Tag Archive: Kass Lazerow

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    by Angie Chang

    Is It Time To Rethink The Stigma For Tech Companies Led By Couples?

    Two other recent acquisitions by companies led by couples: Kush sold to Smule, and Yell bought Moonfruit.

    By Liz Gannes (Writer, AllThingsD)

    Romantically involved tech company co-founders are having a good year.

    In the past four months of big-ticket tech exits, Wildfire, co-founded and led by the engaged couple Victoria Ransom (CEO) and Alain Chuard (head of product management), was bought by Google for at least $250 million; Michael (CEO) and Kass (COO) Lazerow’s Buddy Media sold to Salesforce for $745 million-plus; and LinkedIn purchased married couple Rashmi Sinha (CEO) and Jon Boutelle (CTO)’s SlideShare for $119 million.

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders To Watch: Enterprise Social Marketing Companies

    Social media marketing serving the masses means high-growth startups – creating lots of value and jobs.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    PITCH 2010 Startup Competition finalist Amita Paul pitched Objective Marketer onstage at the November conference. A few months later, Objective Marketer was acquired by Emailvision!

    This year, we’ve seen big exits from social media marketing companies, starting with Buddy Media (co-founded by COO Kass Lazerow) getting acquired by Salesforce for a whopping $689M), Involver was acquired by Oracle while Wildfire Interactive (co-founded by CEO Victoria Ransom) was acquired by Google for $250M.

  3. Kass
    by Angie Chang

    Salesforce Acquires Buddy Media, Co-Founded By COO Kass Lazerow, For $689M

    The husband-and-wife entrepreneur team at Buddy Media celebrates yet another company acquisition today.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Social media management software company Buddy Media, co-founded by COO Kass Lazerow and her husband Michael Lazerow, had raised $54 million in Series D funding last year. Today, news broke that Buddy Media will be acquired by Salesforce for $689 million.

    The announcement reported that Salesforce will buy Buddy Media for roughly $467 million in cash, $184 million in Salesforce common stock, and $38 million in vested company options and restricted stock units.

    Kass Lazerow will be added to Women 2.0’s list of female founders to watch who are literally married to their co-founders.