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Dec 10, 2013
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By Inc. Well Staff

Groupon CEO Pledges Half His Wealth to Charity

Groupon CEO Pledges Half His Wealth to Charity

Groupon chairman Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz have joined the dozens of wealthy people promising to give more than half of their wealth to charity.

Jul 3, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Not Doing Quite So Great

Groupon Not Doing Quite So Great

Recently, Groupon has been going offline increasingly in Chicago, as it's been gearing up to install some of those multi-touch displays here we reported on not long ago. But since then, Andrew Mason's company...

Apr 5, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Lightbank Invests in Fantasy Sports Operator

Lightbank Invests in Fantasy Sports Operator

There's a lot of money in fantasy sports. Or at least, that's what Lightbank is banking on: The investment fund backed by the co-founders of Groupon announced Wednesday it is investing in DraftDay, a...

Oct 13, 2011
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By David Wolinsky

Lightbank Gives $3 Million in Financing to Udemy

Lightbank Gives $3 Million in Financing to Udemy

The venture capital firm behind Groupon is helping the world get a little smarter.

Oct 13, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Lightbank's $3 Million Bet

Groupon Watch: Lightbank's $3 Million Bet

Groupon founders' Lightbank invests $3 million in education website, and mutual funds are feeling the burn from the delayed IPO.

Oct 5, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Doubling Investment in Lightbank

Groupon Watch: Doubling Investment in Lightbank

Groupon co-founders double their investment in Lightbank, and Groupon swears by its trust and transparency.

Aug 30, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Yelp Scraps Daily Deals

Groupon Watch: Yelp Scraps Daily Deals

Groupon's lead strengthens as Yelp scales back its daily deal offerings.

Aug 3, 2011
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By Carlise Newman

Groupon Watch: Amazon and eBay a Threat?

Groupon Watch: Amazon and eBay a Threat?

Amazon, eBay and Groupon are lumped together as competition, but which company posts the biggest threat? Also Groupon founders have not slowed down when it comes to new investments.

Jul 16, 2011
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By Dominic Trombino

Pawn Shops Come Into The 21st Century

Pawn Shops Come Into The 21st Century

Pawngo is here to help change the way people think about pawn shops and pawning their items.

Jul 1, 2011
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By David Wolinsky

Lightbank Shines on Two New Startups

Lightbank Shines on Two New Startups

BodyshopBids and Bellyflop.com make the fund's family swell to 20.

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