August Capital

  • Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    We only have a couple more weeks left until our 6th annual summer party at August Capital. Our first two batches of 100 tickets sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing 100 more. The party will follow our Mobile First CrunchUp on July 29th and will be held in Menlo Park from 5:30 – 10:00pm. There will be a mix of startup demos, drinks, giveaways, networking and fun on one of… Read More

  • Our Next Batch Of Tickets To Our 6th Annual August Capital Party Are On Sale Now

    Summer is here and our 6th annual August Capital Party is just around the corner. Last week we released 100 tickets, all of which sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing our next set of 100 tickets. The August Capital Party will be held on the gorgeous Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park on July 29th from 5:30 – 10:00pm, preceding our Mobile First CrunchUp. This party is a great way… Read More

  • Hornik on VC's Secondary Mania: "If It's Just Money, We're All Fungible" (TCTV)

    August Capital was doing very late stage deals when most VCs refused to. And its early 2000 era buyout of Seagate was one of the better returns in the firm’s history. So why is it mostly sitting out this round of late-stage mega-deal mania? In the final segment of our Ask a VC on the road with David Hornik, he explains why the answer to missing out on Facebook early isn’t dumping… Read More

  • Snags $27 Million Series C From August Capital, Others, an online community of hourly workers and provider of hourly workforce management solutions, this morning announced that it has secured $27 million in Series C funding in a round led by August Capital. Other private equity investors in SnagAJob for this and previous rounds of funding include Adams Street Partners, Baird Venture Partners and C&B Capital. The Series C round… Read More

  • Recommendation Engine StumbleUpon Stumbles Onto $17M From Accel, August Capital And Others

    Recommendation engine StumbleUpon has just announced a $17 million Series B round of funding, from Accel Partners, August Capital, DAG Ventures, First Round Capital and Sherpalo Ventures. StumbleUpon has had an interesting history, being snatched up by eBay  in 2007 and then bought back by its founders for a rumored $29 million plus in 2009. Currently the service has 14 million users and… Read More

  • Ask a VC: Why David Hornik Invests Close to Home and the Dumbest Deal in the Valley (TCTV)

    Ten years ago, most VCs refused to invest outside of Silicon Valley. Now, most of them have funds in Israel, Europe, India or China– and lately many of those Chinese funds are outperforming the US counterparts. But August Capital is still sticking with the kind of local venture capital that built this industry, and David Hornik explains why in this week’s episode of Ask a… Read More

  • Why Tech Warriors Give Up: A Closer Look At Built To Flip (TCTV)

    There’s a growing debate in Silicon Valley as to whether the rise in angel investors coupled with robust deal activity (from the likes of Google, Facebook, Zynga, etc.) is fostering an unhealthy environment for the industry. It’s not that founders aren’t making money (indeed many are cashing out early) the real issue, as posited by our editor, Michael Arrington, is if this… Read More

  • Zulily, A Private-Sale Shopping Site For Moms, Raises $6 Million Series B

    Zulily, a private-sale shopping site targeted at ‘busy moms’ and their kids, has raised $6 million in Series B funding led by August Capital, with participation by existing investor Maveron. The round brings the total funds raised to date by the niche daily deals site to $10.6 million. Read More

  • DotNetNuke Scores Another $8 Million In Series B Funding

    DotNetNuke Corporation, the owner and maintainer of the open source web application framework that goes by the same name, has raised $8 Million Series B funding from new investor UV Partners and prior backers August Capital and Sierra Ventures. The company had earlier raised an undisclosed amount of financing from the latter two investors back in November 2008. Read More

  • Livemocha Bags Another $8 Million From August Capital, Maveron

    Online language learning community Livemocha has secured a healthy $8 million in Series B funding in a round led by August Capital, with participation from existing investor Maveron (a Seattle-based investment fund co-founded by Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Schultz). Maveron invested $6 million in a previous round. Read More