCommerce Paris ouvrira ses portes semaines prochaines, alors c'est peut-être le moment de faire un bref post sur ce nouvel eldorado qui attire actuellement 2 ou 3 nouveaux sites en France par heure !
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Blue Apron Delivers All The Ingredients You Need To Cook Fresh Meals Every Week | TechCrunch

Blue Apron Delivers All The Ingredients You Need To Cook Fresh Meals Every Week | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Do we need another subscription service to deliver things to the doorstep? Blue Apron surprises with a new take on the market: every week, all the fresh ingredients you need to cook three meals are delivered to your home.
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Le site de vente de lunettes Evioo.com lève 100 000 euros

Le site de vente de lunettes Evioo.com lève 100 000 euros | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
La start-up grenobloise lève 100 000 euros auprès d'un business angel du réseau Angelor.
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StearClear, The App That Gets Your Car Home When You’re Too Drunk To Drive, Raises $600K, Plans Expansion | TechCrunch

StearClear, The App That Gets Your Car Home When You’re Too Drunk To Drive, Raises $600K, Plans Expansion | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
One of the worst things about getting drunk far from home is having to abandon your car overnight which you then have to painfully retrieve it the following day, hangover and all. Sometimes, the car isn't even where you left it - it's been towed.
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With a veteran startup team, Scopely raises $8.5M for social mobile games

With a veteran startup team, Scopely raises $8.5M for social mobile games | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Scopely is methodically launching engaging social games on mobile devices.
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Confidentiel : les start-up de la deuxième session de l'Accélérateur sont...

Confidentiel : les start-up de la deuxième session de l'Accélérateur sont... | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Les fondateurs de l'Accélérateur réunissent ce mercredi, dans les locaux du Journal du Net, les 12 start-up sélectionnées pour sa deuxième session. Voici leurs noms.
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Checking In Again With Foursquare

Checking In Again With Foursquare | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Early on, I was down on Foursquare. Now it's one of my go-to apps. So what's changed?
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Capitaine Train lève 1,4 million d’euros auprès d’Index Ventures, CIC Capital Privé, et de business angels | FrenchWeb.fr

Capitaine Train lève 1,4 million d’euros auprès d’Index Ventures, CIC Capital Privé, et de business angels | FrenchWeb.fr | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
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Google acquires Instagram competitor, could make Google+ a photog’s social hub

Google acquires Instagram competitor, could make Google+ a photog’s social hub | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Google bought "photography first" mobile app developer Nik Software today, meaning Google now owns Instagram competitor Snapseed. But while Snapseed will give Google those sepia filters, it also pr...
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With $100M In Annual Rentals, Luxury Retreats Takes Its First Round Of Funding, $5M Led By iNovia | TechCrunch

With $100M In Annual Rentals, Luxury Retreats Takes Its First Round Of Funding, $5M Led By iNovia | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
The rise of online accommodation booking services like Airbnb and HomeAway has given way to a lot of attention to, and faith in, the idea of giving up your private home to total strangers.
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Winklevoss twins sink $1M into social network for pro investors

Winklevoss twins sink $1M into social network for pro investors | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the twins best known for their legal battle against with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, are jumping back into the investment game with new funding for SumZero.
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Internet bouleverse la rentabilité du tourisme

Internet bouleverse la rentabilité du tourisme | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Agences de voyages en ligne, sites de vols et séjours «discountés» et e-intermédiaires de la réservation de billets captent une part croissance de la marge du secteur. Dans un contexte de crise, les acteurs traditionnels souffrent.
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HotelTonight Updates Its Booking App With Personalized Offers And User Ratings | TechCrunch

HotelTonight Updates Its Booking App With Personalized Offers And User Ratings | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
One of the main selling points of HotelTonight, the app that allows users to reserve hotel rooms for, yes, that very evening, is its simplicity.
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SingTel Acquires Intelligent, Social Photo Aggregator Pixable For $26.5 Million | TechCrunch

SingTel Acquires Intelligent, Social Photo Aggregator Pixable For $26.5 Million  | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Singaporean telecommunications giant SingTel has acquired intelligent, social photo aggregator Pixable for $26.5 million. The company develops sleek social photo creation, aggregation, and categorization tools.
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PassRocket Lets Any Business Create Loyalty Cards For Apple’s New Passbook App For Free | TechCrunch

PassRocket Lets Any Business Create Loyalty Cards For Apple’s New Passbook App For Free | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
When it rains, it pours. Today, Apple is rolling out the new version of its iOS 6 mobile operating system, and already we've come across several companies building apps poised to take advantage of one of the OS's most notable new features: Passbook.
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Photo- And Video-Sharing App Mobli Raises $22M From Kazakhstan Investor Kenges Rakishev And Others | TechCrunch

Photo- And Video-Sharing App Mobli Raises $22M From Kazakhstan Investor Kenges Rakishev And Others | TechCrunch | 2012 - Otium Capital Watch - Week 38 | Scoop.it
Photo- and video-sharing startup Mobli has gotten a lot of attention since it launched for signing up celebrity investors.
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