Interview with Scott Lahman, GOGII

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Scott Lahman is co-founder of Los Angeles-based GOGII (www.gogii.com), the developer of group text messaging application textPlus. We spoke with Scott about GOGII and textPlus, the shifting mobile market, and also what lessons he's applied to his new startup.

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GOGII Raises $15M

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Marina del Rey-based GOGII , the social messaging firm headed by former JAMDAT founders Scott Lahman, Austin Murray, and Zack Norman, announced this morning that it has raised an additional $15M in a third round of funding. GOGII develops textPlus, a social messaging application which allows users to text others in community chat groups, share photos, and more. gogii textplus social messaging venture capital funding mobile text iphone ipad android

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GOGII Hires Away MySpace Exec

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Los Angeles-based GOGII , the venture backed provider of mobile social messaging services, has snagged MySpace exec Chandra Hill as its new Vice President of Monetization and Publishing. GOGII develops textPlus, a mobile social messaging application for the iPhone. myspace executive iphone textplus networking mobile social gogii

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Gogii Raises $8.2M

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Marina del Rey-based Gogii , a developer of text messaging applications, said Thursday that it has raised $8.2M Gogii is the latest startup of Scott Lahman, Austin Murray, and Zack Norman, all previously at JAMDAT Mobile. Gogii's initial funding came from Kleiner Perkins' iPhone investment fund, iFund. Tags: jamdat mobile capital venture messaging text gogii in a Series B investment round.

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textPlus Lands $18M, Buys Jarvus

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textPlus--which was previously known as GOGII--also said it has dropped its old corporate name and now will just be known as textPlus. gogii android iphone mobile texting free capital venture acquisition merger jarvus textplustextPlus , the maker of the popular texting application by the same name, said today that it has raised $18M in a new funding round, led by The Raine Group.

textPlus Adds Free Numbers In Canada

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Los Angeles-based GOGII , the text messaging app developer behind textPlus , said Tuesday that it has started offering up free phone numbers for texting in Canada. GOGII is venture backed by Matrix Partners, GRP Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund. textplus gogii mobile texting text phone free iphone android smartphone canada

textPlus Expands To Phone Calls

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Los Angeles-based Gogii , the free text messaging app developer behind textPlus which is headed by former JAMDAT Mobile founder Scott Lahman, is moving into the world of free Wi-Fi calling. Gogii's original app, textPlus, is already a thorn in the side of carriers--that app allows users to send and receive unlimited text messages, rather than paying for unlimited text messaging plans or per-text.

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GRP Targets $250M In New Fund, GRP IV

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GRP's investments include TrueCar, GOGII, Ad.ly, GumGum, among others. Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners is looking to raised $250M in its newest fund, GRP IV L.P., according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week.

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textPlus Updates iPhone, Android Apps

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Los Angeles-based textPlus , the free text messaging service which is operated by GOGII, has made a number of updates to both its iPhone and Android apps. GOGII is venture backed by Matrix Partners, GRP Partners, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund; the firm's founder, Scott Lahman, was a co-founder of JAMDAT Mobile.

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Mobile /Wireless Technologies

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Moderator: Kevin Jacques, Partner, Palomar Ventures; Panelists: Dave Ryan, Managing Partner, Mission Ventures; Patrick Eggen, QUALCOMM Ventures; Thomas Ellsworth, Chief Executive Officer, GOTV Networks; Colby Goff , SVP Network Strategy and Business Development, Boingo Wireless; Scott Lahman, Founder and CEO, GoGii. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 -- Mobile /Wireless Technologies.

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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For the Scott Lahman fans, the inclusion of Sky Dayton cover JAMDAT which is a lot of the Gogii team. Your former Activision early hire Scott Lahman is not on this list as CEO of Gogii/TextPlus. Gogii / TextPlus is absolutely one of the best patron cos here in LA.

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When the Good Guys in Venture Change Roles

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Gogii [the original company name] was an early leader in the free text messaging space and we had tens of millions of downloads of our product. This morning it was announced that Matt Murphy had left his role as a partner Kleiner Perkins to join as a partner in Menlo Ventures.

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Explaining FNAC: Feature, Not a Company

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I talked in specifics about a bunch of my investments including Factual , MongoLab , Maker Studios and Gogii (maker of TextPlus ). FNAC. I first heard the term from Chris Fralic at First Round Capital. Feature, not a company. It has always stood out in my mind.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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Hautelook, Gogii, Magento. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Last year I was on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley meeting with one of the most prominent venture capital firms in the country.

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Interview with Matthew Graczyk, Zubican

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He's now at Gogii, which has received investment from Kleiner.

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