One of the oldest "unicorns" in Silicon Valley may finally be ready to go public in 2018 — 19 years after it was founded. Re/code cited unnamed sources on Wednesday who said the San Mateo-based online survey business is talking to bankers about doing an IPO later this year. The story also said that SurveyMonkey has also considered making a last-minute acquisition of another company in its space to enhance its value.
Wireless tech startup Shoof Technologies Inc., featured last month in The Pitch, on Thursday disclosed it has raised a $4.3 million seed round of funding. The Sunnyvale business said that the funding was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Modiva Japan. Shoof offers a cloud platform and equipment - including base stations and tags - to track assets in motion anywhere, in real time.
John Chambers, who led networking giant Cisco Systems or 20 years, announced this week that he's launching a Palo Alto-based venture firm. Chambers is CEO of the new firm, called JC2 Ventures. He ended his term heading up the Cisco board in December, retaining the title of chairman emeritus. The other two staffers at his new venture firm are his son, John J. Chambers, and his former executive communications manager, Shannon Pina.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".