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Plum District Debuts iPhone App

TechCrunch

The company is today launching its iPhone application which will allow users to browse offers on their phone, purchase them with one click and the redeem them at local and online stores. An Android version will soon follow..Read More

Mom Entrepreneurs On Deadlines, Budgets, And Kids

NPR

More women, including mothers, are now starting their own businesses. Running a company can offer moms more flexibility and time for their families. But it also brings financial and emotional challenges. In this week's parenting conversation, guest host Maria Hinojosa speaks with three women about entrepreneurship for mothers: Marta Quintana, owner of Havana Road Artisanal Foods; Rita Blackwell, co-founder of Wine Express Tastings and Megan Gardner, founder of coupon service Plum District.Listen to the Story or Read the Transcript

Top 100 Websites for Women 2012

Forbes

Informative and compelling content, smart navigable design, engaged communities and, of course, a voice that speaks to and for the female reader that's kept fresh, timely and in-the-know by savvy staffers and impassioned writers.Read More

How women are changing the tech world

USA Today

The emergence of young female tech founders and executives reflects sweeping change in the worlds of start-up companies and angel funding, where wealthy investors give money in return for a stake in a company.Read More

Deal sites deal with dust of derelict retailers

San Francisco Business Times

Thousands of customers nationally snapped them up, and a few, no doubt, thought the deal was too good to be true. Read More

Investing in Mom Power

The New York Times

I WAS born in what is now called the Homestead Air Reserve Base, outside Miami, while my father was serving in the Army. My parents decided to return to their home state of North Dakota when I was a toddler. Read More

Plum District's New Tech Tools Turn Stay-At-Home Moms Into Digital Era Street Team

Fast Company

The "Groupon for Moms" just scooped up $20 million in funding. It's not your father’s deal company. Instead, this startup is figuring out how to use technology to drive business for local merchants. Read More

Moms Love Daily Deals: Plum District Raises $20 Million, Acquires Chatterfly & DoodleDeals

Tech Crunch

Plum District, a daily deals site for moms, is announcing today it has closed $20 million in Series C financing led by General Catalyst Partners, bringing its total funding amount to $30 million. Read More

Plum District Scores $20 Million and Buys Two Companies for Mom-Focused Daily Deals Site

All Things D

Plum District, which relies on a salesforce of moms who acquire local
discounts targeted at other mothers, has raised $20 million in venture capital. Read More

Venture Capital Dispatch

WSJ.com

Plum District, a daily deals site for the mom crowd, has raised a $20 million Series C round and acquired two companies—Chatterfly and DoodleDeals–enabling it to better battle competitors like Groupon and LivingSocial and expand to fresh markets. The company’s CEO said she initially sought to raise $12 million to $15 million, but increased the round size because of the high investor interest. Read More

Fab Sale Round-Up: Gilt Groupe, Plum District and More!

People.com

Plum District: Until 11/28, they’re offering coupons on $20 for $40 worth of eco-friendly clothing (onesies, tees, hoodies, dresses, blankets and more) from Little Seed. Added bonus: If you buy this deal, you’ll get a special prize. Read More

Plum District targets 'savvy moms' with deals

SF Gate

You don't have to be a mom to know the incredible purchasing power moms have. You just have to pay attention to what goes on around you. Read More

Gardner Says Plum District, Groupon Users Different

Bloomberg



July 15 (Bloomberg) -- Megan Gardner, chief executive officer of Plum District, talks about the company's business model and Groupon Inc. She speaks with Emily Chang and Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg) Read More

More women founding online shopping sites

SF Gate

Being feminine and starting a technology company aren't mutually exclusive. The rise of daily-deal services and other sites aimed at shopping niches are creating opportunities for female entrepreneurs. Read More

The ForbesWoman Summer Reading List 2011

Forbes

CEO Megan Gardner talks about Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s book The Dressmaker of Khair Khana … Read More

Helping Moms Find Shopping Deals

Fox News



Plum District CEO Megan Gardner on how the company helps moms find deals for her and her family..… Read More

Help Wanted: Daily Deal Websites Are Hiring

Parent Map

Hundreds more money-saving tips. Plum District offers you deals on “kid centric” stuff including super chic baby and toddler clothes, diapers and shoes.… Read More

Help Wanted: Daily Deal Websites Are Hiring

Mint Life

Attention, moms: daily deal websites want you. That is, they want to hire you. While most daily deal operators have an internal sales force scouting for the next deeply discounted deal, a handful of these companies are employing members of the communities they serve.… Read More

Plum District Offers Deep Discounts and Daily Deals for Moms and Families

Parenting.com

If you're looking for more family- and mom-friendly deals, make sure to check out Plum District. This site caters exclusively to moms and families and offers daily deals on everything from restaurants, kids' activities, kids' clothing, womens jewelry, maternity-wear and much more… Read More

Silicon Valley’s shopping spree: One Kings Lane, Abe’s Market and more

Venture Beat

A new wave of e-commerce is coming, backed by tends of millions of dollars from Silicon Valley’s savviest investors, that’s reinventing more than just how consumers shop online… Read More

Q&A With Plum District’s Megan Gardner: Making The Most Of Moms

Forbes

Plum District CEO Megan Gardner grew up in Dickinson, North Dakota, a town of just 16,000 people. She says that supporting local businesses has always been in her DNA… Read More

Plum District: A Plum Job for On-Ramping Moms

Technorati

I had the pleasure of interviewing Megan Gardner, the CEO of Bay Area based Plum District recently… Read More

Groupon for Moms: Plum District Finds a Following

Fast Company

The deals site also just secured $8.5 million in funding. And by bringing moms--who source the deals--back into the workforce, there's a bit of Mary Kay thrown into the mix… Read More

Groupon for Moms Takes a Page from Mary Kay

Advertising Age

Powered by Female Sales Force, Plum District Raises $8.5 Million in Second-Round Funding From Kleiner Perkins… Read More

Companies to Watch in the Mom-and-Pop Space

Entrepreneur

Plum District introduced the daily deal trend to modern moms. The site offers bargains (up to 80 percent off) from local businesses that appeal to savvy moms, such as spa trips, family activities, weekend getaways and cool gadgets. Read More

Weekly Steals and Deals

Baby Center

It’s Monday again! Time for some good deals. This week I’ve got a steal from a new deal site called Plum District, which features national and local deals geared toward moms… Read More

Plum District Gets $2.1M to Bring Daily Deal to Moms

Venture Beat

Social shopping site Plum District has raised $2.1 million in a first round of funding, according to a filing with the SEC. Like shopping sites Gilt, RueLaLa and Groupon, Plum District offers daily deals, but the site differentiates itself by catering its local deals–including day camps, groceries and spa treatments–to busy mothers… Read More

Get on the List! Plum District is One of the Newest Group Coupon Sites and it’s Just for Moms

Mom Finds

Back in April we gave you a heads up about these group coupon sites that are becoming all the rage. Basically, each day the group coupon site offers a special deal that’s only good for one day… Read More

Website of the Week

SF Gate

In a nutshell: This new site lets moms take advantage of daily discounts on things they can use or appreciate…Read More

Treat Yourself Daily with Exclusive Deals from Plum District!

Is it Naptime Yet?

Even the savviest of moms could use a little help finding the latest and greatest deals. Plum District is a daily deals web site that features deals on the things you and your family want and need most! Read More

Megan Gardner Helps Women Find Deals

SF Examiner

Megan Gardner is the CEO of Plum District, a new San Francisco-based website that offers up local daily deals for the items that mothers need and want most… Read More

This is a Big Deal: PlumDistrict.com Launches

DailyCandy Kids San Francisco Edition

With all the stuff you knock out each week (tracking down toddler-size seamless socks, getting the last spot in the coveted swim class, hiring a babysitter for less than $12 an hour), it’s obvious you know how to work every angle. Read More

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