Update: TradeBriefs is now building a content-led alternative to LinkedIn
TradeBriefs helps 700,000 subscribers (including 40,000 CXOs) stay knowledgeable on their sector through personalized industry newsletters. We are tackling the curation problem through a combination of personalization technology and human editors.
Revenue Model: TradeBriefs provides leads to advertisers by accurately targeting based on behaviour and profile. Clients include VISA, The Economist, Burberry, Air France, The Financial Times, Audi, Ogilvy, GroupM. Revenues are growing 10% month-over-month & we are profitable and looking to scale.
We have built curation and personalization technology that helps readers stay informed on topics they care about.
We have built our own email infrastructure, which gives us leverage to send large volumes of emails (15 million a month at the moment), measure metrics that matter to our business and scale rapidly without adding costs linearly.
500 Startups is a Silicon Valley based seed fund & accelerator founded by PayPal, Google, YouTube, and Yahoo alums. We have invested in a number of e-commerce and fashion companies, and have co-invested with numerous top venture capital firms.