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The Daily Hookup

New shopping opportunities for men from premium consumer brands, hand selected by curators and in support of the gay community.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Marketing / Advertising
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

The first mainstream e-commerce website primarily targeting gay men, TDH ran in public beta in 2011 with 15,000 pre-launch members. TDH represents the next evolution in e-commerce from "daily deals": niche focus, social buying and relevancy. TDH has proven sales and beats industry averages for subscriber acquisition costs, customer conversion rates, customer LTV and repeat purchasers for brands that run deals.


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    John Stubbs

    Entrepreneur and global market access leader with focus on technology. 6 years at White House, managed e-government initiatives, Senior Advisor to United States Trade Representative. Founder and Managing Partner of Romulus Global Issues Management, advising CEOs and senior executives on complex market access issues – has run projects in 60+ countries. Founder Global Innovation Forum. Founder Farmstead Wines.

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    Rick Shepherd

    Investment professional with online affinity groups experience as EVP of Strategic Initiatives & Chairman for Big Jump Media, a faith based Internet company – managed $20 million Series A and bridge financing, oversaw 80 employees. Managing Director of Genetic Finance. Principal and Portfolio Manager of Belay Capital Management. Partner and Portfolio Manager of Weintraub Capital Management. 6 years Managing Director at Montgomery Securities.

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    Marty Dugan
    VP Sales

    Award-winning senior sales leader with broad management background experienced in developing, maximizing, and optimizing sales organizations, with emphasis on inside sales. VP Sales for Tippr, a top ten daily deal company.

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    Heather Hartle
    VP Marketing and Production

    Award-winning creator and publisher of leading premium lifestyle brands including most recent launch of Boston-based Rue La La into the San Francisco Bay Area market. Previously ran 7x7 magazine and California Home & Design in San Francisco, and HOUR Detroit magazine in Detroit.


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    Michael J. Sullivan, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman