Casper is the biggest player in the bed-in-a-box market. Since launching in 2013, the company has raised $239m from investors at a $750m valuation. In a $1.2B industry with over 100 competing mattress companies, it has managed to scrape and claw its way to the top. And a big part of how it got there was by staging an all-out war against “mattress bloggers” on the internet. As Fast Company reports, in the past few years, dozens of blogs have surfaced that exclusively focus on reviewing mattresses.
According to figures leaked to the Financial Times, Uber’s food delivery arm, UberEATS, has grown to represent 10% of the company’s global gross bookings in Q2. That works out to a projected $3B in gross sales for this year — and it means UberEATS is now growing faster than Uber’s ride-sharing business. Launched in 2015 as a standalone app, UberEATS is a relative newcomer to the food delivery industry. But if these numbers are any indication, it’s on its way to the top of the food chain.
In November of 2014, CEO Jason Goldberg sat at his desk looking over a term sheet to sell Fab.com, the company he’d spent the past few years of his life building. Fab had raised $336m since rebranding itself as an ecommerce platform in 2011. At one point, it had been a certified unicorn, valued at over $1B. It had 750 employees on multiple continents, a schmaltzy NY office, and an enormous warehouse stocked with products. Now, it was selling for less than one-tenth of its original valuation.
Back in 2002, Will Vinton's boutique animation studio was pillaged by billionaire Phil Knight, who promptly put his son (then an aspiring rapper) on the board of directors. Here's my story.
Back in 2002, Will Vinton's boutique animation studio was pillaged by billionaire Phil Knight, who promptly put his son (then an aspiring rapper) on the board of directors. Today, that company is @LAIKAStudios. Here's my story.
@sarahkliff Try Deborah Briggs, who is Chair of the Board of Directors at the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. She was an incredible resource when I got bit by a rabid dog in South America: djbriggs2004[at]yahoo[dot]com
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".