Their names echo in the pages of tech media publications and are constantly on the lips of famous investors. Among entrepreneurs they’re often met with a chuckle, a shrug, and occasionally a sneer. This issue examines how some of the startups with the most hyped media coverage are really doing, ranked by Mattermark Score.
Twitter – realtime communication platform
The Hype: IPO chatter
Reality Check: Growing across every signal other than Facebook followers and mentions – which are flat.
Silver Linings: Growth across employee count, unique website visitors, mobile downloads, resurgence of App Store rankings for Twitter #music app, #5 in Social Networking category, #31 in all free applications, growing 1% week/week in Twitter and LinkedIn followers
Funding: August 2011 $400M round from DST Global and DFJ Growth.… Read more.