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After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000

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Josh Miller is the 21-year-old CEO of a buzzy little startup called Branch. He recently raised a big seed round of financing, $2 million, from top-tier angel investors like TechStars' David Tisch, Foursquare investor Rick Webb, and Twitter cofounder Evan Williams. Like many founders these days, Miller has been hit...
After A 15-Minute Coffee Meeting, An Investor Offered This 21-Year-Old Founder $500,000

Twitter Co-Founders' New Site, Medium, Will Open to Public in New Year

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Medium, the new publishing platform created by Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone, is currently only open to a couple hundred “early adopters” who have crafted interesting stories and essays on specific topics. But that will change after the first of the new year, Williams said, when the lightweight...
Twitter Co-Founders' New Site, Medium, Will Open to Public in New Year

Mark Zuckerberg's Big Lobbying Group Accused Of 'Effectively Bribing Politicians', And 'Misleading Supporters' (FB)

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Mark Zuckerberg's new lobbying group FWD.us is getting blasted by Josh Miller, founder of Branch, an online discussion startup. After meeting with the president of Zuckerberg's lobbying group, Miller says, "FWD.us is employing questionable lobbying techniques, misleading supporters, and not being transparent about the underlying values and long-term intentions of...
Mark Zuckerberg's Big Lobbying Group Accused Of 'Effectively Bribing Politicians', And 'Misleading Supporters' (FB)

Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

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Back in March, Obvious Corporation, the mini accelerator founded by Biz Stone, Ev Williams and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, announced its second incubation in Branch, a stealth startup co-founded by developers Josh Miller, Cemre Güngöre, and Hursh Agrawal. Branch was — in their words — on a mission “to...
Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

Branching Out: How Josh Miller Went From Princeton Dropout to Alley Darling in Just Nine Months

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Mr. Miller (joshm.co) On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Josh Miller, the precocious 21-year-old Princeton dropout behind Branch, one of tech’s most buzzed-about new startups, took The Observer on a tour of the Obvious Corporation, a growing operation helmed by the cofounders of Twitter that advises and invests in an elite...
Branching Out: How Josh Miller Went From Princeton Dropout to Alley Darling in Just Nine Months

Taking online discussions up a notch

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With Potluck, co-founder Josh Miller and crew want to take the idea of egalitarian Internet chatter even further. FORTUNE -- The way 22-year-old Josh Miller sees it, there's no shortage of ways for Internet users to blog or make comments. But a place to hold high-quality discourse? That's harder to...
Taking online discussions up a notch

Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

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We told you a bit about Ev Williams and his vision for the future of publishing with his new company, Medium, the other day. I mentioned in that piece that the company was hiring a variety of interesting positions. Today, Williams announced a new addition, a Director of Content. The...
Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

Sound Familiar? Gawker’s New Commenting Threads are Called ‘Branches’

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Mr. Denton (flickr.com/scriptingnews) After a week of closed commenting sections, Gawker released its new commenting system today, and it's a doozy. Nieman Lab has a great rundown of the changes, including a computer algorithm that sifts through the comments and looks for ones to feature, as well as "a new inbox [that] focuses attention...
Sound Familiar? Gawker’s New Commenting Threads are Called ‘Branches’

With $2M In Tow, Branch Teams Up With Twitter Co-Founders’ Obvious For ‘New Brand Of Discourse’

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Last June, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone announced that he was stepping back from Twitter to again team up with co-founder Evan Williams and early employee Jason Goldman to re-start The Obvious Corporation — an idea incubator — the one that initially helped give life to Twitter. A few months later,...
With $2M In Tow, Branch Teams Up With Twitter Co-Founders’ Obvious For ‘New Brand Of Discourse’
Techies Gather For a Real-Life Branch with Ev Williams and Jonah Peretti

Hey Entrepreneurs: Win A Free Pass To Hear From Smart Founders And VCs At Startup 2012

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Want to hear the best ways to raise money and launch a company from active VCs and the founders of Fab, General Assemb.ly, Lot18, Dwolla, and Lifebooker? Then come to Startup 2012, Business Insider's fourth-annual entrepreneurship conference and business-plan competition, taking place May 3 in New York. BI is...
Hey Entrepreneurs: Win A Free Pass To Hear From Smart Founders And VCs At Startup 2012

The Branching Of Content

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What interests me most about Branch is that it has the possibility to be the continuation of the evolution of online communication. Blogging -> Tweeting -> Branching (? — too soon). It has elements of both blogging (putting down words online) and tweeting (speed and character limits) while opening up...
The Branching Of Content
The revolutionary new Branch, the anti-Twitter from Twitter is ... an online forum

Branch launches personalized recommendations to make its service 'even more engaging'

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Branch has launched a new feature to its service, bringing personalized recommendations online in order to discover discussions involving people they know. The company says that upon logging in, you’ll receive recommendations and see recent activities for those activities for those that watched or viewed your branches, highlighted something you...
Branch launches personalized recommendations to make its service 'even more engaging'

Branch Joins Obvious Corp, Picks Up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel, and Heads East to Betaworks

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Branch cofounders via bulletin.branch.com When you've got Evan Williams,  John Borthwick, and Max Levchin chatting it up on your "curated discussion platform," it's probably just a matter of time before the high-powered investors,  incubators makers, and other loosely-defined collectives come a' calling. Today, Branch, the startup that initially launched in...
Branch Joins Obvious Corp, Picks Up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel, and Heads East to Betaworks

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

'Social Proof' Is The New Street Cred For Landing Major Investors

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How do teenagers and twenty-year olds land huge investment deals? "Investors are looking for 'social proof' and that doesn't necessarily have to come from working at a hot startup before," says General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves, 25, who started his first company in college. Watch below the Startup 2012 panel...
'Social Proof' Is The New Street Cred For Landing Major Investors

Twitter Rumored To Be Preparing For 2014 IPO

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The shuffling around of the firm's top-deck executives all point to a readying for the public. And Twitter's worth? $11 billion, apparently. An analytic report from a firm used to sizing up businesses on their way to an IPO is suggesting that Twitter will float in 2014. Greencrest Capital,...
Twitter Rumored To Be Preparing For 2014 IPO

Will Branch fit into crowded social networking world?

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The social networking world may be a busy place with users loyal to their favorite sites, but Josh Miller, a co-founder of Branch, says the new network should fit right in....
Will Branch fit into crowded social networking world?

Branch rolls out Groups to organize conversation parties

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Branch, a recently launched conversation platform funded by two Twitter founders, is now introducing a new feature called Groups, that allows a set of people to establish a little community for discussions. Instead of inviting individuals into Branches over and over again, a host can set up a group that can...
Branch rolls out Groups to organize conversation parties

5 startups changing the way the news business delivers content

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It’s fair to say that the future of news consumption and media won’t look like a bunch of traditional newspapers copied onto the desktop web, and when five different entrepreneurs addressed paidContent Live Wednesday about the ways they’re bringing content online, the approaches were as diverse as the startups themselves....
5 startups changing the way the news business delivers content

Princeton Dropout Relaunches His Startup And Attracts Twitter's Evan Williams and Betaworks' John Borthwick

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Josh Miller left Princeton before his senior year to start a group blogging site, Roundtable. He soft launched the site in September with cofounders Hursh Agrawal and Cemre Gungor out of Dogpatch Labs New York. Before long, bloggers MG Sigler and Dan Frommer were trying it out and swapping...
Princeton Dropout Relaunches His Startup And Attracts Twitter's Evan Williams and Betaworks' John Borthwick

25 AND UNDER: Meet The Rising Stars In New York Tech

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The New York tech scene is filled with young talent. We rounded up some of the most promising up-and-comers in the industry. They're leading investments, heading up business development, and running the show at awesome NY tech companies.Josh Miller cofounded Branch. He's so captivating, a VC unexpectedly offered him a...
25 AND UNDER: Meet The Rising Stars In New York Tech

Branch Cofounder Josh Miller Returning to NYC Because ‘San Francisco is Just Too Nice’

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Mr. Miller (joshm.co) Attention, everyone. Josh Miller, Princeton dropout and cofounder of Branch--a fledgling blogging site backed by some big name financiers--would like you to know that he has decided to return to New York (cue thunderous applause). In an earnest missive penned for PandoDaily, Mr. Miller explains that he has decided...
Branch Cofounder Josh Miller Returning to NYC Because ‘San Francisco is Just Too Nice’

Obvious Co.-Backed Branch Removes Groups And Other Features To Prepare For Its Next Phase

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Discussion tool Branch is undergoing a spring cleaning of sorts today, as it simplifies its features, trimming the virtual fat back to its core experience. The new Branch has less doodads, like group messaging, but its all in preparation for the service’s next phase. Branch is a platform for curated...
Obvious Co.-Backed Branch Removes Groups And Other Features To Prepare For Its Next Phase

Tech bubbles, ad revenue and Twitter — five questions with Nick Denton

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Gawker Media founder Nick Denton has some controversial ideas about what online media need to do, including the idea that the conversation around a story should be the primary focus rather than the story itself — as he described in a recent interview with us at his office in...
Tech bubbles, ad revenue and Twitter — five questions with Nick Denton

Conversation starter Branch opens to the public

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Branch, the communications service that has won the backing of two Twitter founders, is now exiting private beta as it looks to become a hub for online interaction. Last month, I profiled the company and its young Princeton drop-out founder Josh Miller, who explained that Branch was trying to be...
Conversation starter Branch opens to the public

Branch Raises $2 Million From SV Angel And Others

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We've learned that Branch raised a round from SV Angel and a bunch of other investors. A source close to the company says it's close to $2 million. Other investors in the round include Lerer Ventures, Rick Webb, Lucas Nelson, Ryan Freitas, and David Tisch. Josh Miller left Princeton...
Branch Raises $2 Million From SV Angel And Others

Nick Denton Just Fired A Missile At A Startup Backed By The Twitter Guys

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During South By Southwest, Gawker held a party. I attended and met up with a friend, Josh Miller, cofounder of Branch. Branch is a group blogging platform that lets users follow a handful of influencers who are debating a topic in real time. Gawker founder Nick Denton came over and...
Nick Denton Just Fired A Missile At A Startup Backed By The Twitter Guys

Obvious Corp. Wants its Startups to Build the Next Wikipedia, Not Zynga

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Last week two startups launched out of Obvious Corp., the incubator hybrid started by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone. One is Medium, a blogging platform that came out of nowhere. The other is Branch, a discussion board I’ve been anticipating since co-founder Josh Miller wrote about his company’s...
Obvious Corp. Wants its Startups to Build the Next Wikipedia, Not Zynga
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