Dave Lavinsky, President and co-founder of Growthink, talks with host Michael Dresser about Crowdfunding: the new social-media-driven path to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Growthink on the Dresser After Dark Show
February 08, 2012
Growthink Featured in The News-Herald
January 30, 2012
Dave Lavinsky Writes for Lendio
January 12, 2012
Dave Lavinsky reveals the "3 Ways Business Plans Get You Money" on Lendio.com.
Entrepreneurs will learn why business plans are so critical with regards to getting the funding they need.
Growthink Featured in INC. Magazine
December 29, 2011
Growthink co-founder and President, Dave Lavinsky, has been featured in Inc. Magazine's "Crucial Keys to Business Success in 2012" article.
In the article, entrepreneurs discover key strategies for entering into a new year prepared for positive success and motivating results.
Dave Lavinsky Interviewed by Newsday
December 22, 2011
Dave Lavinsky interviewed in Newsday on the topic of Strategic Business Planning for the new year.
In the article, Dave discusses why businesses need to break down strategic planning goals in to the key areas of revenues, net profits, and business assets.
The article goes on the discuss the value of testing a company's marketing strategies as Dave suggests trying one new form of marketing a month to test a total of 12 new forms of marketing by year's end.
Growthink Client ifbyphone Secures $2 Million from BlueCrest Capital
December 13, 2011
Ifbyphone, a voice-based marketing automation platform, has secured a debt financing commitment of $2 million from industry-focused debt provider BlueCrest Capital Finance.
In the past, Ifbyphone has received $18 million in funding from investors such as Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund (I2A), Apex Venture Partners, Origin Ventures, Spring Mill Ventures, and River Cities Capital Funds.
Most recently, The National Association of REALTORS also invested in Ifbyphone through its strategic investment fund, Second Century Ventures.
Dave Lavinsky Interviewed on Lendio
December 12, 2011
Dave Lavinsky interviewed on Lendio on the topics of Starting, Growing, and Selling Successful Businesses.
Dave Lavinsky Interviewed on Stylus
December 12, 2011
Dave Lavinsky interviewed on Stylus.com to discuss the recent change in U.S. Legislation for raising money through Crowdfunding.
In the interview, Dave reveals why Crowdfunding is the biggest revolution in company finance since the late 1950's.
Jay Turo Interviewed on Bob Pritchard's Voice of America Show
November 14, 2011
Jay Turo interviewed on Bob Pritchard's Voice of America Show.
Growthink on Got Invention Radio
November 14, 2011
Growthink interviewed on Got Invention Radio on the topics of Business Planning, Market Research, and Crowdfunding.
Growthinker Speaks at Loyola Marymount University
November 07, 2011
Growthink Brings Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 to NYC
November 03, 2011
In Growthink’s powerful live, in-person seminar, “10 Steps to Start, Grow & Sell Your Business,” Growthink co-founder and President Dave Lavinsky will teach his 10 steps for entrepreneurial success. He will show entrepreneurs how to effectively and efficiently start their businesses, grow them, and initiate multi-million dollar exits.
The event will be held on Friday, November 18th at Marymount Manhattan College, Regina Peruggi Room (2nd Floor); located on 221 East 71st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in New York City. Dave Lavinsky is scheduled to begin speaking at 10am and will present and have time for questions until Noon.
To reserve your seat, please RSVP to Raquel A. Castillo, firstname.lastname@example.org or by dialing 914-514-8036.
Growthink Featured in Mixergy
October 24, 2011
Growthink featured in Mixergy episode entitled; "Growthink: From One Awful Logo To 5000 Clients – with Dave Lavinsky"
In the interview, co-founder Dave Lavinsky tells the Growthink, Inc. success story and shares with the audience how he and co-founder Jay Turo built a profitable business by helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Dave Lavinsky Interviewed in INC.
October 24, 2011
In the article, Inc. covers what investments will give business owners the biggest pay off with expert Dave Lavinsky weighing in on where to best spend an annual budget.
Growthink Featured in NPR
October 19, 2011
Growthink was mentioned in NPR in its newly released article "Netflix Kills Qwikster; Price Hike Lives On"
Jay Turo to Speak on Venture Capital Panel
August 08, 2011
Growthink co-founder and CEO Jay Turo has been asked to speak on the Venture Capital panel at the Daily Deal Media Conference on September 8th and 9th in Chicago.
Growthink Client Scratch Media Group Raises $3.3 Million
July 13, 2011
Congratulations to Growthink client Scratch Media Group.
Scratch Music Group just completed a $3.3 million round of growth financing.
The funding round was led by Contour Venture Partners. Additional investors included the New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF) and angel investors. The angel investors included SeamlessWeb's Jason Finger and Todd Arky, and Jacob Pechenik, the co-founder and CEO of YellowJacket Software.
Scratch Music Group has built the first and largest national team of heavily screened marquee DJs, who entertain guests at thousands of weddings, corporate events, tours, and music festivals each year. Scratch works closely with leading brands including MTV, Saks, Vans, Bloomingdales, ESPN, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Ann Taylor, Pepsi, Sandals Beach Resorts, and W Hotels.
Growthink Client ProtonMedia Raises Another $4.5 Million
June 20, 2011
Congratulations to Growthink client ProtonMedia.
Growthink CEO Jay Turo Speaks on Finance Panel
May 24, 2011
Growthink CEO Jay Turo was a featured panelist at UCLA's 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference last week. At the conference, Jay spoke regarding best practices for startups and small business seeking to raise money via crowdfunding and other social networking means, changing angel and venture capital investing norms with the improved financial markets, and new investment securities including royalty-based financing structures and revenue certificates, among others.
Growthink Client Clickability Acquired for $10 Million
May 09, 2011
Last week, Growthink Client Clickability was acquired by Limelight Networks (NSDQ: LLNW).
Limelight Networks purchased Clickability for its web content management system which is used by many high profile publishers.
The web CMS will help Limelight's new video platform business, which it entered last year when it purchased Delve Networks.
Limelight paid $10 million in stock and cash for Clickability.
Growthink Client Adometry Raises $1 Million
March 07, 2011
Congratulations to Growthink client Adometry.
Adometry just completed a $1 million round of VC funding.
Four investment groups participated in the round: Austin Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Stanford University and Shasta Ventures.
Adometry, formerly known as Click Forensics, is a leading provider of ad analytics and traffic quality solutions for the online advertising community. Adometry leads the industry in online ad verification and traffic quality management, delivering actionable insight to improve the performance of online advertising. Online advertisers, agencies, publishers, and ad networks rely on Adometry for audience verification, click quality scoring and attribution metrics to optimize online advertising results.
Growthink Client Dr. Sears Family Essentials Raises $5.6 Million
February 22, 2011
Congratulations to Growthink client Dr. Sears Family Essentials.
Dr. Sears Family Essentials just completed a $5.6 million round of venture capital funding.
The funding was provided by Intuitive Venture Partners and will help Irvine, CA-based Dr. Sears with expansion and marketing efforts. Intuitive Venture Partners is based in New York.
Dr. Sears Family Essentials is a privately-held, functional food and beverage company rooted in the collective expertise of the Sears Family of Pediatricians, which features more than a century of combined medical knowledge. The company offers a doctor-formulated, kid-approved line of 100 percent all-natural snacks, beverages and supplements that provide essential daily nutrients, such as Omega-3 DHA, to help children grow healthy, strong and smart.
Dr. Sears Family Essentials products are reflective of Dr. Bill Sears’ lifelong dedication to children’s health and wellness and the company’s commitment to helping combat childhood obesity and Nutritional Deficit Disorder. Dr. Sears Family Essentials products are available nationwide at The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, independent natural health retailers and major regional grocery retailers including H-E-B, Meijer and Fred Meyer across the U.S., and online at www.drsearsfamilyessentials.com.
Growthink Client DecisionStep Purchased by Buy.com
February 04, 2011
Congratulations to Growthink client DecisionStep which was acquired today.
Growthink Sponsors Interactive Program on the Future of Advertising
January 31, 2011
Growthink, Inc. will host an online, interactive event focused on the rapid changes taking place in online advertising and media – and how these changes may impact private equity investors, marketers, and the thousands of emerging companies competing in an increasingly crowded field of technology-based marketing services.
The live Web event, free for participants, will take place on Tuesday, February 1st at 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST.
Program highlights to include:
For more, click here
Growthink Client Ifbyphone Raises $10 Million
December 28, 2010
Congratulations to Growthink client Ifbyphone.
Ifbyphone just completed a $10 million second round of venture capital funding. This brings Ifbyphone’s total outside funding to $16 million.
Investors in this Series B round included Apex Venture Partners, Origin Ventures, Spring Mill Ventures, i2A Fund, River Cities Capital and Second Century Ventures (the National Association of Realtors’ investment fund)
Ifbyphone provides a suite of software-as-a-service voice applications for ad tracking, call notifications, call forwarding, call automation and interactive voice response (IVR). These technologies help you manage, measure and automate voice communications.