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  • On Bubbles … And Why it Will All be Fine

    On Bubbles … And Why it Will All be Fine

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by (@msuster) Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable Bubble. There, I said it. We’re definitely in some stage of it – whether early in the cycle or the end of it nobody can say. And it will all be fine. People get too worked up over the word. I’m no great scholar on… Read More

  • AppRedeem Rewarded With $700K From SV Angel And Blue Run Ventures

    AppRedeem, a Mountain View-based startup that aims to offer mobile app developers innovative, effective solutions to driving app installs and engagement, announced today that it has raised $700K in seed funding from SV Angel and Blue Run Ventures. The startup plans to use its infusion of capital to expand its engineering resources and to accelerate its development onto other mobile… Read More

  • Tribesports Raises $400K To Create An All-In-One Digital Resource For Sports Nuts

    It’s tough to embark on ambitious fitness plans or to learn a new sport without the help of friends or likeminded people to help coach you through the process. Trying to go from lite jogger to marathon runner or from casual golfer to shooting par: The challenges are invigorating, sure, but vim and vigor won’t necessarily carry you all the way to Olympic glory. This is one of the… Read More

  • Coupons.com Raises $200 Million At A Whopping $1 Billion Valuation

    It looks like Coupons.com may have just become the Airbnb of mega-million dollar raises at billion dollar valuations. Today, Coupons.com, the largest provider of digital coupons, announced that it has received a $200 million investment from a group of institutional investors, including several mutual funds. (The company has thus far declined to disclose the names of the investors.) The… Read More

  • Runtastic crosses 2 million downloads and hits profitability

    Sports tracking platform Runtastic has announced that it’s crossed the 2 million download mark for its mobile apps, while claiming 400,000 monthly active users in Europe. The Austrian company says that it is now also cashflow positive. Based in Linz, Austria (near the offices of stealth payment startup Jumio), Runtastic is originally funded through a €150k public grant but has just… Read More

  • Juice In The City Reels In $6 Million To Help Moms Take On Groupon

    Juice In The City, a site that pairs moms with local businesses and daily deals, announced tonight that it has raked in $6 million in seed funding from Tandem Entrepreneurs and HU Investments. The startup will use the infusion of funding to continue pushing into new markets and to create jobs for moms across the country. Founded in 2010, Juice In The City aims to bring moms big deals on… Read More

  • OpenChime Nabs $700K From Groupon Founders

    OpenChime, a startup that allows users to get online quotes and information from an array of local service providers, today announced that it has raised $700K in seed funding from Lightbank, the Chicago investment firm started by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. OpenChime was apparently discovered by Lightbank Partner Paul Lee and represents his first investment since… Read More

  • Minno Rebrands As BuySimple, Partners With SoundCloud, Raises $700K For Micropayments

    Online payment methods are old and in the way. Sure, whether or not the world will have a generally-agreed-upon payment system is up for debate, but it seems that a new era of micropayments is here — hopefully to stay. With the political and regulatory inertia around bank and credit card-related payment tools, there is room for a third party without these hangups to bring a new… Read More

  • Cloud Database Provider MongoLab Raises $3 Million From Foundry, Baseline, And Others

    MongoLab, a cloud-based database provider created by San Francisco-based ObjectLabs, announced today that it has closed a $3 million series A funding round led by Foundry Group, Baseline Ventures, GRP Partners, Freestyle Capital, David Cohen, and more. The list of investors is notable, considering that it includes several names involved in the backing of other well-known cloud… Read More

  • Claritics Raises $1.5 Million For Cloud-Based Analytics Apps

    Businesses today have the benefit of access to tons of data on their customers, what they’re buying, what their social behavior looks like, and more. The problem, though, is how best to funnel the fire hose of social data. Companies can now collect so much social data on their customers, it can be difficult to narrow it down to the most applicable, and useful, information that will… Read More

  • Pageonce Raises $15 Million, Aims To Make Your Smartphone The 'Wallet Of The Future'

    Do you like your wallet? Too bad. Pageonce, the one-stop shop for managing your financial accounts, wants to turn your smartphone into the wallet of the future. Though, the last time I checked, Apple wasn’t planning to offer the iPhone in leather. Or snakeskin. We’re still getting excited over the fact that it comes in white. But that’s not slowing down Pageonce, which allows… Read More

  • Stealth Startup Inporia Raises $1.25 Million From Ron Conway, 500 Startups And More

    Add another stealth eCommerce startup attracting pre-launch funding from eager investors to your list. That is, of course, if you have one. Last month, we covered Decide, a Seattle-based company looking to bring transparency to the online consumer shopping experience that has raised $8.5 million pre-launch. And now Inporia, a new startup that’s also currently in stealth mode, is looking… Read More

  • AppDirect Raises $3.25 Million To Create A Marketplace For Business Apps

    AppDirect, a platform that allows businesses to find, buy and manage web-based applications, has announced that it has closed a $3.25 million round of seed funding to hire engineering talent and expand its network overseas. The round was led by iNovia Capital with Stingray Digital contributing. You probably haven’t heard of AppDirect yet, but it’s an interesting business. AppDirect… Read More

  • Visible Measures Raises $7.7 Million For Online Video Engagement Solution

    Visible Measures, a third-party online media measurement solution for advertisers and publishers, has secured $7.7 million in an open-ended financing round, according to an SEC filing. We’ve learned that the round was led by DAG Ventures, with participation from Northgate Capital and General Catalyst Partners. The newest round brings the company’s total funding to $37 million. Read More

  • Crisp Media Raises $6 Million From Intel And Others To Take Its Rich Media Platform Global

    Crisp Media, a cross-platform rich media advertising company, today announced that it has raised a $6 million round of growth capital from Meritage Funds, Intel Capital, and EDBI. The round brings Crisp’s total investment to $17 million. VP of Marketing Tom Limongello says that Crisp will use its new funding to expand into international markets, specifically Asia, and will be establishing… Read More

  • Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names

    Kevin Rose has completed a hefty $1.5 million angel round for his new mobile development lab, which we first reported in March, Milk. Rose went for the more-is-more approach, pulling in a wide-syndicate of Valley elites, including TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington. Other angels include Ron Conway, Tim Ferriss, Dave Morin, Philip Rosedale, Evan Williams, Shervin Pishevar, Joshua… Read More

  • No Coupons Here, Just Cash: Groupon Files For Another $6 Million

    Groupon has a fever, and the only prescription is more funding. According to this SEC form, the daily deal giant has received yet another infusion of capital, this time at just over $6 million. This comes on the heels of Groupon’s recent $16.2 million round as well as its unprecedented $950 million round back in January. Groupon has been a very busy company of late. Several days ago… Read More

  • Consumer Electronics Shopping Service Decide Raises $6 Million Pre-Launch

    Stealth startup Decide announced this morning that it has closed a $6 million series B round of funding. The series B round was led by Maveron, Madrona Venture Group, Google founding board member Ram Shriram, and former Expedia CEO Erik Blachford. Maveron’s Dan Levitan and former Farecast CEO Hugh Crean will be joining Decide’s board of directors. Decide adds to the $2.5 million… Read More

  • Vokle Raises $767K For Its Live Video Conferencing Platform

    Vokle, a web-based video communication platform, announced today that it has closed a $767K round of seed funding. The round was led by Tech Coast Angels, Sierra Angels, Grammy-nominated singer Imogen Heap, Rafe Furst, and various private investors. The round was the second part of a $200K angel investment the startup closed at the end of last year (led by the same investors), and adds to… Read More

  • Yotpo Raises $800K For Its Opinion Aggregation Engine

    Tel Aviv-based Yotpo announced today that it has raised $800K in seed funding. The funding was led by 2B Angels and PLUS Ventures, two early stage Israeli investment firms focused on communications and new media. According to Yotpo Co-founder Tomer Tagrin, the startup will use the funding to expand its user base, ramp up hiring, and position itself for launch later this year. So what is Yotpo? Read More