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  • Sphero And Ollie Robotic Toy Maker Orbotix Has Raised Another $20M, Say Sources

    Sphero And Ollie Robotic Toy Maker Orbotix Has Raised Another $20M, Say Sources

    Orbotix, the company that makes fast-moving, robotic toys that you control with smartphone apps, has raised another $20 million in funding, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with a reliable source. This brings the total raised by maker of the popular Sphero ball to $35 million, as it gears up to start selling its next product, the cylindrical Ollie (originally called the 2B), later this… Read More

  • MapBox Closes $10M Series A From Foundry Group To Build The Future Of Interactive, Mobile Maps

    MapBox Closes $10M Series A From Foundry Group To Build The Future Of Interactive, Mobile Maps

    Cloud-based map platform startup MapBox, which gives developers tools to add interactive maps to their web and mobile offerings, clad in their own brand colours/designs — and counts foursquare, Uber, GitHub, Evernote and the FT among its 2,500+ paying subscribers — has just closed a $10 million Series A from Foundry Group. The raise was announced in a blog on MapBox’s website. Read More

  • Occipital Releases One Of The First High Quality 3D Scanners For OS X

    Occipital Releases One Of The First High Quality 3D Scanners For OS X

    While Windows 3D scanning software has until now outperformed any Apple counterpart, Occipital Inc. plans to remedy that today with the launch of Skanect for OS X. Originally developed by France-based startup ManCTL, Skanect allows users to create 3D scans on Apple computers using low-cost sensors like Microsoft’s Kinect or ASUS Xtion. ManCTL was acquired by Occipital in June… Read More

  • Smart Money For Smartphone-Controlled Smart Homes: TechStars Alum Mobiplug Gets $2.7M Led By Foundry Group

    Smart Money For Smartphone-Controlled Smart Homes: TechStars Alum Mobiplug Gets $2.7M Led By Foundry Group

    That was fast: Mobiplug Networks, a startup focusing on smartphone-controlled smart home technology, which was featured only in August as part of TechStars’ most recent class in Boulder, Colorado, has today announced a new CEO and news that it has picked up $2.7 million Series A round of funding, led by Boulder-based VC Foundry Group. Bullet Time Ventures, SK Ventures, Social… Read More

  • Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It

    Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It

    Foundry Group, an early investor in Zynga, Jiraffe, Awe.sm, Modular Robots, and many more, has today announced that it has closed another $225 million fund. The news was announced in a blog post, which founders Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld, Seth Levine and Ryan McIntyre note was the exact same one it used to announced its last fund, also for $225 million. (No use in breaking things that… Read More

  • MakerBot Takes $10 Million In Funding From Foundry Group, Angels

    MakerBot Takes $10 Million In Funding From Foundry Group, Angels

    MakerBot Industries, creator of home 3D printers, has announced a total of $10 million in funding from a number of investors, the bulk coming from Foundry Group. Also included in the round were Bezos Expeditions, True Ventures, and RRE, along with a dozen or so angel investors. The company started in 2009 with around $75,000 in seed money, and since then has put together and sold some 5200… Read More

  • Foundry Group Invests In Postini Founder's New Browser Security Startup, Authentic8

    Foundry Group Invests In Postini Founder's New Browser Security Startup, Authentic8

    The Foundry Group’s Ryan McIntyre (who was a board member of Postini) just announced the venture firm’s investment in browser security startup Authentic8, which is the brainchild of Postini founder Scott Petry and Ramesh Rajagopal (Postini’s VP Corporate Development). Postini offered businesses message security, archiving, encryption, and policy enforcement tools which can… Read More

  • Foundry Group Puts $500,000 Into Attachments.me

    Foundry Group Puts $500,000 Into Attachments.me

    How much time do you waste trying to find pictures or documents that were sent to you as email attachments? If creating a product around a consumer “pain point” is what startups are supposed to do, then attachments.me is tackling a pain point almost everyone has. Foundry Group certainly thinks so. Today it announced that it invested in the startup. What it didn’t announce… Read More

  • Foundry Group Launches Second $225 Million Venture Fund

    Foundry Group Launches Second $225 Million Venture Fund

    Boulder-based venture capital firm The Foundry Group has just announced the launch of an additional fund today. The second fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2010, L.P. totals $225 million in partner commitments and is the same size as the group’s other fund. The firm says that investment strategy with the new fund will remain the same as the initial fund. The Foundry Group mainly males seed… Read More

  • BigDoor's First BigRound: $5 Million From Foundry Group

    BigDoor's First BigRound: $5 Million From Foundry Group

    Seattle startup BigDoor Media has raised $5 million in venture funding as it’s readying the launch of its automated platform that allows website and mobile application publishers to add game-like mechanics and loyalty programs to their sites and apps. The fresh capital injection comes from Foundry Group, the early-stage investment firm that has backed up and coming companies such as… Read More