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    The Coupon King
    A confluence of elements made for the perfect storm of opportunity. “One of the guys at Austin Ventures, Tom Ball, had experience with paper coupons, and we started looking into that,” recalls Cunningham. “We were talking to a guy in Oklahoma who had an online coupon site—I’ll never forget it. It was clear that he wasn’t working that many hours a day, but he was making great money and the business was crazy profitable. And it was like the fourth time I’d heard this from one of these coupon guys. Literally during the conversation I thought, Hmmm . . . what if you bought a couple of these and brought them together and ran them like a business? And instead of taking the money and buying Lamborghinis and fancy houses, you plow the money back into the business and hire the best people you could find that had experience? What could this become? And that’s what we did.”
    With a net revenue of $47.4 million in Q3 it looks like he has the formula perfected?

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    Really? RMN? Ethics out the window with this group...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Don't shoot the messenger just posting the article.

    One point I have is that they always screened themselves from RMN as Whaleshark now are embracing the name.

    Wonder what their relationship is with competitor Offers.com in the same city and part of the same marketing groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick View Post
    One point I have is that they always screened themselves from RMN as Whaleshark now are embracing the name.
    WhaleShark Media bought RMN in 2010 - in March 2013 WhaleShark Media changed their name to RetailMeNot, Inc.

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    Wonder what their relationship is with competitor Offers.com in the same city and part of the same marketing groups.
    None that I am aware of - this is their publicly listed portfolio of websites...

    RetailMeNot.com
    VoucherCodes.co.uk
    Deals2Buy.com
    Bons-de-reduction.com
    Deals.com
    Actiepagina.nl
    Poulpeo.com
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Wasn't aware they changed their name, checking I see in now.

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