The last 30 days has been crazy. You won’t believe what the DBJ wrote about it!


The last 30 days have been crazy. Seriously, crazy. First, the Dallas Business Journal reached out and asked me if we had acquired CultureMap. I was under a confidentiality agreement so all I could say was that we had NOT acquired the company as was being reported by other outlets.

Report: Muse’s ViewMarket in talks to buy CultureMap; serial entrepreneur says no deal yet.

Of course, we were working on the deal, but it was taking forever as I explained in this post. Of course when we finally did close on the acquisition on April 8th I reached out to Danielle Abril and gave her the scoop. She wrote about the deal in a story that was picked up by the Houston and Austin Business Journals.

Exclusive: ViewMarket buys CultureMap in deal valued at $15M.

Just a couple of weeks later the news began to leak that we were working on a deal that would put CultureMap retail stores in each of the major Texas airports. The Dallas Business Journal was all over the story.

Exclusive: CultureMap to take over Hudson News, shops at Houston airports.

Then just this week we were closing on another round of venture capital lead by 500Startups and the Dallas Business Journal profiled one of our investors in a story titled:

Dallas angel Terry Kearns: Why I’m investing in ViewMarket/CultureMap for a third time.

Since then I’ve been making a statewide tour of each of our Tastemaker Awards — first in Austin on Tuesday, then in Houston yesterday and Dallas today — more than 1,500 of our readers getting together to celebrate the best chefs and restaurants in each city — truly an inspiring event series, but exhausting. Who knows what is in store next month, but hopefully I’ll be able to read about it in the Dallas Business Journal! ;)

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