Inside GigaOm’s VC-Driven Demise

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by: Lucia Moses | Digiday

Tech media eulogized one of its own on Tuesday when GigaOm abruptly announced it had run out of money and was ceasing operations after eight years. GigaOm had a big-name founder, blogger Om Malik, and loads of money ($22 million) from VC backers, and was seemingly on the march, snapping up PaidContent in 2012. According to the site, it reached 6.5 million monthly unique visitors. The company employed 75 people as of 2014, with 16 editorial staffers.

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