103 thoughts on “We Have Completed $4.5 Million in New Funding”

  1. Congrats OM! After all your hard work and personal trials – you seemed to have pulled ahead in better form – for better times yet to come. Good for you, the GigaOM crew – and your family. Well deserved.


  2. Just a thought, does this mean that the GigaOm show will get that new set you had mentioned on the last show? 😉

  3. Many congrats, Om! Kudos to you and your team for attracting the investment and I look forward to seeing your continued growth and evolution.

    Best wishes,

  4. Congrats.
    Now can we get some real writers for the weekend edition?
    I’m not so much interested in PR releases. So maybe you take a step back on Thursdays or what ever it takes, and write a _long_ reflection on where peaces fit together and where they fall apart. Not the obvious ones, but something I will have problems seeing myself.
    Not that I want to outsource my thinking, just want to delegate some of it :-).
    And it just happens that you seem to be the right person.

  5. wonderful news – perhaps, somewhere in your ‘free time’ for dev staff you’ll create a killer blackberry app or at least a killer non-iphone mobile interface…check out polarmobile – they just did the new bb app for thestreet.com and it’s awesome…

  6. Congrats Om for the funding especially in these tough times. By the way when are we seeing an India centric blog from your network:)

  7. Congrats Om, Paul and team. Your comment about having a realistic view of the world I’m sure will help continue to successfully guide your growing company. – Jeff

  8. @ all your response and your kind words move me no end. thank you for sharing this moment with us. I appreciate it.

    @ Dave McClure… you were there day one!

  9. @Karl Brightman … i think you will see something relatively soon. I am meeting with Revision 3 next week and we shall be resuming work soon. As you might have guessed we had more pressing things weighing down on us.

    @ronald Point well taken and well I am going to start that thinking process and do more reflection pieces. of course, you and others could send some suggestions so we know what you are looking for. also are you talking about outsourcing your thinking to me because I am Indian. 😉 . Just joking. Your feedback is extremely valuable and I deeply appreciate it.

  10. Congratulations, Om — Could be that the ‘health event’ facilitated your being more strategic, which is what leaders need to spend time on. All good moves . . . and building in the down times has the greatest chance to succeed. Well played.

  11. @OM,
    That didn’t even cross my mind, you being Indian and all. There you have it, need to have different views on things.
    As for stories, well I’m working on some math which would require some really heavy investigation from a Journalist to work out how right I am, or wrong. But I guarantee you if I’m right we haven’t seen anything in tech yet.
    If you are interested, let me know and we can talk. I was going to talk to you anyway, after I have a working prototype. Since I was expecting you to give it straight to me on mistakes I made. But if you want to kick my b.. before that, let’s talk. You can always back off, in which case I can prove you wrong :-).

  12. Congratulations – good move to take cash while it’s available. Looking forward to seeing how you spend it.

  13. Congratualtions. This is a reflection of the hardwork and passion of you and your team.

    BTW. I do enjoy the Found/Read articles on the weekend. It would be great to see more longer form content from the rest of the family on the weekend.

  14. you have to love how the URL for this post reads “we-have-completed-45-million-in-new-funding”.. $45M!!!! 🙂
    Congratulations to all of you! cheers [el starno]

  15. Congratulations, Om. And I repeat: It’s time for an international rollout. Read the review I wrote for Areamobile.de about the HTC Touch HD! Even Engadget noted that we got it first. In Germany you can find many interesting topics to cover and good journalists. Mark Zuckerberg does a roadshow for Facebook next week and VoIP and mobile are red hot in Berlin..

  16. Great news, Om. Of interest to me is how you’ll pick the media properties you pick in your next acquisition. I find that you’re executing something that Mike Arrington talked about several months back, this kind of roll up of content in the blogging realm. Of all the talkers, you’re the do-er (not saying that Mike said he was going to do it, but rather that you’re executing on his prediction).

    So, congrats. I’m excited. I love the other publications you have, and look forward to seeing what comes next.

  17. Om and Paul: It is a privilege to be part of the GigaOm adventure and I am looking forward to an exciting few years. You and your team have laid the foundations for a terrific business and I look forward to playing a part in it’s continued success.

  18. Congratulations Om! Just the comments (again) prove that no online network balances between professional and family feel as well as this.

    If you keep acquiring all these great blogs, we will feel obligated to read them all. The only problem being – there is already barely enough time in the day. Don’t know if you remember the film short circuit? We need Johny 5 to help with the input input input!

    Best wishes. Looking forward to your continued success. It’s not just because we like GigaOm, we need GigaOm… 3.0 😉

  19. Just came back to quickly second Markus’s comment:

    “It’s time for an international rollout”

    With so much going on internationally, reading all the leading blogs leads us to believe nothing happens outside the valley, and makes it difficult to stumble across leading thinkers / investors in (for example) the U.K. and Europe.

    Take care of your health in the mean time! Don’t forget:



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