News For Week of April 14: Matt Howard, Founder of EatStreet Closed $6M in Series B Funding1 min read

Check out Founders Network members making headlines in this week’s member news roundup. Founders Network offers peer mentorship for over 500 tech startup founders. To learn more about FN, please visit

Matt HowardMatt Howard, Founder of EatStreet closed $6M in Series B Funding from Cornerstone Opportunity Partners, Independence Equity, Great Oaks Venture Capital, CSA Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, and other angels. EatStreet is a burgeoning online and mobile food ordering service that streamlines commerce between restaurants and diners.


Gyft, Vinny Lingham, FounderVinny Lingham, Founder of Gyft announced the launch of the 1st Cloud-based mobile gift card solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Gyft is a mobile gift card app that allows customers to buy, store, send, and redeem gift cards conveniently from their mobile device.


Damon D'AmoreDamon D’Amore, Founder of WayFounder announced the launch of the company and it’s first quarterly online competition designed to reach “Nontrepreneurs”. WayFounder provides a platform and the resources for those ideas that have the potential to become successful businesses—something scalable, sustainable, and lasting.

Michael MeinhardtMichael Meinhardt‘s startup Cloudwords won Marketo’s Revenue Performance Excellence Award for “Platform Innovator”. Cloudwords offers the world’s most comprehensive translation management solution.


Richard White, Co-founder and the CEO of UserVoiceRichard White‘s startup UserVoice was selected as a winner of the CRM Watchlist 2014 AwardUserVoice creates simple customer engagement tools that help companies understand and interact with their customers more positively and build customer relationships that last.


Ranan Lachman, Founder of Lego BoxRanan Lachman‘s startup Pley was featured in FastCompanyPley is building the next generation of play. It puts the power of educational toys in people’s hands in a more affordable, convenient and eco-friendly way.


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