Morning Report

June 29, 2017

Draft Day Dreamers, Fiverr Acquired Veed.me, Darden’s Green Frog and Flip Raises $2.2 Million, Hubbard Ignites Kennesaw and Mike Salvador Rewires This Friday

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – It has been a week, so which team won the National Basketball Association’s draft? The clear winner is Nike Inc....
June 27, 2017

Pandora Pandemonium This Morning, Kiwi Wins America’s Cup Over Oracle, YogaWorks IPO

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Pandora shares are halted this morning, as rumors run rampant the radio streaming pioneer will be bought by the end...
June 26, 2017

Facebook All in On TV, Hedge Fund Submarines Nestle, New Nashville Strategy for Rising Stars and AMPS Win Real Deal Award

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – Two things hit the fan this weekend – Facebook execs spent a long weekend in Los Angeles, talking to Hollywood...
June 23, 2017

Entrepreneurial Filmmaker, WhistlePig Whiskey Up for Sale, Grizzly Adams Smiles, Member Download on Phone, Rethinking Gawker

Good Friday Morning,   Daylight – Tonight is the Night – 42nd anniversary of the movie that created summer blockbusters: “Jaws.” The 1975 film quickly became...
June 22, 2017

2 Chainz Came By, George Clooney Sells Tequila Biz, Floaters for Uber Job, Brand Like Dr. J

Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Uber board floats top three names for the role of hired CEO: newly available Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), Mark Fields (Ford)...
June 21, 2017

Scoop on How Board Fired Uber Founder, Soundtrack Entrepreneurs, Instagram Beast, Punch Bowl Social, Crisis Business Model Works

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – The scoop on how Uber’s board finally claimed Travis Kalanick’s job. Five major investors demanded in a letter to Mr....
June 20, 2017

Shake and Bake or Shotgun Deal, BrideClick Buys ModeMedia, Love at First Sight, Vice Media Secures $450 Million

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Shake and Bake – Last week, I mentioned a Swapping Spit deal, where basically two bad companies begrudgingly hook up...
June 19, 2017

Airbnb Hosts Revolt, Sugarcoat New Shake Shack, Missing Flounder and Slack Deal

Good Monday Morning,   Daylight – When the Fire Goes Out, Deals Get Done – A motivated buyer, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and a ready-seller, Whole...
June 16, 2017

Amazon Buys Whole Foods, How Shake Shack is No Flash in the Pan, Bye to Butterfingers, Lululemon Bets Big on Men, Monterey Music Festival Today

Good Friday Morning. Amazon buys Whole Foods in $14 billion-dollar deal. That’s over.    Daylight – Wouldn’t you know – two members requested customized Morning Reports...
June 15, 2017

Via Morning Glory, Amazon Looks at Slack, J. Crew Cuts Cute Deal, Mary’s Lion Becomes a Little Lamb, Swapping Spit

Good Thursday Morning,   Daylight – Sorry, this is coming out late this morning. Back from New York – now on to South Carolina and Nashville-trip...
June 14, 2017

Keeping Score, LexisNexis Buys Ravel Law, New Pirate After 40, True Food’s Yoga Class and Restaurants’ New 9 to 5 – Shared Office Space

Good Wednesday Morning,   Daylight – Of course, I am keeping score. The NYTimes reported late yesterday afternoon with huge headlines that Uber’s founder was taking...
June 13, 2017

Dark and Stormy Fast Growth, Watch Equidate Private Co. Trading Platform, Dropping the H Bomb at Lunch

Good Tuesday Morning,   Daylight – Put It This Way – I’m glad I wasn’t there, a seven-hour board meeting at Uber HQs this past Sunday...